The Last Letter From your Lover

A Novel
Moyes, Jojo (Book - 2011 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Last Letter From your Lover

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Penguin Putnam
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.

Baker & Taylor
More than 40 years after a car accident causes Jennifer Stirling to lose her memory on the day she planned to leave her husband for a mysterious lover, journalist Ellie becomes obsessed by the story and struggles to learn what happened in the hopes of revitalizing her career and romantic prospects. 40,000 first printing.

& Taylor

More than forty years after a car accident causes Jennifer Stirling to lose her memory on the day she planned to leave her husband for a mysterious lover, journalist Ellie becomes obsessed by the story and seeks the truth in the hopes of revitalizing hercareer.

Authors: Moyes, Jojo, 1969-
Title: The last letter from your lover
a novel
Publisher: New York : Pamela Dorman Books-Viking, 2011
Characteristics: 390 p. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 0670022802
Statement of Responsibility: Jojo Moyes
Subject Headings: FICTION / Contemporary Women FICTION / Literary
Genre/Form: Love stories
Topical Term: FICTION Contemporary Women
FICTION Literary
LCCN: 2011002023
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Jul 16, 2014
  • karierena rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A beautifully written story, With characters you find yourself hoping and wanting good things for. I found myself looking for her other novels and was not disappointed. A good read.

Apr 27, 2014
  • jweitz rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Jojo Moyes is a very engaging writer and has a talent for weaving a very heart warming book.

Jan 06, 2014
  • pattyloucor67 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Another captivating read from Jojo Moyes. The protagonist, Jennifer Stirling, awakens from a coma after a horrific auto crash, having no memory of what and why. She later finds love letters (not from her husband) - the book fluctuates between the time before the accident and the present. While not as great as Me Before You, Last Letter... was poignant and intricate, I am on a mission to read all of her books, whenever I can obtain them from the library. This is not an ordinary romance/love lost novel!

Although I agree with the previous comments--it's an engaging, satisfying page-turner--I would like to warn you against giving up on it in the early going, as I almost did. I found the beginning uninteresting, not living up to the cover description, but I pressed on and soon became very involved. Even at that point, though, I briefly thought that it seemed too much of a soap opera, but continued and was well rewarded. Another point is that it's necessary to make note of the dates that indicate time shifts and keep them in mind. Enjoy!

Nov 11, 2013
  • kesha1123 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Love does not exist like this in reality therefore I am so thankful for Moyes' fiction. Each time I read her novels, I become a bigger fan. The dual romances spanning over two time frames makes for page-turning reading. The complicated characterization paired with clever plot elements are delightful.

May 22, 2013
  • ownedbydoxies rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I enjoy how this writer portrays women, her books might be aimed primarily at women, but the characters are not sappy romantics. They're much more real than that, and the plot-lines keep me reading to see where she heads next, so they're not predictable.

This was a great read. By the end I couldn't put it down. Very nice.

Feb 01, 2012
  • Ker38 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Should be a movie! It had me enthralled! I at first was disappointed with the change of writing style when it switched to the "present" but then admired her ability to do so, as she did capture the way things really are now (in terms of communication, etc).

It had me gasping, sighing and remarking out loud "No, this can't happen!". This is not the norm for me.

Well worth the read. So well written, you can visualize it and feel it.

Sep 06, 2011
  • Junglequeen rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Excellent book. Young married woman who thought her lover died in a car accident only to find out that her husband had been hiding the truth from her. She was suffering from a head injury and as a result, loss part of her memory. Story travelled back and forth in time, monthwise. Forty years later, a reporter with the London's Nation newspapers went out to find out about this unhappy affair. A very intriguing read!

Discover: A passionate page-turner that pays homage to the lost art of letter writing and the power of love.

"London 1960: Jennifer Stirling wakes in a hospital to learn that she has survived a terrible car accident. She is the wife of a wealthy business magnate who provides Jennifer with a life some women only dream of. The problem is, Jennifer can't recall who she is or who she was--until she discovers a heartfelt love letter signed with the letter "B," asking her for forgiveness and to leave her husband. It proves to be just the jolt Jennifer's memory needs in reconstructing the past and a love affair she only half-remembers.

JoJo Moyes (Sheltering Rain; The Peacock Emporium) structures this captivating romance in chapters named for the months surrounding the fateful accident in 1960, and weaves a tale that ultimately unravels in 2003. A modern-day journalist, Ellie, caught in a complicated love affair of her own, discovers love letters misfiled in a newspaper archive. Searching for meaning in her own life and a story that might save her career, she sets out to find and reunite the lovers immortalized on the page. But is it too late?

At times, the shifts of chronology might make the reader feel as off-balance as Jennifer in does piecing together the facts that resulted in the accident and its tragic aftermath. But Moyes is an intelligent, engaging storyteller who lures the reader through the complexities of the narrative via dramatic twists and turns of missed opportunities, glitches that keep lovers apart and cliff-hangers that build up reader expectation only to deliver the unexpected." --Kathleen Gerard, blogger at Reading Between the Lines


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Jul 24, 2013
  • M_ALCOTT rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

" I will never stop loving you. I have never loved anyone before you, and there will never be anyone after you."

Jul 24, 2013
  • M_ALCOTT rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

" You and I could no more not love each other than the earth could stop circling the sun."


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