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The Last Letter from Your Lover: A Novel [Kindle Edition]

Jojo Moyes
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Book Description

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.

Editorial Reviews


"A weepie that'll have you snivelling ecstatically into your cocoa." Daily Mail "A tale brimming with tenderness and romance." Marie Claire"


'Exciting, moving, intriguing; the atmosphere's perfect, the plotting is masterly, the characters are brilliant' -- Penny Vincenzi 'Epic, romantic and completely and utterly brilliant. My book of the year.' -- Lisa Jewell 'I read it in one giant greedy gulp. Jojo Moyes is a brilliant writer.' -- India Knight 'I lost myself completely in THE LAST LETTER FROM YOUR LOVER, I totally adored it. Utterly compulsive and swooningly romantic, it's just perfect.' -- Jenny Colgan 'Moyes brings intelligence and wit to the traditional romance and this gorgeous novel kept me reading till the small hours.' -- Saga on THE LAST LETTER FROM YOUR LOVER 'A wonderful, emotional book - just make sure you put aside enough time to sit down and enjoy it uninterrupted.' -- on THE LAST LETTER FROM YOUR LOVER 'A small-life-big-dreams weepie that'll have you snivelling ecstatically into your cocoa' -- Daily Mail on THE HORSE DANCER 'A tear-inducing but ultimately uplifting story, with a narrative that zips along faster than a cantering horse' -- Sunday Express on THE HORSE DANCER 'A strikingly original tale which captivates from the first page ... There are all sorts of unusual touches in this magical novel ... [Moyes] creates a cast of very believable and sympathetic characters and maintains the tension throughout.' -- Daily Express on THE HORSE DANCER 'A tale brimming with tenderness and romance' -- Marie Claire on THE HORSE DANCER 'An engaging and moving tale of love and loss, bravery and the determination to beat the odds' -- Choice magazine on THE HORSE DANCER

Product Details

  • File Size: 1843 KB
  • Print Length: 401 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0670022802
  • Publisher: Penguin Books; Reprint edition (July 7, 2011)
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004IYITJ8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,000 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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135 of 146 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Engaging Romance July 5, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
The Last Letter From Your Lover is a novel for romantics who believe that true love can never be denied.
Jennifer Stirling wakes in hospital after a car accident, her memory scattered. She returns home with her husband, who seems little more than a stranger, and tries to pick up the threads of a life she doesn't remember. Disorientated and unhappy, she discovers a love letter hidden in a paperback and pieces together a passionate history with a mystery lover.
Forty years later, Ellie discovers a letter in newspaper archives and is drawn by the parallels in her own life. She sets out to discover what happened to the star-crossed lovers, finding a story of love, betrayal, heartbreak and joy.
The story unfolds in a non linear fashion, Jennifer's story takes place in the 1960's but moves between the past and present to recall memories that she has forgotten, and illustrate the life she is leading. Moyes uses this to build tension and anticipation, providing no answers until the conclusion of the book. Ellie's story begins some forty years later, but I was far less interested in it except where it pertained to finding out what happened to Jennifer and `Boot'.
I felt for Jennifer much more than I expected to and I could not help but be swept up in the passion and romance she shared with Anthony. Generally I am unforgiving of infidelity but Moyes does well to ground Jennifer in the morality and social expectations of the sixties where women's choices were limited in a way modern women can barely consider. In contrast, I was far less sympathetic to Ellie, whose petulant and entitled attitude grated on me. It exposed a dilemma I am not terribly comfortable with admitting but I believe is a sign of a good book since it made me think.
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57 of 61 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous book! July 26, 2011
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I'm a sucker for romantic books. Not "romance novels," but good books that involve a poignant love story. It's a weakness, I guess -- one I happily indulge.

I just finished what may well be the best such book I've read in years: The Last Letter from Your Lover, by JoJo Moyes. Just released on July 7th (my own love's birthday), this novel has received rave reviews. The story starts in the early 1960s in London and the French Riviera; it later leaps forty years. It's a story of love, loss, missed connections, bad timing, heartbreaking letters, and wonderful characters.

Moyes is an exceptionally talented writer: superb pacing, great period details, realistic dialogue. Everything about this book feels authentic, which makes it all the more compelling.

This is a beautiful story, an utterly absorbing, romantic book. What a fine read!
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53 of 57 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't dare think "The Last Letter. . ."is chick lit July 22, 2011
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I haven't enjoyed a book more in recent months, and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a solid, well-written love story, involving two couples losing and finding each other over several generations. Along the way the lost art of handwritten love letters is honored. I only wonder why I've never read JoJo Moyes before now, but I will in the future.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Premier Kindle Experience August 27, 2011
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I recently received a Kindle for my birthday, the same day I saw a review for this book written up in the Parade section of my newspaper. So, when my son asked me to choose a book so he could show me how to put it on my kindle I chose this one. I spent the next 3 days glued to my Kindle. My husband and kids thought it was the Kindle I loved (which I am begrudgingly enjoying) but, really, it was this wonderful book. I usually am not a sucker for love stories, but I could not put this one down! I just ordered the book version for my mom. I know she'll enjoy it just as much, and so will you.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Last Letter From Your Lover July 15, 2011
By Rose P.
I could not put this book down from the first page, and it kept me going until the last sentence!
A page-turning love story that was wonderfully written. I am sad that I have finished it.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing April 27, 2013
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I was spoiled after reading Me Before You. This book just didn't connect in the same way. I abandoned after several chapters.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Took me too long to get into it April 2, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I loved Me Before You (JoJo Moyes’ 2012 novel) and was excited to read some of her other work. Maybe it was because Me Before You set such high expectations, but The Last Letter from Your Lover came up a bit short for me.

That being said, this is an odd book for me to review because I was somewhat bored until well over halfway through, but did become engrossed from that point on. So, how to rate it overall? I only gave it 3 stars because I think most regular readers would put down a book they were bored with well before the halfway point. I think a good book has to “hook” the reader sooner than that.

This is one of those love stories that connects a couple from the past (Jennifer Stirling and “B” in 1960) with a different present day couple (Ellie Haworth and John in 2003). I’ve read books like this before and the stories are usually told through alternating chapters. So, that was my expectation with this book. I was surprised to find that Ellie and John don’t show up until over halfway through the story. This annoyed me because I was awaiting their appearance (in a confused, rather than an exciting, suspenseful way!) and even went back to Amazon to make sure I’d read the plot summary correctly.

Jennifer and “B” are the real story here and Ellie and John are merely vehicles to tell Jennifer and “B”‘s story, which is why I didn’t bother even mentioning Ellie and John in my own plot summary. Ellie stumbles upon Jennifer and “B”‘s story while working for “The Nation” and starts playing detective. What she learns then causes her to think hard about her own romantic situation with John and to attempt to track down Jennifer and “B”. I feel like I would have been much happier had this expectation been set appropriately for me!
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good story. I didn't like this one as much ...
A good story. I didn't like this one as much as some of the others by JoJo Moyes, but an entertaining read nevertheless.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Plodding
Fairly well written but slow. There are some nice lines - some of the letters have some beautiful phrases. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Mom of 2
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
A story that sucks you right in and keeps you wanting more.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another great read!
Another great book by Moyes. Easy to read and entertaining. What a wonderful surprise ending!
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5.0 out of 5 stars All of her books are amazing. Highly recommend
Jojo Moyes is an exceptional writer. All of her books are amazing. Highly recommend.
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Great read, hard to put down
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I enjoy this book and and admire Janifer. She has changed her life to get freedom and live life what she want to live. Read more
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This writer is a delight to read. Great story lines, developed characters, accessible writing style. Original and compelling.
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