I’m sharing my book review of Jojoy Moyes’ The Last Letter from Your Lover. This is the second novel I’ve read from this author. I’m sure you’ve heard of her before. Her book “Me Before You” was adapted into a film.
Read below for my full book review of Jojo Moyes’ novel.
In 1960, Jennifer Stirling wakes in the hospital and remembers nothing – not the car accident that put her there, not her wealthy husband, not even her own name. Searching for clues, she finds an impassioned letter, signed simply “B,” from a man for whom she seemed willing to risk everything.
In 2003, journalist Ellie Haworth stumbles upon an old letter containing a man’s ardent plea to his married lover. She becomes obsessed with finding out what happened to the couple. ‘Perhaps if they lived happily ever after, her own complicated affair could have a happy ending, too.
My Review (contains spoilers!)
I’m kicking off my book review of Jojo Moyes’ book with this: its very interesting to read from the start.
Jennifer and “B” wrote love letters to each other. I think writing love letters is a lost art these days! I find it romantic. I used to write my own “love letters” to my crushes. Not that they ever panned out in a good way.😁😂
My main gripe about this book? I found it confusing to follow. The author kept jumping timelines. I’d be reading a paragraph about the accident then I’d be reading about before the accident. I kept backreading.
Jennifer and “B”‘s story
I was definitely curious to know who “B” was. Their forbidden love story drew me in.
I felt a flurry of emotions. I rooted for their happy ending. I was shocked. Frustrated. I even cried! I was truly emotionally invested!
Good thing this had a happy ending! I think it would have been cruel for readers like me if Jennifer and B did not have a happy ending.
Ellie and Rory’s story
Ellie’s love story was short! Another reader’s review on GoodReads aired that same sentiment. She said that we were already way too wrapped up in Jennifer and “B’s” love story. When Ellie was finally introduced it was almost unnecessary to have her love story written in.
I understand that her character was the key to finding out what happened in the past. But introducing them at the last part of the book? It didn’t give much time to know the characters better.
Still, I liked Ellie and Rory. Their love story was cuter and lighter with just a touch of drama.
Overall verdict of this book review of Jojoy Moyes’ novel? It’s such a good story! You won’t regret spending your money buying this book. I highly recommend reading it! I rated this 5 stars on GoodReads.