Return by Karen Kingsbury and Gary Smalley

Posted 3 January, 2010 by Molly in / 3 Comments

About the Book:
This touching novel reunites readers with the Baxter family and focuses on the only Baxter son, Luke. He is determined to leave his faith and his past behind and embrace a new, freethinking future. But what he doesn’t realize is that his past holds a secret even he doesn’t know. When Luke finds out, his comfortable new life is turned upside down, and he must turn back to his roots.
About the Author:
USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury is America’s #1 inspirational novelist. There are more than 15 million copies of her award-winning books in print, including several million copies sold in the past year. Karen has written more than 40 novels, ten of which have hit #1 on national lists.
Karen’s newest novel, Shades of Blue, hit stores on October 20th, 2009. Karen’s newest series, Above The Line Series began with Take One, which released in March, 2009. The second book in this series, Take Two also released in June 2009. Look for Take Three and Take Four, the other books in this series, to hit stores in 2010.
Karen’s recent title, This Side of Heaven landed in the #5 spot on the CBD Bestselling Fiction List. Also, Karen’s novel, Sunset landed #2 on the New York Times Best Seller’s List. Karen has also written many best selling series including The Redemption Series and the Firstborn Series. Her fiction has made her one of the country’s favorite storytellers. Several of Karen’s novels are being considered for major motion picture movies. Her emotionally gripping titles include the 9-11 Series, Even Now, Ever After, and Between Sundays.
Karen is also a public speaker, reaching more than 100,000 women annually through various national events. Karen and her husband, Don, live in the Pacific Northwest with their six children, three of whom are adopted from Haiti
My Review:
The Baxter’s only son, Luke, walks away from the faith and God he’s always known. He also walks away from the only woman he’s ever loved. But there’s a problem with that….he doesn’t know that the one night they gave into temptation resulted in a baby. But one member of the Baxter family does know the truth and she has a secret of her own…one that is forever life changing. Will Luke ever return to the Baxters and the faith he’s always known? And will the events of September 11th have a young firefighter bringing all the Baxters together again?
Once again, I get to see my adopted family at work! That’s how I’ve come to think of Karen’s Baxter family…my adopted family.
In Return, I found myself praying for Luke right along with his family. I cried all through this book while watching the Baxters aching for their lost and only son. I love Ms. Kingsbury’s use of Scripture and relying on God but my favorite part of her writing is how you feel when you’re finished reading: Loved by God and full of wonderful lessons learned through out the book.
As with all of Karen’s books, I recommend Return to everyone, but especially to anyone who wants to experience God. You’ll be giving it high praises too!!! 5 stars and two thumbs!!!!
You can purchase your copy of this book by visiting Amazon.com here.
*This book was from my personally purchased collection*

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