Montag, 13. Januar 2014

"Me before you" by Jojo Moyes

"Me before you" tells the story of Lou Clark who desperately needs a job, any job. She starts working for Will, who is depressed since an accident put him in a wheelchair.
At first she finds it really hard to connect to her employer and wants to quit but her family's circumstances won't allow it. Then she finds out why she only got a six-months-contract and is determined to change everything...  A very moving read, cried buckets!

By the same author: "The girl you left behind":
Set in occupied France during WW1 Sophie tries to survive by running her parents hotel/restaurant with her sister. Her husband, an artist, is fighting at the front and she is left to deal with the German occupiers who decide to make the restaurant their favourite dinner venue.
In the present, Liv who's been recently widowed is about to loose her treasured painting, a portrait of Sophie by her husband, in a spectacular trial about Nazi war loot. She is prepared to loose everything but this gift by her late husband.

I was especially intrigued by the WW1 context but Amazon reviewers suggest that the historical facts are not quite accurate. Never-the-less I enjoyed it very much!