Emma Hill, a celebrated classical concert violinist, has left her job as concertmaster with the Cleveland Orchestra and moved back home to Asheville, North Carolina. While many consider it a terrible move for her career, Emma has her own reasons for simplifying her life in the novel “Love at First Note.” Emma’s mother and sister both need extra care and attention, and Emma is determined to support her family.
But life gets complicated when the bishop of her ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints asks her to fellowship pianist Elliott Hart, a new move-in who just happens to be single as well. Used to adulation from his many YouTube fans, Elliott doesn’t react well to Emma’s first, awkward introduction. After deeming him a rich — albeit extremely good-looking — snob, Emma vows to stay clear of her new neighbor.
Despite their previous, terrible run-ins, Emma and Elliott are drawn to each other’s musical talents, and sparks soon fly. But when their careers veer different ways, they must make decisions that take them out of their comfort zones and possibly away from each other.
Author Jenny Proctor scores again in her newest delightful novel. With quirky supporting characters and believable family drama, Proctor proves she excels in writing about love and life’s sudden twists. Proctor continues to show she understands what fans of clean romance enjoy, and she’s given it to them again in this difficult-to-put-down book.
“Love at First Note” is a clean, lighthearted novel with romance that doesn’t go beyond kissing. There is no profanity, and the only violence is a minor fistfight.
Proctor is a Whitney Award finalist for “The House at Rose Creek” and has six children. She lives in North Carolina with her family.
Elizabeth Reid has bachelor's degrees in economics and history. She has worked in retail, medical billing, catering, education and business fields. Her favorite occupation is that of wife and mother. She blogs at agoodreid.blogspot.com.