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The Last Letter from Your Lover: A Novel | [Jojo Moyes]

The Last Letter from Your Lover: A Novel

A sophisticated, pause-resistant double love story spanning 40 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, 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, a journalist named Ellie discovers the same enigmatic letter in a forgotten file in her newspaper's archives....
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Publisher's Summary

A sophisticated, pause-resistant double love story spanning 40 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 and listeners who have made One Day and The Guernsey Literary Potato Peel Pie Society best sellers.

©2011 Jojo Moyes (P)2011 Penguin

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    Cincy Jeanne 03-30-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Intriguing Beautifully-Imperfect, Resilient Love
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    Loved the story! It has an intriguing plot, well developed, and humanly, imperfect characters finding their way to happiness, and even love in a world not always kind, and rarely easy.

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    Lorrie Finley 03-13-15 Member Since 2014
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    "I loved this story!!"

    Ignites hope and causes one to recall what true love looks and sounds like. The narrator created beautiful impressions of the stories facets.

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    J Freeman Gainesville, FL United States 01-31-15
    J Freeman Gainesville, FL United States 01-31-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Beautiful tragic love story"

    Kept listening because I wanted it to end a certain way and hoped it would! Narrator did a fantastic job.

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    Ellen Marietta, GA, United States 01-29-15
    Ellen Marietta, GA, United States 01-29-15 Member Since 2008
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    "Excellent"
    Where does The Last Letter from Your Lover rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Close to the top - this was a great story and well told.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Last Letter from Your Lover?

    It was not predictable - many surprises and all good!


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    Tiffany 01-05-15
    Tiffany 01-05-15
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    "Pretty Disapointing"
    Would you try another book from Jojo Moyes and/or Susan Lyons?

    It took me so long to get through this book compared to her others. The beginning of the story verged on confusing and boring. It was difficult to follow. The real story didn't pick up until part three and even that was predictable.


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    Leisha los angeles 12-10-14
    Leisha los angeles 12-10-14 Member Since 2015

    Its an weird thing but my favourite genre to read is murder/mystery books but when it comes to audio books, I love ChicLit! Odd I know!

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    "ALWAYS A WINNER"

    As always with Jojo Moyes, this was a great story. No need for a synopsis just to say highly recommended from a reader who found this author purely based on other reviews which were all correct. She has a way of writing which is so engrossing but still an easy enjoyable read.

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    Somewhere in Idaho 12-09-14
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    "Exceptional!"
    Would you listen to The Last Letter from Your Lover again? Why?

    Yes, it is so moving, the characters are so real, the plot so well developed.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Last Letter from Your Lover?

    When I learned that Boot was the librarian.


    Which character – as performed by Susan Lyons – was your favorite?

    Boot


    Who was the most memorable character of The Last Letter from Your Lover and why?

    Jennifer. So much more time is spent with her. And she drove me mad with how she treated Boot. I wanted to shake her.


    Any additional comments?

    The book got off to such a slow start, with no action for so long, that I got bored and nearly put it down for good. But boy am I glad I didn't! It ranks as one of the more memorable books I have ever read.

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    S. G. Schadowsky Arizona 09-22-14
    S. G. Schadowsky Arizona 09-22-14 Member Since 2013

    goodlife guide

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    "Past and future love story"
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    A heart-warming story about love lost and found. Great present story with strong ties to the past.

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    Yolanda S. Bean Chicago, IL 08-21-14
    Yolanda S. Bean Chicago, IL 08-21-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Not For Me"

    This was the most recent book club selection - and the first time that I listened to one rather than read it. And I think this will probably be the last time that I chose to listen to our selection rather than read it. It took me forever to plod through this one. I regret voting for this one, that’s for sure! The performer who narrates this does a good job, but her careful speaking and precise accent adds to slowing down the already glacial pacing. And the alternating time periods would most likely be a lot easier to follow in a printed version. Not to mention that the redundancy of the letters themselves would be a lot easier to skim over on the physical page.

    I also think that all of the adultery and sex would be more palatable in print than listening to it in the car (or heavens forbid, at work!). These are the first “love” scenes that I have encountered in an audiobook and I do hope that they are the last - it’s not pleasant to listen to.

    As for the story itself, it’s rather underwhelming. The modern angle of the story came as an abrupt shift and quite frankly just takes too long to connect back with the main story between Jennifer and “Boot”. Part of my dislike for this aspect of the plot lies with Ellie herself - she is unlikable and completely unsympathetic. And her romantic entanglements are melodramatic and just too soap-operatic for them to be interesting. Not that the other characters are all that much better - I did not identify or particularly like any of them. And the plot - even with its ridiculous “twists” is actually quite predictable overall.

    Perhaps if Ellie’s section had been removed entirely, I would have enjoyed this more, but since it greatly bogs down the book, it really slowed down my ability to muster up the energy or desire to listen to any of it. Frankly, I am surprised that I made it through all 15+ hours. I think I would have stomached the book a bit better in print, but even then, I don’t think it would have redeemed the characters or the plot.

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    Barb 06-18-14
    Barb 06-18-14
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    "Pleasant surprise"

    Often love stories like this one can be too syrupy sweet, portraying male characters either as egotistical prigs or too sensitive to be credible, single faceted, and women either as in-your-face feminists, capricious, or delicate flowers. (I suspect I share the skepticism of the reviewer who asks, "What's so great about Jennifer?" although I decided that she is just one of those women who embody all that most men found attractive in the 60s, but women may resent or cannot relate to.) I enjoy a story in which the characters are not so easily defined, even the bad ones are sympathetic, even the good guys screw up. A 40-year gap is a stretch, but I know two women, one in her 80s, and one in her 60s, who experienced it. This is my first listen of Jojo Moyes' books. Happy to find there are others. Four stars because, after reading the reviews, I look forward to even better ones by Ms. Moyes. Ms. Lyons' narration was just right for me, neither detracting from nor embellishing the story.

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