Thursday, September 8, 2011
Title: The Last letter from your lover
Author: Jojo Moyes
Synopsis from Netgalley:
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.
I really liked this book. It was a bit slow to get started, so I didn't expect to like it very much, but it picked up and pulled me in. I loved the little bit of mystery about who "B" was, and I was really rooting for him and Jennifer to get together. I think I actually yelled and threw my kindle down (on the couch, so it was okay!) when they missed each other. The ending was a little bit predictable, when the reader discovers who and where B is. I enjoyed the love story and the weaving together of the stories.
My rating: 4 stars
**I received an electronic copy of this book for free from Netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.