The Girl You Left Behind

The Girl You Left Behind

The No 1 bestselling love story from Jojo Moyes



'A masterclass in storytelling that fans of Me Before You will adore' ELLE
'Quite simply one of the best books I've read' 5***** READER REVIEW
'Wonderfully well-written and completely engrossing' DAILY MAIL
'Will make you laugh, cry and ignore everyone around you' 5***** READER REVIEW

France, 1916.

While her adored husband Edouard fights on the front, all Sophie has of him is the beautiful portrait he painted for her.

But when the picture catches the eye of the village Kommandant, he cannot keep away from its subject, and Sophie is forced to make a terrible decision . . .

Almost a century later, Sophie's portrait hangs in the home of Liv Halston, a wedding gift from her young husband before he died.

A chance encounter reveals the painting's true worth.

But will its troubled history turn Liv's life upside down all over again?

'Another heart-stoppingly brilliant novel from Jojo Moyes' Closer

'It will make you think long after you turn the final page' Daily Mail

'A truly beautiful book . . . will make you laugh, cry and ignore everyone around you as you won't be able to put it down!' 5***** Reader Review

'Beware, once you pick up this book you will not be able to put it down!' 5***** Reader Review


  • Moyes is the queen of the classy weepy and this won't disappoint. A masterclass in story-telling that fans of Me Before You will adore

About the author

Jojo Moyes

Jojo Moyes is a novelist and screenwriter. Her books include the bestsellers Me Before You, After You and Still Me, The One Plus One, The Giver of Stars, Someone Else's Shoes and her short story collection Paris for One and Other Stories. Jojo's novels have been translated into forty-six languages, have hit the number one spot in twelve countries and have sold over fifty-two million copies worldwide. Me Before You has now sold over fourteen million copies worldwide and was adapted into a major film starring Sam Claflin and Emilia Clarke. In 2023, Jojo joined BBC Maestro’s online platform of world-class experts with her course, Writing Love Stories, which is available now. Jojo lives in the UK.
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