Love Notes in Christmas Falls by Beth Labonte

When Caitlin Cook left the small town of Christmas Falls, Tennessee to attend Harvard University, she left behind the burden of her parents’ slowly increasing hoard of antiques, a much younger brother, and Shane Mitchell–the boy who blindsided her with the news that he loved her on the night before she left.

Shane Mitchell spent his high school years fascinated by Caitlin Cook. The quiet flute player with her nose always in a book, he wanted desperately to find out what made her tick.

Eight years later, Caitlin returns to Christmas Falls–unemployed and newly single–after receiving a devastating letter from her beloved high school mentor. Caitlin is shocked to find her childhood home in disarray, and her little brother in desperate need of his sister. With Shane’s help–now a pillar of the community rather than the carefree teenager Caitlin once knew–she begins to rediscover her love for music, antiques, and possibly even Shane. When faced with the choice of rebuilding her life in Boston, or giving love a second chance in Christmas Falls, will Caitlin be able to decide on the true meaning of home?

Titles in the Return to Christmas Falls series include:  Homecoming in Christmas Falls by Ciara Knight – Honeymoon For One in Christmas Falls by Jennifer Peel – Once Again in Christmas Falls by Becky Monson – Rumor Has It in Christmas Falls by Melinda Curtis– Forever Yours in Christmas Falls by Susan Hatler – Love Notes in Christmas Falls by Beth Labonte – Finding The Truth in Christmas Falls by Danielle Stewart

Title:  Love Notes in Christmas Falls
Series:  Return to Christmas Falls #6
Author:  Beth Labonte
Published:  October 23, 2017
My Rating:  4.5 stars

Love Notes in Christmas Falls brings Caitlin back home on an impulsive, last minute desperation visit.  She’d left home to attend Harvard on a scholarship, her life was now in Boston… or what life she actually had.  With a cheating ex-boyfriend, losing her job, and a letter from her mentor Miss Anna Cate all combining into the perfect storm – Caity headed home, for now at least.  She had run from one situation into another and now she had choices to make.  Discovering that the boy who had once said he loved her just before she left for college was now all grown up… and maybe still in love with her…was one of the biggest questions of her life.

I found Shane and Caity’s romance to be a sweet and sad adventure.  Shane had gone on to build a life doing what he loved, but with no serious ties.  Caitlin may have gone to Harvard, but Harvard shouldn’t define her or her life.  She’s stuck in a mindset much like her parents are stuck in collecting.  Something has to give and it’s up to Caitlin to make that choice.

I enjoyed my time with Caitlin and Shane, and watching the overall arch of the series continue.  I’d recommend this story and this series for any Romance reader who loves the magic of Christmas and a really good love story.

I own an e-book copy of this story.

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