The Key of Love

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 Woodrow on the Bench

00:01:44 2022-11-18
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 fore...
00:21:29 2022-12-08
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 jo...
00:28:01 2022-12-08
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 p...
00:15:42 2022-12-15
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, no...
00:19:35 2022-12-22
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. See for privacy information....
00:16:51 2022-12-29
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... See
00:16:20 2023-01-05
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. See for privacy information....
00:19:44 2023-01-12
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.  See
00:19:55 2023-01-19
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. See