The Last Letter from Your Lover by Jojo Moyes

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Sunday, Jul 1, 2012

The Last Letter from Your Lover opens with Jennifer Stirling, a woman of high society in 1960s London, who wakes from a coma following a car accident. Suffering from amnesia, she struggles to piece together her past and regain some semblance of normalcy and happiness in a life she can’t remember. Her curiosity is piqued when she discovers tucked away love letters, placing hope in the possibility that she can discretely find and escape to her lover, identified only as “B.”

The details begin falling into place as Moyes takes readers on an intriguing journey that bounces back and forth between multiple years in the 1960s. The story later picks up in 2003 when reporter Ellie Haworth discovers one of the love letters and tries to find out what happened to the lovers, a mission that becomes central to both her career and personal life.

I enjoyed Moyes’s writing, and reader Susan Lyons has a calm, pleasant British accent that’s easy to listen to and apt for the story. The narrative has a relaxed pace, a little slower than I’d prefer for listening to in the car, but ideal for curling up with your beverage of choice and enjoying the lost art of love letters. If you’re looking for a little romance with a bit of mystery, I definitely recommend The Last Letter from Your Lover.

Hope H.

Written by Hope H.

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