Coming Home is a novel about tremendous victory and unprecedented loss, a story of faith and a forever kind of love, love that will stay with you long after the last page. This stand-alone novel will serve as either a grand introduction or a beautiful conclusion in the saga of the Baxter Family. The Baxters make plans to come together for a summer lakeside reunion, a celebration like they haven’t had in years. But before the big day, the unthinkable happens. As the Baxter Family rallies together, memories come to light in the grief-stricken hours of waiting and praying, memories that bring healing and hope during a time when otherwise darkness might have the final word. In a season that changes all of them, the brilliance of family love overshadows even the valley of heartache as the Baxters draw closer to God and each other. Along the way, secrets are revealed and the truth about the Baxter Family history is finally made known. Ultimately, in this portrait of family love, the Baxters cling to each other and to God’s promise of forever.
My comments: I read this book in one day – almost one sitting. I was riveted. Karen Kingsbury has her own unique writing style. She writes in many ways idealistically, unrealistically and very sentimentally. Her stories usually have a happy ending. I thought I swore off reading any more of her books when I read in two books something I think would never really happen in real life – one was the healing of a broken spine and paralysis, and the other was almost a complete healing from drowning. I don’t know how people who face this in real life can read this. I suppose it is supposed to give hope, however, I would rather read how the families dealt with these problem instead of always trying to fix them. Nevertheless, I cannot seem to completely stay away from Kingsbury’s books, and as I said this book was very engaging. There was a twist I was not at all expecting from a Kingsbury book. I twist I appreciated. I think the author tries to make her characters realistic, however, the Baxters appear to be perfect in many ways – especially faith-wise. If you enjoy sentimental and uplifting books, you will like this one! I think it completes the story of the Baxters well, or you can read it as a stand alone without having read all the others in the series.
This book will be released the end of June, 2012. I received a review e-galley from NetGalley for reviewing. Thank you!
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