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Jan 25, 2021julieg0511 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I really enjoyed the character development (again - she is a great author), but like some of the other comments, the change back and forth in time was a little hard to keep straight
Jul 15, 2020writermala rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
I am ambivalent about this book. In the beginning I felt I liked it and then I wondered where it was going. When it came to the present I was thoroughly confused. Finally when the past and present were tied together I got engrossed in the…
Mar 09, 2020audmel65 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Not sure I would have behaved like the main character but it was a good way to learn about history
Sep 03, 2019mardscott rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
Good story but seems a bit contrived.
Sep 26, 2018
recommended by Kim 9/18
Jul 08, 2018JMFreads rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
This was just 'ok' for me. Not my typical genre, but definitely a good story. I enjoy Moyes novels nonetheless.
Jul 06, 2018ArapahoeStaff29 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
This is a different Moyes than I'm used to but still a great and entertaining read with a serious topic to explore and great narrators to tackle it.
Feb 05, 2018
Really good story. I find these books hard to put down, easy to read.
Sep 01, 2017annphi rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
JoJo Moyers delivers another heart warming novel. I have done extensive study on WWII lost and stolen art and this setting provided a wonderful story line Characters were touching and her ability to shift from one century to another was…
Aug 22, 2017Butterfly121761 rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
Immediately got totally absorbed in this book and then came part two and it started to fall apart. But it picked up the pace again. A couple of spots near the end again I lost my interest but had come so far that I knew I'd finish it. …
Jan 12, 2017BostonPL_LauraB rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
This one took me awhile to get into as I wasn't as interested in the "past" as I was in the "present" - probably the opposite of most people, but that's how it was for me. The last 1/3 of the book flew by though and I ended up enjoying it!
Aug 31, 2016trudat rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
I couldn't decide how I felt about this story, the whole way through. It seemed like the book couldn't quite decide if it was 'serious historical novel' or cliched chick-lit. At times I couldn't put it down because I was so immersed in the…
Jan 22, 2016Pisinga rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reminds "The Notebook". Although the place and time are completely different. But - on the mood of the book. In my view, the second part, which tells about the litigation - protracted. At times it becomes boring to read, especially when…
Jan 17, 2016jazpur rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Delightful. The past and present worked well. The wartime sequences were particularly poignant and evocative.The mystery was well sustained.
Sep 23, 2015KathyS82 rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
It was entertaining and educational. Loved it.
Sep 07, 2015greenacres rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
With some books you get a character driven novel, others the plot. I find with Moyes they compliment each other to bring a rich story to the reader. My third book by her: Ship of Brides, Me Before You and this title. Loved all three.
Jun 30, 2015creeker868 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Have now read two books by Jo Jo Moyes and I want to read more. Both stories were easy to read and involved interesting characters.
Jun 09, 2015Wong_Anne rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
A story in two parts that revolves around a painting. 1. In the past: A German officer admires a painting in a French house where he and other officers take their meals. 2. In the present: A lawyer accidentally locates a missing …
Jun 07, 2015
A mystery whose details I did not see coming; a history I was unaware of -- WW I had Nazi occupation that was brutal and "resistant camps" -- and a story of a painting and the many homes in which it hung. This was a very satisfying book.
May 07, 2015furlan rated this title 2 out of 5 stars
The first part of the book was compelling and well written. When the story jumps to the present, the characters were unrealistic, unlikable and it was poorly written and needed to be edited!
Mar 21, 2015trincm rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I loved this book. A must read and certainly not toe everyday novel. I highly recommend it.
vicbutterfly
Mar 19, 2015vicbutterfly rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This is the most intriguing and wonderful book I've read in a long time. It has everything...... war, hardship, love, enemies, intrigue, etc. I don't give 5 Stars lightly but this book definitely deserved one! It's not 'fluff' but it's…
Feb 22, 2015Lynn62 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Found it very hard to put this book down. Two stories within a story, both very intriguing. It is now one of my favourites, and can't wait to read more by Jojo
Jan 14, 2015becker rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Here is another enjoyable story by the author of Me Before You. One story line takes place during WWI and another takes place in current time. The two stories are connected by a famous painting and by two women who are desperate to hang…
slothsrule
Library Staff
Nov 18, 2014slothsrule rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This book is fantastic. It weaves mystery, romance and tragedy keeping the reader intrigued the whole time. 5 stars all the way!