The Last Love Song

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$15.99  $14.87
Blackstone Publishing
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5.3 X 8.4 X 1.0 inches | 0.75 pounds

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About the Author

Kalie Holford lives in the Pacific Northwest with her family and two puppies. She loves Mamma Mia!, country music, and love songs and stories. Her passion is writing books featuring messy queer kids who make mistakes, learn to love, and grow alongside each other. The Last Love Song is her debut novel.


"Heartrending and joyous like the very best love songs, Kalie Holford's debut is a delightful and deeply emotional, gorgeously imagined letter to the past and future."

-- "Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka, authors of Always Never Yours and If I'm Being Honest"

"Like the best duets, Holford's dual-POV novel thrums with heart and heartache. The slow-burn romance(s) are melodies you won't be able to get out of your head, and the raw and emotionally resonant explorations of grief, regret, and listening to the whispers--and shouts--of one's heart is music for the soul. A beautifully written love letter to the enduring power of love and music, The Last Love Song will leave you screaming for an encore."

-- "Jessica Parra, author of Rubi Ramos's Recipe for Success"

"Drenched in summer and music, The Last Love Song is a sparkling debut that feels like racing alongside Daisy Jones's daughter as she unravels the mystery of her infamous mother."

-- "Nina Moreno, author of Don't Date Rosa Santos"

"Set atop an aesthetic of country music and scavenger hunts, The Last Love Song effortlessly explores the unique and oftentimes complex bond between a mother and daughter. A charming debut about family, first love, and finding your own voice."

-- "Ananya Devarajan, author of Kismat Connection"

"An utterly enchanting tapestry of love, self-discovery, and the pursuit of one's dreams that kept me spellbound from start to finish and rooting for the characters long after I've devoured the final sentence. Much like the book title, Kalie's writing rings with a beautiful lyricism that elevates the heart-stopping twists and heart-wrenching revelations to a whole new level. Achingly vivid in not just its portrayal of grief but also its exploration of forgiveness, this novel marks a triumphant debut from an extremely talented young author."

-- "Kyla Zhao, author of The Fraud Squad"

"The Last Love Song contains so many of the things I look for in a great read--a tender queer romance, a large cast of lovable characters, and deeply felt messages on living with grief while following your dreams. The beautiful prose in this book brings every melody to life, creating a moving portrait of love in all its forms. Sentimental and poetic, I found it impossible not to tear up at the touching mother-daughter relationship that drives this story."

-- "Bridget Morrissey, author of That Summer Feeling"

"Atmospheric and full of feeling, The Last Love Song is a debut bursting with heart. Perfect for anyone who thought Daisy Jones and the Six should've been just a little bit gayer."

-- "Ann Zhao, author of Dear Wendy"

"The Last Love Song resides in that magical space where music, mystery, and love coalesce into a beautiful work of art all its own. It's an emotional page-turner that brims with heart and soul."

-- "Dahlia Adler, author of Cool for the Summer"

"The Last Love Song is a lyrical and moving debut about figuring out who you are, and where you're heading, by first learning about where you came from. A magical book that feels like your favorite song playing on the radio."

-- "Rachael Lippincott, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Five Feet Apart"

"A beautiful, vivid, lyrical summertime story that soars with emotion and brims with love for family, hometowns, and legacies, all while tenderly navigating grief. Holford's writing is a joy to read and an absolute gift."

-- "Christina Li, author of Ruby Lost and Found and True Love and Other Impossible Odds"

"Kalie Holford's debut is a delightful and deeply emotional, gorgeously imagined letter to the past and future."

-- "Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka, authors of Always Never Yours and If I'm Being Honest"

"The Last Love Song is a gorgeous debut that I couldn't put down. Holford's lyrical prose wrapped itself around the music-centric plot and swept me away, while making me laugh and cry at the same time. Do not sleep on this one!"

-- "Lynn Painter, New York Times bestselling author of Better Than the Movies"

"Marvelously complex and deeply heartfelt...Its perfect mix of intrigues and heartrending emotion is unmissable."

-- "Nerd Daily"

"An appealing, lyrical, and romantic coming-of-age story."

-- "Kirkus Reviews"

"The Last Love Song is the perfect mix of music, romance, and scavenger hunt...A sweet and touching exploration of love, family, and following your dreams--which is everything you could want in a coming-of-age story."

-- "Audible"

"The Last Love Song is the perfect mix of music, romance, and scavenger hunt."

-- "Audible"

"Kalie Holford's debut novel is a heartfelt love story about growing up and letting go of the past."

-- "Pine Reads Review"

"Charismatic and intriguing...If you're in the mood for a quick, summery story about a girl torn between her mother's unresolved past and her fears of the uncharted future, paired with a dash of heartfelt country lyrics and a small-town setting to steal your heart, then The Last Love Song's the book for you!"

-- "Nerd Daily"