The Girl You Left Behind Author:Jojo Moyes France, 1916: Artist Edouard Lefevre leaves his young wife, Sophie, to fight at the front. When their small town falls to the Germans in the midst of World War I, Edouard’s portrait of Sophie draws the eye of the new Kommandant. As the officer’s dangerous obsession deepens, Sophie will risk everything -- her family, her reputation, a... more »nd her life -- to see her husband again.
Almost a century later, Sophie’s portrait is given to Liv Halston by her young husband shortly before his sudden death. A chance encounter reveals the painting’s true worth, and a battle begins for who its legitimate owner is -- putting Liv’s belief in what is right to the ultimate test.« less
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I enjoyed this book! It definitely had me wondering what was around the corner at every bend. I came to care about the characters, which is always an important thing to me when reading a novel. Not the "deepest" book on the planet, but that's ok, sometimes that's not what you are in the mood for. The scenes that were written in France, made me feel that I was right there at the little hotel, helping cook for the Germansvery well written. I think you will enjoy this book!
Fast and compelling read, for those interested in entwined love stories of complex and flawed relationships, set in content of the twists and turns of life during war (WWI) and life during the ascent of social media and restitution cases. Very well-balanced page-turner.