Jojo Moyesâ€™s bestseller, Me Before You, catapulted her to wide critical acclaim and has struck a chord with readers everywhere. â€śHopelessly and hopefully romanticâ€ť (Chicago Tribune), Moyes returns with another irresistible heartbreaker that asks, â€śWhatever happened to the girl you left behind?â€ť
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, Edouardâ€™s portrait of Sophie draws the eye of the new Kommandant. As the officerâ€™s dangerous obsession deepens, Sophie will risk everythingâ€”her family, her reputation, and her lifeâ€”to see her husband again.
Almost a century later, Sophieâ€™s portrait is given to Liv Halston by her young husband shortly before his sudden death. A chance encounter reveals the paintingâ€™s true worth, and a battle begins for who its legitimate owner isâ€”putting Livâ€™s belief in what is right to the ultimate test.
Like Sarah Blakeâ€™s The Postmistress and Tatiana de Rosnayâ€™s Sarahâ€™s Key, The Girl You Left Behind is a breathtaking story of love, loss, and sacrifice told with Moyesâ€™s signature ability to capture our hearts with every turn of the page.