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4.28  ·  Rating details ·  247 ratings  ·  197 reviews
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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Kindle Edition, 432 pages
Expected publication: February 26th 2019 by Entangled: Amara
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Carrie
Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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  ·  review of another edition
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
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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Bookgasms Book Blog
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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☽ 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  ·  review of another edition
*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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Kristy K
2.5 Stars

The Last Letter is well written and emotional, however it just puts too many issues into one book. Ella is a young single mom of twins (aged 5-7 throughout the book), she owns a B&B in Colorado, her parents are deceased, and her brother is in the military overseas. We open to that, which is already a handful for a person, but Ella's problems and tragedies keep growing. Within the first few chapters her brother is killed in action and Maisie, one of her kids, gets diagnosed with a ra
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YUS!! Bring on the fugly tears I am ready!!
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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Les Romantiques
Feb 02, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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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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Milena
Feb 18, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: netgalley
This book, or I should say this author, made me really upset. The Last Letter is on of these books where the writer puts their characters through every horrible thing they can think of to make the story very dramatic. And when you think that after everything the characters endured they will get a happy ending, they don't! I feel so cheated!

I was actually enjoying this book despite all the tragedy that was happening to Ella and her family because it was an interesting and emotional story. I was
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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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Shannon
Nope, nope, nope.
I'm about to go drink a big bottle of wine to try and block this book from my memory.

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Rinou
Feb 01, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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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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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Cassie
Oct 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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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Fanny
Aug 13, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition



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.
Naadira  Moodley (BookedMercy)
I’m gutted. I’m a emotional mess right now. I cannot stop crying. My chest is hurting. My heart is hearting. Everything is just hurting. This book was beautiful. There is simply no other words to describe it.

Beckett is given his best friend Ryan’s last letter and in that letter Ryan is requesting Beckett to go back to his hometown and be there for his sister Ella. Take care of her. Take care of her children. She has lost so much and is practically alone and has no one to lean on and pick her up
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Lorna
Jan 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
RTC. Ugly cry book!
 Lori (Ficwishes)
Dec 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: feb-2019
Hands down, the best book I’ve read all year. More to come soon.
Kristen Johnson
Dec 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Full Review to come when I can express it well.
Louisa
Feb 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition



I am not sure about what I feel about this book. The writing is beautiful. The story at times tragic and other times so healing. I am at a loss for words. My heart was beating fast but also broken at the same time. This is not a bad review at all...it’s just that I am not sure how I feel. At times this was a 5-star read and other times I wanted to DNF. But these emotions are what we want from books, from the beautiful words that Rebecca Yarros wrote- evoked such a myriad of emotions. But honest
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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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