Saturday, January 18, 2014

The Last Letter from your Lover by Jojo Moyes

Book Synopsis(via Goodreads):
It is 1960. When Jennifer Stirling wakes up in the hospital, she can remember nothing-not the tragic car accident that put her there, not her husband, not even who she is. She feels like a stranger in her own life until she stumbles upon an impassioned letter, signed simply "B", asking her to leave her husband.

Years later, in 2003, a journalist named Ellie discovers the same enigmatic letter in a forgotten file in her newspaper's archives. She becomes obsessed by the story and hopeful that it can resurrect her faltering career. Perhaps if these lovers had a happy ending she will find one to her own complicated love life, too. Ellie's search will rewrite history and help her see the truth about her own modern romance.
This insomniac's opinion:
Oh, how I love me some Jojo Moyes. If you haven't read Me Before You or The Girl you Left Behind, than you absolutely must do so. Oh, Lawd- were they great reads!!
Unfortunately, this novel did not resonate with  me in the same way that those two novels did. The romance felt forced and the plot "twists" were too easy to see coming. I did enjoy the read, but would've loved a non-transparent twist or a stronger love story that really reached out and held me.
Worth staying up all night to read?
Ehhhhh, maybe. Solid premise, but not well carried out.
3 stars.

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