Saturday, 28 February 2015

Review: The Last Letter From Your Lover by Jojo Moyes

Review: The Last Letter From Your Lover by Jojo Moyes

Review: The Last Letter From Your Lover by Jojo Moyes

I've been a massive fan of Jojo Moyes books ever since I was introduced to Me Before You (which is an amazing book that I'd recommend to anyone!) and this book didn't disappoint either! It sits at number three on my list of Jojo Moyes favourites, just behind Me Before You and The One Plus One but it's still one I'd urge you to read if you love her books.

A bit of background: Part 1 starts off in 1960, when Jennifer wakes up in hospital after a car accident, which she has no memory of or where or who she was going to meet. And when she returns home she finds a hidden letter, and begins to remember the lover she was leaving her husband for before the accident. Then in the final part in the modern day, a journalist called Ellie is looking through her newspaper's archives for a story when she discovers a letter from 1960, written by a man asking his lover to leave her husband....

Review: I loved it. Each chapter is sectioned off with a letter, text or email written between various couples, which I think is in keeping with the book and makes it different. I didn't see the twist at the end coming either, so watch out for that!

It was interesting to step into another era and understand the lack of freedom and expectations women had imposed of them in those days, but it did make me a little frustrated to see how weak and subservient some of the characters were. Of course I was quite interested in the journalist aspect too, and Jojo Moyes was actually a journalist for the Independent before she became an author.

All in all, I really enjoyed reading the book and it kept me captivated. There were so many 'will they?' and 'won't they?' moments that it really keeps you on your toes right to the last chapter. So if you're looking for a chic flick but without all the soppy and 50 Shades stuff, try a Jojo Moyes book.

Have you read this book before? What's your favourite at the moment?

Thanks for reading
Rhiannon x

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