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By Jojo Moyes

Look out for Jojo’s new book, Paris for One and different Stories, coming October 18, 2016.

Another New York occasions bestseller by means of the writer of Me sooner than You, After You, and One Plus One—a spellbinding tale of 2 girls united of their struggle for what they love most.

Jojo Moyes’s word-of-mouth bestseller, Me ahead of You, catapulted her to large serious acclaim and struck a chord with quite a lot of readers all over the place. Now, with The woman You Left Behind, Moyes returns with one other impossible to resist heartbreaker—a breathtaking tale of affection, loss, and sacrifice advised along with her signature skill to catch our hearts.

Paris, 1916. Sophie Lefèvre needs to hold her kinfolk secure whereas her cherished husband, Édouard, fights on the entrance. whilst their city falls to the Germans in the middle of international battle I, Sophie is compelled to serve them each night at her inn. From the instant the recent Kommandant units eyes on Sophie’s portrait—painted through her artist husband—a risky obsession is born, one who will lead Sophie to make a gloomy and negative determination. nearly a century later, Sophie’s portrait hangs in the house of Liv Halston, a marriage present from her younger husband earlier than his surprising loss of life. After an opportunity stumble upon finds the portrait’s precise worthy, a conflict starts over its afflicted background and Liv’s international is became upside over again.

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From under us got here the sound of fellows shouting, their voices bouncing off the stone courtyard, the hens squawking of their coop. within the thick darkish, the air vibrated with a few bad goal. I sat upright in mattress, dragging my dress round me, suffering to mild the candle on my bedside desk. I stumbled earlier her to the window and stared down into the courtyard on the squaddies, illuminated through the headlights in their car, and my more youthful brother, his hands round his head, attempting to keep away from the rifle butts that landed blows on him. “What’s taking place? ” “They find out about the pig. ” “What? ” “Monsieur Suel should have knowledgeable on us. I heard them shouting from my room. they are saying they’ll take Aurélien if he doesn’t inform them the place it really is. ” “He will say nothing,” I stated. We flinched as we heard our brother cry out. I not often well-known my sister then: She appeared two decades older than her twenty-four years. I knew her worry used to be reflected in my very own face. This used to be what we had dreaded. “They have a Kommandant with them. in the event that they locate it,” Hélène whispered, her voice cracking with panic, “they’ll arrest us all. you recognize what came about in Arras. They’ll make an instance people. what's going to ensue to the youngsters? ” My brain raced, worry that my brother may perhaps communicate out making me silly. I wrapped a scarf round my shoulders and tiptoed to the window, peering out on the courtyard. The presence of a Kommandant steered those weren't simply drunken squaddies seeking to take out their frustrations with a couple of threats and knocks: We have been in hassle. “They will locate it, Sophie. it's going to take them mins. after which . . . ” Hélène’s voice rose, lifted through panic. My concepts became black. I closed my eyes. after which I opened them. “Go downstairs,” I stated. “Plead lack of knowledge. Ask him what Aurélien has performed incorrect. seek advice from him, distract him. simply provide me a while prior to they arrive into the home. ” “What are you going to do? ” I gripped my sister’s arm. “Go. yet inform them not anything, ? Deny every little thing. ” My sister hesitated, then ran towards the hall, her nightgown billowing in the back of her. I’m unsure I had ever felt as on my own as I did in these few seconds, worry gripping my throat and the burden of my family’s destiny upon me. I bumped into Father’s learn and scrabbled within the drawers of the nice table, hurling its contents—old pens, scraps of paper, items from damaged clocks, and historic bills—onto the ground, thanking God while i eventually discovered what i used to be looking for. Then I ran downstairs, opened the cellar door, and skipped down the chilly stone stairs, so surefooted now at the hours of darkness that I slightly wanted the fluttering glow of the candle. I lifted the heavy latch to the again cellar, which had as soon as been stacked to the roof with beer kegs and sturdy wine, slid one of many empty barrels apart, and opened the door of the previous forged iron bread oven. The piglet, nonetheless basically part grown, blinked sleepily. It lifted itself to its ft, peered out at me from its mattress of straw, and grunted. without doubt I’ve advised you in regards to the pig?

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