Before I Met You

A Novel

An uplifting, warm, and unforgettable story about two women in two different times

By Lisa Jewell Read by Helen Duff Contemporary / Family Life / Fiction / Historical English, Unabridged 15h 15m Sell Sheet Also available on
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							After her grandmother Arlette's death, Betty is finally ready to begin her life. She had forfeited university, parties, boyfriends, summer jobs-all the usual preoccupations of a woman her age-in order to care for Arlette. Now she's ready for whatever life throws at her, and, since the will included a beneficiary unknown to her who lives in the city, she heads there to find the mysterious woman... 

In 1920s London, Arlette is starting her new life in a time of postwar change. Beautiful and charismatic, she's drawn into a hedonistic world, but then tragedy strikes, and she flees back to her childhood home... 

When Betty's search leads her to a man-someone who meant the world to her grandmother-the secrets of Arlette's past may help Betty find her own way to happiness in the present... 

A rich detective story and a captivating look at London then and now, Before I Met You is an unforgettable novel about two very different women, separated by seventy years but united by big hearts and even bigger dreams.

"Jewell unfolds each detail of Arlette's secret past with impeccable timing...takes readers to emotional highs and lows alike." - Publishers Weekly

"Jewell's many fans should eagerly embrace this story about two different women living in two different times whose lives converge in the most unexpected way...Jewell keeps the pace steady, the plot intriguing, and the characters highly relatable. Family dynamics, the search for love and personal meaning, and the simple yet evocative daily motions of each woman keep the pages turning. Sure to be a popular title." - Booklist