Kingsbury, Karen

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When We Were Young

Fans of Christian fiction espousing traditional values will appreciate both the artfulness of Kingsbury's nod to A Christmas Carol and her advocacy for nurturing faith and marriage. Plan to purchase this latest entry in the popular "Baxter Family" series, which also stands alone, for Kingsbury's legions of followers.
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In This Moment

Kingsbury's issues-oriented follow-up to Love Story offers a timely look at the crossroads of public law and religious freedom. Although the topic can be volatile, the author handles it in a sensitive manner, creating room for discourse and not discord.
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Chasing Sunsets

The author's focus is not on happy endings but on how to determine God's purpose for your life, making this series different from others. Kingsbury's second installment (after Angels Walk) shines with possibilities of new love and a few tears of farewell. Readers will look forward to the angels' next outing.
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Angels Walking

New York Times best-selling author Kingsbury (The Family of Jesus) delivers another hit with relatable characters, even pacing, and heartfelt moments. Readers will be clamoring for the next installment in this un-put-downable series.
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The Family of Jesus

Shining a light on the human side of the Savior, this is recommended to readers seeking a clearer, more accessible understanding of the New Testament and those who enjoy such authors as Bodie and Brock Thoene or Lynn Austin; it would also be a great pick for a Bible study group or book club.
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The Chance

Reminiscent of Nicholas Spark's The Notebook and Richard Paul Evan's The Walk, Kingsbury's (Coming Home) latest novel offers her characters forgiveness and love without an expiration date. Her many fans, and readers who like to escape their daily cares with a gentle Christian romance with elements of women's fiction, will enjoy the reappearances of Molly and Ryan, familiar characters from The Bridge, as well as a likable cast of fresh protagonists.
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The Bridge

Best-selling author Kingsbury (Coming Home) does a wonderful job of melding stories, moving between the present and the past and between points of view in this timeless story. A nice choice for readers who enjoy material from Kristen Hannah and Dorothea Benton Frank. [This title marks Kingsbury's first hardcover release with her new publisher
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Leaving

As with Kingsbury's other novels (Unlocked), her latest is emotionally charged and features well-drawn characters struggling with their faith. The author is a perpetual CF favorite. Characters from her Baxter series appear in this series launch, and fans will be clamoring for it. Readers of Janette Oke may also enjoy.
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Take Four

Kingsbury has been dubbed the "Queen of CF" by Time magazine for good reason. Her emotionally charged novels often contain a strong romantic component and feature Christians at odds with their everyday world. This title is no exception. Recommend this one to readers who enjoy well-drawn characters and contemporary settings.

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