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The Last Letter from Your Lover Hardcover – 8 Jul 2010

4.5 out of 5 stars 1,672 customer reviews

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  • Hardcover: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (8 July 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340961627
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340961629
  • Product Dimensions: 14.2 x 4.2 x 21.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,672 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 444,989 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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)

An utterly absorbing and blissfully romantic read. (Daily Telegraph)

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

A gorgeously romantic and partner-ignoringly compulsive read. (Independent on Sunday)

'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 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)

'Two stories brilliantly intertwine in this unputdownable, top-class romantic read. You'll need to have Kleenex at the ready.' (Woman & Home)

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)

'A fabulously romantic tale that should inspire you to scribble some love notes of your own' (Glamour)

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

'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)

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)

Epic, romantic and completely and utterly brilliant. My book of the year. (Lisa Jewell)

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

I read it in one giant greedy gulp. Jojo Moyes is a brilliant writer. (India Knight)

'This paper does not always look kindly on pink-jacketed pieces of chick lit. But Moyes is that delicious thing: a chick lit authoress more interested in how things are than in Hallmark card-style cliche . . . you'll be glued to it right through . . . Delicious? Certainly. Tear-jerking? You'll see.' (Zoe Strimpel, City A.M.)

'[Provides] a peek at love through poignant letters ending relationships.' (News of the World)

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Spanning forty years, two women's stories of love, loss and betrayal are intertwined in this perfect reading group novel.

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This is the first time I have read Jojo Moyes although I have heard much about her books. After finishing I kept wondering what took me so long to get round to reading this author. She has written an absolute masterpiece. A real tear jerker with an ending full of hope for the future.

The story starts in the present with Ellie the journalist trying to make sense of her life, her career is on the rocks due to lack of concentration, she is having an affair with a married man, John and she has one chance to salvage all. While working on a story she comes across a letter in the archives that takes us back to another era. The letter strikes a cord with Ellie and she is determined to find out what happened between two past lovers - Jennifer and Anthony.

The book is written in the present and past which intertwine perfectly and complement each other. Its contains passion, heartbreak, emotion, adultery and the hand that fate plays in it all. Absolutely brilliant and so well written. I can't wait to read more of Jojo's books.
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'The Last Letter from Your Lover' is a story of love and missed opportunities.

I did enjoy the story, however, I felt that Jennifer's story was stronger than Ellie's story and I wanted to know what happened to Jennifer more than I wanted to know what to happened to Ellie. I enjoyed the connection between both women and how they helped each other.

This was the first book I have read by Jojo Moyes and I hope to read more of her books.
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I bought this book because I absolutely love "Me before you"... However, I am quite disappointed after reading this.

Probably it is a bit unfair to review "the last letter from your lover" comparing how outstanding "Me before you" is... but I just can't really understand the romance between Jennifer and Boot, why do they have to make it so difficult? And all the characters are so unlikeable... I found it so hard to keep reading it, the letters are boring, the whole book is boring... and the fact that the whole book was referring to the 60s makes it even more boring...

And being in the modern world, I found myself very difficult to show any sympathy for Jennifer... she's just incredibly annoying, indecisive and thick! I understand sometimes an affair could be exciting, a forbidden love can be romantic... but there are just not enough evidence to support this so called "romance"!

Sorry Jojo, I love "Me before you", but not this one...
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found this to be a well crafted story.Enjoyed reading it but it did not blow me way...found it difficult to identify with the 2 main female characters...hard going in places but stuck with it ...thought the ending was good.
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This was a fulfilling read, and a beautiful love story. None of the characters were perfect but felt like real people.
All her books are different and I like that you can't second guess what is going to happen.
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Beautiful story as usual from Jojo Moyes. Her stories transport you to where you need to be, with a touch of bitterness in the process. A wonderful story of love, forgiveness, and friendships. I enjoyed this as much as everything else I've read by Jojo Moyes.
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I really enjoy books set in this era and thought it was a fabulous love story, which at times was heartbreaking and at times humorous. JoJo Moyes has become one of my very favourite authors as I can totally rely on her to keep me hooked on every page of her books. I loved this book from beginning to the fabulous end.
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What an amazing, imaginative story. I couldn't put it down. I have lived in this book for days. Heartbreakingly gripping and tender.
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