Monday, July 29, 2013
Book giveaway: Jojo Moyes "The Girl You Left Behind"
Okay, I loved Jojo Moyes book, Me Before You: http://www.amazon.com/Me-Before-You-Jojo-Moyes/dp/0143124544/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1375128157&sr=1-1&keywords=me+before+you
Me Before You is about a former financial master of the universe (finance guy) who becomes a paraplegic after a motorcycle accident and the caretaker who befriends him. Anyone who knows me will understand that this book is exactly the type that makes me roll my eyes. Please. But I'm trying to expand what I read this year and it got a very good review in the NYT - so I read it. Moyes pulled the book off. Easy to fall into cliche given the topic but Moyes didn't. Instead, she wrote a very amazing book that really expressed the feelings and emotions of those involved in a difficult situation.
So I was thrilled to get a copy of Moyes new book...which I've only started to read. And I have one to give away!
This book is more my speed - description wise. It's about a young woman in a village under Nazi occupation during World War II (very much like my maternal grandmother). Her husband painted a lovely picture of her before he left and a local Nazi commander becomes obsessed with her and the portrait. Years later the portrait ends up in a young couple's hands. How did it end up there?
To win, comment on this post or on my Facebook book page: https://www.facebook.com/captivenovel?ref=hl . Like the Captive page on Facebook or follow me on twitter (@meganlisajones) for an extra entry. I will draw randomly on August 15.
All books were/are supplied by the publisher. Giveaway only within the United States...sorry...