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Jojo Moyes is an English journalist, screenwriter and international bestselling novelist.

Born in Maidstone, England, she undertook her undergraduate at the Royal Holloway, University of London, before pursuing her postgraduate studies at City University.

Her novels, which have been translated into forty-six languages, have sold over thirty-eight million copies across the globe—hitting the number one spot in twelve countries.

Me Before You (2012), which has sold more than fourteen million copies worldwide, was adapted into motion pictures featuring Sam Claflin and Emilia Clarke.

Jojo currently lives on a farm in Great Sampford, Essex, with her husband, journalist Charles Arthur, and their three children.

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Genre: Romance

Born: 1969

United Kingdom

Website: https://www.jojomoyes.com/

Non Series
  • Sheltering Rain (2002)
  • Windfallen (2003)
  • The Peacock Emporium (2004)
  • The Ship of Brides (2005)
  • Silver Bay (2007)
  • Night Music (2008)
  • The Horse Dancer (2009)
  • The Last Letter from Your Lover (2010)
  • One Plus One (2014)
  • Paris For One and Other Stories (2016)
  • The Giver of Stars (2019)
Sophie Lefevre and Liv Halston
  1. Honeymoon in Paris (2012)
  2. The Girl You Left Behind (2013)
Me Before You Trilogy
  1. Me Before You (2012)
  2. After You (2015)
  3. Still Me (2018)

Detailed book overview

Non Series

Sheltering Rain

It’s Hong Kong in the 1950s. At the time that Joy, a twenty-one-year-old woman, met Edward, the good looking naval officer at an ex-pat party, she never thought that she would fall in love.

Things nonetheless escalate as the two are quickly married; with the newlyweds soon afterwards traveling the world together. It however doesn’t take long before Joy discovers that married life isn’t all that it seems.

The year is 1980. Kate, Joy’s young daughter, runs away from their family home. Fifteen years later, Sabine, Kate’s own daughter, flees from London in a desperate effort to search of the grandparents she has never known.

When the family however finally reunites, hidden tensions will surface and dark secrets will be uncovered.

Author: Jojo Moyes
First Release: 2002
ISBN: 978-0062297693
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Windfallen

Arcadia in the 1950s is a magical and welcoming place for Lottie Swift. Located at the shoreline of the village of Merham, the grand Art Deco house is a symbol of youth, adventure and loves lost and gained.

As an evacuee, Lottie lives with the respectable Holden family. She loves life at the seaside town, unlike Celia, the Holdens’ daughter, who loathes its limitations.

So when a group of nonconformists move into the beautiful house, Lottie and Celia are tempted by their unconventional way of living. What follows however has terrible, long-lasting repercussions.

Nearly five decades later, secrets of the Arcadia resurface, begging the question: can you really get away from your past?

This book is also known as Foreign Fruit.

Author: Jojo Moyes
First Release: 2003
ISBN: 978-0062297709
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
The Peacock Emporium

Athene Forster was the most beautiful girls of her generation. Nicknamed the Last Deb in the Sixties, she was a spoiled beauty who simply couldn’t be tamed. So one can only imagine how relieved her parents were when she got married to the handsome heir Douglas Fairley-Hulme,.

But less than two years into her marriage, the rumors of her affair with a young salesman were running riot.

Nearly four decades later, Suzanna Peacock still runs away from her mother’s despicable legacy by spending time at her shop, named the Peacock Emporium. It’s a source of solace and friendship; far from her stressful marriage.

When a chain of dramatic events however unfolds, Suzanna will learn that only by confronting the past can she truly be able to face the future.

Author: Jojo Moyes
First Release: 2004
ISBN: 978-0735222335
Publisher: Penguin Books
The Ship of Brides

The year is 1946, right after the end of World War II. Many young women across the globe are fulfilling the promises they made to the men they married in wartime.

In Sydney, Australia, four women join 650 other war brides aboard the HMS Victoria, as they take on an extraordinary voyage to England. What the women however discover is that the ship is an aircraft carrier full of arms and a thousand naval officers, rather than a luxury liner.

As old loves and past promises start becoming forgotten memories, brides and husbands will change their minds when tensions become unbearable.

