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Letters to the Lost - A Novel

Iona Grey

An accomplished novel from a talented writer, Letters to the Lost is a stunning, emotional love story. Iona Grey's prose is warm, evocative, and immediately engaging; her characters become so real you can't bear to let them go. I promised to love you forever, in a time when I didn't know if I'd live to see the start of another week. Now it looks like forever is finally running out. I never stopped loving you. I tried, for the sake of my own sanity, but I never even got close, and I never stopped hoping either. Late on a frozen February evening, a young woman is running through the streets of London. Having fled from her abusive boyfriend and with nowhere to go, Jess stumbles onto a forgotten lane where a small, clearly unlived in old house offers her best chance of shelter for the night. The next morning, a mysterious letter arrives and when she can't help but open it, she finds herself drawn inexorably into the story of two lovers from another time. In London 1942, Stella meets Dan, a US airman, quite by accident, but there is no denying the impossible, unstoppable attraction that draws them together. Dan is a B-17 pilot flying his bomber into Europe from a British airbase; his odds of survival are one in five. In the midst of such uncertainty, the one thing they hold onto is the letters they write to each other. Fate is unkind and they are separated by decades and continents. In the present, Jess becomes determined to find out what happened to them. Her hope-inspired by a love so powerful it spans a lifetime-will lead her to find a startling redemption in her own life in this powerfully moving novel.

An accomplished novel from a talented writer, Letters to the Lost is a stunning, emotional love story. Iona Grey's prose is warm, evocative, and immediately engaging; her characters become so real you can't bear to let them go. I promised to love you forever, in a time when I didn't know if I'd live to see the start of another week. Now it looks like forever is finally running out. I never stopped loving you. I tried, for the sake of my own sanity, but I never even got close, and I never stopped hoping either. Late on a frozen February evening, a young woman is running through the streets of London. Having fled from her abusive boyfriend and with nowhere to go, Jess stumbles onto a forgotten lane where a small, clearly unlived in old house offers her best chance of shelter for the night. The next morning, a mysterious letter arrives and when she can't help but open it, she finds herself drawn inexorably into the story of two lovers from another time. In London 1942, Stella meets Dan, a US airman, quite by accident, but there is no denying the impossible, unstoppable attraction that draws them together. Dan is a B-17 pilot flying his bomber into Europe from a British airbase; his odds of survival are one in five. In the midst of such uncertainty, the one thing they hold onto is the letters they write to each other. Fate is unkind and they are separated by decades and continents. In the present, Jess becomes determined to find out what happened to them. Her hope-inspired by a love so powerful it spans a lifetime-will lead her to find a startling redemption in her own life in this powerfully moving novel.
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An accomplished novel from a talented writer, Letters to the Lost is a stunning, emotional love story. Iona Grey's prose is warm, evocative, and immediately engaging; her characters become so real you can't bear to let them go. I promised to love you forever, in a time when I didn't know if I'd live to see the start of another week. Now it looks like forever is finally running out. I never stopped loving you. I tried, for the sake of my own sanity, but I never even got close, and I never stopped hoping either. Late on a frozen February evening, a young woman is running through the streets of London. Having fled from her abusive boyfriend and with nowhere to go, Jess stumbles onto a forgotten lane where a small, clearly unlived in old house offers her best chance of shelter for the night. The next morning, a mysterious letter arrives and when she can't help but open it, she finds herself drawn inexorably into the story of two lovers from another time. In London 1942, Stella meets Dan, a US airman, quite by accident, but there is no denying the impossible, unstoppable attraction that draws them together. Dan is a B-17 pilot flying his bomber into Europe from a British airbase; his odds of survival are one in five. In the midst of such uncertainty, the one thing they hold onto is the letters they write to each other. Fate is unkind and they are separated by decades and continents. In the present, Jess becomes determined to find out what happened to them. Her hope-inspired by a love so powerful it spans a lifetime-will lead her to find a startling redemption in her own life in this powerfully moving novel.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Avita Jay

Length:

16h 57m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

02:52


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

26:44


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

30:05


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

33:30


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

36:59


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

25:51


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:58


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

25:27


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

28:06


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:10


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

34:33


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

26:43


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

34:15


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

14:35


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

14:45


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

40:16


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

14:51


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

30:46


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

29:06


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

17:07


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

33:06


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

15:27


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

27:58


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

23:48


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

28:25


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

16:51


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

21:04


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

15:14


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

32:39


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

23:07


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

17:05


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

20:48


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

33:30


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

13:24


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

15:57


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:46


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

16:38


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

38:06


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

33:05


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

24:18


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

40:58


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

27:33


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:38


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

00:14