The Key of Love

Emerald Audio

It’s New Year’s Eve,1942, WWII is raging, and Liberty Johannsen, a young chambermaid in Boston’s tony Back Bay, is kicked out of the only job – and home – she’s ever known after fighting off unwanted advances from the Governor’s son. Nicknamed Songbird thanks to her beautiful voice, Libby takes a new position at the grand Fairmont Copley hotel in Boston,  where she makes the acquaintance of blue-blooded composer Francis Key, unexpectedly becoming his muse…and soon, something much more. Until Libby’s fiancé, Boston Globe photographer Clancy Armstrong, returns from the front. Libby faces a devastating choice, one that will affect not only these three lives but the course of American history forever. A sweeping historical romance from New York Times and international bestseller Jenna Blum, author of Those Who Save Us and The Lost Family, THE KEY OF LOVE showcases one woman’s fierce love and burning ambition as she makes an impossible decision while the fate of the world is up for grabs. THE KEY OF LOVE is an Emerald Audio production, in partnership with Real Jetpack productions . Join the Hidden Gems club for VIP perks and exclusive bonus content by going to Find us on social @emeraldaudionetwork  Check out other podcasts from Emerald Audio:  Rainbow Girl by Jane Green Read Jenna Blum's latest novel

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    8 April 2024, 7:00 am
  • 22 minutes 24 seconds

    As the clock ticks, Libby doesn’t know whether to follow Francis to his estate in Albany, or become Mrs Clancy Armstrong. Fifty years later, while interviewed for the Boston Globe, Libby finally reveals her fateful decision. 

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    19 January 2023, 10:00 am
  • 22 minutes 13 seconds

    At Clancy’s boardinghouse, while getting reacquainted, Libby tells Clancy everything. Devastated and angry, he gives Libby an ultimatum. Libby returns to the Fairmont, to Francis, but nothing works out the way it is supposed to.  

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    12 January 2023, 10:00 am
  • 18 minutes 50 seconds

    It’s July 4th at the Fairmont, the day of the big performance. But before they can celebrate the thunderous success, an unexpected visitor shows up, and much to Libby’s horror, Francis disappears. 

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    5 January 2023, 10:00 am
  • 19 minutes 21 seconds

    Francis and Libby are celebrating the completion of his composition with champagne, when Libby decides to come clean. Meanwhile in a British field hospital, her fiancé recovers consciousness, but something is very much missing... 

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    29 December 2022, 10:00 am
  • 22 minutes 5 seconds

    As Francis and Libby work on Francis’s composition and he teaches Libby how to sing, their working relationship turns into much more. Libby confesses all to Moxie, torn apart with guilt. 

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    22 December 2022, 10:00 am
  • 18 minutes 12 seconds

    Cleaning Francis Key’s room, Libby is caught going through his sheet music. His initial dismay turns into interest when he hears her voice, and they reach an agreement. Meanwhile, a bomb hits Clancy’s camp on the Italian front, but will Libby care, now that she is busy being a muse?

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    15 December 2022, 10:00 am
  • 30 minutes 30 seconds

    Libby is befriended by another chambermaid while shivering at a trolley stop, who gets her a job at grand luxury hotel the Fairmont Copley. Soon, she notices a guest at the hotel, Francis Key, a composer sequestered at the Fairmont to write an inspiring patriotic ballad for the struggling American troops. If she could only figure out how to meet him, perhaps he could help her sing... 

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    8 December 2022, 10:30 am
  • 23 minutes 58 seconds

    While interviewed for the Boston Globe, Libby Johansson shares the secret of how she changed the course of WWII. This emigrant chambermaid with a gorgeous singing voice is cast out of the Duxbury residence in Boston’s tony Back Bay, the only home and job she has ever known. How will she survive a freezing Boston winter with nowhere to go? 

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    8 December 2022, 10:00 am
  • 3 minutes 13 seconds
    Official Trailer: The Key of Love

    As World War II rages, a chambermaid with a beautiful singing voice and burning ambition must make a decision between the composer she falls in love with and her fiancé at the front, a choice that changes all three lives and the fate of the country forever.  

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    18 November 2022, 4:54 pm
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