Suppose your life sucks. A lot. Your husband has done a vanishing act, your teenage stepson is being bullied and your math whiz daughter has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that you can't afford to pay for....
Liza McCullen will never fully escape her past. But the unspoiled beaches and tight-knit community of Silver Bay offer the freedom and safety she craves....
France, 1916: Artist Edouard Lefevre leaves his young wife, Sophie, to fight at the front....
1946: World War II has ended and all over the world, young women are beginning to fulfill the promises made to the men they wed in wartime....
The tiny, well-ordered seaside village of Merham holds little to interest the adventurous-except for Arcadia, the breathtaking art deco house perched above the shoreline....
When its reclusive owner dies intestate, the Spanish House is left to his city-dwelling niece. For Isabel, recently widowed, the house is a potential lifeline....
Sarah's grandfather was a horseman of rare talent - only the exceptional are allowed into France's elite riding academy, Le Cadre Noir. But life took an unexpected turn....
A quintessential Jojo Moyes novel about a lost girl and her horse, the enduring strength of friendship, and how even the smallest choices can change everything....
Nell is 26 and has never been to Paris. She's never even been on a romantic weekend away - to anywhere - before. Traveling abroad isn't really her thing. But when Nell's boyfriend fails to show up....
New York Times best-selling author Karen White delivers a novel of two generations of sisters and secrets set in the stunning South Carolina Lowcountry....
Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family's Mississippi River shantyboat....
Everywhere Katie Brenner looks, someone else is living the life she longs for, particularly her boss, Demeter Farlowe. Demeter is brilliant and creative, lives with her perfect family....
Rosie and Alex are destined for each other, and everyone seems to know it but them. Best friends since childhood, they are separated as teenagers....
In 1944, 23-year-old Tess DeMello abruptly ends her engagement to the love of her life when she marries a mysterious stranger and moves to Hickory, North Carolina....
Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she's thinking....
As Sophie's life becomes increasingly complicated, she discovers that sometimes you have to stop waiting around and come up with your own fairy-tale ending....
In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family....
When journalist Ellie looks through her newspaper's archives for a story, she discovers a letter from 1960, written by a man asking his lover to leave her husband....
In 1960, Jennifer wakes up in hospital after a car accident with no memory. And then, when she returns home, she uncovers a hidden letter, and begins to remember the lover she was willing to risk everything for.
Enjoyed the story, it grew on me as it progressed until I completely wasted a half day listening to the last 2-3 hours! However, I hated the narration of the male voices, mainly because their was just one voice for all of the men - making conversations between men difficult to follow. They all (even the modern men) sounded unfeeling, patronising and condescending - that was OK for Laurence, but not for all of the men. Loved the cut glass voice of Jennifer. This is a good story but I would recommend reading rather than listening. It's not nearly as good as 'Me Before You' which I would heartily recommend as an audible book.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
My first impression of the book was quite wrong. The prologue presaged a story about 30 somethings working in London that didn't appeal. Instead this is a beautifully crafted exploration of the pleasures and pains of love affairs 40 years apart. The two relationships are cleverly intertwined as young journalist, Ellie, investigates a mysterious love letter found in the archives of the newspaper where she works, while at the same time wrestles with her obsessive love of a married man. This is not sugary romantic fiction, but an epic, moving, evocative and memorable book that I highly recommend.
Julia Franklin is an excellent reader.
12 of 13 people found this review helpful
Any additional comments?
I thought I may not like this one, but 'Me Before You' and 'The One Plus One' blew me away. Jojo's writing is so imaginative, beautiful and skilled, that I had to give it a try. Its very different to the other two. Its a real old fashioned love story Jojo style. I loved it and will probably read it/listen again. Not something I do often.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
I really enjoyed this story from the start. It was easy to listen to. At first I thought it was going to be rather obvious and predictable but I loved the way the story unfolded over a long time-scale with a few unexpected twists. Highly recommend.
13 of 15 people found this review helpful
Delightful narration with a lovely tale of love, loss and how we used to live. Highly reccommended.
8 of 9 people found this review helpful
Spanning 40 years or more this tells a fascinating love story. I had to start listening in the daytime as I wanted to know what happened. There is a lot of sadness but also happiness. I feel this is a must to listen too. Julia Franklin is my favorite narrator as she reads so clearly, words well pronounced, and characters clearly defined in her various voices. It is a book where you are always waiting to see what will happen next. Congratulation Jojo Moyes, now to listen to some of your other books.
12 of 14 people found this review helpful
A remarkably moving story, spanning several decades and different locations, I thought it was really well written and will be loved by all who enjoy a romantic tale with many twists. Really recommend this one!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
If you could sum up Last Letter from Your Lover in three words, what would they be?
Emotional, Romantic, Gripping
Who was your favorite character and why?
Jennifer and Boot, star crossed lovers born in a time when choices where not easy.
What about Julia Franklin’s performance did you like?
If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
Jennifer and Boot, star crossed lovers
Any additional comments?
I would definitely recommend this book, lots of twists and turns.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
I loved this book - a story spanning 40 years using letters and emails to help tell the story. Almost love lost but not quite. I suppose the ending was a bit contrived but I was gripped the whole way through. The story would not work if set in current times but I think it was believable in the time it was set. I also love happy endings!
8 of 10 people found this review helpful
The story is about the true love, with all the romance and the innoncence that comes with it. It reminds us of our 'old days' - for those who are married. The characters will explore feelings such as tenderness, hope and disappointment.
The narrator is good at expressing all these feelings.
11 of 14 people found this review helpful
enjoyed the story. it moved quiet quickly though so had to go back several times to keep it clear.
Well worth taking the time out to read this. Took several chapters to get into the story but then I was hooked. Narrated brilliantly
Although kept you guessing it Tied up all loose ends very well
Would you try another book written by Jojo Moyes or narrated by Julia Franklin?
I have read several of Jojo Moyes books and enjoyed them all but found this one very different and not as enjoyable. The characters were people who I found to be weak and easily lead by emotion often to the detriment of those around them. This book is said to be the love story of the age and I found it to be anything but that. As a positive it is a book that takes Jojo's style of addressing the unconventional and does that very well. I usually find her characters as friends I'd like to meet up with but not with this book.
Would you listen to another book narrated by Julia Franklin?
Julia's narration was fair but variety in character voice was not as effective when doing male voices. Overall it was a pleasant listen and I would listen to her other work if the opportunity is there.
If this book were a film would you go see it?
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Overall the story brings to light issues about love that are very grey and make you question the correctness of what the character should do in any particular circumstance. In that way it is a very good read but I personally found the characters made emotionally shortsighted decisions generally at the cost of others and in most situations themselves too. I did not find that to be something I could condone/enjoy and certainly not love story material to me.The only character I found to be principled was Rory.
Jo jo Moyes is a wonderful writer of love found, lost and won. I recommend this to even the hardest of heart as I am one of them.
I was enthralled by this story and found it difficult to tear myself away from this audio book.
The story is exciting and the characters believable. My only criticism is that most of the voices for the characters sound similar; most of the male voices are difficult to distinguish and the same goes for the females. However, Julia Franklin's narration is very clear and faultless.
This story would appeal to anyone who likes romantic mystery stories with a difference.