Jojo Moyes


A Different Kind of Love Story

This book was chosen by a member of my book group – I’m pleased she did, because the ‘chick-lit’ cover would have made me pass it by. By contrast, the author tackled a serious subject – that of a severely disabled man wanting only to die – combining it with an achingly tender love story. Quite why the young female narrator has been chosen to be his carer is not revealed until the end – when I suddenly understood why the young man’s mother seemed so cold and unsympathetic. This love story was different – powerful, believable, funny at times and also intensely moving – it kept me reading even when my eyes were trying to close. The characters stayed with me well after the final conclusion. They were real. So very real.