ROBINSON MEETING- "Me Before You" JoJo Moyes

Hello everyone!  Thanks to Sue Roberts for the book idea!  This is our second Jo Jo Moyes book.   We loved The Last Letter From Your Lover.   Here is the synopsis for March's book, Me Before You:

They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose . . .

Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has barely been farther afield than their tiny village. Louisa Clark has lived in the shadow of her town's tourist attraction, the Castle, all her life. She has never left her small town, and has worked at the Buttered Bun cafe for so many years, she knows the in's and out's of all her regular customer's lives. So when the Buttered Bun is closed to make way for more Castle-associated tourist cafes, Louisa `Lou' finds herself jobless in the middle of Britain's recession. She has no schooling or qualifications other than waitress. She needs a job, and fast, because her parents, Alzheimer grandfather and single-mother sister rely on her paychecks. Her boyfriend, Patrick, can't help her out either - he's obsessed with the `Viking' marathon and fat-ratio-body-count zero-carbs dieting.



So when the job centre recommends Lou try for a job as carer to a quadriplegic, she reluctantly goes for the interview She takes a badly needed job working for ex–Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is.  Will is acerbic, moody, bossy—but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living. A Love Story  for this generation, Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn’t have less in common—a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?

 



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  • Dana S.

    I'm sorry I had to miss this one too. Hope to catch up with everyone in April or May.

    March 28, 2014

  • Bobbi

    So sorry to miss everyone. I loved the book

    March 26, 2014

    • Susan

      I loved it too. Did you think that will would change his min? 1/2 of us thought he would 1/2 said they knew he wouldn't.

      March 26, 2014

  • Becky

    Sorry I can't make it. Hope to make the next one!

    March 26, 2014

  • Janet

    Please let me know if you are interested in going to hear author, Mary Frailey Calland speak, at La Roche College on Saturday March 29 at 9:30 AM. She is the author of "Consecrated Dust". Here is a brief synopsis of the book: "On September 17, 1862, an explosion at the Allegheny Arsenal in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, kills seventy-eight girls rolling bullet cartridges for the Union army. News of the catastrophe is buried, however, beneath the horrendous casualty reports from the Battle of Antietam, fought on the very same day. Inspired by these two real-life tragedies, Consecrated Dust tells the story of four young northerners - feminist, Clara Ambrose; soldier, Garrett Cameron; industrialist, Edgar Gliddon; and immigrant, Annie Burke - friends, lovers, and bitter rivals. In the teeming streets and factories of Pittsburgh, and on the battlefields of the Army of the Potomac, they struggle to survive, forced to choose between love and duty, sacrifice and greed.

    March 6, 2014

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