The Last Letter from Your Lover
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|Format:||Paperback, 512 pages|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 03 February 2011|
From the bestselling author of Me Before You and two-time winner of the RNA Novel of the Year award. 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 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'.
About the Author
Jojo Moyes was born in 1969 and brought up in London. A journalist and writer, she worked for the Independent until 2001. She lives in East Anglia with her husband and three children. Jojo has twice won the Romantic Novelists' Association Novel of the Year Award: in 2011 for The Last Letter From Your Lover and in 2003 for Foreign Fruit. The Ship of Brides and Silver Bay were shortlisted for the 2005 and 2007 RNA award and Silver Bay was shortlisted for the inaugural Good Housekeeping 2007 Book of the Year award. You can read Jojo's blog or find out more from her website, www.jojomoyes.com, follow her on Twitter @jojomoyes or find her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jojo.moyes.
'An utterly absorbing and blissfully romantic read' -- Daily Telegraph 'Beautifully written ... an exquisite tale of love lost, love found and the power of letter writing.' ***** -- Sunday Express 'A gorgeously romantic and partner-ignoringly compulsive read ... Immaculately paced, genuinely touching and stuffed with Mad Men-esque period details, it's a page-turner that loves words themselves.' -- Independent on Sunday 'The best book of the summer ... a totally un-put-downable read but one that should come with a severe warning: this will make you cry buckets on the beach. Beautiful.' -- Stylist 'Wonderfully moving and unashamedly romantic ... packed with emotion, it will have you captivated from the very first page' -- Woman 'Two stories brilliantly intertwine in this unputdownable, top-class romantic read. You'll need to have Kleenex at the ready.' -- Woman & Home 'A dramatic, romantic tale of lost love letters, broken hearts and hopeful outcomes ... The story is incredibly moving, as Moyes explores the way that love and loss and a few words can make a new life or break a heart' -- Marie Claire 'A fabulously romantic tale that should inspire you to scribble some love notes of your own' -- Glamour 'Perfectly balanced - a real page-turner and impossible to put down' ***** -- News of the World 'Vivid, moving and cleverly constructed. Passion, love and loss are the big themes - prepare to weep' -- Sainsbury's Magazine 'This poignant novel will make your heart flutter' ***** -- Heat 'If you are looking for a thoroughly romantic read that will have you grabbing for the tissues with tears of joy and sadness then this is a must read. It's full of warm and wonderful characters and will keep you reading in to the wee small hours not wanting it to end. Pure romance.' -- Lovereading.co.uk 'Passion, heartbreak, love, loss and second chances link the lives of the two women in this superbly crafted, gripping novel. It's compulsive reading, impossible to put down' -- Choice 'Stylish, romantic - and a real weepy!' ***** -- Woman's Own 'The tales are accompanied by real-life 'last letters' that will leave you sobbing' -- Easy Living 'Lose yourself in this emotional tale!' ***** -- Star 'Moyes brings intelligence and wit to the traditional romance and this gorgeous novel kept me reading till the small hours.' -- Saga 'The timeless romance is achingly moving' -- Candis 'For proper, spellbinding romance, they don't come better than The Last Letter from Your Lover' -- Sunday Herald 'A wonderful, romantic read' -- My Weekly 'A wonderful, emotional book - just make sure you put aside enough time to sit down and enjoy it uninterrupted.' -- www.thebookbag.co.uk 'If you like your thrills romantic, this won't disappoint' ***** -- SHE Book of the Month A fabulous, emotional and evocative book - perfect for anyone who loves Mad Men -- Sophie Kinsella 'Epic, romantic and completely and utterly brilliant. My book of the year.' -- Lisa Jewell 'Exciting, moving, intriguing; the atmosphere's perfect, the plotting is masterly, the characters are brilliant' -- Penny Vincenzi 'I read it in one giant greedy gulp. Jojo Moyes is a brilliant writer.' -- India Knight 'I lost myself completely in THE LAST LETTER FROM YOUR LOVER, I totally adored it. Utterly compulsive and swooningly romantic, it's just perfect.' -- Jenny Colgan 'This paper does not always look kindly on pink-jacketed pieces of chick lit. But Moyes is that delicious thing: a chick lit authoress more interested in how things are than in Hallmark card-style cliche ... you'll be glued to it right through ... Delicious? Certainly. Tear-jerking? You'll see.' -- Zoe Strimpel, City A.M. '[Provides] a peek at love through poignant letters ending relationships.' -- News of the World 'I am evangelical about this book ... properly old-fashioned romantic but it's an amazing amazing piece of plotting ... stunningly romantic ... I think it should win [the Romantic Novel of the Year Award].' -- BBC Radio 2 Claudia Winkleman
Jennifer Stirling, recovering from a car crash that almost killed her, suffers from amnesia. Nothing feels familiar, her friends seem like strangers, and as she begins to suspect that her marriage is a sham, she discovers a mysterious letter from a lover whose identity she can't remember. She knows him only as "B." What follows is an engrossing saga of love found then lost, crossed paths, and missed opportunities. This romantic tale bounces between the present and the past, examining the depths of love and the decisions made while in its throes. Although portions of the plot are somewhat predictable (the loyal secretary secretly in love with her boss) and the premise a tad unlikely, none of this matters because the reader will be drawn in by the characters, the time period (the early 1960s), and the multilayered story. VERDICT British journalist/novelist Moyes's (Horsedancer) latest book is the perfect read for those who enjoy a more serious romance as well as a British turn of phrase ("darling, be a dear and fetch me another drink"). Reminiscent of Janice Y.K. Lee's The Piano Teacher (but with more likable characters) or Jamie Ford's The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, it will appeal to fans of those titles. [See Prepub Alert, 1/17/11.]-Julie K. Pierce, Ft. Myers-Lee Cty. P.L., FL (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Elegiac yet emotionally ablaze, what could have been merely another love story is instead a graceful examination of grand events. In 1960s England, 27-year-old Jennifer Stirling awakens in the hospital after a terrible accident, suffering acute memory loss. As the past makes its too-slow return, Jennifer employs the skillful deception of an actress in order to cope, but soon realizes that she doesn't love her husband, a man of great wealth from mining operations in the Congo. Stumbling across a haunting love letter sent to her by a man identified only as "B," Jennifer tries to reconcile what is clearly a great passion with the crippling social mores of her day and class. As she examines her heart and mind, the story skips from London to the French Riviera and the Congo in the midst of an anticolonial war. In 2003, English journalist Ellie Haworth stumbles across one of B's letters to Jennifer while researching a story, dragging her into ancient passions and sparking her to examine her own heart. With poetic prose and affecting characters, Moyes's (Night Music) genuinely captivating tale resonates deeply in today's fast-paced, less gracious world. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
|Publisher: ||Hodder Paperback|
|Dimensions: ||3.0 x 12.0 x 19.0 centimeters (0.35 kg)|