Just Like Home: A Harbor Pointe Novel by Courtney Walsh

Young Llama Thoughts
  • Adventurous
  • Christian Friendly
  • Easy Reading
  • Humerous
  • Youth Appropriate
3.6 Llamas


I’ve gone and done it again… What can I say, I am in my Courtney Walsh book era! (My mom and I are apparently determined to read all her books this year 🙂 )

This book is about Charlotte Page, a prima ballerina who loses the one person in her life that actually loved her. Now that she lost her best friend, Charlotte decides maybe life on the stage isn’t for her, so she packs up her bags and heads to Harbor Pointe to try to save her friends dance school. But after seeing her old crush and seeing how she doesn’t quite fit in, Charlotte will need a lot of help and forgiveness to start over.

This book was super cute! I was pulled in from the start and couldn’t stop reading till I was finished!!! The focus on love and forgiveness was super sweet; and I loved how even through loss the characters grew closer together. Courtney Walsh really wrote an amazing book, and I totally suggest it to girls 16 and up!

Now there are some adult topics mentioned in this book. There is mention of divorce, cheating, ‘ex, and such. It is brought up various times throughout the novel, mention of people sleeping before marriage and mention of married people cheating. Nothing is wildly inappropriate, I am just of the belief that kids shouldn’t read about this stuff till they are older. A 13 year-old could read this book and enjoy it; but I personally believe it should be for girls 16 and up.

Overall, what a fantastic read!!! I loved the novel and totally suggest it! Courtney Walsh writes some of the best romance books, and I just love reading them. If you are looking for a sweet, semi-heartbreaking book, this is the read for you! -The Young Llama Reader.


  • An amazing read for girls 16 and up!!!!!
  • Totally awesome novel!!!
  • Very clean and fun to read!!!!!


  • Lots of mention of adult topics…

From “Master of the genre” [Midwest Book Review] and New York Times bestselling author Courtney Walsh, a sweet romance that’s sure to capture your heart.

Prima ballerina Charlotte Page has a life any dancer would envy, but the tragic loss of her best friend, Julianna, leaves her wanting more. Or maybe—less. In an effort to make her life about something other than accolades and applause, Charlotte leaves professional ballet to save Julianna’s small-town dance studio. This lands her directly in the path of cranky high school football coach and Julianna’s older brother, Cole Turner.

Fresh off a state win and a bitter divorce, the last thing Cole expects is for a prima ballerina to chip away at the wall he’s grown quite comfortable hiding behind.

Will their fledgling relationship be strong enough to weather the storm of old secrets and a haunting past? Or will Charlotte lose the new, simple life she’s given up everything to gain?

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