I love short stories, they have the power to give us a fleeting, yet memorable glimpse into other lives. Lives of strong, beautiful characters as they face the challenges that life throws at them, each in search of a little piece of happiness. This collection from Jojo Moyes manages to do that perfectly. They are light and yet there is an underlying significance about them that resonates, that we can relate to. The characters are likeable but not without their flaws and in this Moyes expertly gives them a realistic, human touch. As each of us can be, they are vulnerable, feel pain, sorrow, disappointment, love, happiness and have their own difficulties to overcome.
This was a real treat to read. The stories were of variable length yet enough for me to learn a little from each shared experience. I locked myself away in the bathroom and before I knew it the bath water was cold and I resembled a prune, so absorbed was I in these wonderful stories. Another delightful treat from Jojo Moyes. Find yourself a quiet spot and enjoy. ~ Shelley Fallows
A collection of 11 unmissable short stories from the number 1 internationally bestselling author of Me Before You and After You.
Nell is twenty-six and has never been to Paris. She's never even been on a romantic weekend away-to anywhere-before. Travelling abroad isn't really her thing. But when Nell's boyfriend fails to show up, she has the chance to prove to everyone-including herself- that she can be independent and intrepid. Alone in Paris, Nell finds a version of herself she never knew existed ...
In the ten other stories, Jojo Moyes introduces us to a cast of strong, relatable women in the midst of their everyday lives. In Honeymoon in Paris, featuring characters from her bestselling novel, The Girl You Left Behind, Liv and Sophie - though decades apart - both find that marriage is only the beginning of their love stories. In Crocodile Shoes, a businesswoman's blossoming confidence emerges from a fateful changing-room mix-up. And in both Love in the Afternoon and A Bird in the Hand, two couples dance around the trickiness of long-time marriage.
Closing date: 31/08/2018
'Moyes somehow manages to break your heart before restoring your faith in love' Sunday Express
A heartwarming debut collection of short stories - all centred on everyday women - from the author of Me Before You * Mail on Sunday *
A beautiful read * Hello *
An undeniably enjoyable dose of escapism * Irish Independent *
The best-selling queen of romantic fiction has delivered the goods. You'll love getting lost in these charming tales Sunday Mirror
Moyes characters are so real you want to find out what happens to them Choice
From unhappy women overcoming problems to fairytale romance, you'll love getting lost in these charming tales People
A book that maps the wonder of everyday love Metro
Lots to cheer about in Moyes first collection of short stories. If you want romance, the title story and its hapless heroine Nell will give it to you in spades Red
With a talent for writing about the everyday in a wonderfully warm and wacky way, Moyes somehow manages to break your heart before restoring your faith in love Sunday Express
Like her peers David Nicholls and Marian Keyes, possesses the enviable gift of making the reader laugh in the gloomiest of circumstances Independent on Sunday
Just like Moyes other works, the stories are heartfelt, emotional and teach us about love, loss, liberation and laughter. Fans of her previous work will love it OK!
The best-selling queen of romantic fiction has delivered the goods... you'll love getting lost in these charming tales Sunday Mirror
Jojo Moyes characters are so real you want to find out what happens to them Choice
Delightful short stories from the author of Me Before You Prima
A heartwarming debut collection of short stories - all centred on everyday women - from the author of Me Before You Mail on Sunday
From unhappy women overcoming problems to fairytale romance, you'll love getting lost in these charming tales The People
A book that maps the wonder of everyday love Metro (London)
Irresistible... Paris for One offers a dose of instant escapism to whisk you away Daily Express
A beautiful read Hello
Moyes is always good on male/female relationships. But her sneaky brilliance is in the way she discreetly includes the powerful influence that women have on each other's love lives Daily Mail
Publication date: 09/02/2017
Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
|Publication date:||9th February 2017|
|Publisher:||Michael Joseph Ltd an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Relationship Stories, Sagas and Romance, Shorter Reads,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Short stories,|
Jojo Moyes was our Guest Editor in March 2014 - click here - to see the books that inspired her writing. Jojo Moyes is a novelist and a journalist. She worked at the Independent for ten years before leaving to write full time. Her previous novels have all been critically acclaimed and include Me Before You, The Girl You Left Behind, The Ship of Brides, Foreign Fruit, and The Last Letter from Your Lover. She lives in Essex with her husband and their three children.Me Before You was 2012’s greatest love story – it was Spring 2012’s most ...More About Jojo Moyes