A Baxter Family Christmas

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

A Baxter Family Christmas

A Baxter Family Christmas
Author: Karen Kingsbury
Release: 2016-10-25
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781451687583
Language: en
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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.

A Baxter Family Christmas

A Baxter Family Christmas
Author: Karen Kingsbury
Release: 2016-10-25
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781451687569
Language: en
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"A Howard Book. Howard Books has a great book for every reader"--

The Baxters

The Baxters
Author: Karen Kingsbury
Release: 2022-04-26
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781982104276
Language: en
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This warmhearted and moving prequel to the “heart-tugging and emotional” (RT Book Reviews) #1 New York Times bestselling Baxter Family Series follows the family members as they face rising tensions during a wedding and a colossal storm. A terrible storm builds in the early morning sky over Bloomington, Indiana, as Elizabeth Baxter prepares to celebrate her daughter Kari’s wedding to Tim Jacobs. It’s supposed to be the happiest of days, but Elizabeth can’t shake a growing sense of dread. Is the storm a sign? Something bad is about to happen. Elizabeth knows it. Indeed, there are dark currents of conflict and doubt coursing through the Baxter family. In the midst of them, Kari Baxter is starting to panic. Is marrying Tim a mistake? And what about her family? Her brother Luke is angry and resentful of their sister Ashley, who has recently returned from Paris, a single mom with a son she too often leaves with their parents. At the same time, Ashley and their sister Brooke have lost the faith that is the family’s glue. Against all this, Kari sees Ashley rejecting her longtime love, Landon Blake, who clearly cares for her, no matter what happened in Paris. When the storm reaches a terrifying crescendo, a shocking moment of danger brings important truths to light. At the end of the long day, can the Baxters remain a family, tested but stronger? From an author who “writes with seemingly effortless poetic elegance” (Booklist), The Baxters is an unforgettable testament to the power of love, family, and faith.

Best Family Ever

Best Family Ever
Author: Karen Kingsbury,Tyler Russell
Release: 2020-01-07
Editor: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781534412163
Language: en
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Much-loved storyteller Karen Kingsbury’s Baxter Family books have captured the hearts of millions who have come to think of the Baxter family as their own. Now Karen Kingsbury and her son Tyler Russell tell the childhood stories of the beloved Baxter children—Brooke, Kari, Ashley, Erin, and Luke—to inspire and entertain younger readers. Brooke is the perfect older sister. For that reason, Kari and Ashley work hard to make their parents just as proud of them as they are of Brooke. Each girl has her own talents. Brooke is an excellent student. Kari is a great soccer player. Ashley, a talented artist. And they are always there for each other. But when the news comes that Dr. Baxter is moving the family from Ann Arbor to Bloomington, Indiana, and the Baxters need to leave the only home and friends they’ve ever known, no one is happy. Saying goodbye is hard but the family still has what’s most important—their faith and their love for each other. The first book in the Baxter Family Children series, #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury and Tyler Russell tell the story of what it was like to grow up in the Baxter family, the best family ever.

Adventure Awaits

Adventure Awaits
Author: Karen Kingsbury,Tyler Russell
Release: 2022-02-22
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781665908047
Language: en
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In the fourth book in Karen Kingsbury’s and Tyler Russell’s beloved series about the Baxter children, Kari and Ashley go through the ups and downs of summer camp. School science camp is a few weeks away, but Ashley and Kari Baxter have very different feelings about going. With the help of their siblings, Kari and Ashley prepare for wild experiments and the challenges of the great outdoors, and together they learn what it means to plan for an experience they won’t forget. In the process, all five Baxter Children learn how to make new friends and that adventure awaits in the everyday. They just have to look for it!

Love Story

Love Story
Author: Karen Kingsbury
Release: 2017-06-06
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781451687613
Language: en
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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.

