The Last Letter From your Lover

The Last Letter From your Lover

A Novel

eBook - 2011
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Penguin Putnam
"This story of passion and missed chances is entrancing." —Parade

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.

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.

Baker & Taylor
More than 40 years after a car accident causes Jennifer Stirling to lose her memory on the day she planned to leave her husband for a mysterious lover, journalist Ellie becomes obsessed by the story and struggles to learn what happened in the hopes of revitalizing her career and romantic prospects. 40,000 first printing.

& Taylor

More than forty years after a car accident causes Jennifer Stirling to lose her memory on the day she planned to leave her husband for a mysterious lover, journalist Ellie becomes obsessed by the story and seeks the truth in the hopes of revitalizing hercareer.

Publisher: New York : Pamela Dorman Books/Viking, 2011
ISBN: 9781101507599
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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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.

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!

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.

AL_KATI 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.

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.

Aug 04, 2015

A bit different and leaning more on the mature side for adults. It's romance based and was an average story. If you enjoy romance stories this is your pick! I think it was a bit too much romance for me, and I would have preferred more action and mystery in the story. Not as good as Moyes' other book, "Me before You" but overall decent.

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.

Jul 16, 2014

A beautifully written story, With characters you find yourself hoping and wanting good things for. I found myself looking for her other novels and was not disappointed. A good read.

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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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