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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Honeymoon in Paris by JoJo Moyes

This is a novella that should be read after the novel The Girl You Left Behind by the fantastic author JoJo Moyes. It combines the stories of Sophie and Liv, both of whom are newly married.  Their tales are set in different eras - the Edwardian and modern times.  Both women experience problems with their marriages, and both have lessons to learn.

Sophie, a beautiful shopgirl, soon captured the heart of Édouard Lefèvre, a famous artist, but she now feels insecure because of the women in his past.  One of them annoys her by insinuations and snide remarks.  She also discovers that Édouard is still friendly with some of his other former models.  How can she compete with these women?  How can Sophie overcome her jealousy, and is she right about her husband?

Liv, only 23, newly married to David, an ambitious architect, looked forward to a romantic honeymoon in the City of Light.  However, David leaves her to see the sights alone while he attends important business meetings with a view to his future career.  Even an older man with whom she enjoys a coffee is shocked by David's neglect of his lovely wife.  Liv starts wondering whether she should have married in a hurry at such a young age.  How will she solve the problem?

This novella is enjoyable, relaxing reading, recommended for holidays.

Published by Penguin Group Viking.

(This was free from Net Galley. My opinion is entirely my own).

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