Release Date: September 29, 2015
Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books
Age Group: Adult
Summary: “You’re going to feel uncomfortable in your new world for a bit. But I hope you feel a bit exhilarated too. Live boldly. Push yourself. Don’t settle. Just live well. Just live. Love, Will.”
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...
For Lou Clark, life after Will Traynor means learning to fall in love again, with all the risks that brings. But here Jojo Moyes gives us two families, as real as our own, whose joys and sorrows will touch you deeply, and where both changes and surprises await.
My Thoughts: I’m so glad to be back with Lou Clark! I still really like her! I just love her personality and even her clothing style.
It’s been awhile since Lou has moved to a new place and tried to start a new life. She has a new job and her life is quite a bit different. It even gets more interesting when a new teenage girl enters her life. She also goes to grief meetings and ends up meeting a cool paramedic there. Well, she met him beforehand but that’s beyond the point!
I’m so glad to be back with Lou and her family. I still really liked her mom, dad, and even sister. Lou has so much to get through and things are just so difficult for her.
I can’t say too much about this one without getting into spoilers but wanted to say I really liked this one as well. I still liked Me Before You a lot more and that hit my emotions really deep.
Overall: This was a good follow up so we can see what is happening in Lou’s life next. I’m glad she still got her somewhat happy ending, even though it wasn’t exactly what I had hoped for. I’m glad I read this one! I'd say this is probably a 3.5 cupcake rating, but I'll round it up since I gave Me Before You 5 cupcakes and I liked this one a bit less!
Cover: Like it!! Anything by Jojo Moyes I’ll pick up!!!
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