And for Frances Mackenzie, one of the brides, it will be quite apparent that sometimes the journey is more important than the destination.

Author: Jojo Moyes
First Release: 2005
ISBN: 978-0143126478
Publisher: Penguin Books
Silver Bay

No matter what she does, Liza McCullen can never fully run away from her past.

The beaches and tight-knit community of Silver Bay provide the liberty and safety she yearns for–if not for herself, then at least for her young daughter, Hannah.

Everything was going well for her until Mike Dormer arrived as a guest in her aunt’s hotel.

Despite being well dressed and averagely mannered, the Englishman with unsettling eyes has the capacity to destroy all that Liza has sacrificed so much to protect—including the family business and the bay itself that is home to her beloved whales.

Will she ever find love again? Does she deserve to love again?

Author: Jojo Moyes
First Release: 2007
ISBN: 978-0143126485
Publisher: Penguin Books
Night Music

“The heart can truly play a new song…”

Life has always been smooth sailing for Isabel Delancey, and she only realizes how much she was taking things for granted after the sudden death of her husband.

Now left with a monumental debt and two children to fend for, Isabel has little option but to abandon their beautiful home for a dilapidated house in the country.

With their house falling down around them and her savings being quickly depleted, Isabel turns to her neighbors—unaware that her presence itself has sparked some long-standing obsessions.

Passions and lives will collide as she struggles to convert her country house into a home. And through this, she will learn of a survival instinct she never knew she had.

Author: Jojo Moyes
First Release: 2008
ISBN: 978-0340895962
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
The Horse Dancer

Henri Lachapelle teaches his granddaughter Sarah and her horse Boo how to defy the laws of gravity in a hidden corner of London.

Having done so in France five decades earlier, he hopes that she too will join an exclusive French riding school. Fourteen-year-old Sarah is however left to fend for herself after her grandfather falls terribly ill.

Everything seems to be heading south for Natasha, a young lawyer. Her professional judgment is being questioned; her new boyfriend is a disappointment, and she also begrudgingly shares her house with her ex-husband after their failed marriage.

So when Natasha crosses paths with Sarah, the two share an instant bond.

Sarah is however keeping a secret; one that that will change the lives forever!

Author: Jojo Moyes
First Release: 2009
ISBN: 978-0143130628
Publisher: Penguin Books
The Last Letter from Your Lover

As Ellie, a journalist, searches for a story on her newspaper archives, the last thing she expects is something spellbinding.

Instead, she comes across a letter from 1960, penned by a man asking his lover to leave her husband. With that, Ellie’s interest is jolted by a past love affair; most probably because she also has a romantic affair with a married man.

The year is 1960. Jennifer gains consciousness in hospital after a car accident. She can neither remember her husband, friends, nor who she used to be.

But when she returns home, she discovers a secret letter; one that triggers memories of the lover she would put everything on the line for.

The stories of the two women are wound together in a tale of passion, infidelity and grief.

Author: Jojo Moyes
First Release: 2010
ISBN: 978-0143121107
Publisher: Penguin Books
One Plus One

"One single mum. One chaotic family. One handsome stranger. One unlikely love story."

Jess Thomas is a single mom with two jobs and two children.

Tanzie, her daughter, is great with numbers, but she will never reach her full potential without a helping hand. Nicky, her teenage stepson on the other hand is being overwhelmed by bullies.

Enter Ed Nicholls; a man whose life is equally chaotic. Evading an uncertain future yet with all the time he could ever need to get there, Ed walks into the lives right at the perfect time—knowing more than anyone else what it’s like to be lonely.

The two lost souls will spark a romance in the most unexpected of circumstances.

Author: Jojo Moyes
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-0143127505
Publisher: Penguin Books
Paris For One and Other Stories

Twenty-six year old Nell has never been to Paris. She has in fact never been away on any romantic weekend, anywhere. Her excuse is that travelling abroad has never really been her forte.

When her boyfriend however fails to show up, Nell sees it as an opportunity to prove to everyone, especially herself, that she can be fearless and self-sufficient.

Finding herself in the French capital, Nell will discover a new version of herself that she never thought existed.

In the remaining ten short stories, number one internationally bestselling author Jojo Moyes presents a cast of admirable, relatable women as they go about their everyday lives.

