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When We Were Young

(Baxter Family, Bk. 4). 9 CDs. S. & S. Audio. Oct. 2018. 11 hrs. ISBN 9781508252511. $34.99. digital download. F
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On the day they became engaged, Noah and Emily Carter launched an Instagram account to inspire others. Eight years later, that social media presence earns six figures but has stolen family time and driven a wedge between the pair. While a million followers swoon over the photogenic Carters' idealized virtual life, scorn and acrimony have supplanted once-pure devotion. With divorce looming and his bags packed, Noah seeks a last night of sleep in the family home. Instead, he is overtaken by a series of visions: heartrending future encounters with his children as they navigate life into adulthood, scarred by his abandonment. As the story unfolds in Emily's and Noah's alternating (and increasingly divergent) points of view, narrators January LaVoy and Kirby Heyborne underscore the couple's plight with earnest pacing and convincing emotion.
VERDICT 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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