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The Girl You Left Behind
by Jojo Moyes

PBR Review The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes is a moving and thought-provoking story. It has two female protagonists who tell their story.
Sophie lives in a small French village occupied by the Germans in 1916. Her husband has gone to war, leaving her to run the business and care for her family. In 2012 Olivia is mourning the sudden death of her husband and trying to come to terms with her current life. A portrait painted by Sophie's husband before he goes to war connects them. It is what binds this story together as Moyes weaves an intricate tale of love and sacrifice. As the story unfolds, both women face conflict and make difficult decisions. I found Sophie's story more interesting, but I am partial to war stories. You will quickly become invested in all the characters. They are well thought out and likable. This story is emotional and well written. The Book Club discussion could last for hours as you dissect the lives of these two women. I loved it!Back.
Talking Points: The story portrays women who are judged by society for the decisions they make. It's emotionally charged and asks many questions that do not have clear answers. This book will provide a lively discussion.
PBR Reader Comments:
I truly became invested in the characters in this book. Some of the scenes were heart wrenching, especially the ones involving the Germans. It's an incredible story.
by-Andrea 2016/11/15, 01:38 PM

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