A Baxter Family Christmas

A Baxter Family Christmas
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Author: Karen Kingsbury
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781982129835
Release: 2019-10-29
Editor: Pocket Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury comes a life-changing holiday tale of love and hope after heartbreak. Two years after the car accident that took Erin Baxter’s life, her father, John Baxter, still lives in constant grief. John’s heartbreak prompts him to invite Kendra Bryant, the transplant recipient who now has Erin’s heart, to Christmas Eve dinner despite protests from his remaining children. Ashley and Luke want to protect their ten-year-old niece­ who is the only surviving child of Erin’s, but John remains determined and believes that meeting this woman is something his deceased daughter would want. Meanwhile, Kendra Bryant is struggling to come to terms with the tragedy that gave her a second chance. It is only when she witnesses the Baxter’s unwavering faith in God that she begins to heal and allow peace and happiness back into her life. At the same time, Maddie West, the eighteen-year-old daughter of Brooke Baxter West, continues to pray for meaning this Christmas. When she discovers a newfound friendship with a boy she never expected to see again, she begins to believe in miracles, especially around Christmastime. A Baxter Family Christmas is a heartwarming story that brings together two families in the midst of tragedy and loss, all with the help one very special child.

When We Were Young

When We Were Young
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Author: Karen Kingsbury
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781501170027
Release: 2019-07-09
Editor: Howard Books

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury comes a classic story about second chances, featuring the beloved Baxter family and a young father who finds his whole world turned upside down on the eve of his divorce. What if you could see into the future and know what will happen tomorrow, if you really walk out that door today. Pay attention. Life is not a dress rehearsal. From their first meeting, to their stunning engagement and lavish wedding, to their happily-ever-after, Noah and Emily Carter seemed meant to be. They have a special kind of love—and they want the world to know. More than a million adoring fans have followed their lives on Instagram since the day Noah publicly proposed to Emily. But behind the carefully staged photos and encouraging posts, their life is anything but a fairytale, and Noah’s obsession with social media has ruined everything. Distraught, Emily reaches out to her friend Kari Baxter Taylor and tells her the truth: Noah and Emily have decided to call it quits. He is leaving in the morning. But when Noah wakes the next day, everything is different. Emily is gone and the kids are years older. Like Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, bizarre and strange events continue throughout the night so that Noah is certain he’s twenty years older, and he is desperate for a second chance. Now it would take a miracle to return to yesterday. When We Were Young is a rare and beautiful love story that takes place in a single day. It’s about knowing what tomorrow will bring if you really walk out that door today—and the gift of being able to choose differently.

Love Story

Love Story
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Author: Karen Kingsbury
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781982122300
Release: 2019-07-30
Editor: Pocket Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The instant New York Times bestseller featuring everyone’s favorite family—the Baxters—in a deeply emotional novel “faithful fans will no doubt relish” (Publishers Weekly). When John Baxter is asked to relive his long-ago love story with his wife Elizabeth for his grandson Cole’s heritage school project, he’s not sure he can do it. The sadness might simply be too great—after a storybook romance that lasted almost thirty years, beginning when the two were in college, Elizabeth tragically died of cancer. But John can’t say no to his grandson and in the process of telling his love story, he finally 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… Cole’s report on his grandparents touches the hearts of the entire family—and 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.

To the Moon and Back

To the Moon and Back
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Author: Karen Kingsbury
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781451687675
Release: 2018-05-29
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury comes a “heart tugging and emotional” story in the Baxter Family collection that will “touch readers deeply” (RT Book Reviews) featuring two people who lost their parents in the same national tragedy—two people desperate to find each other and the connection they shared for a single day…that changed everything. Brady Bradshaw was a child when the Oklahoma City bombing killed his mother. Every year, Brady visits the memorial site on the anniversary to remember her. Eleven years ago on that day, he met Jenna Phillips, who was also a child when her parents were killed in the attack. Brady and Jenna shared a deep heart connection and a single beautiful day together at the memorial. But after that, Brady never saw Jenna again. Every year when he returns, he leaves a note for her in hopes that he might find her again. This year, Ashley Baxter Blake and her sister Kari Baxter Taylor and their families take a spring break trip that includes a visit to the site to see the memorial’s famous Survivor Tree. While there, Ashley spots a young man, alone and troubled. That man is Brady Bradshaw. A chance moment leads Ashley to help Brady find Jenna, the girl he can’t forget. Ashley’s family is skeptical, but she pushes them to support her efforts to find the girl and bring them together. But will it work? Will her husband, Landon, understand her intentions? And is a shared heartache enough reason to fall in love? With To The Moon and Back “Kingsbury skillfully weaves a tale of divine love” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) in an unlikely love story about healing, redemption, hope, and the belief that sometimes a new tomorrow can grow from the ashes of a shattered yesterday. “Kingsbury writes with seemingly effortless poetic elegance, capturing the tender, intimate moments of daily family life as well as heart-wrenching flashbacks to fatal tragedy. A moving story of survival, of faith, and of beauty from the ashes” (Booklist).

