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’m a big fan of JoJo Moyes. I loved Me Before You. Read the book and have watched the movie several times. I found Louisa Clark’s optimism and somewhat naive view of the world charming. The sequel, After You, didn’t appeal to me as much, although the dark tone of the sequel was expected with Lou still reeling from her beloved Will’s death. But Lou comes back with a vengeance in this latest installment. She regains her confidence and stands, perhaps for the first time in her life, on her own two feet. She suffers heartache and betrayal but her never-give-up attitude shines through.
I highly recommend this third installment in the series. I’ll be curious to see what Moyes has in store for us next. Will she continue the series? She leaves Still Me somewhat open-ended if she chooses to further explore Lou’s adventure in New York. That’s not to say she left us hanging because I was completely satisfied with the ending. What do you think? Will we see more from Louisa Clark?