The Girl You Left Behind

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Giver of Stars, a sweeping bestseller of love and loss, deftly weaving two journeys from World War I France to present day London.

Paris, World War I. Sophie Lefèvre must keep her family safe while her adored husband, Édouard, fights at the front. When their town falls to the Germans, Sophie is forced to serve them every evening at her hotel. From the moment the new Kommandant sets eyes on Sophie’s portrait—painted by her artist husband—a dangerous obsession is born.
Almost a century later in London, Sophie’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 portrait’s true worth, a battle begins over its troubled history and Liv’s world is turned upside all over again.

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Just .....wow5 star

This book was enthralling. I had a hard time putting it down. I had accepted what I thought was going to happen, then it didn’t.... oh, the twists and turns! A very good read, especially if you like historical fiction. 55

pink dreams

The girl you left behind5 star

Couldn't put it down. The story carries you and the characters are poignant. Loved loved loved it! 55


Worked Me Over Majorly5 star

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. 55

Vig 130

Girl you left behind5 star

Wow, incredible book. I first read Me before you and didn't think another of her books could top that or at least equal it in terms of sheer enjoyment. I was wrong!!!! 55


This book is a treasure5 star

I loved this book. It was beyond my wildest expectations. I hope you love it too. :) 55


Awesome5 star

I loved it! 55


Summer Read5 star

A wonderful well written story. History, romance, heartache and hope! Couldn't have asked for a better book to kick of summer! 55


Loved it!5 star

I've read 3 books by this author and this is certainly my favorite! I loved the historical side of the story and all of the issues it causes you to consider while reading. A beautiful story. Definitely recommend! 55

Pickles 7

The Girl You Left Behind4 star

I read the book Me Before You and it was an awesome read. Unfortunately the Girl You Left Behind did not measure up to the same quality. It had a very slow start it did pick up midway through the book and got much more interesting as the book progressed. Overall I enjoyed this book and would recommend. 45


Loved this!5 star

Really one of my favorite books. I love stories that talks about the World War, and gives us a little background of how people lived during the WWI. Really interesting book! And, definitely one of my favorite authors! 55

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