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The Last Letter from Your Lover by Jojo Moyes
  

Selected by Sarah Broadhurst

Winner of the RNA Romantic Novel of the Year 2011.

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.

If you like Jojo Moyes you might also like to read books by Belinda Alexandra, Anita Shreve and Adele Geras.

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Synopsis

The Last Letter from Your Lover by Jojo Moyes

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'.

Reviews

'A fabulous, emotional and evocative book - perfect for anyone who loves Mad Men'
Sophie Kinsella

'Beautifully written ... an exquisite tale of love lost, love found and the power of letter writing.' ***** -- Sunday Express

'An utterly absorbing and blissfully romantic read'
Daily Telegraph

'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

'Exciting, moving, intriguing; the atmosphere's perfect, the plotting is masterly, the characters are brilliant'
Penny Vincenzi

'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

About the Author

Jojo Moyes

Jojo Moyes was our Guest Editor in March 2014 - click here - to see the books that inspired her writing.

Jojo Moyes is a novelist and a journalist. She worked at the Independent for ten years before leaving to write full time. Her previous novels have all been critically acclaimed and include Me Before You, The Girl You Left Behind, The Ship of Brides, Foreign Fruit, and The Last Letter from Your Lover. She lives in Essex with her husband and their three children.

Me Before You was 2012’s greatest love story – it was Spring 2012’s most popular Richard & Judy pick that went on to be nominated for book of the year at the Galaxy Book Awards. Excitingly, it has since been optioned by MGM and Jojo has been writing the script this summer.

Jojo has spent much of 2013 touring the US and this summer Me Before You went straight in on The New York Times bestseller Top Ten chart. In the UK, appearances this year so far include World Book Night, Hay Literary Festival, The Bookseller Industry Awards and the Orange Women’s Prize.

Her latest novel The One Plus One is in the same vein of Me Before You – an unconventional love story with a dilemma at its heart. It has a cast of wonderful characters and show that family comes in all forms and that through hard work and optimism, your happy ending might come true after all.

Author photo © Stine Heilmann

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Book Info

Publication date

3rd February 2011

Author

Jojo Moyes

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Publisher

Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Paperback
512 pages

Categories

Family Drama
All Shortlists and Winners
Relationship Stories
Romantic Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780340961643

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