One Plus One: A Novel,  Jojo Moyes

One Plus One: A Novel, Jojo Moyes

Women and Adversity

 Jess Thomas in One Plus One:

A Novel

by Jojo Moyes

 Jess Thomas in Jojo Moyes’ recent novel, One Plus One, is a perfect example of a woman who has obstacles in her path.

 Her husband decided to leave for a while to determine his life’s path, and Jess is left with two children to raise. She works two jobs, has the children’s interests her Number One priority and goes to extreme lengths to help them succeed. Ed Nicholls enters the picture and provides the support Jess needs and fosters the needs of the children.

 The superb characterization of Jess, Ed, Tanzie and Nicky prompts the reader to want to be immersed in this story. The conflicts, the twists and turns in the plot and the ultimate conclusion leave the reader on edge but satisfied. A must read, especially for those who can’t envision solutions to their problems.

Article By: Jo Ann Mathews

I published an ebook, Women and Adversity, Honoring 23 Black Women, in February 2020 and Women and Adversity, Recognizing 23 Notable Mothers in May 2020. Now available is Women and Adversity, Saluting 23 Faithful Suffragists to commemorate the passage of the 19th Amendment giving the women the right to vote. Take a look at them at, and

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