Still Me. Finished audio 2-14-18, 4.5/5, fiction, pub. 20118
Unabridged audio read by Anna Acton, 13.5 hours
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 has been hired by the superrich Gopniks—Leonard and his unhappy, much younger second wife, Agnes—and finds herself amid a never-ending array of household staff and hangers-on. But Lou is determined to get the most out of the experience and throws herself into her job and this very privileged New York life.
As Lou tries to keep the two sides of her world together, she finds herself carrying secrets—not all her own—that cause a catastrophic change in her circumstances. 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? from Goodreads
Louisa Clark is one of the best heroines in the last few years. I fell in love with her infectious spirit and have loved seeing her grow into a confident career woman following dreams she didn’t even know she had. The Louisa we cried with in Me Before You still had me shedding a tear or two in this one, but I’m left with all good feelings about her journey.
This one opens with Louisa moving across the pond to the Big Apple and taking a job as an assistant to a wealthy wife. She is well suited to the job. For some reason she thinks she can keep her boyfriend through the move, but the distance proves problematic. This was no surprise, of course, and it did take the shine off Sam for me. Alas, our girl is a little too good at her job and is fired. And did I mention that she met a Will look-a-like who is interested in her?
I loved it and am sad to say good-bye to Louisa, even if we are leaving her in a good place.