The Last Letter from Your Lover Author:Jojo Moyes When journalist Ellie looks through her newspaper's archives for a story, she doesn't think she'll find anything of interest. Instead she discovers a letter from 1960, written by a man asking his lover to leave her husband -- and Ellie is caught up in the intrigue of a past love affair. Despite, or perhaps because of her own romantic... more » entanglements with a married man.
In 1960, Jennifer wakes up in hospital after a car accident. She can't remember anything -- her husband, her friends, who she used to be. And then, when she returns home, she uncovers a hidden letter, and begins to remember the lover she was willing to risk everything for.
Ellie and Jennifer's stories of passion, adultery and loss are wound together in this richly emotive novel -- interspersed with real 'last letters'.« less
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The Last Letter from Your Lover is an engrossing book that tells a love story that spans over 40 years. The book begins in the life of a wealthy young couple in the 1960s. Jennifer Stirling has just been in a car accident and has lost her memories. She finds letters that indicate the existence of a love beyond her marriage. The first part of the book drifts back and forth telling the story of that affair as it happens and her attempts after her accident to recover those memories. It is almost as if we learn of the events as she regains those memories also. It puts the reader in the book. The remainder of the book tells a more chronological story about 40 years later. You can see the ending coming, but that does not make it any less enjoyable.
I can describe this book in one word "wonderful" it draws you in at the beginning, pulls you along so that you cannot put it down and then breaks your heart. I hated to see this book end-it was that good. It tugs at your heart and of all the books I have read this is definitely one of the best.