It has been an embarrassingly long time since I have done a book post. However, to make up for the loss, I am making this one extra special. You’ll see how, at the end.


Jojo Moyes- The Girl you left behind

‘In 1916 French artist Edouard Lefevre leaves his wife Sophie to go fight at the front. When her town falls into German hands, Edouard’s portrait of Sophie stirs the heart of the local Kommandant and causes her to risk everything…Nearly a century later, Sophie’s portrait is given to Liv by her young husband shortly before his sudden death. Its beauty speaks of their short life together, but when the painting’s dark and passion torn history is revealed, Liv discovers that the first spark of love she has felt since she lost him is threatened. ‘ Copied from the back of the book, so you really get a feel for what its about and don’t have to guess from my what-would-not-do-it-justice-summary.

I LOVED this book. Having read a couple of Jojo Moyes’ books before I knew I wasn’t going to be disappointed. I really loved how it was set in two different time periods and I really got attached to the characters. It got to a point in the book where I was really torn and could see the situation from both sides. I didn’t know what the outcome would be and that’s what made it such an addictive read.


Laura Marshall- Friend Request

‘Maria Weston wants to be friends with me. Maybe that had been the problem all along: Maria Weston had wanted to be friends with me, but I let her down. She’s been hovering at the edge of my consciousness for all of my adult life, although I’ve been good at keeping her out, just a blurred shadow in the corner of my eye, almost but not quite out of sight. Maria Weston wants to be friends. But Maria Weston has been dead for more than twenty five years.’

I actually bought this book at the airport but because the flight wasn’t very long I didn’t get a good way through it. When we got home, my Mum started reading it too. Let me tell you, its difficult to share an addictive book. Neither of us wanted to put it down. Of course, I finished first, I just had to have a couple late nights. One thing we could agree on is that we both LOVED the book and neither of us were expecting the ending. We also had a few debates about our opinions on the characters. Honestly, thriller type books aren’t usually my go to but Laura Marshall has swayed me.


On to the exciting part of this post, I want to start giving away the books I’ve read so you can enjoy them too! Starting with this one.

Heres the situation in bullet points to make it clearer…

  • Pick either ‘The Girl You Left Behind’ or ‘Friend Request’
  • Let me know in the comments which book you’d like. Leaving me a social media username (or email) so I can contact you.
  • After 24 hours (Sunday GMT 18:00). I’ll use a random name generator to pick a winner for each book.
  • You can only enter if you live in the U.K (not quite ready to do international giveaways just yet)
  • Would be much appreciated if you were following my blog. (I’m so close to 900 followers!)

Hope that all makes sense! 

Lots of Love,




Join the Conversation


  1. Friend Request sounds like such a good book but a bit creepy ngl! Is it suitable for late night reading?! I own The Girl You Left Behind but have never gotten around to reading it yet. I adored Me Before You but felt left down by the two follow-up books. My Instagram is: justhannahhhere xx

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    1. Ahh it’s difficult, probably not the best for a late night read but it was too addictive to put it down!

      I couldn’t bring myself to read the follow up books of me before you because I liked how the first one ended.
      Thanks for entering xx

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  2. The Girl You Left Behind definitely sounds like my type of book- your review really made me want to read it ☺️ My instagram is: rebeccagraceh xx

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  3. I’ve wanted to read The Girl You Left Behind for a while 🙂 It is on my reading list as is Jojo Moyes new one in the “Me Before You” series 🙂 I missed your giveaway! I shall keep an eye out next time! That’s the problem with the hours of my new job XD

    Hows your A Level prep/uni stuff going? 🙂

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    1. Awh sorry! I’ll be giving away the majority of books I read now. So I’m sure they’ll be another one in a couple months.

      Thanks for asking! I have exams starting in May. So not long now. I have a interview at Bolton university in a couple of weeks so that’s exciting but I have an offer from Northumbria so it’s good I think. 😊

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