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**From the bestselling author of The Last Letter from Your Lover, now a major motion picture**
The charming multi-generational novel by Jojo Moyes, internationally bestselling author of Me Before You, After You and the new bestseller Still Me.
'A charming and enchanting read.' - Company
Athene Forster embraced the Sixties like few others. Nicknamed the Last Deb, she was spoiled, beautiful, and out of control. And within two years of her marriage, the rumours had begun again.
Thirty-five years on, Suzanna Peacock finds refuge from her mother's shameful legacy in her shop, the Peacock Emporium. Within its magical walls she discovers not just friendship, and an escape from her troubled marriage, but the first real passion of her life.
But the spectre of her mother still haunts Suzanna, setting in place a series of dramatic events. Only by confronting the past will she finally be able to face the future . . .
"Full of charming antics . . . Entertaining." --Associated Press
"Still Me offers a warm conclusion to the Me Before You trilogy . . . resulting in the best entry in the trilogy yet. . . . Moyes has crafted a clear-eyed tale of self-discovery and the sacrifice required to live a life honestly in pursuit of the things you love. . . . [It will] keep you sighing with delight to the very last page. A." --Entertainment Weekly (online)
"Jojo's work never fails to bring a smile to my face with her honesty, humor, and empathy about what it is to be human--[Still Me is] a must read!" --Emilia Clarke
"While the series may have started off as a romance, Jojo Moyes has turned Louisa Clark's story into one about learning to be, and to love, yourself." --Bustle
"You sobbed through Me Before You. You sped through After You. And now, Lou is back in Still Me. . . . Don't miss this funny, romantic third installment." --HelloGiggles
"Entertaining, often very funny." --Newsday
"Moyes's easy way of making you instantly care for her characters (deeply) prevails." --goop
Praise for After You:
"Jojo Moyes has a hit with After You." --USA Today
"Think Elizabeth Bennet after Darcy's eventual death; Alice after Gertrude; Wilbur after Charlotte. The 'aftermath' is a subject most writers understandably avoid, but Moyes has tackled it and given readers an affecting, even entertaining female adventure tale about a broken heroine who ultimately rouses herself and falls in love again, this time with the possibilities in her own future." --Maureen Corrigan, Fresh Air, NPR
"The genius of Moyes . . . [is that she] peers deftly into class issues, social mores, and complicated relationships that raise as many questions as they answer. And yet there is always resolution. It's not always easy, it's not always perfect, it's sometimes messy and not completely satisfying. But sometimes it is." --Bobbi Dumas, NPR.org
"Expect tears and belly laughs from Me Before You's much anticipated sequel." --Cosmopolitan
"Moyes is at her most charming here, writing with a sense of humorous affection about family dynamics among working-class Brits. . . . A Maeve Binchy for the twenty-first century." --Kirkus Reviews
"[A] heart-tugger." --Good Housekeeping
"Like its predecessor [Me Before You], After You is a comic and breezy novel that also tackles bigger, more difficult subjects, in this case, grief and moving on. . . . We all lose what we love at some point, but in her poignant, funny way, Moyes reminds us that even if it's not always happy, there is an ever after." --The Miami Herald
"Once again, Moyes delivers a heart-wrenching and relatable book about love and loss that will stay with you long after you've finished." --InStyle.com
"Moyes wisely knows that life-changing events don't always change our lives for the better. . . . After You may not be the sequel you expect, but it is the sequel you needed." --Entertainment Weekly
Praise for Me Before You:
"A hilarious, heartbreaking, riveting novel . . . I will stake my reputation on this book." --Anne Lamott, People
"When I finished this novel, I didn't want to review it; I wanted to reread it. . . . An affair to remember." --The New York Times Book Review
"An unlikely love story . . . to be devoured like candy, between tears." --O, The Oprah Magazine
"Funny and moving but never predictable." --USA Today (four stars)--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B0043VD67G
- Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton (10 Jan. 2008)
- Language : English
- File size : 4794 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 480 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 19,301 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Even a 'lesser' JoJo Moyes book is better than most others' best efforts, so in a way it is difficult to criticise. It is intelligently written and like most of her other books is complex and multi-layered, requiring total concentration from the reader and even going back and re-reading bits to make sure you didn't miss something somewhere. The main problem is that most of the characters, with the exception of Vivi and to some extent Jessie, are so unlikeable and dysfunctional that you want to slap them. Vivi you want to shake rather than slap, but at least you have some sympathy for her. By the end of the book and following the arc of development of the characters, you can understand why they are like they are, but it means a long wait and a lot of annoyance and exasperation on the part of the reader before you come to this understanding, and I'm not sure if it's worth the hours spent disliking almost everybody just to get to the end. Having said that, it must take a good deal of talent and confidence to write a book where the characters are mostly so unlikeable and annoying that there's a fair chance of alienating most of your readers. I can't say I enjoyed the book exactly, but I recognise that Ms Moyes is a very good writer. On balance I would rather have a book that is well written to the point where it makes me genuinely dislike most of the characters, than one where they are one dimensional and shallow and the writing is poor. But it is rather heavy going.
PS Edit. Thinking about it, there are some minor characters who are rather poignant and even likeable. The writer does poignant very well and it would have been good to hear more about those characters.
I haven't given up on a book for a very long time but I couldn't put myself through reading anymore of this one. My kindle informed me that I'm 51% of the way through the story and I can't face the next 49%. There are too many good books out there to waste my time reading this one.
The story jumps about too much, it's all over the place. More than once I had to check I'd not accidentally changed books, a new chapter can start with a totally new situation and totally new characters. Vivi was the only character I liked yet still not enough to care about what happens to her. I found it hard to care about any character as there were so many who were all having many pages and even chapters dedicated solely to them.
I feel that Jojo's has tried to be too fancy and flowery with her writing in this book. My mind wandered multiple times to the point where I was having to read multiple pages again to discover that I'd missed absolutely no story or character progression, no wonder my mind was wandering!
I really enjoyed Me Before You and will give Jojo's writing another go as I'm sure she can't have written too many books like this one.
I still say your other books make you one of the best authors I have read .
This book seem to be all over the place for me and has taken several days to finish unlike all your others I read a new book every day
I am not going to give up,I will read the other two and leave my honest feedback.after Al I am only one person..I live in hopes...