The Last Letter from Your Lover by Jojo Moyes || Book Review

Coming from the previous book I read by Jojo Moyes, The Last Letter from Your Lover was dull and overly romanticised.

I’m not a fan of books that romanticise ideas that go against certain moral values, and this book was full of it.

DISCLAIMER: This review could contain possible spoilers based on my opinions. All opinions and views are my own.

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Originally published: 2008

Pages: 489
Format: Paperback

Plot from GoodReads:

When journalist Ellie looks through her newspaper’s archives for a story, she doesn’t think she’ll find anything of interest. Instead she discovers a letter from 1960, written by a man asking his lover to leave her husband – and Ellie is caught up in the intrigue of a past love affair. Despite, or perhaps because of her own romantic entanglements with a married man.

In 1960, Jennifer wakes up in hospital after a car accident. She can’t remember anything – her husband, her friends, who she used to be. And then, when she returns home, she uncovers a hidden letter, and begins to remember the lover she was willing to risk everything for.

Ellie and Jennifer’s stories of passion, adultery and loss are wound together in this richly emotive novel – interspersed with real ‘last letters’.


The first half of the book I fought not to put it down and abandon reading it completely.

The characters were cliché and flat, and yawning through the pages was a normal state for me. I couldn’t understand, based on their characteristics, how they were finding enough passion for each other to even have anything going on.

There was really nothing to grasp on to. The second half was a little better, with a few believable pieces and small moments here and there to shift around a few emotions on the inside.


This book really wasn’t a good read, and sometimes I’m still surprised I actually finished it.

My Rating:

The book has a rating of 3.99 on GoodReads. I gave it a 3.

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