The Last Letter From Your Lover: A Novel

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The Last Letter From Your Lover: A Novel

by Jojo Moyes

Pamela Dorman Books | August 23, 2013 | Hardcover

The Last Letter From Your Lover: A Novel is rated 4.6667 out of 5 by 3.
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.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 400 pages, 9.28 × 6.35 × 1.31 in

Published: August 23, 2013

Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0670022802

ISBN - 13: 9780670022809

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Better Than Average "Chick Lit" Jennifer Stirling is a typical 1960’s housewife. Typical, that is, for her social standing. She feels she does nothing but decorate her husband’s life, but then that’s what all her friends do as well. Then one morning she wakes up in the hospital, remembering nothing about the accident that put her there, or her life before that. Slowly, through hidden correspondence she finds in the back of her closet, glimpses of her previous life come back to mind. It’s definitely not what she expected. An unhappy marriage? A lover? Plans to run away? All with a man she knows nothing about except that the letters are signed with a “B”. Jump to 2003 when features writer Ellie Haworth finds a copy of one of the letters in a dusty old file in the archives of the newspaper she works for. Too intriguing to ignore and much to the chagrin of her editor, she puts everything else aside to investigate this letter that so touched her heart. As she begins to pull the story together she realizes that the parallels between her story and Jennifer’s are both uncanny and disturbing. This book is told in three distinct parts; Jennifer’s story, Ellie’s story and then, the two collide. It is a love story but it is also so much more than that. It’s a commentary of the differences in women’s roles in the early 1960’s, the beginning of “women’s lib” and the role of women in the 21st century. It also explores, and this is the part I found so fascinating, the differences in the way people correspond with the coming of email, cell phones and text messaging. That in itself so clearly defines the differences in the lives of the two main characters. I really enjoyed this book and, as I came to the last pages, I didn't want the story to end.
Date published: 2013-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous I really enjoyed this story as much as Me Before You! Very good story with no slow parts! Would recommend for anyone wanting a light read.
Date published: 2013-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Story I loved this book so much that I couldn't wait to finish it so I could write a review and recommend it to friends. I loved reading about Jennifer in 1960. Her life opened my eyes to the "real enough" traditions and ideals of her time. Once the letters stopped, and all of a sudden we were with Ellie in 2003, you could not help but feel invested in this love affair. With both a modern and nostalgic tone to it, you could really imagine the fashion and legacy of the 60s in London.This book would be great for anyone.
Date published: 2012-11-02

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The Last Letter From Your Lover: A Novel

by Jojo Moyes

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 400 pages, 9.28 × 6.35 × 1.31 in

Published: August 23, 2013

Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0670022802

ISBN - 13: 9780670022809

About the Book

Moyes delivers a sophisticated, page-turning double love story spanning 40 years--an unforgettable "Brief Encounter" for modern times.

From the Publisher

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.

About the Author

Jojo Moyes was raised in London. She writes for the Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, Red, and Woman & Home. She''s married to Charles Arthur, technology editor of the Guardian. They live with their three children on a farm in Essex. Visit jojomoyes.com and twitter @jojomoyes
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