full disclosure: I did win a copy of this book from Penguin books. And, boy, am I glad.
I just finished The Last Letter from your Lover, by Jojo Moyes. All week, I have been picking away at this book bit by bit. Now that I've hit the weekend, I literally devoured the last third of the book.
This novel is set in the 1960s, and the premise is that a woman, Jennifer, wakes up from a bad car accident with little memory and significant discomfort in her life. Nothing seems to fit correctly, and everyone around her seems a little strange. In short order, both the reader and Jennifer realize that life feels strange because Jennifer got in the car accident while leaving her husband to go to her lover for good. Post-accident, she has been returned to the life she was desperately trying to leave.
For the first two thirds of the book, Jennifer is untangling threads of an unremembered affair through hidden letters. In the last third, we move to the present day as a journalist also tries to untangle the threads of letters she has found in the archives of the newspaper where she works.
To truly do the book justice, I feel I would have to reveal too much of the plot. But it is really an enjoyable book, and it moved along just fast enough to always leave me wanting more when I put it down each night. In my mind, that's a successful read.