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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jojo Moyes Narrator: Penny Rawlins, Clare Corbett, Penelope Rawlins Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2013 ISBN: 9781101630891
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France, 1916. Artist Edouard Lefevre leaves his young wife, Sophie, to fight at the front. When their small town falls to the Germans in the midst of World War I, Edouard’s portrait of Sophie draws the eye of the new Kommandant. As the officer’s dangerous obsession deepens, Sophie will risk everything, her family, her reputation, and her life, to see her husband again.

Almost a century later, Sophie’s portrait is given to Liv Halston by her young husband shortly before his sudden death. A chance encounter reveals the painting’s true worth, and a battle begins for who its legitimate owner is, putting Liv’s belief in what is right to the ultimate test.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Vibrant and gripping.”


  • “Moyes writes delicious plots, with characters so clearly imagined they leap off the pages in high-definition prose…Clever plot turns make for a satisfying ending…Moyes brings fresh strokes to this story about the power of art and love to transcend what imprisons us. Romantics looking for a story set amid the politics of plundered art couldn’t do much better than The Girl You Left Behind.”

    USA Today

  • “Jojo Moyes expertly weaves a bittersweet tale in this irresistible novel, taking careful interest in the dark corners that exist within great love stories, and the trickiness of simple happy endings.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “'In this moving paean to daring, determination, and perspicacity, Moyes keeps the reader guessing down to the last hankie.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “In her latest heart tugger, Jojo Moyes deftly weaves the story of newlyweds in WWI France with that of a young widow in today’s London.”


  • “Lovely and wry, Moyes’ newest is captivating and bittersweet.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Narrators Penelope Rawlins and Clare Corbett are a joy.”

    Library Journal (audio review)

  • “Moyes has created a riveting depiction of a wartime occupation that has mostly faded from memory. Liv and Sophie are so real in their faults, passion, and bravery that the reader is swept along right to the end. This one is hard to put down!”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “An uncommonly good love story.”


  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • Selected for the September 2013 Indie Next List
  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 lori | 6/6/2016

    " I really enjoyed this audio book. Sophie's story was sad but I loved hearing about her and I really enjoyed the narrator. "

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