Sunday, 16 February 2014

The Last Letter From Your Lover - by Jojo Moyes

Original Cover
My own copy
The blurb:

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.

My Opinion:

Two different women, two different lives, two different love stories... 

But the two women have so much in common and when Ellie finds Jennifer’s letters from 1960 the two stories become one.
Such a lovely idea and a pleasant change to the typical chick-lit books I recently read.

Jennifer Stirrling is married, but then she is in an accident and doesn’t remember anything. When she finds a love letter from some one called B and the letter is addressed to her, she is confused. Did she have a lover? It is hard for her to catch up and her relationship to her husband seems to be strange. I felt really bad for Jennifer and hoped that something would change. Jojo found a great way to describe Jennifer’s emotions. Her writing touches me every time.

The reader finds out about her lover and their story. In the 60ties women didn’t divorce their husbands and that’s why Jennifer stays with her husband, even when she finds out about her lover and sees Boot (Anthony) again. Four years later she has a beautiful daughter and spends another night with Boot. She leaves home again, but then she finds out the truth about her husband and wants to leave him. She’s looking for Anthony, but he’s gone...

Ellie finds Jennifer’s letters years later and the words instantly speak to her. She is in a similar position, loving a married man. She wants to find out more and tries to contact Jennifer. The two women talk a lot. It was great to read about two different generations connecting. Ellie also talks to a guy called Rory and then they get closer.
We find out what happened to Anthony and whether Jennifer sees him again.
And Ellie? She realises what’s good for her and goes for it. But is it too late? ...

A lovely romantic story, from two different times, who are somehow connected to each other. The ending was a bit odd though. Yes, Ellie realised what is good for her and also Jennifer found him again...
However, there are still some open questions. So, where is the sequel??? ;)


My possible cast:

Ellie: Julianna Guill

Jennifer: Reese Witherspoon

John: Travis VanWinke

Laurence: Ben Affleck

Anthony: Oliver Tompsett

Rory: Brandon Stoughton

Jojo Moyes on Twitter: @jojomoyes

There is an exciting week ahead on the blog, can't wait for you to see the posts. Up first tomorrow: A Cover Reveal and let me tell you: the cover is amazing :)


  1. Bought this one on holiday two weeks ago! Can't wait! Will definitely read it with your cast in mind ;-) hothothot!

  2. I can't wait to read this. Fab review Simona!

  3. The story seems to be wonderful and I really have to get my hands on Jojo Moyes books. Lovely review!!