Thursday Book Talk: The Girl You Left Behind

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Oh how I loved reading The Girl You Left Behind! I was captivated by this book from the very beginning. It starts out in Paris in 1916 during World War I. Sophie Lefevre must keep her family safe as the Germans invade their small town while her husband, Edouard, a talented artist, fights in the war. The German leader becomes very interested in a portrait of her that her husband painted, which is hanging in their hotel. When Sophie gets word that her husband has been sent to a concentration camp, she will do whatever it takes to get the German leader to release her husband. The story then turns to almost a century later where Sophie’s portrait hangs in the house of Liv Halston. Halston received the portrait as a wedding gift from her late husband, David. When Sophie’s living family goes in search of her portrait that went missing during World War I, Liv realizes that she is faced with a battle that she is willing to fight until the end. I loved how the story went back and forth in time between the two women. This definitely created a suspense and a love for this story all in one.

Who else is loving Jojo Moyes books?!

~Ashley

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