Release Date: January 30, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Chick Lit
Rating: 4 bookmarks
Synopsis: 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 steps into the world of the superrich, working for Leonard Gopnik and his much younger second wife, Agnes. Lou is determined to get the most out of the experience and throws herself into her new job and New York life.
As she begins to mix in New York high society, Lou meets Joshua Ryan, a man who brings with him a whisper of her past. Before long, Lou finds herself torn between Fifth Avenue where she works and the treasure-filled vintage clothing store where she actually feels at home. 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?
* This book was provided by Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review.
One of the things that I really enjoyed about Still Me is that it felt like we got back to the basics of what type of person Louisa is. In the last book, she was very sad and depressed, with good reason, but it was nice to see her back in a place that felt good to read. She's funny and silly, yet there is something charming about her.
There was lots of relationship drama that was totally expected. It was sad that I felt that Louisa never really seems to catch a break in the relationship department. She needed something good to happen for her relationship-wise. Maybe she just needs to be okay with being alone for a little while. Sort out who she is and what she wants. She's in a new city, with a relationship on the rocks, and then to experience an employer throw you under the bus, that's a lot to deal with. Add to that a new guy friend that reminds you of someone you used to love. Louisa has her hands full and I enjoyed every moment of this fast paced ride.
Speaking of fast paced, I read this book in two sittings. It was a very quick read, and very enjoyable. Beyond the amazing pacing, there was a lot to like about Still Me. The plot was tight and the characters were great. I laughed, I was disgusted with some characters actions, I felt bad for Louisa at times, and I felt bad for others and times. The minor characters were memorable and really added to the story. From her family at home, to the elderly woman Mrs. De Witt, to her first NYC employers the Gopniks', and her coworkers, to the new friends Louisa has made in the big apple, they all added a unique piece to Louisa's journey of self discovery.
When it’s all said and done, I enjoyed this iteration of Louisa and I think we’ve come to the end of her story. I won't spoil the anything for you, but maybe, just maybe Louisa gets a little happiness at the end of it all. In Me Before You Louisa learns about real love, then book ended in loss. After You was about Louisa learning how to live with that loss and carry on with life. Still Me is all about Lou learning how to live again in her own right. If Moyes does decides to take us a bit further on Louisa's journey, I would be happy to go along for the ride.
Now that you've heard my two cents on Still Me, read the Q&A below and see what Jojo Moyes has to say about the third installment of the series that follows Louisa Clark.
Q&A with Jojo Moyes
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