Another New York Times bestseller by the author of Me Before You, After You, and Still Meâ€”a spellbinding story of two women united in their fight for what they love most.
Jojo Moyesâ€™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 heartbreakerâ€”a breathtaking story of love, loss, and sacrifice told with her signature ability to capture our hearts.
Paris, 1916. Sophie LefÃ¨vre must keep her family safe while her adored husband, Ã‰douard, 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 Sophieâ€™s portraitâ€”painted by her artist husbandâ€”a dangerous obsession is born, one that will lead Sophie to make a dark and terrible decision. Almost a century later, Sophieâ€™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 portraitâ€™s true worth, a battle begins over its troubled history and Livâ€™s world is turned upside all over again.