A Baxter Family Christmas

A Baxter Family Christmas
Author: Karen Kingsbury
Release: 2018-10-23
Editor: Howard Books
Pages: 272
ISBN: 1451687575
Language: en
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury comes A Baxter Family Christmas, an inspiring Christmas story featuring everyone’s favorite family, the Baxters. Two years have passed since the terrible car accident that took the life of John Baxter’s daughter, Erin, along with her husband and three of their four daughters. Prompted by grief, and missing his daughter, John has invited a stranger for Christmas Eve dinner—Kendra Bryant, the transplant recipient who now has Erin’s heart. But Ashley and her brother Luke are worried that this new dinner guest might be not be the best idea. They want to protect their ten-year-old niece, Amy—the only surviving member of the accident. But John is determined and believes meeting Kendra is something his deceased daughter would want Amy to do. At the same time, Maddie West, the eighteen-year-old daughter of Brooke Baxter West, is praying for meaning this Christmas. Could she find it in a newfound friendship with a boy she never expected to see again? Maddie believes in miracles, especially at Christmastime, but this is a stretch even she can’t imagine. Meanwhile, Kendra Bryant has been struggling these past few years to make sense of the tragedy that gave her a second chance. She believes this invitation to see the Baxters and witness their unwavering faith in God can instill peace and happiness back into her life. Heartwarming and touching, filled with love and redemption, A Baxter Family Christmas brings together two families in the aftermath of loss and in the midst of an unfolding love story, and “will satisfy Kingsbury fans old and new” (Publishers Weekly).

When We Were Young

When We Were Young
Author: Karen Kingsbury
Release: 2018-10-16
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781501170034
Language: en
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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.

To the Moon and Back

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

Never Grow Up

Never Grow Up
Author: Karen Kingsbury,Tyler Russell
Release: 2022-01-11
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781534412224
Language: en
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In the third book in Karen Kingsbury and Tyler Russell’s beloved series about the Baxter children, Ashley and Kari Baxter struggle with what it means to grow up. When Kari Baxter is assigned an essay about what she wants to be when she grows up, her mind goes blank. She doesn’t want to grow up; she wants everything to stay just like it is. But Kari comes to realize that while making time stand still isn’t possible, she can enjoy every moment with her best family ever. Meanwhile, Ashley Baxter feels the same way. She is worried her siblings are growing up too fast. When she wins the role of Wendy in her school performance of Peter Pan, Ashley gets an idea. Maybe she and her siblings can pledge to never grow up at all! This third story in the Baxter Family Children series shares the reassuring message that even though growing up can be tough, family and friends are always there with support and love.

Coming Home

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

Finding Home

Finding Home
Author: Karen Kingsbury,Tyler Russell
Release: 2021-01-05
Editor: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781534412194
Language: en
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Much-loved storyteller Karen Kingsbury’s Baxter Family books have captured the hearts of tens of millions of readers who have come to think of the Baxter family as their own. Now Karen Kingsbury and her son Tyler Russell inspire and entertain young readers by going back in time to tell the childhood stories of the beloved Baxter children—Brooke, Kari, Ashley, Erin, and Luke. Summer is over and Dad begins his important position at an Indiana hospital. Like it or not, Bloomington is the Baxter Family’s new home. As school starts, everyone finds reasons to be excited about the move. Everyone, that is, except Ashley. Ashley desperately misses the home and friends she left behind. As she realizes her siblings have their struggles, too, she can’t help but wonder if unlikely friends can be the best friends of all? And could time and love from her family be enough to make a house feel like home? In the second book in the Baxter Family Children series, #1 New York Times bestselling Karen Kingsbury and Tyler Russell tell the funny and poignant tale of the Baxter children finding home!

Home for Christmas

Home for Christmas
Author: Holly Chamberlin
Release: 2017-10-31
Editor: Kensington Books
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781496706867
Language: en
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For a mother and her almost-grown daughters, Christmas in coastal Maine difficult choices, new surprises and a chance at love in this heartfelt novel. At first glance, Nell King's cozy home in Yorktide, Maine, seems a step down from the impeccable house she shared with her husband in Boston. But in the six years since he abruptly left to marry another woman, Nell and her daughters have found real happiness here. Now, faced with what may be their last Christmas together, Nell feels anxious. She gave up her own ambitions when she married. What will become of her once her daughters leave the nest? Twenty-one-year-old Molly worries about sacrificing her independence the way her mother did. Should she stay in Maine with her dependable boyfriend, or move to the city and prove herself? Felicity, meanwhile, is torn between loyalty to Nell and wanting to spend time with her glamorous stepmother. Nell is eager to make this holiday picture-perfect. But there's a complication—and an opportunity. Nell's first love, now a successful novelist, is in town for a book signing. As the two rekindle their friendship, Nell confronts the choices she once made in the name of stability. And as the days unfold with revelations and unexpected gifts, this Christmas promises to herald a bright new beginning . . .

