JoJo Moyes Books In Order & My Must Read Picks
If you want heartfelt novels featuring the power of female friendships, complex situations, the ups and downs of families and a hint of love stories, JoJo Moyes is your person!
You don’t want to miss out, so if you are looking to read all of the JoJo Moyes books in order, you can find everything you need here!
Plus, I’ll let you know which ones are truly worth reading and which ones you can skip if you don’t have time to read every single one!
Grouped by publication date & series, I’m sharing all of the JoJo Moyes books in order. I can’t wait for you to get caught up in the intricate tales she weaves and discover more about yourself along the way.
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JoJo Moyes Books In Order
Sheltering Rain (2002)
If you love books set in Ireland, give the very first of JoJo Moyes books in order a try! The relationship between mothers and daughters takes center stage in this novel about 3 generations of women trying to find their way forward.
Kate left her small Irish village and vowed her relationship with her daughter would be completely different from her own mom. But Sabine has her own plans, including seeing her Irish grandmother. When the generations converge, everyone is forced to take a second look at the lives they know. | Amazon | Bookshop.org
Windfallen (Foreign Fruit) (2003)
Two women from different generations find meaning in a beautiful house that ties them together. Arcadia has always been a part of Lottie’s life – even as both her life and the house fall into disrepair. Later, another woman comes to the house with the intention of restoring it to it’s former glory. Daisy is also looking for a new beginning, but also finds friendship and a love she never expected. | Amazon | Bookshop.org
The Peacock Emporium (2005)
Based on a number of reviews, this is one of the JoJo Moyes books in order that I’ve personally skipped. The main criticism is that the characters are too entitled to sympathize with and the story is disjointed. So, with plenty of other incredible books on this list feel free to pass over this one!
Suzanna is still haunted by the legacy of her enigmatic, spoiled, wild child mother even as an adult. Her only source of peace is her eclectic coffee bar/shop, The Peacock Emporium. Through her store she finds her first real connections with friends and faces up to the secrets of her past. | Amazon
The Ship of Brides (2005)
A journey across the ocean changes the lives of a few characters on board in the aftermath of WWII. This is the book I’m most looking forward to reading next! It sounds like a unique scenario that I haven’t encountered in WWII fiction before!
The HMS Victoria is leaving from Australia with 650 women on board looking for new opportunities (and men to marry) in England. Also making the trip are a thousand naval officers, but there are strict rules keeping the two groups apart. Needless to say the lives of a few become intertwined as they make the journey. | Amazon
Silver Bay (2007)
Small town lovers will adore this seaside addition to JoJo Moyes books in order. Liza relishes the security her small town provides for her and her daughter, and she’ll do anything necessary to protect her way of life. The latest threat is a developer looking to build a resort that will compete with Liza’s aunt’s hotel.
Liza finds herself drawn to the man spearheading the development, though. He’s everything she thought she’d never have again and clearly too good to be true. Will big changes on the horizon destroy the life she’s built or offer her an even better one? | Amazon
Night Music (2008)
A tragedy leaves a classical musician alone with her children and a dilapidated manor house they’re now forced to inhabit. She’s left with no choice but to turn to their new neighbors for help fixing the place up and rebuilding their lives.
The Last Letter From Your Lover (2008)
This is one of my all-time favorite JoJo Moyes books, so I’m recommending it as a must-read! It was also turned into a movie, available on Netflix so give that a shot after you read the book!
Dual timelines tell the story of a young reporter investigating what happened with a love triangle decades before her time. Part romance, part mystery – this novel is a captivating look into relationships and finding the person you’re meant to be with. | Amazon | Bookshop.org
The Horse Dancer (2009)
At first glance, this is a story about a teenage girl and her horse, but at it’s heart it explores the value of friendships and the impact of every decision we make.
Sarah is left reeling when her grandfather becomes ill and she must juggle her time between training with the horse he gave her and visiting him in the hospital. When she happens across Natasha, a young lawyer dealing with her own issues, the two form an unlikely bond. | Amazon | Bookshop.org
JoJo Moyes Books In Order: The Girl You Left Behind Series
While it can hardly be called a “series” there are technically a prequel and main novel for The Girl You Left Behind. Weirdly, it’s almost impossible to find the prequel novella, Honeymoon in Paris!! I could only track down the audiobook (and it was pricey!) So, unless you’re a die-hard, stick with just The Girl You Left Behind.
