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
Yes, it is so moving, the characters are so real, the plot so well developed.
When I learned that Boot was the librarian.
Jennifer. So much more time is spent with her. And she drove me mad with how she treated Boot. I wanted to shake her.
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.
A heart-warming story about love lost and found. Great present story with strong ties to the past.
Classic love story - well read - great listen! Just as good as "Me Than You" - different, but just as well written and read. Thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend!
This is the best of Jojo Moyes' books in my opinion. Even better then her two books which are presently on the NYTimes best seller list.
Susan Lyon's performance is simply wonderful!
I am an avid "reader"- I prefer to listen to books rather than read them due to the added dimension added by the narrator.
The only other JoJo Moyes book I had read prior to listening to The Last Letter from your Lover was Me Before You, which I really enjoyed. However, this book took me through a deep range of emotions and I was entranced. Heartbreak and triumph, happiness and sadness. Wonderful characters and wonderful, real relationships. This is a great story and the writing is beautifully and artfully done. Bravo! Can't wait to read One plus One.
Two star crossed couples, two different time periods, same problems! This story was captivating because the characters were so well developed. I became so engrossed in their lives, I found myself worrying about them when I wasn't listening. Definitely worth listening to/ reading.
This was sort of like my story. I loved it as it evoked a lot of memories for me. Another great book by Jojo I have read them all except one the ship of brides which I will read next. Loved it
Susan did a great job narrating. Jo has done it again. I had trepidation, reviews are mixed but I should have had faith, Jo Jo came through. While this book seems to have a wordy start, it still draws you in INTENSELY, and is so true to the period(s). When I reached the half way point, for me this book gained breathtaking momentum which grew and grew. I lost a bit of sleep on this one. Jenny And Anthony are believable and intriguing. A series of unfortunate events is heartbreaking and so accurate to the time. While some find it disconcerting that the 2nd part of the book comes into present day - Elle, John and Rory are an interesting twist and aspect of the story. Some say they could see the end(ings) coming, I don't agree, I think it was quite a twist - I did not expect it! I liked the endings...BUT JO JO PLEASE GIVE US A NOVELLA ON THIS ONE - A EPILOGUE - IF YOU THINK IT's BORING FOR MOST READERS TO READ HAPPINESS, Normal Life - IT ISN'T FOR ME, I WOULD REVEL IN IT!!!! THESE TWO HAD ME ROOTING FOR THEM FROM THE WORD GO!
So happy I finally listened to this book! Every moment was enjoyable. JoJo Moyes is an elegant storyteller who weaves words into powerful imagery. The story was intriguing and entertaining from the first line. I highly recommend this book (or any book by JoHo Moyes for that matter). This one in particular if you are a sucker for a love story like me.
I listened intently and it did make my heart sing, break, wonder and then sing again. Beautiful book and extremely well narrated .
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