The Last Letter From Your Lover by Jojo Moyes

Reviewed by Brittany Morgan

 

Two star-crossed lovers are put to the ultimate test. In 1960 Jennifer Stirling awakes from a horrific car accident that left her without recollection of the accident or herself. Feeling like an outsider in her elite world of London’ wealthiest families, her husband, Laurence, tries to reintegrate Jennifer and start their marriage over again. His plan changes when Jennifer stumbles upon a love letter written by the mysterious and heartfelt ‘B’ and is determined to discover his identity and rekindle their passionate affair.

Nearly 40 years later, struggling journalist Ellie, stumbles upon Jennifer’s love letters from ‘B’ and promises to turn her career around with a knock out feature piece. The journey to write the story hits too close to home for Ellie as she risks her career, friends and married boyfriend in the name of Jennifer and ‘B’. This utterly romantic – yet gut wrenching – page-turner fully captures the reader and takes them along for the ride.

The Last Letter from Your Lover is the second novel by Jojo Moyes I have read and I am 100% a fan of her work. I love her writing style and the way she creates her characters to be either likeable or evil when necessary. Moyes’ plot line is well thought out and peppered with characters that are the perfect vehicle for the story and theme. Jennifer is neither annoying nor whiny, which is common in contemporary romance novels, when making hard and life changing decisions.

Predictability is the enemy is any author and is Moyes had one fault in the story that was it. The conclusion of the novel was more obvious with each passing page towards the end of the text. With that being said, it was an ending that left the reader wholeheartedly satisfied.

RATING: 4 Stars

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