The Last Letter From your Lover

The Last Letter From your Lover

A Novel

Book - 2011
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A heartbreaking, stay-up-all-night novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You , After You , and Still Me.

A Brief Encounter for our time, The Last Letter from Your Lover is a sophisticated, spellbinding double love story that spans decades and thrillingly evokes a bygone era. In 1960, Jennifer Stirling wakes in the hospital and remembers nothing--not the car accident that put her there, not her wealthy husband, not even her own name. Searching for clues, she finds an impassioned letter, signed simply "B," from a man for whom she seemed willing to risk everything. In 2003, journalist Ellie Haworth stumbles upon the letter and becomes obsessed with learning the unknown lovers' fate--hoping it will inspire her own happy ending. Remarkably moving, this is a novel for romantics of every age.

Publisher: New York : Pamela Dorman Books, 2011, c2010
ISBN: 9780143121107
9780670022809
Branch Call Number: MOYE
Characteristics: 390 p

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Yoo_hoo5
Dec 22, 2017

I wish I could say that I truthfully liked this book, but I can’t. It isn’t that the author isn’t a good writer and she has an interesting story line. She makes it so you want to read on and find out what happens, but the book can sort of bring you down with its hopelessness. Yes, in the end things work out, but so many years have passed, and i find it hard to believe that people’s lives and ideas of others wouldn’t change along with time. I didn’t care for the length of time betweeen Jessica and Anthony’s reuniting, and then boom! The whole story’s quest ends and takes off with new characters!
I didn’t really care for Ellie at all. She seemed like she was so willing to be used and throughout, by allowing this use, underestimated her worth.
Adultery is a dead-end street. This book shows some of that, but it also sort of glamorizes it. I don’t agree with its glamorization.

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melby2000
Sep 02, 2017

This was a great story, if not a little bit of a slow read for me. Not one to keep me up wondering about what was going to happen if I didn't read the next chapter, but would be great if ever adapted to the big screen.

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1_Great_Book
Jun 27, 2017

This one had me in AGONY and up all night. How two people could miss connecting by mere minutes or threads of communication for YEARS on end! The guilt, the self punishment, the constraints of society in the 1960's.....Honestly, if it weren't for the young reporter I would have thrown this book against the wall. And I absolutely LOVE the abrupt ending, leaving all to the imagination. THIS is typical JoJo for you!

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abbi_g
Feb 12, 2017

I've said it before and I'll say it again, Jojo Moyes is a gifted storyteller. Her writing is brilliant and she really knows how to engage her readers. I'm obsessed with her books and I still have 5 more of them to read. The Last Letter from Your Lover is a good romance novel that's perfect for a Saturday spent a home or a trip to the beach. To be quite honest, I don't need a specific setting to enjoy Moyes' novels; that's how hooked I am on her stories.

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Butterfly121761
Nov 23, 2016

My third Jojo Moyes book and I am becoming a fan. Love is simple yet so complicated and this book is a truly poignant love story. Couldn't put it down and every page kept me captivated by the characters. For anyone struggling at the beginning I'd just recommend you pay attention to the dates.

ArapahoeKati Aug 08, 2016

Whoa...what a concept. I devoured this novel by the author of "Me Before You." I would recommend this and "The Girl You Left Behind" as some of Moyes' stronger books.

booklady413 Aug 11, 2015

It took me awhile to get into this book, but the ending was satisfying.

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B_Jane_Thomson
Aug 10, 2015

I was intrigued by the summary on the book flap of this novel. The plot had many twists that had the reader agonizing for each of the main characters. I highly recommend this novel for romance readers and those who love to explore the foibles of humans. I shall certainly be searching for more books by this author.

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Anna9650
Jun 24, 2015

Excellent. Everybody will enjoy

wendybird Aug 13, 2014

A nicely done romance, weaving together the 1960's & present day. Some of JoJo's stuff can be uneven, but this a strong novel; the characters are well drawn & believable.

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M_ALCOTT Jul 24, 2013

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

M_ALCOTT Jul 24, 2013

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

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