[Book Talk] The Last Letter To Your Lover by Jojo Moyes

the-last-letter-from-your-loverBook Details:

Format: Paperback
Source: Bought
Read: January 2017

Synopsis:

A sophisticated, page-turning double love story spanning forty years-an unforgettable Brief Encounter for our times.

It is 1960. When Jennifer Stirling wakes up in the hospital, she can remember nothing-not the tragic car accident that put her there, not her husband, not even who she is. She feels like a stranger in her own life until she stumbles upon an impassioned letter, signed simply “B”, asking her to leave her husband.

Years later, in 2003, a journalist named Ellie discovers the same enigmatic letter in a forgotten file in her newspaper’s archives. She becomes obsessed by the story and hopeful that it can resurrect her faltering career. Perhaps if these lovers had a happy ending she will find one to her own complicated love life, too. Ellie’s search will rewrite history and help her see the truth about her own modern romance.

A spellbinding, intoxicating love story with a knockout ending, The Last Letter from Your Lover will appeal to the readers who have made One Day and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society bestsellers.

My Thoughts

When I started reading this book — I think it’s my 5th Jojo Moyes book — I wasn’t totally into it. In fact, I thought I wouldn’t get into it at all, which is maybe because I started it at bedtime and was sleepy and just didn’t have the time to get into it. That’s probably it because once I got into it, it was like, OH MY GOD — this is my favourite Jojo Moyes book (which is what I say after reading all of her books!).

The synopsis says it’s a dual love story, but really, I felt like there was only one love story in the whole book. I loved how romantic it all was and that it took place in the 60’s and even though coming to the present was just a little jarring (since SO much had changed over 40 years), it was still such a great, great read. I loved Jennifer and I loved Ellie so much and even though Ellie’s love story was just a little too modern for me, it was still very fitting for this book. Actually, as I was reading, I couldn’t help but compare Ellie to Kate Winslet’s character in The Holiday — they were very similar!

I think once I hit the 40% mark of reading this, I just couldn’t put it down. Jojo Moyes just creates these spellbinding, whirlwind, and epic romances that just sweep you off your feet! I’m glad I have a copy of this for my shelf and I really can’t wait to read another book by her — I’m happy I still have lots to catch up on. She’s a fantastic author!

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