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Before I Met You - Lisa Jewell
Before I Met You
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Having grown up on the quiet island of Guernsey, Betty Dean can't wait to start her new life in London. On a mission to find Clara Pickle - the mysterious beneficiary in her grandmother's will - she arrives in grungy, 1990s Soho, ready for whatever life has to throw at her. Or so she thinks...In... show more
Having grown up on the quiet island of Guernsey, Betty Dean can't wait to start her new life in London. On a mission to find Clara Pickle - the mysterious beneficiary in her grandmother's will - she arrives in grungy, 1990s Soho, ready for whatever life has to throw at her. Or so she thinks...In 1920s bohemian London, Arlette - Betty's grandmother - is starting her new life in a time of post-war change. Beautiful and charismatic, Arlette is soon drawn into the hedonistic world of the Bright Young People. But less than two years later, tragedy strikes and she flees back to Guernsey for the rest of her life. As Betty searches for Clara, she is taken on a journey through Arlette's extraordinary time in London, uncovering a tale of love, loss and heartbreak. Will the secrets of Arlette's past help Betty on her path to happiness? Show More Show Less.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781846059230 (1846059232)
Publisher: Century
Pages no: 458
Edition language: English
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Lavender
Lavender rated it
4.0 I Found You - Lisa Jewell
This is my second book written by Lisa Jewell. I liked “The Girls in the Garden” very much and I was very keen to read another book from her. I like her writing style. Her books are easy to read and well-constructed.“I Found You” is a character driven book. The story is broken up into three differen...
"A Single Word ... "
"A Single Word ... " rated it
4.0 Before I Met You
As I type this up I realized that this is an “either/or” book. Where I liked the book over all, some others did not. I got to see London in 2 different eras through the eyes of Arlette and Clara. I liked the way it was presented as we learned a bit of the family mystery & history in the story line...
"A Single Word ... "
"A Single Word ... " rated it
4.0 Before I Met You
As I type this up I realized that this is an “either/or” book. Where I liked the book over all, some others did not. I got to see London in 2 different eras through the eyes of Arlette and Clara. I liked the way it was presented as we learned a bit of the family mystery & history in the story line...
Watch - Eat - Read
Watch - Eat - Read rated it
3.0 Before I Met You
Good but not the best by this author. I would say the stories don't meld together as well as I would have hoped between the two time periods. The story is quite slow in parts and although the writing is very evocative of a young girl going to the big city it is not an engaging as I would have hoped
Books and the Readers who read them
Books and the Readers who read them rated it
0.0 Before I Met You
I can't get past chapter 2 in this book. I keep trying to move on, but I don't have much interest. It seemed interesting from the synopsis... the first few chapters have to really grab me and these don't.
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