Thursday, August 22, 2013

Review: Honeymoon in Paris by Jojo Moyes

Honeymoon in Paris by Jojo Moyes

Publisher: Penguin
Pages: 75
Format: ebook
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads: At the heart of Jojo Moyes' heartbreaking new novel, The Girl You Left Behind, are two haunting love stories - that of Sophie and Edouard Lefevre in France during the First World War, and, nearly a century later, Liv Halston and her husband David.

Honeymoon in Paris takes place several years before the events to come in The Girl You Left Behind when both couples have just married. Sophie, a provincial girl, is swept up in the glamour of Belle poque Paris but discovers that loving a feted artist like Edouard brings undreamt of complications. Following in Sophie's footsteps a hundred years later, Liv, after a whirlwind romance, finds her Parisian honeymoon is not quite the romantic getaway she had been hoping for...

This enthralling self-contained story will have you falling in love with Liv and Sophie, and with Paris then and now, and it is the perfect appetizer for the The Girl You Left Behind, a spellbinding story of love, devotion and passion in the hardest of times.

Kritters Thoughts:  A short novella as a prequel before The Girl You Left Behind comes out was kind of exciting.  It was great to quickly meet the characters first and then to find them again in the full book.  To meet these two couples from two very different time periods, I was intrigued to find out how they would intersect in the full story.

I would say this is definitely worth picking up before reading the full book; its nice to get a quick glimpse of the characters before you start the novel.

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel 
               (as this is a prequel, the sequel will be reviewed tomorrow!)

1 comment :

  1. I really enjoy when authors do this. It really helps with character and world-building.


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