- Honeymoon in Paris (2012)
- The Girl You Left Behind (2012)
The Girl You Left Behind (2012)
Unnecessary personal opinion, but I adore the cover of this historical fiction novel!! A World War I addition to JoJo Moyes books in order tackles the consequences of Nazi occupation in one woman’s life.
During the occupation of Paris in WWI, Sophie becomes the obsession of a Nazi Kommandant while her husband is fighting on the front lines. The painting that first drew his attention stirs up a scandal decades later when a young woman learns it’s true worth. | Amazon | Bookshop.org
JoJo Moyes Books In Order: Me Before You Series
Arguably her most popular book, Me Before You was my first introduction to JoJo Moyes and hooked me on her writing. It was first published in 2012 and turned into an excellent movie adaptation in 2016.
- Me Before You (2012)
- After You (2015)
- Still Me (2018)
Me Before You (2012)
Sometimes love can put us through heart wrenchingly difficult circumstances, as shown in Me Before You. Louisa has no idea what she’s in for when she takes a job as a caretaker for a local family. Her charge turns out to be a bitter and cruel young man in a wheelchair who has no desire to keep living.
As they come to understand each other, they discover they can help change their lives in unthinkable ways. This was a book that stayed with me long after I read it. I couldn’t get the characters and their decisions out of my mind, in all the best ways! | Amazon | Bookshop.org
After You (2015)
When we pick back up with Lou Clark, she’s struggling to move on from the events of Me Before You. When an accident places her right back in her family’s home, she feels like she’s moving even further backward. In attempt to break out of the rut, she attends a “Moving On” support group and meets Sam, someone who may actually be able to understand what she’s going through.
All is going well until someone from Will’s past sets her on a completely different course. It’s hard to follow up a novel as moving as Me Before You, but JoJo Moyes does a wonderful job taking Lou’s story and showing the aftereffects. I love how Lou’s life continues on and we get to see what comes next. | Amazon | Bookshop.org
Still Me (2018)
The final book in the trilogy follows Lou to New York as she takes the opportunity to work with one of the city’s ultra rich elite. She’s hopeful that her and Sam can continue things long distance, but those relationships are never simple.
Lou ends up splitting her time between the high society life of her boss and a vintage clothing shop where she feels more at home. She must discover who she really is after all she’s been through and where she fits in. | Amazon | Bookshop.org
One Plus One (2014)
This is one of JoJo Moyes books in order that I still remember fondly years and years after reading it! An (essentially) single mother of two very different kids is at her wit’s end when her car breaks down on the way to an important maths tournament for her daughter.
They’re unexpectedly saved by the nerdy boss she cleans for and he agrees to drive them all the way to Scotland for the competition. This turns into a charming road trip that showcases the power of family and exploring a connection that you never saw coming! | Amazon
Paris For One & Other Short Stories (2015)
I’ve heard mixed reviews about this collection of short stories, but I found them utterly enchanting! I have a soft spot for Paris, so that may be part of the reason but I also simply enjoyed the shortened version of the delightful tales JoJo Moyes can tell. The novella length Paris for One kicks off the collection with a woman’s whirlwind weekend in Paris. Then you’ll find 8 other short stories inside! | Amazon
The Giver of Stars (2019)
The Giver of Stars is quite possibly my favorite JoJo Moyes book. It feels completely different from her other novels as it takes place in rural Kentucky during the Depression Era. I was completely captivated from start to finish about the group of women who delivered books to locals!
Learn about the incredible strength and vision of Packhorse Librarians of Kentucky who braved wild animals, floods, and prejudice to bring the gift of reading to those who needed it most. | Amazon | Bookshop.org
Someone Else’s Shoes (2022)
Her latest release was featured by Book of the Month, so I snagged it and read it immediately! I loved how this focused on unexpected friendships between the most unlikely of people.
When two vastly different women accidentally swap bags at the gym, their routines are thrown off in life-changing ways. Nisha finds out immediately after that the lavish lifestyle she’s led is gone when her wealthy husband demands a divorce. She’s left destitute unless she returns the pair of Louboutin in her gym bag…which are now with Sam.
Sam is facing her own problems at work and home, which multiply when she’s suddenly targeted by a home invasion. When Nisha and Sam finally connect, they end up bonding in wildly unexpected ways over what they have to do next… | Amazon
Have you caught up on all of these JoJo Moyes books in order? Which is your favorite of the JoJo Moyes books in order?