The Girl You Left Behind

The Girl You Left Behind - Jojo Moyes

She reminded me that the world is capable of beauty, and that there were once things-art, joy, love-that filled my world, instead of fear and nettle soup and curfews.

This book was really right up my alley. I've read many books that follow a woman from the past and a woman from the present that I have enjoyed. This book follows that same pattern and I really enjoyed it. I haven't read much WWI historical fiction so while this book was similar to books that I have previously read it also was something new to me.


I was interested in both Sophie and Liv's stories. Sometimes I find myself more interested in the woman from the past but that was not the case with this book. Both women experience heartbreak and go through changes because of their heartbreak. I, like Liv, was dying to know what happened to Sophie. I loved that while the women were quite different they were also very similar.


I loved what happened in the end. I was a bit wary towards the end because it looked like it was going towards a situation that I knew I wouldn't like. I really look forward to reading more from Jojo Moyes.