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A Love Story that Takes its Time
Reviewed in the United States on May 17, 2020
Occasionally you read a book that leaves you breathless and tearful with satisfaction. The Last Letter from Your Lover swept me away. I was torn between an inability to stop reading it and not wanting it to end. It is a love story at its heart, but it’s also a lesson about not settling for less in your life. A messaging and encouragement to pursue your dreams regardless of the cost. It's also a reminder that the inescapable truth is that "Man plans, and God laughs." It's hard to escape the fickle finger of fate thing, being at the right place at the wrong time, that always plays a role in our lives. Yes, destiny.
Jojo, and I call her Jojo because I’m such a fangirl and love her books. As an author myself, I admire her work, and I’m inspired by her. Without further ado: Jojo has written a story about a gripping love affair. But no matter how deep the passion between our two lovers, Jennifer Stirling and Anthony O’Hare, they can’t seem to find a way open to each other. The timing never seems to be right. That finger of fate I mentioned earlier, steps in and places insurmountable obstacles in their paths. We, the reader, hold our breath, praying that this time these two people who are meant for each other will find their way.
Much of the book takes place in 1960s London and must be viewed by the mores of that time. The story spans the years of Jennifer and Antony’s lives, shifting back and forth in time. Anthony's a crackerjack international affairs journalist, and Jennifer is the wife of a wealthy industrialist. As the title suggests, it all begins with a letter, an urgent, expressive, love missive that will have you falling in love with the writer. If you really want to understand what great storytelling is about, I suggest you read The Last Letter from Your Lover and fall in love.