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Publisher's Summary

A sophisticated, pause-resistant double love story spanning 40 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 and listeners who have made One Day and The Guernsey Literary Potato Peel Pie Society best sellers.
©2011 Jojo Moyes (P)2011 Penguin
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5 out of 5 stars
By Corinne on 08-02-13

Wonderful book!

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Just as Me Before You was a wonderful listen, so was The Last Letter From Your Lover. I know because I felt like I was living with the characters and am thinking about it even though I finished days ago. My ambition is to read or listen to all of the author's books.

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1 out of 5 stars
By NMwritergal on 02-09-18

Read the Me Before You trilogy instead

After having read the 3 books that comprise the Me Before You trilogy, I thought Moyes was going to be a safe bet at the very least. Nope.

When a books starts off badly, it takes a lot to rescue it for me. So, Jennifer has a car accident and gets amnesia. The whole amnesia thing is enough of an over-used trope, but what bugged me was that her amnesia is treated like a skinned knee--unseen and not serious. Jennifer only tells her doctor, husband, and one friend and even then underplays the degree of her memory loss so maybe that's why everybody blows off her concerns when she does voice them--albeit timidly. And then she just does an excellent job faking it in her gigantic social circle. Doubt it.

The other thing that didn't work is that everything relies on communication going awry. If there's a way for it to go wrong it does either through the main character's communication issues, other people's interference, etc. It also relies on "near misses." Each time a character has decided, "Yes, I will go to this person," whoops, person just left the country.

Two storylines (1960s and 2004) didn't really help much. It just made the book way too long.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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