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A Moving Journey of Love, Loss, and Renewal
A Novel by Kevin Alan Milne


Sweet Misfortune:
“Fans of Nicholas Sparks will enjoy this uplifting novel about second chances, circumstance, coincidence, and, of course, happiness.”

The Nine Lessons:
“Simply put, The Nine Lessons is a book every father and son should read.  You will reflect on its powerful message long after the book returns to the shelf.  Guaranteed.”
—Jason Wright, New York Times bestselling author of Christmas Jars and The Wednesday Letters

The Paper Bag Christmas:
“[The Paper Bag Christmas] provides a beautiful and moving reminder of the true joy of life, selfless acts, friendship, and the holiday season.”
The News-Times

Kevin Alan Milne has a gift for touching the hearts of readers, writing moving fiction featuring characters that are real, relatable, and memorable.   THE FINAL NOTE (Center Street/ Hachette Book Group; Publication date: May 11, 2011; Trade Paperback Original, $14.99) is his latest novel, and readers will again be inspired by 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. 
Years later, 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.
Can Ethan’s grandfather, a veteran of World War II, and his 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.
An engaging story of the rhythms of life that will resonate with readers, THE FINAL NOTE is a must-read for fiction lovers of all ages. 

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.


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