Blog Tour Review, The Key to My Heart

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Key to My Heart
Lia Louis

352 pages
Atria/Emily Bestler Books
published December 6, 2022

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A heartwarming novel about hope after loss as a young widow receives mysterious messages of love from the “must-buy author” (Jodi Picoult) of Eight Perfect Hours.

Sparkly and charming Natalie Fincher has it all—a handsome new husband, a fixer-upper cottage of her dreams, and the opportunity to tour with the musical she’s spent years writing. But when her husband suddenly dies, all her hopes and dreams instantly disappear.

Two and a half years later, Natalie is still lost. She works, sleeps (well, as much as the sexually frustrated village foxes will allow), and sees friends just often enough to allay their worries, but her life is empty. And she can only bring herself to play music at a London train station’s public piano where she can be anonymous. She’s lost motivation, faith in love, in happiness…in everything.

But when someone begins to mysteriously leave the sheet music for her husband’s favorite songs at the station’s piano, Natalie begins to feel a sense of hope and excitement for the first time. As she investigates just who could be doing this, Natalie finds herself on an unexpected journey toward newfound love for herself, for life, and maybe, for a special someone.

My review

How have I not read this author before?  We have Natalie who is still trying to pick up the pieces of her young husband’s death.  While she is grateful for the people in her life, she is trying to appease them as they try and help her move on.  While such a deep subject the author does a great of bringing a laugh to the heartwarming story.  Music is such an important part of many lives and Natalie finds a way to connect to the past, present and future through playing a piano.

Every character plays a part in Natalie’s journey.  I usually meander through my non-thriller reads, but I could not put this book down.  I highly recommend you give this one a read.

Sherry

About the author:

Lia Louis lives in the United Kingdom with her partner and three young children. Before raising a family, she worked as a freelance copywriter and proofreader. She was the 2015 winner of Elle magazine’s annual writing competition and has been a contributor for Bloomsbury’s Writers and Artist’s blog for aspiring writers. She is the author of Somewhere Close to Happy and Dear Emmie Blue.

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