If you’re reading this, well, you know the last-letter drill. You made it. I didn’t. Get off the guilt train, because I know if there was any chance you could have saved me, you would have.
I need one thing from you: get out of the army and get to Telluride.
My little sister Ella’s raising the twins alone. She’s too independent and won’t accept help easily, but she has lost our grandmother, our parents, and now me. It’s too much for anyone to endure. It’s not fair.
And here’s the kicker: there’s something else you don’t know that’s tearing her family apart. She’s going to need help.
So if I’m gone, that means I can’t be there for Ella. I can’t help them through this. But you can. So I’m begging you, as my best friend, go take care of my sister, my family.
Please don’t make her go through it alone.
“You are enough.”
What an emotional romance! I was not prepared to fall in love with Beckett and Ella but I did. This is by far the best book I have read by this author.
“Because somewhere between letter number one and letter number twenty-four, I’d fallen in love with her.”
I loved the letters exchanged between Ella and her brother’s best friend. Both of their lives unfolded in those letters and it is obvious that Ms. Yarros is painfully familiar with military life. I was surprised at how much I loved this story! I don’t want to give too much of the plot away but if you love a nuanced, sometimes funny real-life romance, you will love this book.
” … We are imperfect people made that way by an imperfect world, and we don’t always get a say in what shapes us. . .”
I applaud the author for not shying away from the grittiness and rawness of what life sometimes hands you. But ultimately life can be beautiful even with the pain. This story was thoroughly engaging and I absolutely loved the breathtaking Colorado setting. If you have a few hours to get totally lost in a book, then grab ‘The Last Letter’ and prepare to be swept away!
(Reviewed from an advance copy provided by the publisher.)
About Rebecca Yarros:
Rebecca Yarros is a hopeless romantic and lover of all things chocolate, coffee, and Paleo. In addition to being a mom, military wife, and blogger, she can never choose between Young Adult and New Adult fiction, so she writes both. She’s a graduate of Troy University, where she studied European history and English, but still holds out hope for an acceptance letter to Hogwarts. Her blog, The Only Girl Among Boys, has been voted the Top Military Mom Blog the last two years, and celebrates the complex issues surrounding the military life she adores. When she’s not writing, she’s tying on hockey skates for her kids, or sneaking in some guitar time. She is madly in love with her army-aviator husband of eleven years, and they’re currently stationed in Upstate NY with their gaggle of rambunctious kiddos and snoring English Bulldog, but she would always rather be home in Colorado.