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Still Me: Discover the love story that captured 21 million hearts

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You’re going to feel uncomfortable in your new world for a bit. But I hope you feel a bit exhilarated too. Live boldly. Push yourself. Don’t settle. Just live well. Just live. Love, Will.” You said … nobody would ever hurt me again. You said that. When you came to New York.’ My voice emerged from somewhere in my chest. ‘I never thought for a moment you would be the one to do it.”

Paris for One and Other Stories (2015), collection of 10 short stories and 1 novella: ISBN 0735221073 "Paris for One", "Between the Tweets", "Love in the Afternoon", "A Bird in the Hand", "Crocodile Shoes", "Holdups", "Honeymoon in Paris" (novella), "Last Year's Coat", "Thirteen Days with John C", "Margot", "The Christmas List" Thank you to Penguin Group Viking and NetGalley who provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Lou has taken her new and exciting job in New York and moved her life over there, meanwhile her handsome boyfriend Sam remains at home in Storfold.For Lou however, moving to New York has brought about lots of challenges. Lou has to leave Sam - her new boyfriend and though they agreed to try a long distance relationship - it turns out to be quite the bumpy ride, but then with Louisa, you’d expect nothing less. While in New York, Louisa meets someone, a man who reminds her of her Will and it throws Louisa for a loop, and when Sam sees him, it throws him for one too. I think Lou is very identifiable for a whole raft of people. In Me Before You, it was about being aware that life had somehow slipped away from you. That you’ve reached a certain age and have found yourself leading a very small life, and not being entirely sure how you got there or whether you even wanted to be somewhere else. But in After You, a lot of readers seemed to identify with her grieving process—the difficulty of everybody else expecting you to move on and be cheerful and outgoing when you really don’t feel like that at all. Most important, Lou is someone who really tries to do the right thing—but often does the wrong thing—which I think makes her like an awful lot of us . . . I wanted this book to bring me some closure! I wanted Lou to get her HEA (I didn’t even care if it’s with Sam or with a new guy all I wanted for her was to be stupidly and madly in love and most importantly happy!) and I wanted no new topics to be opened but old ones to be closed! And I didn’t get any of those things which makes me feel all sorts of bitter and salty. *lol* Okay, we could argue about the HEA here but for me that ending just isn’t satisfying. I’ve a love-hate relationships with cliffhangers but what I really can’t stand are open endings and this ending even though no real open ending still falls into that category for me. And before I talk even more in riddles here I’ll just make a spoiler tag and write it all off my chest. Be prepared to get an uncensored and pretty ranty opinion here. But the Bumble Bee tights still exist and still come out in the moments when she needs to be reminded of who she is. In Still Me , you bring Louisa Clark, the beloved character you created in Me Before You , to New York City. Why the transatlantic journey?

If you remember where we left Louisa in After You, and I didn’t, we left her ready to start a new job for a year working for a rich family in New York City. She was leaving her new love, Sam, the paramedic, to be the friend and assistant of a rich woman, Agnes. Jojo described her writing style as an organic one with different parts of the books coming together to form an entire story. According to the author, The One Plus One’ was done with less writing style when compared to her previous books. She uses conversations and people she encountered as a beginning to develop characters.

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I absolutely love writing Louisa. By now she does feel like an old friend. It’s really hard sometimes to find your way into a character, and with her it’s like slipping on your favorite clothes. I know her. I know how she would react to any given circumstance. She’s genuine and funny and a bit daft. But what was fun in this book was to really push her forward a bit. She grows up a lot, especially in the last third of the book. I think, like many of us, she is really still working out who she is. Louisa Clark has arrived. In New York that is. Her old friend Nathan has gotten her a job as an assistant to Agnes Gopnik, a wealthy married woman who has trouble fitting in and who more than anything, needs a friend. For Louisa its an opportunity. To see the world and to do what Will always told her to do. And this time, Louisa takes it. New York. NEW YORK. Louisa Clark arrived in New York from England. She began working as Agnes Gopnik’s assistant. The Gopniks were a wealthy family that lived in the Lavery hotel. Louisa lived in the staff quarters of the Gopniks’ apartment with her friend Nathan, who was Mr. Gopnik’s personal trainer, and Ilaria, who was the Gopniks’ housekeeper. Agnes, Mr Gopnik’s young Polish wife, insisted that Louisa view her as a friend. Agnes invited Louisa to accompany her to a charity event called the Yellow Ball because she felt uncomfortable around all the people who judged her at Mr. Gopniks’ elite social events. At the ball, Louisa met Josh Ryan, a man from a wealthy family who looked like Louisa’s first love Will Traynor. Following the ball, Agnes expressed to Louisa how uncomfortable she felt in her new lifestyle, having lost all her old friends once she married her rich husband. There are some parts in this book that makes this novel cheesy at times. But still, the author wonderfully concludes this series convincingly, satisfying most of us who followed Lou closely through these three books. Still Me opens with Louisa Clark starting a new job in New York City, faraway from England her hometown. From the very beginning, the story kept me engrossed with its well developed characters, picturesque descriptions of locations and the never once boring storyline.

Jojo Moyes is one of the highly rated authors and she has won romantic novel of the year twice. Moreover, one of her book has been translated into 11 different languages. Jojo Moyes was born on august 4, 1969 in London and was named after the song that was released by an all time band The Beatles’. Early life Jojo attended Bedford new college and royal Holloway at the University Of London and it is here that she was inspired to be a writer. So in this book we learn about the next stage in Louisa's new life, New York. We learn in the second book about her new job as a personal assistant and we get to explore it in this book, so you can imagine how life must be for her, English woman living alone in New York, away from her boyfriend Sam, with no relatives whatsoever except for Nathan who seems to have built a life for himself there so she can't exactly rely on him. The story follows her life there as an immigrant struggling to meet ends for her employer while also trying to cope with the changes in her life following Will's words; I’m kind of worried where this is going to head though, but I’ll be open-minded and see what Jojo has in store for me. XD

It is a story of daughters, mothers and grandmothers and the type of bond that these women have. As indicated, earlier Jojo Moyes is married to Charles Arthur who is also a journalist and they live in saffron, Walden, Essex with their three children. Jojo Moyes published Sheltering Rain, her first novel, when she began writing novels full time in 2002. Moyes has amassed a total of eleven more since the first one in 2002, the most recent being The One Plus One. The Writing Jojo Moyes is a phenomenal storyteller. I adore her characters, settings and scenes. I may be partial as I know a lot of the places in the book since it takes place in NYC; however, even when Lou is just wandering around with no real plot, it's brilliant writing. The setting is always described in the perfect amount of detail with just enough for my imagination to fill in the blanks. Moyes became a full-time novelist in 2002, when her first book Sheltering Rain was published. She continues to write articles for The Daily Telegraph. [16] Few people can leave me emotionally jumbled quite like Jojo Moyes can. The first book of hers I read, Me Before You, literally had me ugly crying, and I'll admit a healthy sob or two while reading its sequel, After You. Even one of Moyes' standalone books, The Girl You Left Behind, left me puffy-eyed.

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