Apr 29, 2011

The Final Note by Kevin Alan Milne

In this brand-new novel from bestselling author Kevin Milne, readers will be inspired yet again by the themes of love, loss, and renewal. Ethan met and fell in love with Anna while studying music abroad in college. He married her, and fully expected to grow old with her. After all, they were young, life was good, and faith in each other came easily, as evidenced by the Love Notes Anna periodically left between the strings of his guitar.

On their wedding day, Ethan promised to love, honor, and cherish his wife...and to write a song for her. Fast forward to the present day. Despite his grand promises, reality has proven to be much harder than he anticipated. Instead of composing hit songs, he's working long hours to provide for his family, and still promising to finish Anna's song. His formerly hopeful spirit is almost too heavy to carry, weighed down as it is by regret.

His grandfather, a veteran of World War II, knows a thing or two about regret and bitterness, and has his own stories to tell. One in particular, has the potential to change Ethan's attitude and help him put the past to rest, if he can open his heart to the truth of it.

Can an old soldier's tales of war help Ethan relinquish his anger? Is it too late to finish the song he began for Anna on their wedding day? Will he be able to remember why he fell in love so many years ago? In this tale of loss and heartbreak, love and forgiveness, Ethan is about to discover that the final note has yet to be written.


Kevin Alan Milne is the author of The Paper Bag Christmas, The Nine Lessons, and Sweet Misfortune. He earned an MBA at Pennsylvania State University. Born in Portland, Oregon, Milne grew up in the nearby quiet country town of Sherwood, Oregon, where he currently resides with his wife and five children. 

Visit the author's website at http://kevinamilne.com/


If you've never read a book by Kevin Alan Milne, what are you waiting for?  I recently read Sweet Misfortunes, and couldn't wait to read The Final Note.  I was not disappointed, and will be checking out other books by this author just as soon as I can.

The perfect love story goes all wrong when life gets in the way.  Determined to provide financially for his young family, Ethan soon forgets or becomes too busy to pay attention to the really important things in life.

Although classified as fiction, this story has a strong inspirational message for everyone.  A true pleasure ... and I highly recommend this book!

Just a little hint ... go to the author's website and download a great song recorded by Eric Dodge that was inspired by The Final Note.

Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of The Final Note courtesy of Hachette Books, in exchange for my honest review.


  1. Sounds beautiful. And I can't get over how much I like the cover.

  2. Thanks for the great review! Any chance you'd be willing to copy those thoughts to Amazon? All the best, Kevin.