Take Four

Take Four
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Author: Karen Kingsbury
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9780310266273
Release: 2010
Editor: Harper Collins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Filmmakers Keith and Dayne finally ink a deal with a top young actor, but when the actor takes a public fall that threatens his reputation, the producers must act as missionaries to save the film, their families, and the young star.

Two Weeks

Two Weeks
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Author: Karen Kingsbury
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781476707501
Release: 2019-04-09
Editor: Simon and Schuster

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AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury comes a heart-wrenching and redemptive story about a couple desperately waiting to bring their adopted child home and a young mother about to make the biggest decision of her life—a story about love, faith, and what it really means to be a family. Cole Blake, son of Landon and Ashley Baxter Blake, is months away from going off to college to kickstart the great plan he has been dreaming about for years—a career in medicine. But as he starts his final semester of school he meets Elise, a mysterious new girl who captures his attention—and heart—from day one. Elise has her heart set on mending her wild ways and becoming the good girl she used to be. But not long after the semester starts, she discovers she’s pregnant. Eighteen and alone, she shares her secret with Cole. Undaunted by the news, and in love for the first time in his life, Cole is determined to support Elise—even if it means skipping college so he can marry her and raise another man’s baby. When Elise decides to give the baby up for adoption, she is matched with Aaron and Lucy Williams, who moved to Bloomington, Indiana, in the hope of escaping the loss and emptiness that seven painful years of trying to start a family has brought them. But as her due date draws near, Elise becomes more and more torn. She knows she has two weeks after the birth of her daughter to change her mind. With Cole keeping vigil and Lucy and Aaron waiting to welcome their new baby, Elise makes an unexpected decision—one that changes everyone’s plans.

Like Dandelion Dust

Like Dandelion Dust
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Author: Karen Kingsbury
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780446507455
Release: 2007-07-31
Editor: Center Street

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Karen Kingsbury delivers a powerful new novel about two parents' love for their child and the surprising lengths they will go to keep their family together when a judge rules that their adopted son must be returned to his biological father.

Remember

Remember
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Author: Karen Kingsbury,Gary Smalley
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781414340968
Release: 2011-07-14
Editor: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Ashley Baxter keeps her family and God at a distance trying to prove she can survive on her own, until the tragedy of September 11 changes her life forever.

Someone Like You

Someone Like You
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Author: Karen Kingsbury
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781982104313
Release: 2020-05-05
Editor: Atria Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Science raises questions only love can answer in this moving and thought-provoking novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of “heart-tugging and emotional” (Romantic Times Book Reviews) life-changing fiction. One frozen embryo. Two families with life-long secrets. And a guy who never planned to fall in love again. Maddie Baxter West is shaken to the core when she finds out everything she believed about her life was a lie. Her parents had always planned to tell her the truth about her past: that she was adopted as an embryo. But somehow the right moment never happened. Then a total stranger confronts Maddie with the truth and tells her something else that rocks her world—Maddie had a sister she never knew about. Betrayed, angry, and confused, Maddie leaves her new job and fiancé, rejects her family’s requests for forgiveness, and moves to Portland to find out who she really is. Dawson Gage’s life was destroyed when London Quinn, his best friend and the only girl he ever loved, is killed. In the hospital waiting room, London’s mother reveals that London might have had a sibling. The frozen embryo she and her husband donated decades ago. When Dawson finds Maddie and brings her to Portland, the Quinns—her biological parents—welcome her into their lives and hearts. Maddie is comforted by the Quinns’ love and intrigued by their memories of London, who was so much like her. Is this the family and the life she was really meant to have? Now it will take the love of Dawson Gage to help Maddie know who she is...and to help her find her way home.

A Treasury of Miracles for Women

A Treasury of Miracles for Women
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Author: Karen Kingsbury
Pages: 176
ISBN: 0446550264
Release: 2008-11-15
Editor: FaithWords

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

#1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury shares a collection of inspiring true stories from women whose faith has sustained them through monumental trials. For mothers, wives, sisters, and friends, this book will uplift the hearts of its readers through accounts of faith proving triumphant over any obstacle.

