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Summary

A mysterious letter from Spain. A surprising new beginning...

Fall in love this summer with Her Last Promise, a gripping, heart-rending story of how hope can blossom in the ruins of tragedy and of the redeeming power of love. From number one best-selling author Kathryn Hughes.

Tara Richards was just a girl when she lost her mother. Years later, when Tara receives a letter from a London solicitor, its contents shake her to the core. Someone has left her a key to a safe deposit box. 

In the box lies an object that will change everything Tara thought she knew and lead her on a journey to deepest Spain in search of the answers that have haunted her for 40 years.   

Violet Skye regrets her decision to travel abroad leaving her young daughter behind. As the sun dips below the mountains, she reminds herself she is doing this for their future. Tonight, 4th June 1978, will be the start of a new life for them. This night will indeed change Violet's destiny, in the most unexpected of ways....

©2019 Kathryn Hughes (P)2019 Headline Publishing Group Ltd

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A WONDERFUL, WELL WRITTEN STORY WITH ENDEARING CHARACTERS.

Wonderful story read by a fantastic narrator. I loved the characters, and wanted to know what happened to them as I progressed through each chapter. This is a glorious tale of love, life, family & enduring hope. Yep, it’s fair to say, I found this book pretty special. Never read anything by this author before, but I’m looking forward to trying another. Isn’t it lovely when you discover a new author to add to your list of favourites.

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Another wonderful novel by Kathryn Hughes

Beautiful story and relatable characters which were portrayed perfectly by Rachel Atkins. I always feel so sentimental when I read/listen to Kathryn's books and this one hasnt disappointed just as expected. The chapters flowed really well and the story kept me gripped right to the end. Can't wait for the next one now 😀

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Gentle story of the lost years


I do like Kathryn Hughes books, she writes clearly concisely and there is no getting lost with her descriptions of all her colorful characters.

This is not her best book, but nevertheless still good.

It is set in 1978 and the modern day, moving back and forth with each chapter filling the gaps over the years.

She pulls in all the threads throughout and ties them neatly at the end. You can feel the emotions of each character as you follow them through the story.

Yes I would recommend as a lighter read.

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What a sad tale!

The narrator was very good
I found the sequence of events difficult. A very interesting story.

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Gripping from start to finish

Beautiful story that kept me hooked from the very beginning to the end Highly recommended

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Fabulous story

Absolutely loved it.. I didn't want it to end.
Kathryn Hughes is a fantastic writer. my New favorite from now on.

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Loved it

Such a beautiful story, kept me gripped from the beginning- and the narration was fantastic!

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Couldn't put it down

Another fantastic book by Kathryn, which was brilliantly narrated by Rachel Atkins. I love the way her stories start from different perspectives and it's like a puzzle trying to put it together. it kept me guessing right till the end.

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Her last Promise

Brilliantly narrated by Rachel Atkins this compelling story proved a great experience and I thoroughly recommend it.

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Excellent story line - SUPERB narration!

I have never read Kathryn Hughes before and was delighted with this wonderful book.

Such a interesting tale ... and the narration by Rachel Atkins is absolutely brilliant! The handling of a dual-time line is extremely well constructed.

I will definitely be looking for books by both author and narrator to listen to in the future!

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  • Mary Doyle
  • 14-01-20

Excellent character development

Enjoyed this book because of the excellent character development. Don’t know if the narrator,Rachel Atkins made the characters come alive or the author, Kathryn Hughes wrote a novel with many twists and turns.

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  • Cathy Jager
  • 18-09-19

Could not stop listening.

Was a little slow to start for me. With that being said. once I got into it. then I couldn't stop. It was truly amazing clear to the end.

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  • Betsy Gerthoffer
  • 30-06-19

Great listen

Another great listen by Kathryn Hughes. Narrator is excellent. As always, Hughes book held my interest. This is a good listen. You won’t be disappointed.

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  • Margaret M Decker
  • 17-06-19

Very well written book.

This is the 4th book I have read by this author. Each one has been very entertaining. I love her style of intrigue. She lets you keep guessing how the twist and turns occur. Makes you love her characters. Still have to think about ending of epilogue.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-09-21

Just a thought

I immediately became emerged in the story of Tara and Violet. The characters were so relatable and likable! The time frames were easy to follow and intertwined all the characters lives.

It provoked emotions, memories and I loved the bantering. It took me back to my youth and hearing my parents and relatives tell stories and banter back and forth. I could have just kept reading their story. I did however feel frustrated with the way the story wrapped up. Surely there could have been so many other ways to end it!

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  • Warmsunsets
  • 23-02-20

Enjoyable, Different

A wonderful story. wonderfully read. There were so many different voices, inflections, and accents. You would have thought more than one person was reading because they were so well done. The performance was truly excellent!!! I really enjoyed listening.

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  • Leisha
  • 15-08-19

Brilliant .. as always

Reading or listening to a Kathryn Hughes story is like watching your favorite movie. You can do it again and again and find something new. Her stories and they way they are written are so simply lovely and so full of life you cant help but be emersed by each character.

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  • Mosey's Mommy
  • 11-07-19

Not Kathryn Hughes' best story.

I've read all of her books and loved them all. As this one started out very slow and was awfully boring. Any other book and I would have quit listening, but this was Kathryn Hughes! I was a fan and this book had to get better!!!! It did get better, but only the last half. The narrator was great.

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  • pamela harrington
  • 17-02-21

Excellent Audio

Everything about this audio is great. It's a family that we all would know someone a like. Horrific past, run away, having a baby, mami g sure your child never knew what happen. Having memories losing someone you love. A happy ending that took almost 40 years to come about.

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  • halis
  • 12-09-20

I loved it

Kathryn Hughes is one of my favorite writers and I think this was her best but I say that every time! Tara is 15 when her mother goes off on holiday to Italy with her boyfriend. Tara thought she was going too but the boyfriend made sure she didn't. Tara's mother never came home and she never found out what happened to her. I like the way Ms. Hughes tells a story and the way you never know what is going to happen until the last chapter. And when it is explained it all seems so simple. I think I have read everything she has written and I can't wait for the next mystery.