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.
After You is quintessential Jojo Moyes—a novel that will make you laugh, cry, and rejoice at being back in the world she creates. Here she does what few novelists can do—revisits beloved characters and takes them to places neither they nor we ever expected.
After You is the long awaited sequel to Me Before You.
You must read Me Before You before reading After You, it really is an absolute must read, not just so you can get to know the characters but because it is also one of my favourite books of all time.
Like many Jojo Moyes fans, after reading Me Before You, the story of Louisa and Will stayed close to my heart, long after I had read it. I often pondered about what life would now be like for Louisa and what she would be up to, so when I heard that the author was writing a sequel I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it.
The only problem I had when I was lucky enough to get a copy of this book was I found I was actually very hesitant in reading it. I really loved Me Before You and I was scared that After You might not live up to the hopes and dreams that I had for Louisa.
There are certainly some shocks and surprises in After You but it couldn’t have been more perfect. There is absolutely nothing that I would change about this book, everything that happens in this story is all vital to how Louisa’s life plays out and I relished reading every word of it.
It is to hard to say anything about the storyline itself without giving to much away but all I would say is that readers should go into this book with a totally open mind to really enjoy this wonderful and beautiful book.
After You took me on yet another roller coaster ride of emotions. I don’t think there is one emotion I didn’t feel whilst reading it. With a mixture of happiness and sadness at coming to the end of the story, yet again I was a blubbering mess. I don’t know how the author does it, tackling death and the void it can leave us with but she has created two novels that are absolute gems and will always have a place in my heart.
Many thanks to NetGalley and Penguin Group Viking for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
After You is available to purchase from Amazon