Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by The Purple Booker. If you want to join in grab your current read, flick to a random page, select two sentences (without spoilers) and share them in a blog post or in the comments of The Purple Booker.
This week my teaser comes from Still Me by Jojo Moyes, the sequel to the sequel to Me Before You. I’m a huge fan of Moyes and think I’ve read just about everything she’s ever written so I was ridiculously excited to win an advance copy of this from the publisher (as well as a tote bag and bookmark). I’m around half way through and really enjoying. It’s so good to have Lou back.
Note: my teaser is spoiler free (ish) but the blurb contains spoilers for previous books in the series.
For the first time since I had come to work for the Gopniks, the weekend stretched out in front of me like an interminable journey over bleak terrain.
So I did what every girl does, when they are far from home, and a little sad. I ate half a packet of chocolate digestives, and I called my mother.
~ Pg 194 Still Me by Jojo Moyes
From the sensational #1 New York Times bestselling author Jojo Moyes, a new book featuring her iconic heroine of Me Before Youand After You, Louisa Clark.
Louisa Clark arrives in New York ready to start a new life, confident that she can embrace this new adventure and keep her relationship with Ambulance Sam alive across several thousand miles. She is thrown into the world of the superrich Gopniks: Leonard and his much younger second wife, Agnes, and a never-ending array of household staff and hangers-on. Lou is determined to get the most out of the experience and throws herself into her job and New York life within this privileged world.
Before she knows what’s happening, Lou is mixing in New York high society, where she meets Joshua Ryan, a man who brings with him a whisper of her past. In Still Me, as Lou tries to keep the two sides of her world together, she finds herself carrying secrets–not all her own–that cause a catastrophic change in her circumstances. And when matters come to a head, she has to ask herself Who is Louisa Clark? And how do you reconcile a heart that lives in two places?