Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Coming Home by Karen Kingsbury

Coming Home
by Karen Kingsbury
The Baxter Family series, Book 23
Christian Fiction
Available June 2012
Zondervan
304 pages



About the Book
As the Baxter’s make plans to come together for a summer lakeside reunion, the unthinkable happens. When the family rallies together, memories come to light that bring healing and hope during a time when darkness might have the final word. From bestselling author Karen Kingsbury, Coming Home—a stand-alone novel—can serve as either a grand introduction or a beautiful conclusion in the saga of the Baxter Family.

My Thoughts
Wow! I feel like I've been on quite the journey with the Baxter family! After 23 books, it has finally come to an end, and I truly feel that they went out on top with Coming Home. Coming Home is more like the first couple of series (Redemption, Firstborn, and Sunrise series). Maybe because the focus is back on the Baxter family? Anyway. We reconnect with the Baxters, reminisce a bit about their stories (which was helpful for me since it's been a while since I read those books!), and then launch into the final story for this family. Intensely emotional is the best way I can describe this book. It had me weeping yet rejoicing, and I'm sure my husband thought I was a total basket case as I went from crying to laughing and back to crying again. (There was at least one time when I wanted to hide my book in the freezer - any Friends fans out there?!) Once it was all said and done, though, I was thankful for the journey. Definitely one of the best books in the Baxter series—maybe one of the best books I've read all year!  [5 stars]

I received a free copy of this book from Zondervan in exchange for my fair and honest review.

About the Author
New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury is America’s favorite inspirational novelist, with over 15 million books in print. Her Life-Changing Fiction™ has produced multiple bestsellers, including Take One, Between Sundays, Even Now, One Tuesday Morning, Beyond Tuesday Morning, and Ever After, which was named the 2007 Christian Book of the Year. An award-winning author and newly published songwriter, Karen has several movies optioned for production, and her novel Like Dandelion Dust was made into a major motion picture and is now available on DVD. Karen is also a nationally known speaker with several women’s groups. She lives in Washington with her husband, Don, and their six children, three of whom were adopted from Haiti.

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