My Thoughts On “One Plus One” by Jojo Moyes

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As a huge fan of the amazing book “Me Before You”, I nearly did a cartwheel in the kitchen when the publishers sent me an Advanced Review Copy of Moyes’ newest novel, “One Plus One”.

As a mother of four, I immediately fell in love with this novel. It is the story of a mother, Jess, determined to do anything in order to help her children get their chance in this world. Her daughter, Tanzie, is very gifted when it comes to math. Her teacher tests her in order to see the extent of her gift and recommends her to a local private school.

Unfortunately, even with extensive help from the school, Jess cannot afford it. So the teacher recommends that Tanzie try to win a math contest in nearby Scotland. She just needs a little help to get there.

In walks Ed, the most unlikely of heroes as he is facing jail time for insider trading. But this serious, geeky businessman finds everything he has been missing in this haphazard family.

I laughed. I giggled. I cheered. I gasped. “One Plus One” is a fun road-trip of a novel. “Me Before You” is a great book club book because it lends itself to a great discussion. “One Plus One” is simply a great read about a mother who never quits, even when everyone around her tells her that she should.

The author is British, so watch out for those bloody F-bombs. It’s available in July!


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