The instant New York Times bestseller featuring everyone’s favorite family—the Baxters—in a deeply emotional novel “faithful fans will no doubt relish” (Publishers Weekly).
When John Baxter is asked to relive his long-ago love story with his wife Elizabeth for his grandson Cole’s heritage school project, he’s not sure he can do it. The sadness might simply be too great—after a storybook romance that lasted almost thirty years, beginning when the two were in college, Elizabeth tragically died of cancer. But John can’t say no to his grandson and in the process of telling his love story, he finally 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…
Cole’s report on his grandparents touches the hearts of the entire family—and causes Cole to better understand his own beginning.
Whether you’re meeting the Baxter family for the first time or finding them all over again, Love Story will stir your heart and remind you of the generational impact of love and the eternal bond of family.
Kingsbury adds to her 20-plus novels involving the Baxter family with the telling of two love stories. The first centers on Baxter family friends Cody Coleman and Andi Ellison. After two broken engagements, Cody realizes he must try to convince Andi to marry him. But the first step is finding her and getting her to speak to him again. Meanwhile, when 16-year-old Cole decides to do a school project about his grandparents' courtship the relationship between John and Elizabeth Baxter that started the series John must weigh the danger of reliving old emotions and the possibility of hurting his current wife. The story can be somewhat difficult to follow, as Kingsbury bounces between the two unrelated tales, takes liberty with ages and time frames, and uses similar-sounding names for some characters. Still, faithful fans will no doubt relish the ample Baxter backstory as well as closure for Cody and Andi. Agent: Rick Christian, Alive Literary Agency