Tuesday, May 9, 2017

The Last Letter from Your Lover: JoJo Moyes

This was the first book by JoJo Moyes I have read. I did watch the movie, Me Before You, on the airplane ride from DC to Washington State back in December and I really loved the story. So in March when I was in the airport waiting to come back to Italy, I saw this book at the book store in the airport. I read the back and picked it up. I just got around to reading it this past week and I LOVED IT! I didn't love all of the story but I really couldn't put it down. I just wanted to keep reading and find out how the story ends.

So the story start its 1960 and two people fall madly in love. Unfortunately, the women is already married. They write letters to each other because that is one of the only ways they can communicate. He is a writer so he pours his heart and soul out to her via letters. The affair goes on for a while and she doesn't leave her husband although she is unhappy. The story gets cut off and you jump to 2003.

In 2003 there is Ellie that is also a writer that is having an affair with a married man. They don't write letters though because in 2003 text message is the way to communicate and not long passionate love letters. She does however find some of the love letters from 1960 and wants to find out what happened to the couple. Maybe if their affair had a happy ending then hers could to.

It was definitely a page turner. I just wanted to know what happened as well. There was some fluff wording. I don't love long descriptive paragraphs that seem to add nothing to the story. But other than that like I said I really liked it. Not gonna give any spoilers away. It is cute love story. And you can basically get two love stories for the price of one.
love, Carlee

Quotes I liked from the book: 

In my experience there is no one more brutally impartial than a wife.

War zones, he thought, were easier. Safer. In war zones you could always tell who the enemy was.

She is pretty enough to attract attention that she still pretends offends her.

1 comment:

  1. i read both of the me before (after) you books and saw the movie.

    i think they did a REALLY good job with the movie and only really left out one part but it didnt take away.

    i dont know why i havent picked up any of her other books but it looks like im am going to have to!!!

    love that youre posting more reads! (:


Thanks for the wonderful comment. I read and enjoy every single one. Have a question for me, I will reply as soon as I can. Love , Carlee