Summer

Summer
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Author: Karen Kingsbury
Pages: 552
ISBN: 1594152071
Release: 2008
Editor: Walker Large Print

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Dayne Matthews finds the perfect solution to his on-camera love scenes--his wife, Katy, will star in his next film--but in an effort to appease the press, the couple agrees to a twelve-episode reality show, which creates trouble for the newlyweds.

Return

Return
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Author: Karen Kingsbury,Gary Smalley
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781414333021
Release: 2009
Editor: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Determined to leave behind his faith and his family in order to embrace a free-thinking future, Luke Baxter discovers an awe-inspiring secret about his past that forces him to return to his home for answers.

The Yearling

The Yearling
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Author: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Pages: 528
ISBN: 1442441003
Release: 2011-06-28
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An American classic—and Pulitzer Prize–winning story—that shows the ultimate bond between child and pet. No novel better epitomizes the love between a child and a pet than The Yearling. Young Jody adopts an orphaned fawn he calls Flag and makes it a part of his family and his best friend. But life in the Florida backwoods is harsh, and so, as his family fights off wolves, bears, and even alligators, and faces failure in their tenuous subsistence farming, Jody must finally part with his dear animal friend. There has been a film and even a musical based on this moving story, a fine work of great American literature.

The Baxter Family of Yarmouth

The Baxter Family of Yarmouth
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Author: William Proud Davis
Pages: 6
ISBN: UIUC:30112057289362
Release: 1887
Editor: Unknown

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Leaving

Leaving
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Author: Karen Kingsbury
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780310411987
Release: 2011-04-05
Editor: Zondervan

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Bailey Flanigan series begins with Bailey leaving Bloomington for the adventure of a lifetime. She has won an audition for the ensemble of a Broadway musical in New York City. She’s determined to take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, but is she really ready to leave family and friends for the loneliness of the city? And what of Cody? His disappearance has her worried about their future and praying that their love can survive. In order to be closer to his mother in jail, Cody takes a coaching job in a small community outside Indianapolis. New friends, distance, and circumstances expose cracks in his relationship with Bailey Flanigan. Love, loneliness, big opportunities, and even bigger decisions highlight the first book in the new Bailey Flanigan series that features members of the popular Baxter family and finally completes the Bailey Flanigan/Cody Coleman story.

Coming Home

Coming Home
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Author: Karen Kingsbury
Pages: 461
ISBN: 1594154171
Release: 2012
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

As the Baxters make plans to come together for a summer lakeside reunion, the unthinkable happens, forcing the family to rally together during the grief-stricken hours of waiting, praying, and hope for God's promise of forever.

Family

Family
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Author: Karen Kingsbury
Pages: 342
ISBN: 9781414349794
Release: 2011-09-01
Editor: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

After finding his firstborn son, John Baxter looks for a way to tell his other children, while a Hollywood trial reunites Dayne Matthews and Katy Hart, but just when love has the chance to win, doubts and scandals push them further apart.

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
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Author: Maya Angelou
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780307477729
Release: 2010-07-21
Editor: Random House

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Maya Angelou’s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide. Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local “powhitetrash.” At eight years old and back at her mother’s side in St. Louis, Maya is attacked by a man many times her age—and has to live with the consequences for a lifetime. Years later, in San Francisco, Maya learns that love for herself, the kindness of others, her own strong spirit, and the ideas of great authors (“I met and fell in love with William Shakespeare”) will allow her to be free instead of imprisoned. Poetic and powerful, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings will touch hearts and change minds for as long as people read. “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings liberates the reader into life simply because Maya Angelou confronts her own life with such a moving wonder, such a luminous dignity.”—James Baldwin From the Paperback edition.

Maggie s Miracle

Maggie s Miracle
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Author: Karen Kingsbury
Pages: 67
ISBN: 0446619833
Release: 2014-07-02
Editor: Faithwords

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Kingsbury offers a heartwarming tale of a woman who no longer believes in love--and the man who helps her learn that miracles really do happen.

The Problem with Mistletoe

The Problem with Mistletoe
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Author: Kyle Baxter
Pages: 380
ISBN: 1693892790
Release: 2019-09-17
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

David Cooper did not believe in happily ever after--he thought he let his chance pass him by--between work, being a single father and planning a Christmas party for his mother's charity his life is complicated enough. And then he has to ask Alex Capili, an old friend who just returned from the big city, to help run it. Spending weeks working closely together old feelings come up and David wonders if fairy tales really do come true.Alex came home to help sell off his family's restaurant, he was not looking for love. And happy endings only happen in movies. But nothing about this return trip home town is quite what he expected and David is still the best man he's ever known. A good father, with a heart as big as all outdoors, and disarmingly handsome.