Excerpt from After You

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I have not read any of Jojo Moyes’ books before, and as I often do, I just jumped into the middle of the series rather than starting at the beginning. After You is easily understandable as a stand alone novel. Good depth of characters, a unique plot, and several lines that made me laugh out loud. There is some unnecessarily strong language, so be warned.

“What’s your name, sweetheart?”

A brace around my neck

A hand feeling around my head, gently, swiftly.

I am alive. This is actually quite surprising.

After You, by Jojo Moyes

How do you move on after losing the person you loved? How do you build a life worth living?

Louisa Clark is no longer just an ordinary girl living an ordinary life. After the transformative six months spent with Will Traynor, she is struggling without him. When an extraordinary accident forces Lou to return home to her family, she can’t help but feel she’s right back where she started.

Her body heals, but Lou herself knows that she needs to be kick-started back to life. Which is how she ends up in a church basement with the members of the Moving On support group, who share insights, laughter, frustrations, and terrible cookies. They will also lead her to the strong, capable Sam Fielding—the paramedic, whose business is life and death, and the one man who might be able to understand her. Then a figure from Will’s past appears and hijacks all her plans, propelling her into a very different future.

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