Sunday, July 16, 2017

Love Story (The Baxter Family #1) by Karen Kingsbury

Love Story (The Baxter Family #1) by Karen Kingsbury 

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury comes a new book featuring everyone’s favorite family—the Baxters.

From the day they met, John and Elizabeth were destined to fall in love. Their whirlwind romance started when they were young college students and lasted nearly thirty years—until Elizabeth died of cancer.

So when John Baxter is asked to relive his long-ago love story with Elizabeth for his grandson Cole’s heritage project, he’s not sure he can do it. The sadness might simply be too great. But he agrees and 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.

At the same time, Baxter family friend Cody Coleman is working through the breakup of his complicated relationship with Andi Ellison. He is determined to move on when a chance sighting changes his plans—and heart. Can Cody convince Andi to give their love another try, or is it time for them to say goodbye, for good?

As school comes to an end, Cole presents his report on the love story between his grandparents John and Elizabeth Baxter. It is a tale that touches the hearts of the entire family, and one that 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.

My Thoughts:

"Love Story" is first book in the Family Baxter series. While Karen Kingsbury has written about the Baxter family in several other books and series, this is the first "Family Series Book." If you love the Baxter family, you'll love love this book and you'll be thankful to have read it. This book can be read as a stand alone, so you don't need to read the entire series, but it sure does give some much details to the Baxter family that we've been longing for!  Fans of Kingbury will be turning the pages and will have this book read from start to finish in one evening. Karen has this way of taking the past and weaving a beautiful story with the  future. You'll be moved from tears as you read the story of John and Elizabeth. You'll rejoice with Andi and Cody, despite their complications, the journey and the frustration the two go through! You'll be cheering for Andi and Cody the entire time and even some swoon worthy moments. This book is full of emotions, depth, the present, the past and the famous Baxter family! Order this prequel !! You will love this new angle to the family story! I give this book 5/5 stars. I read this book in one sitting and the pages were flying! Thank you to publisher for providing me a complimentary copy for review purposes. A favorable review was not required. 

I look forward to Karen's next book that is coming out, which is entitled "In This Moment." Make sure you pre-order another amazing book! I hope to have a review to you soon! 

About the Author:

Karen Kingsbury, #1 New York Times bestselling novelist, is America’s favorite inspirational storyteller, with more than twenty-five million copies of her award-winning books in print. Her last dozen titles have topped bestseller lists and many of her novels are under development with Hallmark Films and as major motion pictures. In addition, it was recently announced that Roma Downey and MGM Studios are developing a TV series out of Karen's popular Baxter Family books. Karen is also a visiting professor at Liberty University. 

Karen lives in Tennessee with her husband, Don, and their five sons, three of whom are adopted from Haiti. Their actress daughter, Kelsey, lives nearby and is married to Christian recording artist Kyle Kupecky. The couple recently welcomed their first child, Hudson, making Karen and Don grandparents for the first time. 

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