Look out for Jojo’s new book, Paris for One and Other Stories, available now.
Another New York Times bestseller by the author of Me Before You, After You, and One Plus One—a spellbinding story of two women united in their fight for what they love most.
Jojo Moyes’s word-of-mouth bestseller, Me Before You, catapulted her to wide critical acclaim and struck a chord with a wide range of readers everywhere. Now, with The Girl You Left Behind, Moyes returns with another irresistible heartbreaker—a breathtaking story of love, loss, and sacrifice told with her signature ability to capture our hearts.
Paris, 1916. Sophie Lefèvre must keep her family safe while her adored husband, Édouard, fights at the front. When their town falls to the Germans in the midst of World War I, Sophie is forced to serve them every evening at her hotel. From the moment the new Kommandant sets eyes on Sophie’s portrait—painted by her artist husband—a dangerous obsession is born, one that will lead Sophie to make a dark and terrible decision. Almost a century later, Sophie’s portrait hangs in the home of Liv Halston, a wedding gift from her young husband before his sudden death. After a chance encounter reveals the portrait’s true worth, a battle begins over its troubled history and Liv’s world is turned upside all over again.
English author, Pauline Sara Jo (Jojo) Moyes was born in London, England, UK in 1969. She grew up in London, attended London schools and colleges, then had a career in various writing venues. She still writes articles for The Daily Telegraph, but her Romantic Novel career began in 2002, with her first book, Sheltering Rain. She has won the Romantic Novel of the Year award twice.
Moyes novel, Me Before You, was one of the novels that garnered her the award mentioned above. It has sold more than 8 million copies across the world. In June of 2016, after it was adapted to film, Me Before You was released starring Sam Claflin of The Hunger Games, and Emilia Clarke of Game of Thrones. Jojo wrote the screenplay. The adaptation was written by Michael H. Weber and Scott Neustadter.
Jojo Moyes currently lives on a Saffron Walden, Essex farm with her husband, Charles Arthur (who is a journalist), and their three children.