Before I Met You

Before I Met You

A thrilling historical romance from the bestselling author


An uplifting, unforgettable story of two women in two different times from the Sunday Times bestselling author of After the Party, The Making of Us and The Family Upstairs.

London, 1920. Arlette works in Liberty by day, and by night is caught up in a glamorous whirl of parties, clubs, cocktails and jazz. But when tragedy strikes she flees the city, never to return.

Over half a century later, in the grungy mid-90s, her granddaughter Betty arrives in London.

She can't wait to begin her new life. But before she can do so, she must find the mysterious woman named in her grandmother's will.

What she doesn't know is that her search will uncover the heart-breaking secret that changed her grandmother's life, and might also change hers forever . . .

Readers love Before I Met You . . .

***** 'LOVED
, LOVED, LOVED this book!'
***** 'This was a thoroughly enjoyable novel and one that I can easily recommend.'
***** 'If I say it reminded me of the best of JoJo Moyes, I mean it as a real compliment.'
***** 'A marvellously written novel. Lisa Jewell is one of the best women writers.'
***** 'It is an underrated book and definitely needs more attention.'


  • Beautiful, moving and unputdownable
    Jojo Moyes

About the author

Lisa Jewell

Lisa Jewell's first novel, Ralph’s Party, was published in 1999 and was the best-selling debut novel of the year. Since then she has published another twenty-one novels, most lately a number of dark psychological thrillers, including Then She Was Gone, The Family Upstairs and None of This is True. Lisa is a number one New York Times and Sunday Times author who has sold over ten million books worldwide and been published in over twenty-five languages. She lives in north London with her husband, two daughters and a lovely dog called Daisy. @lisajewelluk on Twitter @lisajewelluk on Instagram @lisajewellofficial on Facebook.
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