The Lost Love Song by Minnie Darke
The Lost Love Song is a story about a love song that connects several people across the world. Diana is the original writer of the love song. A gifted pianist, she writes the song for her lover Arie as a way to express her love in a way her words cannot. But before she has a chance to play it for him, Diana tragically dies in a plane crash. But miraculously, Diana’s notebook containing the song is discovered, and makes its way around the world. In Scotland, Evie hears the song played by two lovesick teenagers. Realizing that she wants to find that kind of love, she heads home to Australia in search of a more permanent life. In Melbourne she meets a heartbroken Arie, bringing the song with her.
I have nothing but good things to say about this book. I loved the structure. It was set up in sections which mainly followed Arie, Diana, and Evie, as well as an Interlude section that introduced other characters who were influenced by the song, all over the world. Some of my favorite story arcs were in the interlude sections.
Overall the story had a very cozy, we are all connected, sort of feel. It would be perfect for fans of the show This Is Us.
Thank you to Ballantine Books and Netgalley for the review copy! All opinions are my own.