Recently Read #11: The One Plus One

The One Plus One, Jojo Moyes
We're doing a short break on the travel posts today and for that I'm bringing back the "book reviews" with something not completely out of the blue since I read that book partly while I was in London.


  • The One Plus One: 4/5

I’m very well aware that I haven’t been posting as many times a week as I used too, I had a massive to-do list at work and I’ve been working on something new for the blog for a few months. I’m having a lot of ideas for side projects as well so it’s a bit too much at the moment. All of this is progressing slowly, but surely I guess. I really hope I can get back to a schedule soon. Anyway let’s get back to what brings me here today, the book!

The One Plus One, Jojo Moyes

One single mum

With two jobs and two children, Jess Thomas does her best day after day. But it’s hard on your own. And sometimes you take risks you shouldn’t. Because you have to . . .

One chaotic family

Jess’s gifted, quirky daughter Tanzie is brilliant with numbers, but without a helping hand she’ll never get the chance to shine. And Nicky, Jess’s teenage stepson, can’t fight the bullies alone.

Sometimes Jess feels like they’re sinking . . .

One handsome stranger

Into their lives comes Ed Nicholls, a man whose life is in chaos, and who is running from a deeply uncertain future. But he has time on his hands. He knows what it’s like to be lonely. And he wants to help . . .

One unexpected love story

The One Plus One is a captivating and unconventional romance from Jojo Moyes about two lost souls meeting in the most unlikely circumstances.

After reading Me Before You, I knew I absolutely had to read another Jojo Moyes novel. Although not as amazingly poignant as Me Before You was, I enjoyed that book very much. It takes a while for the story to settle (I may be biased here because at the beginning I was only reading a few pages at night – keeping up with the Vivian Apple series during the day – and it was going on too slowly for me to really get involved in the story), but once it had, I was completely in it and I really enjoyed following the adventures of that cute little family.

What book are you reading at the moment?

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