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  • Published: 24 January 2023
  • ISBN: 9781761340277
  • Imprint: Penguin Random House Australia Audio
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Length: 10 hr 32 min
  • Narrator: Leeanna Walsman
  • RRP: $34.99

The Last Love Note




A sparkling Australian romantic comedy with a heart-breaking twist ideal for Tiktok fans.

Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award

In the aftermath of crushing grief, sole parent Kate Whittaker must learn to live and love again. It’s been tough raising her young son and wrangling a university fundraising job, an overbearing mother and a best friend intent on matchmaking her with someone new.
When Kate and her boss, Hugh, become stranded in a sleepy hamlet north of Byron Bay, she finally has a chance to process all that she’s been through and all that the future might hold. Caught in an impossible tangle of loss, love and unexpected longing, Kate wonders if she can risk her heart again.
But when it becomes clear that Hugh is hiding a secret from her past, all she has to guide her is the trail of scribbled notes she once used to hold her life together. The first note captured her heart. Will the last note set it free?
A sparkling Australian romantic comedy that will break your heart into a thousand shards and piece it back together again.

  • Published: 24 January 2023
  • ISBN: 9781761340277
  • Imprint: Penguin Random House Australia Audio
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Length: 10 hr 32 min
  • Narrator: Leeanna Walsman
  • RRP: $34.99

About the author

Emma Grey

Emma is a novelist, feature writer, photographer, professional speaker and accountability coach. She wrote her first adult novel, The Last Love Note, in the wake of her husband’s death. It’s a fictional tribute to their love, an attempt to articulate the magnitude of her loss and a life-affirming commitment to hope, which has gone on to win hearts around the world. In the US it was selected as a featured title for the Book of the Month and Target Book Clubs, a Washington Post noteworthy book and listed in the top 25 new releases by the American Bookseller’s Association.

Emma lives just outside Canberra, where her world centres on her two adult daughters, young son, loved step-children and step-grandchildren, writing, photography and endlessly chasing the Aurora Australis.

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Praise for The Last Love Note

Leeanna Walsman immerses listeners in an emotional story that is sure to bring both laughter and tears. Two years after becoming a widow, 40-year-old Kate struggles to raise her son while juggling friendships and her career. Hugh, her boss, who was a close friend of her late husband, has been patiently supportive as she adjusts to her new life, always there when she needs him. While stranded during a business trip, Kate begins re-evaluating their relationship. Walsman's expressive, nuanced performance captures Kate's story, told in present-day action and flashbacks. These scenes ensure that listeners experience her despair as her husband's illness progresses, as well as her new tentative hope for the future. Secondary characters' voices are as distinctive as their personalities. An exquisite production fit for all shelves.

AudioFile Magazine, AudioFile Magazine

Prepare to ride an emotional rollercoaster of laughter and tears in Grey's debut novel, in which a devastated widow and mother finds that the end of love isn't the end of her story. After losing the love of her life, Kate's not sure if there is anything left of her to salvage. When an unexpected storm strands her with her boss, Hugh, she is forced to look more deeply at her life and those around her. Australian actress Walsman's performance skilfully encompasses a gamut of emotions. From gut-wrenching tears to laugh-out-loud hilarity, her narration expertly navigates the highs and lows of this story of love lost and found. Her pacing and timing for the absurd moments, and her steady narration of the profound emotional revelations, will keep the reader engaged in this story about discovering there is still love after loss. Recommend this heart-warming novel with authentic characters to contemporary romance readers who enjoy the "second chance at romance" theme.

Melissa Wheelock, Booklist

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