Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The Last Letter from Your Lover

Book 36 of my 2014 Reading Challenge  

The Last Letter from Your Lover by Jojo Moyes

Summary (via Goodreads)
It is 1960.  When Jennifer Stirling wakes up in the hospital, she can remember nothing - not the tragic 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 in her own complicated love life, too. Ellie's search will rewrite history and help her see the truth about her own modern romance.

My Opinion
Meh.  I'm a huge fan of the author but when reviewing this book on its own, I would say it's a good but fairly predictable read.  It felt like a long time passed between when I knew the "twist" and when it was revealed in the story but I like her writing style and was still interested in how everything would come together.
This isn't a bad book but if you've never read Moyes before, I highly recommend trying another one of hers (like Me Before You) instead.

Quote from the Book
"But I realized suddenly, in the midst of that little tableau of insanity, that to have someone out there who understands you, who desires you, who sees you as a better version of yourself, is the most astonishing gift."

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