deeply personal connection to the story. I knew that I had to try another of Jojo's books, so when I saw that The Girl You Left Behind was available on audio at the library, I jumped right in.
Jojo Moyes has now secured a spot on my list of favourite authors of all time. Seriously, this woman can do no wrong. From the opening sentences of the book, I was drawn into an absolutely captivating story. Told in alternating viewpoints between Sophie in WWI German-occupied France and Liv in present day London, England, the story is a whirlwind adventure of love, life, strength, friendship and sacrifice. My experience with the story might have been a touch more special, since I also got to benefit from alternating narrators: Sophie was narrated by a woman with a beautiful French accent, and Liv by another narrator with a perfect English accent.
Honestly, I don't want to spoil the storyline for you, so I won't say much more. I would listen on my drive to and from work and, if I arrived a bit early, I'd sit in my car and listen for a little bit longer. At work, I volunteered to take on a really grubby task of sorting through archived storage boxes, mainly since I could pop in headphones and listen to some more of this story. It's heartwarming, rich in complexity and is pretty much literary perfection. I will be checking out more of Jojo's work FOR SURE!