Now that the snow if finally falling here in Colorado, I have the perfect "sit-by-the-fire-and-read-all-day-while-sipping-coffee" novel.
The Girl You Left Behind is the newest US release by JoJo Moyes. One part of the story is about Sophie, a woman holding out hope that her husband is still alive. While Sophie's husband, Edouard, is at the front lines of the war, the Germans have invaded their small town—and Sopie's family restaurant. The events that occur once the Germans arrive all become very important to another couple's tragic story.
Almost 100 years later, Sophie's story overlaps that of Liv's—a young widow caught in the midst of a nasty lawsuit. The lawsuit is over a portrait of the late Sophie, which was painted by Edouard before he went off to war.
With news of art being recovered from Nazi looting, this novel seems to have great relevance. Not only is it timely, but it is so well written, I dare you to try and put it down. This novel is not just the story of two women, their love stories, and a painting. This is a novel of obsession, history, art, passion, forgiveness, hope, and despair.
If this sounds like something you would enjoy, you can also read the prequel on your Kobo e-reader—our Kobo store has the e-book version of Honeymoon In Paris for only $2.99. This is not to be missed.