I didn’t even get around to sharing what I was reading in August with you guys, but it was a gem. This was another book from my favorite “bird house” libraries in the neighborhood — I’d like to think my Edgewater/Andersonville neighbors for having good tastes in books.
I went into August wanting to read a love story and this Jojo Moyes delivered with The Last Letter From Your Lover.
Synopsis: A page-turning love story between a wealthy married woman and a struggling writer. The relationship starts with rather unpleasant exchanges at a dinner party, but ends with a scandalous love affair, car accident, and love lost. Or at least, thought love lost.
Jojo Moyes spends half of the book detailing a tumultuous love affair and leaves you hanging with whatever happened to Jennifer Stirling and Boots. You then skip about 40 years and a journalist, Ellie Haworth, finds their love letters and pieces the story together.
Review: Loved this book! If you’re looking for a great love story, this is it. It reminds you to follow your heart and to never forget your true love.
As I was reading, I just wanted to get to the end of the book to find out what really happened with Boots. At first I didn’t get the whole 40 year gap, but Moyes did a pretty good job of tying all of the pieces together at the end. It’s definitely a feel good novel, and I was happy to read it right before our anniversary month.
Go read it if you already haven’t. If you have, what did you think?
If you think you’d like to read The Last Letter From Your Lover, get it here.