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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Coming Home by Karen Kingsbury


Synopsis:
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.


Cafe Lily's Review:
Die hard Kingsbury fans, will already know what to expect when they pick up this book.  Karen writes stories that are wholesome, heartwarming and centered around family and faith. 

I had mixed emotions reading this book, because so much of it focuses on the past, and gives so much back story on the Baxter family.  It takes almost ten chapters to get to what I consider the "meat" of the story.  If this is the first book you've read by Karen, then it will be a great summary, but if you've read most of her other books, it could become a bit redundant. 

It felt like all of her other books about the Baxters, were condensed into the first ten chapters and I ended up skipping several pages, due to boredom and repetition.  It was hard for me to finish the book and definitely was not my favorite.   This title does well as a stand alone novel, and if you read it first, I don't think you'll need to bother with the first twenty-two books about the Baxter family.

Sadly, I think that my interest in Karen's books may be over, after reading Coming Home.

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