“…it seems to have been jumping from ear to ear and heart to heart, which is how all the best songs make their way across the world…”
This is the story of a love song . . . And like any good love song, it has two parts.
In Australia, Arie Johnson waits impatiently for classical pianist Diana Clare to return from a world tour, hopeful that after seven years together she’ll finally agree to marry him.
On her travels, Diana composes a song for Arie. It’s the perfect way to express her love, knowing they’ll spend their lives together . . . Won’t they?
Then late one night, her love song is overheard, and begins its own journey across the world.
In Scotland, Evie Greenlees is drifting. It’s been years since she left Australia with a backpack, a one-way ticket and a dream of becoming a poet. Now she spends her days making coffee and her nights serving beer. And she’s not even sure whether the guy she lives with is really her boyfriend or just a flatmate. Then one day she hears an exquisite love song. One that will connect her to a man with a broken heart . . .
The Lost Love Song is a bewitching novel about love, second chances and the power of music. Minnie Darke’s debut was the critically acclaimed, bestselling Star-crossed . . . This is Minnie’s second novel and shows she’s now an author to put straight to the top of your TBR list. The fire engine red cover shouts that this book deserves your attention – the fabulous read inside the cover confirms that.
Aside from the main storyline, a number of sub-plots are expertly intertwined, the connecting thread being the song. Minnie’s polished prose means you’ll zip through this and finish the book more quickly than you’d like. I slowed down towards the end, wanting to savour the experience, not wanting it to come to an end. She writes wonderful, quirky characters, particularly Diana, Ari and Evie, and I adored the idea of the love song having a life of its own once created.
I adored this utterly charming read. It’s pure entertainment, as blissful as a bubble bath on a winter night. A sprinkle of magic and a huge dollop of romance, this really is one of the most deliciously lyrical reads I’ve had the pleasure of immersing myself in for a while.
I hope Minnie Darke has another magical tale she’s working on… I’m hopelessly addicted to her novels now.