Her Last Promise

Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
Categories: Fiction, Contemporary
4.5 out of 5 stars (109 ratings)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Wonderful

This was a great story, I hated putting it down. highly recommended a great read.

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Captivating!

Can't believe how great this book is. Every step of the way, there is an unexpected twist. loved it!

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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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Disappointing...

Storyline was slow in the beginning, slow in the middle, and slow at the end. I found myself saying "Alexa, next chapter," quite frequently. Too much nonsense included. I did not attach to any character as they were all lacking in substance, personality, intelligence, etc. Overall, it just wasn't a good read/listen to.

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  • MRS S WEST
  • 06-15-19

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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  • Luluem
  • 09-17-19

Gripping from start to finish

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

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  • Hazel
  • 06-14-19

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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  • Ally_G
  • 01-20-20

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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  • Maureen Dowd
  • 11-10-19

What a sad tale!

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

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 03-01-20

another hit with me

loved it as much as all her other novels. Kathryn Hughes is one of my favourites.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-13-20

Another wonderful story by Kathryn Hughes

I loved this book. Full of wonderful characters, read beautifully by Rachel Atkins. Highly recommend.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-14-20

Enjoyable

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  • Geri
  • 10-25-19

Great Story

This book is well written. I really enjoyed the story and especially the way the story line came together at the end . The story. is also very well narated . A good read .

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  • Janey Day
  • 10-24-19

Engrossing story

This story sucks you in and keeps you engrossed right to the end. I love a good ending to a book so had seen other reviews about the ending not being satisfactory, however I thought the ending was just fine and I was not disappointed at all.
The narrator was excellent too. I Definitely recommend this audio book.