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Beckett,

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 h
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Paperback, 432 pages
Expected publication: February 26th 2019 by Entangled: Amara
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    Carrie
    Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: netgalley
    The Last Letter by Rebecca Yarros is as much a heartbreaking as it is heartwarming contemporary romance. For anyone not familiar what the title, The Last Letter, is referring to the book is about a soldier who was killed in duty leaving a letter to be read after his death.

    Beckett and Ryan were best friends serving together in the military with both men not having much in the way of family. Ryan did have his sister back home though and seeing Beckett with no one to communicate with he set up Ella
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    Gina L. Maxwell
    Jul 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    This book is indescribably beautiful. The sheer genius of how Rebecca weaves the letters into the story to match up w/the poignancy of the corresponding chapters... I have no words. None that would do it justice, anyway. This book will most definitely rip your heart out. But then it puts it back in & sweetly sews you back together. It will leave its mark on your soul, as Rebecca intended, & hopefully you’ll be all the better for it. I know I am. 💕
    Sandra ~ ♥ Cross My Heart ♥
    A beautiful, heartfelt story with surprising depth. Grab tissues and settle in for the long haul because you won't be able to put this one down, and I guarantee you'll finish it crying. But please don't let that stop you from reading this beautifully written, emotionally charged story that now sits on my Favorites Shelf. It's truly an experience - a deeply rooted, character-based story that pushed all my buttons. The title, The Last Letter, is woven into the storyline in more ways than one. I fo ...more
    Sophie "Beware Of The Reader"
    4,5 “you'll need tissues” stars

     


    “Sometimes bad things happen. And there’s no blame to be placed. You can’t reason with the universe, no matter how sound your logic is. And we can either breathe through the pain or we can let it shape us.

     

    Emotional rollercoaster!

    The kids were fantastic, Ella was an incredibly courageous mom, Beckett was just perfect (no way such devotion and dedication exist else where can I meet such fine male specimen?), Havoc was my doggy superstar and my box of tissues i
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    Amy
    Dec 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    A million stars!!!

    There are books that you read, and you completely forget them once you come to the end. And then there are books like this one. Books that embed themselves deep within you. Books that stir up all of your emotions and you just know that reading this book is going to change your life. The Last Letter is that kind of book. It's the kind of book that just calls out to your soul and demands to be read. It's the kind of book that you think you're prepared for, but you couldn't be mor
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    ☽ TheBibliotheque
    Yarros did go for the kill with this book. Jesus Christ.

    The Last Letter broke my heart as much as it made me fall for all the beautiful things about it. Or maybe it just broke me a little bit more than what I can really take. I realize now that my mind is still scattered and all over the place. How could it not tho, when I had to pull myself together from that unexpected sobfest that was the last 15% of the book.

    The Last Letter is stunning in all of its details and elements. Yarros’ writing is p
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    Garden Of REden
    Nov 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    *REVIEWED BY CASSIE*

    The Last Letter wasn’t a book; it was an experience. It was an emotional rollercoaster, that as a mom, will rival no other book. This book captured me from the beginning, stole my breath, ripped a chunk of my heart out, and left a deep and heavy ache in my chest. This author has always had an ability to put words together and create masterpieces, with her attention to detail being unmatched. This book especially has the most tragic but majestic formation of words even though
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    Bookgasms Book Blog
    Jan 04, 2019 rated it liked it
    Shelves: shelly
    The first thing you should probably know is that during my initial reading of this book, I had a sort of visceral reaction to it.

    Like, panic reaction. Like, slam the book shut, mark it as DNF, send a note to the publisher apologetically explaining all the reasons my heart couldn't handle this story right now - emotional reaction. It hit me hard, y'all - from nearly the very beginning of the book and I was afraid to keep going.

    Then I stepped away and took a breath.
    Lots of breaths.
    And a little
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    AJ
    3 heartbroken, oh-so conflicted stars

    OMG, this book! I am so conflicted after this SUPER emotional read which is part romance/part women’s fiction. It’s so engaging, a beautiful and sweet character-driven story, with well-written drama and a gorgeous love story, but it’s also devastatingly tragic and confronting which (IMHO) went a bit too far. I loved it so much… until I didn’t. And I’m still dealing with my broken heart and coming to terms with all that this book made me feel so please bear wi
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    Irene
    5 Emotional Stars

    I'm struggling to find the right words to express how much The Last Letter by Rebecca Yarros touched me.
    I cried a lot of tears, I swooned, I laughed, I got angry and wanted to scream why a few times and I fell in love hard for all the characters and now I'm crying writing this review.

    I loved Beckett/Chaos, Ella and her beautiful, funny, smart children Maisie & Colt. Those kids truly owned my heart. They shared that special connection twins often share and damn did they brin
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    Les Romantiques
    Feb 02, 2019 rated it did not like it
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    Deanna (A Novel Glimpse)
    Original review: A Novel Glimpse

    Note: This review is for an ARC and is my unbiased opinion.

    ★ ★ ★ ★
    So…I have found another favorite new-to-me author. Rebecca Yarros has me wanting to go back and read her backlist like now because The Last Letter was so, so good. I can’t even begin to do it justice with this review, so I am going to bullet point my likes and dislikes.

    What I liked:

    *The letters. They start out each chapter and are perfectly tailored to the story and how it evolves.
    *The writing. I
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    Joy
    I always anticipate a new story from Rebecca Yarros. A go to author for certain because her military men are bar none. Not sure what lucky star I sailed under but thank you NetGalley for allowing me to advance read this beautiful story of family, friendship and honor.