Author: Jojo Moyes
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-0735222304
Publisher: Penguin Books
The Giver of Stars

England, late 1930s.

Alice Wright leaves her home and family after marrying wealthy American Bennett van Cleve. When small-town Kentucky turns out to be just as bad, she thrillingly joins a group of women who deliver books as part of Eleanor Roosevelt’s new traveling library.

It is there that she meets Margery O’Hare, a strong independent woman who has never asked for a man’s validation to do anything. Soon joined by three other women, they’ll form the Packhorse Librarians of Kentucky.

Neither unfazed by men or convention, these women will hold steadfast in their mission of taking books to people who have never had any, and equipping them with life-changing knowledge.

Author: Jojo Moyes
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-0593152263
Publisher: Random House Large Print

Sophie Lefevre and Liv Halston

Honeymoon in Paris
The Girl You Left Behind presents two gripping loves stories about Sophie and Edouard Lefevre during the First World War in France, and about Liv Halston and her husband David nearly a century later.

Honeymoon in Paris is however a prequel to the novel, The Girl You Left Behind, and it takes place many years earlier.

A mere provincial girl, Sophie is overwhelmed by the magnificence of Belle poque Paris. It doesn’t take her long to learn that falling in love with an accomplished artist like Edouard cannot be without endless complications.

This novel will assuredly whet your appetite for The Girl You Left Behind.
Author: Jojo Moyes
First Release: 2012
ISBN: 978-1405923309
Publisher: Penguin Books
The Girl You Left Behind

The year is 1916 in France. Sophie Lefevre struggles to protect her family as Edouard, her beloved husband, battles in the First World War .

She normally serves German officers who arrive at her hotel every evening, so when the new Kommandant lays his eyes on Sophie’s portrait painted by her husband, an addiction is formed; one that will lead her to a terrible decision.

Sophie’s portrait hangs in the home of Liv Halston nearly a century later; given as a wedding gift from her husband before his untimely death. The painting however has a disturbing history and a huge worth.

This is the story of two young women, separated by a century, yet with a shared resolve to fight for what they love most.

Author: Jojo Moyes
First Release: 2013
ISBN: 978-0143125778
Publisher: Penguin Books

Me Before You Trilogy

Me Before You
There are not many things that Lou Clark doesn’t know about. She knows the number of footsteps between the bus stop and home; she knows she loves working in The Buttered Bun tea shop, and that she might also not love her boyfriend Patrick.

What she however doesn’t know is that she is on the verge of losing her job.

A terrible motorcycle accident robbed Will Traynor of his desire to live. An adrenaline junkie who used to life on the wild side of life, Will is convinced he cannot keep living the way he is.

What Lou and Will however don’t know is that they will meet, and their bond will change the other forever.
Me Before You
Director: Thea Sharrock
Cast: Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Jenna Coleman, Charles Dance, Janet McTeer, Matthew Lewis
Author: Jojo Moyes
First Release: 2012
ISBN: 978-0143124542
Publisher: Penguin Books
After You

Lou Clark has so many unanswered questions.

How did she end up working in an airport bar; spending countless shifts watching as people take off to adventurous places?

Why doesn’t the flat, which she has lived in for a year, feel like home?

Can her family ever forgive her for what she did eighteen months ago?

Will she ever learn to live without Will Traynor?

Everything however changes one night when a stranger shows up on her doorstep.

Will they provide the answers she is searching for or just present more questions?

If Lou closes the door, not much would change. If she however opens it, she’ll be risking everything!

Author: Jojo Moyes
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-0143108863
Publisher: Penguin Books
Still Me

As Lou Clark arrives in New York to begin anew, she is optimistic that she’ll not only own the new adventure but also maintain her relationship with Ambulance Sam, despite being separated by thousands of miles.

Working for Leonard Gopnik and Agnes, his younger second wife, Lou wants to make the most out of both her job and life in New York.

But when she meets Joshua Ryan, a feeling from her past resurfaces.

Soon enough, Lou is stuck between her job at Fifth Avenue and the vintage clothing store where she feels most at home.

Should she muster the boldness to follow her heart, regardless of wherever that may lead?

Author: Jojo Moyes
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-0399562464
Publisher: Penguin Books