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Monday, January 1, 2018

Still Me: A Novel by Jojo Moyes

Setting: NYC
Genre: Women's Fiction
Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books
Author: Jojo Moyes
Release Date: January 30, 2018

I can't come up with a better way than to celebrate the arrival of 2018 with a look at Jojo Moyes' third book in the Louisa Clark collection. Quirky Louisa has loved, lost, triumphed, had her heart broken, and keeps trying to live her life as Will wanted her to.

In Still Me: A Novel, Louisa's taken a job in New York City. She's the new assistant to Agnes Gopniks. This second wife of a prominent businessman is European and treated with disdain by most. She's the cliched much-younger replacement, and it seems to make her miserable. Louisa's determined to embrace her new job, but her new co-workers aren't as welcoming as she hoped.

Meanwhile, Louisa's also trying to balance her new relationship with her new career. Ambulance Sam is on a whole other continent and has a new EMT partner who seems to have set her sights on him. If that's not enough to make things difficult, Louisa meets a man who reminds her far too much of the past that brought her a lot of pain and joy. With her heart being pulled in different directions, Louisa must really decide what she wants most.

I have laughed, cried, sighed, and cried some more with each of the Louisa Clark books.This is the book where I really started to see her come into herself. I loved it.

In Still Me: A Novel, there is focus on romance, but it's more on Louisa and what she wants from her life. It's a book that's really all about Louisa this time. I adored most of the characters. Even those you think you cannot stand come into their own and become easy to like.

I don't know if this is the end of Louisa's journey or not. I can say I hope it isn't. I've grown too fond of her and her journey. Start off 2018 with a copy of Jojo Moyes' latest novel. It's an outstanding addition to your library.

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