THE LAST LETTER FROM YOUR LOVER

by Jojo Moyes

- Somewhere in this world is a man who loves you. -


 

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Ruffled edges and some undefinable stains. This is what a book looks like that has been through a lot: Cramped busses, sandy beaches and sweaty train rides. When being hastily stuffed into an already full purse, that’s what it looks like. The book I am talking about is „The Last Letter form you Lover“ written by bestselling author Jojo Moyes. I’ve already read many of her books and she never disappoints.

I am a sucker for good love stories. I tell myself it’s because I read so much serious stuff for uni classes that I need something light every once in a while. But really, I think it’s because I like to use my imagination. I love to put myself into someone else’s shoes and simply enjoy when the words in a story come to life in my head. If you are the same, than this book is definitely for you

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„1960. Jennifer Stirling lives a life of luxury with her wealthy husband. On paper, she has it all. In reality, she’s dangerously devoted to another man who is asking her to risk everything…

2003. Ellie Haworth works as a journalist for a national newspaper and is in love with a charming writer. On paper, she should be happy. In reality, her career is foundering and the man who holds her heart belongs to someone else.

When Ellie stumbles upon a set of passionate love letters from the 1960s, both women’s lives entwine. And as she pieces together the fragments of the past romance, what she unearths dramatically transforms her life, and Jennifer’s in the process.“

"Know this at least: somewhwere in this world is a man who loves you...A man who has always loved you and, to his detriment, suspects he always will."

- Male to Female, via letter
(Excerpt)

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„The Last Letter from you Lover“ had me laughing and crying and wondering. Up until the very last few chapters I didn’t see the ending coming. And I love that about books. The old „Boy meets girl. They fall in love. The End.“-kind of story is just boring really. This is nothing like it. It was thrilling to me to read about the old days. Life was a lot different in the 1960s and having the comparison to 2003 made it all the more exiting. So the first half of the book is about Jennifer Stirling, living her life in the 1960s. Then, at the peak of the story, the book jumps over to Elli Haworth’s life in 2003. This book had me on my toes for the most part, meaning I couldn’t put it away. I would read it on my daily commute to and from work and was so disappointed when I had to get off the subway.

Now, this book is about some very special love letters. Wich made me think, not many people write letters anymore. Even that occasional postcard I get in the mail is usually written haistily, while not much though has been put into the words. I love receiving letters. The moment of seeing a letter (not a bill!) poking out of my mail box is thrilling, knowing that someone has put a lot of effort into writing these lines. It's more than just receiving a text or mail! I usually keep the letters that mean a lot to me in a little box, waiting for me to be read again. So here is my plea, why don't you take some time out of your day and write a letter to a dear one. Take your favorite pen and paper and start writing. It'll be a great feeling of placing that letter into the mailbox knowing that you'll make the person on the receiving end of that paper smile. Personally, I'll be making sure to be sending a letter out to a friend this week as well.

If you’ve liked „Me before you“ by Jojo Moyes, than you’ll most definitely love this book as well.

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