The Last Letter from Your Lover
A newly rejacketed edition of the 2011 Romantic Novel of the Year, from the bestselling author of Me Before You. 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'.
Spanning forty years, two women's stories of love, loss and betrayal are intertwined in this perfect reading group novel.
Winner of Pure Passion Awards Romantic Novel of the Year 2011.
'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 '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 '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 'Two stories brilliantly intertwine in this unputdownable, top-class romantic read. You'll need to have Kleenex at the ready.' -- Woman & Home '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 'Wonderfully moving and unashamedly romantic ... packed with emotion, it will have you captivated from the very first page' -- Woman '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 'I read it in one giant greedy gulp. Jojo Moyes is a brilliant writer.' -- India Knight 'Epic, romantic and completely and utterly brilliant. My book of the year.' -- Lisa Jewell '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
Jojo Moyes was born in 1969 and was brought up in London. A journalist and writer, she worked for the Independent newspaper until 2001. She lives in East Anglia with her husband and children.