Thursday, September 8, 2011

Review: The last letter from your lover

The Last Letter from Your Lover: A Novel

Title: The Last letter from your lover
Author: Jojo Moyes
Source: Netgalley

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.

My review:
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 in exchange for an honest review.


  1. I just couldn't get into this story, and I tried several times. I think the slow start really killed it for me.

  2. I'm not sure if I would enjoy this one, if it starts off slow. It does sound interesting though. I might have to try it.

  3. I am a little worried about the slow start but it does sound like a good story!