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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 70 years but united by big hearts and even bigger dreams.

©2013 Lisa Jewell (P)2018 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Could Not Stop Listening

Fabulous writing and character development.

Narrator is amazing. This is my second book by Lisa Jewel. I’m about to begin my third. I will also seek others narrated by Helen Duff.

Recommend to all ages and genders.

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I love this book

This book has everything I love about a book. The characters are likable, interesting, intelligent and "with it." The two timelines, one of the grandmother's romances and experiences in London and the other of the granddaughter's experiences in London many years later. The two lives seem to parallel each other. The two women make different choices from one another as their stories progress. This is well written and one of my favorite books. I will read it again.

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Before I Met You

I loved this story. Second book I have listened to by this author and really enjoyed!

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Wonderful

Great. Ok from beginning to end. No drag in the middle. Didn’t want it to end

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Air Force Wife

This book was very enjoyable. It started a little slow and I wasn’t sure about it but things quickly changed. I couldn’t stop until I reach the end. Betty was relentless.

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Excellent Performance, Satisfying Story.

The performance was so, so good! Incredible! A little slow getting started, but well worth it!

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Superb Writing

I love all of Lisa’s books. She draws you in. Helen is an excellent narrator which brings the story together.
Movie please.

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Sweet and enjoyable

Good characters, sweet and enjoyable story. A very pleasant and entertaining way to spend several hours.

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Just a great read!

After listening to so many psychological thrillers, I needed a break. This was the perfect break!!!

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wonderful

the narrator was superb! I couldn't stop listening.
Love, loss, life, lust and happily ever after

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