September book of the month: THE ONE PLUS ONE by Jojo Moyes. Read and join Jojo for webchat on 30 September, 9-10pm

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NataliaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 21-Jul-14 16:28:51

Jojo Moyes' Me Before You was a phenomena with over 3 million copies sold worldwide. Fans are in for a treat this summer with her latest novel The One Plus One which follows the story of a relentlessly determined and supportive single parent, Jess. Described as 'a heartbreaking, laugh-out-loud, thought-provoking, emotional rollercoaster' by The Sunday Express, Moyes' story tells of an unexpected love story that develops amid the ups and downs of a hectic family life.

Jojo Moyes is a novelist and a journalist. She worked at the Independent for ten years before leaving to write full time. Her previous novels have all been critically acclaimed and include Me Before You, The Girl You Left Behind, The Ship of Brides, Foreign Fruit, and The Last Letter from Your Lover. She lives in Essex with her husband and their three children. Jojo will be joining us for a webchat on 30 September to chat about The One Plus One so post your questions in advance or join us on the night.

We have 50 copies of Jojo's book to giveaway. Apply here for a free copy. If you're one of the lucky 50 we will inform you next Tuesday (29 July). If you don't access a free copy, order it up online to read over the summer and join us for book club in September.

Happy reading!

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whatwoulddexterdo Mon 21-Jul-14 20:17:13

Done. Fingers crossed. I loved me before You

BeerTricksPotter Mon 21-Jul-14 20:19:06

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HypodeemicNerdle Fri 25-Jul-14 21:54:21

Ooh fingers crossed, I've applied.
I've just discovered Jojo Moyes (where have I been?!) and I've loved what I've read so far

MrsWickens Fri 25-Jul-14 23:05:17

Here's hoping grin

Mumof3teens Sat 26-Jul-14 13:20:24

Fingers crossed

ImperialBlether Sat 26-Jul-14 23:54:33

I hope I get a copy - I love Jojo Moyes' books.

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AfternoonsandCoffeespoons Sun 27-Jul-14 10:24:58

Ooh fingers crosses! Love Jojo Moyes!

AMillionNameChangesLater Wed 30-Jul-14 21:47:09

I pre-ordered it, so have already read it. It's a wonderful book

mistyegg Fri 08-Aug-14 10:10:56

Got my copy this morning- thank you very much thanks

TheDailyWail Fri 08-Aug-14 10:42:19

Me too! Thank you.

revealall Fri 08-Aug-14 11:38:40

WOW! I got a copy. Thank you so much.

JillJ72 Fri 08-Aug-14 17:37:35

Yay, thank you thanks

MrsWickens Fri 08-Aug-14 22:06:24

So happy to have got my book today. Thank you!

HypodeemicNerdle Fri 08-Aug-14 23:46:38

Ooh thank you I got one today too!
I thought I'd missed out as I'd not had an email so it was a lovely unexpected surprise

goodasitgets Sat 09-Aug-14 10:36:25

Just came home to a book grin
Thank you so much!

AfternoonsandCoffeespoons Sat 09-Aug-14 19:08:15

Oh wow!! Just got home and I've got one!! Didn't see an email so a complete suprise - thank you!!

mugglelady Mon 11-Aug-14 12:21:47

Thanks for my copy thanks

ImperialBlether Mon 11-Aug-14 12:39:01

I have read this now - has anyone else?

I'd like to ask JoJo:

Much of your portrayal of Jess's poverty and hard work rang true except for two things:

1) The Rolls Royce - this was just unbelievable, first that they would have one and secondly that she would compare the prices of the coach and train, find them too expensive and then decide to drive an uninsured and untaxed Rolls Royce the length of Britain in order to save money.

2) The fact she was going to be away from work for several days - she would lose income from those days and this would be a huge factor in making her decision. The shortest time she was away from her jobs, the better. This was again a reason why she wouldn't want to drive there.

I really liked Me Before You and have to say I was disappointed with this novel. Sorry!

ImperialBlether Mon 11-Aug-14 12:39:48

I didn't have an email to say I'd got a copy either, MNHQ - maybe something went wrong there? Thank you for sending it, in any event.

BreadForBrains Wed 13-Aug-14 22:59:10

Thankyou for my copy! Just arrived back from a very dull trip to find this on my doormat smile

BreadForBrains Wed 13-Aug-14 22:59:22

Thankyou for my copy! Just arrived back from a very dull trip to find this on my doormat smile

TobyZiegler Thu 14-Aug-14 09:56:50

Marking my place. I haven't started reading it yet. I was very surprised to receive it because I couldn't remember entering. I'll post my review later.

whatwoulddexterdo Thu 14-Aug-14 10:07:51

Thank you for my free copy. I am about a hundred pages in so far and am enjoying it so far. If only the kids would leave me alone so I can carry on reading!

revealall Thu 14-Aug-14 11:21:28

I read this in two days flat. Not read Me before a You but will do now.

Loved the book. So refreshing to find an easy novel that isn't American or featuring unbeliveable glamorous characters.

My only jarring points were towards the end the book kept mentioning Jess's unrelenting positivity. I think one of the first things to go in poverty is the cheery optimism. I quite liked her in the beginning without it.
I didn't really believe the drama over the earring either. I don't think people that rich give a damn what the cleaners think.
Also NO ONE drives at 40 miles an hour to an important and life changing competition? You would just put her in front let her be sick for the 12 hours it takes to drive and have two days recovery.

Anyway my mums now got it and she's loving it too.

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