I've been a Jojo Moyes fan now for quite a few years, she is very talented and quite diverse in her writing. Every book has been different but engaging, satisfying reads and this, her lates is no except
Starting with the modern-day Ellie - a struggling newspaper journalist who is in the middle of an affair with a married man and travelling back to 1960 to learn about Jennifer - both heroines, both stories are equally engaging, although Jennifer's story does make up the majority of the story.
When Ellie finds a letter in the newspaper's archive, it strikes a chord with her. The letter is from an unknown man who is begging his married lover to leave her husband. Ellie's own relationship is shaky to say the least and the letter intrigues her, she decides to investigate further - if nothing else, it could make a good story and keep Melissa, the domineering Features Editor off her back.
The story then goes back to 1960 where Jennifer is recovering from a mysterious car accident, she has memory loss and she too discovers a letter. This letter turns her world upside down, it appears that she has been having an affair - but who with, and where is he now?
The reader is then thrust into the story of Jennifer and her lover, Boot - a real old-fashioned love story that really tugs at the heart strings. The descriptions of Jennifer's glamorous life in the 1960s are wonderful and reminded me of the style and glamour of the likes of Jackie O, the clothes, the dinner parties, the music - the overbearing husband.
To say much more would be to say too much - but the story did evoke a lot of emotions, with a lump firmly stuck in my throat by the end.
Once again, Jojo Moyes had delivered the goods - a wonderful read.