Sunday, August 12, 2012
The Last Letter From Your Lover
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.
I found this novel to be a wonderful love story, worthy of a place on your bookshelf. Though it took a tad longer than I would have preferred to get going (note the B rating), once it did it was a fantastic story. Love is complicated in real life and this proved true to that.
The use of two time periods was great. That added an extra sense of mystery into the mix. I thought the mystery and discovery were the best aspects of this entire book. The romance being the second best.
Ellie was easy to connect with. She truly lived the life of a typical woman, though her career may be a bit more exciting than most. She was honest and I found that to be enjoyable. She quickly became like a friend. You wanted to hear her stories because that's what friends do!
I recommend this book to my adult readers who enjoy a book with a little mystery and a lot of real life.