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– the fragrance of the fig trees the saffron sunsets of languid summer evenings But now those days are deadThe house has been transformed into an army hospital it is a prize of war in the hands of the British And as Nur weaves through the streets carrying the embroideries that have become her livelihood Constantinople swarms with Allied soldiers – a reminder of how far her she and her city have fallen. Istanbul 1921 Each day Nur gazes across the waters of the Bosphorus to her childhood home a grand white house nestled on the opposite bank The days of her happy memories are now dead The house has been transformed into an army hospital it is a prize of war in the hands of the British As Nur weaves through the streets carrying the embroideries that have become her livelihood Constantinople swarms with Allied soldiers a reminder of how far she and her city have fallen The most precious thing in Nur s life is the orphan in her care a boy with a terrible secret When he falls dangerously ill Nur s world becomes entwined with the enemy s Nur must return to where she grew up and plead for help from Medical Officer George MonroeWell this is an incredibly boring read I could have uite happily put this down and not finished it and I really do not think I would have minded But persevere I did and I am not sure it was worth it I will start with the positive and that is Foley transports the reader to Constantinople the streets and people come alive and I could really envisage it Of course Foley had a wondrous location to recreate and the scenery descriptions are about the only thing I liked of this book Positive aside and I return to the plot or the non existent plot Okay there is a small plot but it is dealt with incredibly uickly and even then Foley had dragged it out longer than needed there was no immediate pull for me into this book and I was never really gripped by anything or wanted to keep picking up the book This really was a case of me forcing myself to finish itI do not really mind if a book has little plot as long as the characters are good and I can enjoy getting to know them and following their lives Sadly the characters in this are really not developed Some of the characters are not even named Foley does have a good reason for this which becomes clear but it meant I had no clue who they were built no connection with them and uite frankly I got confused as to who each of them were Then this brings me to Nur and George ah named characters I thought but no I still did not get a clear picture of who they are a little background is given at the end and I mean right at the end but it is too little too late Disappointingly the characters are just not developed and I could not root for them Last Letter From Istanbul just is not for me the scenery is lovely and the history well explained but there was nothing to keep my interest or get excited about Memoirs of Madame de La Tour du Pin just not developed and I could not root for them Last Letter From Istanbul Something in the Wine The Moonstone Series just is not for me the scenery is lovely and the history well explained but there was nothing to keep my interest or get excited about

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The most precious thing in Nur’s new life is the orphan in her care – a boy with a terrible secret When he falls dangerously ill Nur’s world becomes entwined with the enemy’s She must return to where she grew up and plead for help from Medical Officer George MonroeAs the lines between enemy and friend become fainter a new danger emerges – something even threatening than the lingering shadow of wa. I struggled a lot to get into this one There were a LOT of perspectives and time jumps which made it difficult for me to get sucked into the story I felt like it was darting around too much and I couldn t focusI also found the tone of the book a little pretentious at times I don t know what it was exactly that bothered me I think it was just trying too hard to be this piece of great literary fiction but it did not succeed The writing got uite convoluted and irritating at timesIn terms of characters I didn t really feel like any of them were very fleshed out I didn t feel invested in their lives and found them all to be forgettable I felt totally apathetic towards them allAs for the plot I was promised a sweeping historical romance but this was non existent I don t know maybe I went in with the wrong expectations but I thought there would be some level of intimacy between Nur and George There was none Not until the very end of the book was there a flicker of something but even then there was no chemistry whatsoeverSo sadly I didn t enjoy this book I d say I was fairly bored most of the time Maybe it s partly my own fault for expecting something of a romance but I also don t think the book was marketed accurately Though I m still super grateful to the publishers for sending me a free copy and the accompanying gifts Something in the Wine The Moonstone Series jumps which made it difficult for me to get sucked into the story I felt like it was darting around too much and I couldn t focusI also found the tone of the book a little pretentious at times I don t know what it was exactly that bothered me I think it was Empire State Building: The Making of a Landmark just trying too hard to be this piece of great literary fiction but it did not succeed The writing got uite convoluted and irritating at timesIn terms of characters I didn t really feel like any of them were very fleshed out I didn t feel invested in their lives and found them all to be forgettable I felt totally apathetic towards them allAs for the plot I was promised a sweeping historical romance but this was non existent I don t know maybe I went in with the wrong expectations but I thought there would be some level of intimacy between Nur and George There was none Not until the very end of the book was there a flicker of something but even then there was no chemistry whatsoeverSo sadly I didn t enjoy this book I d say I was fairly bored most of the time Maybe it s partly my own fault for expecting something of a romance but I also don t think the book was marketed accurately Though I m still super grateful to the publishers for sending me a free copy and the accompanying gifts

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An epic tale that vividly captures the turmoil of forbidden love set against the rich backdrop of a legendary city steeped in history and mythThe perfect read for fans of the sweeping historical novels of Santa Montefiore Victoria HislopConstantinople 1921Each day Nur gazes across the waters of the Bosphorus to her childhood home a grand white house nestled on the opposite bank Memories float on the breeze. Last Letter from Istanbul by Lucy Foley is a story about Constantinople in 1921 and the allied occupation Nur a local woman who deeply mistrusts the occupiers is forced to ask for medical help for a boy she is looking after and enters into an uneasy alliance with the doctor who helps her I found this book very hard to read because it jumps from narrators and in time I did enjoy the description of the area and the people I would like to thank NetGalley and HarperCollins for my e copy in exchange for an honest review


10 thoughts on “Last Letter from Istanbul

  1. says:

    Last Letter from Istanbul by Lucy Foley is a story about Constantinople in 1921 and the allied occupation Nur a local woman who deeply mistrusts the occupiers is forced to ask for medical help for a boy she is looking after and enters into an uneasy alliance with the doctor who helps her I found this book very hard to read becaus

  2. says:

    This is a story of IstanbulConstantinople in 1921 during the Allied Occupation A sad but beautiful ode to the people who claimed it as their own and those who occupied it after the war It is about a young teacher who saved o

  3. says:

    Foley has an exuisite talent for evoking the very essence of place and time; her delineation of setting is lyrical elouent and she

  4. says:

    couldn't really get into this book and bond with the characters

  5. says:

    Described as ‘an epic story that vividly captures the heartbreaking turmoil of forbidden love against a richly drawn backdrop of a

  6. says:

    Istanbul 1921 Each day Nur gazes across the waters of the Bosphorus to her childhood home a grand white house nestled on the opposite bank The days of her happy memories are now dead The house has been transformed into an army hospital it is a prize of war in the hands of the British As Nur weaves through the streets carrying the embroideries that have become her livelihood Constantinople swarms with Allied so

  7. says:

    This was my final book of 2018 and the best read to end the yearPg 25 'Sometimes now the old life seems as remot

  8. says:

    I struggled a lot to get into this one There were a LOT of perspectives and time jumps which made it difficult for me to get sucked

  9. says:

    Nur has been brought up as the cossetted daughter of a wealthy Turkish man She is accustomed to reaching for the next fig than struggling to survive as she must do following WW1 Instead of a return to normality the bungling allies carve the map and create years of future harm in this case by occupying what they rename as ConstantinopleAn unas

  10. says:

    Being a fan of Victoria Hislop’s books I was looking forward to reading Last Letter from Istanbul by Lucy Foley

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