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The Key To My Heart


—Book Review— Title: The Key To My Heart Author: Lia Louis Publisher: Emily Bestler Books/Atria Books @atriabooks Genre: Contemporary Fiction


The Key to My Heart is football and it’s Red Friday today in Kansas City as we await the Chiefs playing in the Super Bowl on Sunday. So exciting!! What is the key to your heart? Other acceptable answers for me are: family, my dogs, fall, and coffee. And books obviously! Lets talk about this one in particular…


The Key To My Heart is the third book I’ve read by author Lia Louis (I haven’t read her debut before Dear Emmie Blue) and while it wasn’t my favorite of the three, I still binged it in one evening; so I’ll say that’s still pretty good!


Natalie used to be so sparkly. She was married, fixing up the cottage of her dreams, and about to tour with the musical she had written. Then her husband suddenly died and all her hopes and dreams disappeared too.


“I find most people don’t know what to say, because they’re too busy trying to find the perfect words, they don’t realize that you’d rather say, ‘What a pile of sh!t you’ve been handed, I’m gutted you’re going through it.’”


Over two years later Natalie is still lost, pushing friends away who mean well but don’t understand her grief, she’s lost motivation, her love for music; she’s basically just running through the motions. But when someone starts mysteriously leaving sheet music at the train station where Natalie plays she starts to feel excitement for the first time, in a long time. She starts to fall in love with herself again and maybe even the idea of someone else!


Rating: This book was a four star for me until I go to the ending and now after I finished it, it’s one of those sneaky ones I’ve thought about again and again. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫


“They’re all for you,” “The photos. Every single one of those photos is for you. Every photo is someone watching you play. At the station.” ❤️❤️❤️🥹🥹🥹


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