Wednesday, 20 May 2015
The Last Letter from your Lover by Jojo Moyes
3 out of 5 stars
Our female lead is Jennifer Stirling, who wakes up in hospital after an accident, not remembering any of her life. It is 1960, and we soon realise that her life was far more complicated than her family and husband would like her to believe.
This is, at its core, an enchanting love story. The letters make us nostalgic for the olden days, but the plot reveals that those were not easy times for married women.
Forty years later, a journalist - Ellie comes upon several of these romantic letters stored in the newspaper archives and her story commences. The emotions and characters are far stronger in the 1960s, and the two stories are not well connected – it felt a bit disjointed for me.
I listened to the Audible recording, and the narration was excellent. The only thing that really annoyed me was how many times we hear that Jennifer blinked. Good grief, there are other ways to express that – someone should do a count of those words!
If you like reading a love story, filled with tragedy and loss, but also happy moments this is for you.
You may also enjoy Past Caring by Robert Goddard, After You, or Night Music by Jojo Moyes