    First let me say that I would probably love any story with a military hero, a single parent and a dog. For me this is like the trope trifecta. (This is my review. Dogs are tropes. Deal with it. Lol) So when I started this story I wa
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    Reviews from the Heart (Kimberly Anne)
    5 Unforgettable Stars, but if I could rate this book higher that would most definitely be the case.

    I don't even know where to start, this book leaves me speechless. There are so many things running through my head, that it's so hard to gather all my thoughts. I have so many emotions coursing through my body, that it makes it hard to pin point which one is overwhelming me so much right now, because as I write this, Rebecca Yarros has left a mark on my soul like no other author has done before. Th
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    Rinou
    Feb 01, 2019 rated it did not like it
    1 étoile c'est encore trop !
    Je lis pour me détendre, et je lis de la Romance en particulier pour sa promesse d’une fin heureuse. Ce livre ne tient pas ses promesses en la matière. Je n’ai pas accroché à l’histoire du couple car la seule chose sur laquelle je pouvais focaliser c’était savoir si la petite fille allait s’en sortir. Et quand enfin tout semble s’arranger l’auteur nous achève avec une mort gratuite. Je ne recommande pas ce livre.

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    Cassie
    Oct 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    The Last Letter wasn’t a book; it was an experience. It was an emotional rollercoaster, that as a mom, will rival no other book. This book captured me from the beginning, stole my breath, ripped a chunk of my heart out, and left a deep and heavy ache in my chest. This author has always had an ability to put words together and create masterpieces, with her attention to detail being unmatched. This book especially has the most tragic but majestic formation of words even though Yarros is trying a s ...more
    Fanny
    Aug 13, 2018 marked it as to-read



    Ya tiene portada y sinopsis!!!!!!!!! * salta de alegria *.
    Ya preveo que esta novela me rompera el corazon, pero como soy una masoquista, cuento los dias para que se publique. Febrero llega pronto.
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    YUS!! Bring on the fugly tears I am ready!!
    Lorna
    Jan 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
    RTC. Ugly cry book!
    Tanya
    Oh, this was a hard book for me to review.
    The Pros: The writing is good. The story is interesting, and the pacing is done just right. At least for me. I want the two leads to fall in love and the author does a good job building their relationship, the big reveal, the conflict, and then the final HEA in regards to the couple.

    The Cons: There is so much heartache in this story, it caught me off guard. I'm used to reading about difficult situations in romance, but it felt like this book had one too
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     Lori (Ficwishes)
    Dec 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: feb-2019
    Hands down, the best book I’ve read all year. More to come soon.
    L.J. Shen
    Feb 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    This book really slayed me. It was emotional and super layered. I found myself unable to stop reading. I definitely recommend it.
    Timitra
    Dec 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Rated 4.5 Stars

    The Last Letter is an emotional rollercoaster. It's beautiful too and heartbreaking. This story broke me into so many pieces that I won't ever be the same again but I don't regret this experience at all even though it brought me to tears. I know that this journey that these characters went on and the characters themselves will live within me forever. I highly recommend this to those who love emotion heavy stories with a side of my fave trope, best friend's younger sister. Be warne
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    Ana
    Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    How can there be beauty in heartache? How can there be smiles through tears? How can your heart beat faster while at the same time it feels like it’s stopped completely? I’ll tell you how…through the words of Rebecca Yarros! This book…oh gosh, this book! I finished it a couple of weeks ago and I still don’t have the right word to express my love for this story. What I can tell you is that my eyes still water when I think about it and my heart still aches when it crosses my mind. It’s amazing how ...more
    Mandy (I Read Indie) Anderson
    “I’d forgotten what this felt like.”
    “Being hugged?” My voice was sandpaper-rough.
    “Being held together.”

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    THE LAST LETTER was one of those stories I couldn’t wait to get back to and one I hated being away from. It stole what ever free time I had. THE LAST LETTER was absolutely amazing, 100% heart wrenching, and had me finishing it with probably the biggest ugly cry a book has brought me to in years.

    I won’t say this book ends with a happily ever after, but it does end with an ending that you w
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    Deborah
    Nov 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    This book covers EVER emotion.

    The writing is outstanding. The storyline is, simply put, heartbreaking. Should you attempt to read this? YES. Will you find a flaw? Nope. From page one I was entranced. Do I love the ending? No! I wish things were written differently. Yet, that is what makes this book so special. It’s raw. It’s real. It’s devastating. It’s life.

    Rebecca took such beautiful care with the main subject. She allowed me...a regular reader...to live and breathe the strength and determin
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    Kasey Sullivan
    Nov 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    Simply this book is five stars. I’m truly gutted deep to my soul.
    Be prepared. I mean with the blurb and cover you have a feeling but you don’t really ever know until you read the story.
    Be prepared.
    I cried! My heart hurt. I felt love. I cried!
    There so much feeing in this story. So much love and loss.
    You know it’s a good book when you’re mad at the author for writing the story. Im so mad right now and crying ugly tears. It’s just not fair. I’m asking the questions of why.
    This is the first bo
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    Rebecca Yarros is a hopeless romantic and a lover of all things coffee, chocolate, and Paleo. She is the author of the Flight & Glory series, including Full Measures, the award-winning Eyes Turned Skyward, Beyond What is Given, and Hallowed Ground. Her new Renegade Series features Wilder and the upcoming Nova, and is sure to keep your heart pounding. She loves military heroes, and has been bli ...more
    “I was here for as long as Ella would let me stay. Because somewhere between letter number one and letter number twenty-four, I’d fallen in love with her.” 0 likes
    “Sometimes bad things happen. And there’s no blame to be placed. You can’t reason with the universe, no matter how sound your logic is … We are imperfect people made that way by an imperfect world, and we don’t always get a say in what shapes us.” 0 likes
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