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June 5, 2017

Love Story {Karen Kingsbury}

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From the day they met, John and Elizabeth were destined to fall in love. Their whirlwind romance started when they were young college students and lasted nearly thirty years—until Elizabeth died of cancer.

So when John Baxter is asked to relive his long-ago love story with Elizabeth for his grandson Cole’s heritage project, he’s not sure he can do it. The sadness might simply be too great. But he agrees and allows his heart and soul to go places they haven’t gone in decades. Back to the breathless first moments, but also to the secret heartbreak that brought John and Elizabeth together.

At the same time, Baxter family friend Cody Coleman is working through the breakup of his complicated relationship with Andi Ellison. He is determined to move on when a chance sighting changes his plans—and heart. Can Cody convince Andi to give their love another try, or is it time for them to say goodbye, for good?

As school comes to an end, Cole presents his report on the love story between his grandparents John and Elizabeth Baxter. It is a tale that touches the hearts of the entire family, and one that causes Cole to better understand his own beginning.

My Thoughts:
Oh, I love the Baxters. I've read the first two series in the Baxter family books, but you do not have to be familiar with this family to love LOVE STORY.

In this book, we get to go back in time to when John and Elizabeth met and married. We know John and Elizabeth as the parents of the Baxter clan, and the loss of Elizabeth in the first series ripped my heart into pieces. I think missing her so much (can you miss a fictional character that much?!) made this story so much sweeter because it brought her back into our lives.

It was also so much fun to catch up with Ashley and Landon, and oh how big Cole has gotten! We also got back into Bailey's life. So great to see where all our favorite people have ended up.

I am truly so happy Karen Kingsbury has brought the Baxters back into our lives and I cannot wait to see what will continue to come from this family. In the meantime, I'm headed to the library to get Baxter books from the past. I just can't get enough of this family!

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