Friday, August 30, 2013

Friday Freebie: The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes

Congratulations to Thomas Pluck, winner of last week's Friday Freebie: Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives, edited by Sarah Weinman.

This week's book giveaway is The Girl You Left Behind, the new novel by Jojo Moyes.  Here's the publisher's description of what it's all about:
      Jojo Moyes’s bestseller, Me Before You, catapulted her to wide critical acclaim and struck a chord with readers everywhere.  The Chicago Tribune called it “Hopelessly and hopefully romantic."  Moyes returns with another irresistible heartbreaker that asks, “Whatever happened to the girl you left behind?”
      France, 1916: Artist Edouard Lefevre leaves his young wife, Sophie, to fight at the front.  When their small town falls to the Germans in the midst of World War I, Edouard’s portrait of Sophie draws the eye of the new Kommandant.  As the officer’s dangerous obsession deepens, Sophie will risk everything—her family, her reputation, and her life—to see her husband again.  Almost a century later, Sophie’s portrait is given to Liv Halston by her young husband shortly before his sudden death.  A chance encounter reveals the painting’s true worth, and a battle begins for who its legitimate owner is—putting Liv’s belief in what is right to the ultimate test.  Like Sarah Blake’s The Postmistress and Tatiana de Rosnay’s Sarah’s Key, The Girl You Left Behind is a breathtaking story of love, loss, and sacrifice told with Moyes’s signature ability to capture our hearts with every turn of the page.
The Quivering Pen strives to put quality literature in your hands and this week's offering is no exception.  One lucky reader will be sobbing all the way to happiness when he/she wins this book.

But wait!  As they say on late-night TV, there's more....

In addition to a hardbound copy of The Girl You Left Behind, the publisher has graciously added another book to the giveaway: a paperback copy of Moyes' previous novel, the breakout hit Me Before You.  O Magazine called it “an unlikely love story....To be devoured like candy, between tears.”

If you'd like a chance at winning copies of both The Girl You Left Behind and Me Before You, simply email your name and mailing address to

Put FRIDAY FREEBIE in the e-mail subject line.  One entry per person, please.  Despite its name, the Friday Freebie runs all week long and remains open to entries until midnight on Sept. 5, at which time I'll draw the winning name.  I'll announce the lucky reader on Sept. 6.  If you'd like to join the mailing list for the once-a-week newsletter, simply add the words "Sign me up for the newsletter" in the body of your email.  Your email address and other personal information will never be sold or given to a third party (except in those instances where the publisher requires a mailing address for sending Friday Freebie winners copies of the book).

Want to double your odds of winning?  Get an extra entry in the contest by posting a link to this webpage on your blog, your Facebook wall or by tweeting it on Twitter.  Once you've done any of those things, send me an additional e-mail saying "I've shared" and I'll put your name in the hat twice.


  1. Unfortunately, most of what I read now is YA, because I need to be able to recommend books to kids. Grownup books wait until Thanksgiving break. This book sounds great---have you read the Bookman's Tale? That was the premier grownup book of the summer, for me.

  2. Kirby, I haven't read The Bookman's Tale....yet. I've heard good things about it, though.

  3. i hope it's open for international follower of the blog so you count me in. i did the steps you've mentioned.