The Girl You Left Behind: A Novel
Publish date: June 24th 2014
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
France, 1916. Sophie Lefevre must keep her family safe whilst her adored husband Edouard fights at the front. When she is ordered to serve the German officers who descend on her hotel each evening, her home becomes riven by fierce tensions. And from the moment the new Kommandant sets eyes on Sophie'...
I was expecting another light romance, so I was surprised by such a grim read. This story is really more about coping with loss and persevering in the face of adversity, and contains some strangely joyless and certainly uncompelling romance on the side. It was interesting enough to keep me reading u...
Wow, this is an amazing book. I was not expecting so much of it. I had a good working over of the feels. And now that it’s over, I don’t even know what to think of the roles some of the characters played. This is one of those stories that I’ll loose sleep thinking about at night.
3.5 starsEnjoyable story, but not great. Sophie's story grabbed me and the abrupt switch to Liv's tale kept me wondering what happened as bits of the story are doled out in Liv's research about the painting.Liv's story was less gripping and things wrapped up too neatly in a not quite believable, ma...
on a roll with this author.