Re-Read Book Review: Remember by Karen Kingsbury

23 November, 2017 Book Reviews 0

Title: Remember
Series: Redemption, #2
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Re-Print Publish Date: September 1, 2009
ISBN:978-1414333014
Source: Purchased
Pages: 416
Rating: 5 Stars
Purchase: Amazon ~ BN ~ Christian Books

About The Book

Convinced she could make it on her own, Ashley Baxter has kept the most important people in her life at a distance―her family, the man who loves her, and the God she is sure can never forgive her. Now, just as she begins to open her heart, the events of September 11 rip into Ashley’s world and she is led to heartbreaking and hope-filled decisions that will forever change her life. This story vividly illustrates that we must value others more than ourselves, and it drives home one of Gary Smalley’s key messages: Honor one another.

Remember is second in the five-book Redemption series by Gary Smalley and Karen Kingsbury that centers around the Baxter family. As readers follow the hopes and struggles of the family, they will explore key relationship themes as well as the larger theme of redemption, both in characters’ spiritual lives and in their relationships.

My Thoughts
Another re-read review for me. I haven’t read through the Baxters in some time, and lately I’ve been missing my momma, so I am glad to be back to the Baxters. They bring me closer to her since she hooked me on them. So, when I finished Redemption, I jumped into Remember and was not disappointed. Much like the first book, you feel like coming home with this one, too. 

Remember is a story that hits home with me. I was lost for a time, but with my mother’s love and my father’s love and the love of the good Lord above and lots of prayer, I found my sins were too much to bear alone, and I remember who I belonged to and who loved me. I just needed to honor them. Reading this book reminded me of that and made me so thankful for God in my life and remembering why I need Him in my life. Watching Ashley’s story unfold, realizing the messages that God was leaving for her in those around her, really tugged at my heart. Ashley’s character has always been a favorite of mine, and I felt like I was reunited with a long lost friend. 

This is definitely still a 5 star book in my opinion. This book will twist you up, make you smile, make you angry, and make you fall in love a fictional family all in the same setting. This family is no longer a fictional family for me, and I am happy to say that this book is still on my keeper shelf. The Lord truly knows how to work His grace and honor through the talented hands of Ms. Kingsbury and I love that. If you want a book that will be unforgettable and jump off the pages like a movie playing on the big screen, then look no further than that of this second book in the Redemption series. Have tissues handy and be ready for a powerful move from God! 

*I purchased this book for my personal collection. Cafinated Reads was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.*

About The Author

Karen Kingsbury is America’s favorite inspirational novelist. There are more than 25 million copies of her award-winning books in print, including several million copies sold in the past year. Karen’s recent dozen titles have all debuted at or near the top of the New York Times Bestseller’s list. She is also a public speaker, reaching more than 100,000 women annually through various national events. Karen lives and works outside Nashville, Tenn., with her husband, Don, and their five sons, three of whom were adopted from Haiti. Also living nearby is their only daughter, Kelsey, an actress in inspirational films and married to Christian recording artist Kyle Kupecky.

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