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?
Funny, romantic, and poignant, Still Me follows Lou as she navigates how to stay true to herself, while pushing to live boldly in her brave new world.
I´ll say this once. I´ll say this twice or as many times as I please- Louisa Clarke is my all time favorite book heroine!
I´ve had the pleasure of accompanying Lou on her journey through 3 books. I can´t really say that I´ve had enough.
I want more!
A reader meets Louisa in `Me Before You` ( book #1) who temporarily takes care of a paralyzed Will Traynor. `Me Before You` ruined me beyond words.
In book #2, `Me After You` we meet Louisa again, only she´s filled with grief and can´t seem to find a way out of her pain after Will´s death. Then she meets someone new. Sam. `Me Before You` was another tear-jerker.
In `Still Me` a reader finally get´s to see the wonderful Lou finally step foot into life and explore the unknown!
It was a joy reading about Louisa finding herself… Because that´s that this book is about.
With who Louisa will start / end her journey is not my story to tell, neither am I going to say what the quirky, good-natured Louisa goes through while on her self finding trip.
It´s emotional. It´s thoughtful. It´s reality smacking someone in the face and guiding them to a happy place.
I loved this `Still Me` just as much as I loved `Me Before You` and `Me After You ` . Even if `Still Me` didn´t make me cry or leave me with a nasty book hangover… I still enjoyed reading the book.
Would I recommend this book? Yes yes YES!
Would I re-read this book? I´m not sure. This isn´t really something I would pick for a re-read. I´d much rather like for the story to continue.
The Cover – 5 stars ( This is a dream book cover for me.)
The Story – 5 stars ( There wasn´t anything exceptionally mind-blow-worthy about this book but it was still a great read.)
The Characters – 5 stars ( I seriously think Louisa Clarke is all the magic. You just can´t help but fall in love with her kindness. Without her the story would be half as good. I also think it´s safe to say that Sam doesn´t come close to Will. His relationship with Lou seems unfitting at first but in this book he grew on me. They were a great match. Lou, the sunshine of the year and Sam, the less emotional type.)
My emotional state after finishing this read – Utterly satisfied.
I´m giving `Still Me` ( Me Before You #3) by Jojo Moyes 5 out of 5 stars
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