Tuesday, 24 September 2013

review

For me today's blogtember prompt was a no-brainer. I had to review a book.

I used to read a lot when I was living in London. My morning bus/tube/train journey was the perfect excuse for a few pages of escapism and there was always a trip across London to see friends or visit something which meant a good hour with my head buried in the pages of book. But here in Cyprus, my reading ceased somewhat. Mainly because of a lack of English books at an affordable price. So the boyfriend gifted me with a Kindle which transformed my reading experience. 

So today we are going to talk about The Last Letter from Your Lover, by JoJo Moyes. The best book I have read in a long time. Mainly because I have an affinity with the writing style of the author; something which I think is so important for me. It is actually kind of the deal breaker for me, you know the moment where you either read past the first chapter or put it down, where it will sit gathering dust on the coffee table. 

The Last Letter from your Lover is one of those wonderfully raw, witty and modern books, that suck me right into the story. It has the perfect amount of romance, without be soppy and emotional and the harsh realities of life really balance the story line. 


A journalist, Ellie discovers a love letter from the 1960's in the newspaper archive. The love letter, was written by a man to his lover, asking her to leave her husband. That women is Jennifer, who wakes up in 1960, after a car accident and doesn't know anything. Ellie's life is somewhat awkward and cringey, while Jennifer's is glamourous albeit unhappy. I love how the two stories intertwine throughout the book; a 1960's love story and a modern love/lust story which collide at the end in an oh-I-did-not-know-that-was-going-to-end-like-that type of ending. 

Obviously I don't want to give too much away. But if you like sarcastic, modern writing and can follow two story lines as the swerve in out of each other, then this book is for you. 



7 comments:

  1. Sounds like I might like this book. Will have to check it out.

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  2. Sounds interesting, I may have to check it out. Oh, and how is that Arden Exfoliating Cleanse? What can I say - I'm observant :)

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    1. Its a great book. Definitely worth it. And the cleanser is working out well kari. But I need another week to give a proper review. I think my skin is cleared though.

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  3. I've read this book! I won it in a blog giveaway and I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. The image on the hardcover is beautiful.

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    1. Its one of my favourite reads recently. I do miss that about the books. The kindle is more convenient but not as pretty

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