Thank you to Net Galley and Penguin Group/Viking for providing me with this novella in exchange for an honest review.
At the heart of Jojo Moyes' heartbreaking new novel, The Girl You Left Behind, are two haunting love stories - that of Sophie and Edouard Lefevre in France during the First World War, and, nearly a century later, Liv Halston and her husband David.
Honeymoon in Paris takes place several years before the events to come in The Girl You Left Behind when both couples have just married. Sophie, a provincial girl, is swept up in the glamour of Belle Epoque Paris but discovers that loving a feted artist like Edouard brings undreamt of complications. Following in Sophie's footsteps a hundred years later, Liv, after a whirlwind romance, finds her Parisian honeymoon is not quite the romantic getaway she had been hoping for...
This enthralling self-contained story will have you falling in love with Liv and Sophie, and with Paris then and now, and it is the perfect appetizer for the The Girl You Left Behind, a spellbinding story of love, devotion and passion in the hardest of times.
This insomniac's opinion:
If the intent of this novella was to tease the reader and build anticipation for Jojo Moyes' upcoming novel in such a way that they would be sure to read The Girl You Left Behind when it comes out, than this novella was a swimming success!
I adored the story of Edouard and Sophie and felt myself swooning over the intensity of their love. This novella was a quick and lovely read.
Worth staying up all night to read?
Yes! ....and your husband(or partner) may benefit from your reading of this romantic novella, if you know what I mean....*wink, wink*
Rating: 5 stars