Maggie s Miracle

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

Let Me Hold You Longer

Let Me Hold You Longer
Author: Karen Kingsbury
Release: 2004
Editor: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Pages: 50
ISBN: 1414300557
Language: en
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A story of childhood and watching children grow up and how the years fly by too fast.

Two Weeks

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

A Baxter Family Children Collection

A Baxter Family Children Collection
Author: Karen Kingsbury,Tyler Russell
Release: 2021-04-13
Editor: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Pages: 912
ISBN: 1665902418
Language: en
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Karen Kingsbury and her son Tyler Russell tell the childhood stories of the beloved Baxter children—Brooke, Kari, Ashley, Erin, and Luke—to inspire and entertain younger readers. The first three books in the series are now available together in a collectible hardcover boxed set! Brooke, Kari, and Ashley work hard to make their parents proud of them. Each girl has her own talents. And they are always there for each other. But when the news comes that Dr. Baxter is moving the family from Ann Arbor to Bloomington, Indiana, no one is happy. Saying goodbye is hard, but the family still has what’s most important—their faith and their love for each other. Over the years, that will get them through the good and hard days together. Much-loved storyteller Karen Kingsbury’s Baxter Family books have captured the hearts of millions who have come to think of the Baxter family as their own. See how the Baxter siblings grew up in these funny and poignant books from the #1 New York Times bestselling team Karen Kingsbury and Tyler Russell. This charming boxed set includes: Best Family Ever Finding Home Never Grow Up

Leaving

Leaving
Author: Karen Kingsbury
Release: 2011-04-05
Editor: Zondervan
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780310411987
Language: en
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A small-town girl finally has her chance at becoming an actress on Broadway—but can she really give up everything she’s ever known? Bailey Flanigan is finally leaving her small-town home of Bloomington, Indiana, for the adventure of a lifetime: she has gotten a part in a Broadway musical in New York City. She’s determined to take advantage of this unbelievable opportunity, but is she really ready to leave family and friends for the loneliness of the big city? And what about Cody, her former boyfriend? His disappearance has her worried about their future and praying that their love can survive. Cody has been struggling with his own problems. In order to be closer to his mother, who’s in prison for a drug charge, Cody takes a coaching job in a small community outside Indianapolis. New friends, distance, and circumstances expose cracks in his relationship with Bailey. Love, loneliness, big opportunities, and even bigger decisions put these two young people to the test in the first book in the Bailey Flanigan series. Featuring members of the popular Baxter family from bestselling author Karen Kingsbury’s beloved Redemption series, discover what’s in store for Bailey and Cody. Sweet, contemporary Christian romance The first installment of the Bailey Flanigan series Book 1: Leaving Book 2: Learning Book 3: Longing Book 4: Loving Includes discussion questions for book clubs

In This Moment

In This Moment
Author: Karen Kingsbury
Release: 2017-11-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781451687644
Language: en
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury comes an inspiring Baxter Family novel about a beloved high school principal who starts a Bible Study to improve the lives of his struggling students, only to become the national focus of a controversial lawsuit. Hamilton High Principal Wendell Quinn wants to see real change in his community, so he starts a voluntary after-school Bible Study and prayer program called Raise the Bar. He knows he is risking his job by leading the program, but before long, Raise the Bar meetings are standing room only. A year later, violence and gang activity are sharply down, test scores are up, and drug use and teen pregnancy have plummeted. The program is clearly working—until one parent files a lawsuit, claiming Wendell has violated his daughter's rights. But Principal Quinn knows God is on his side, and he refuses to back down. As he prepares for court, he is deluged by a storm of national attention and criticism. He wants just one attorney on his side in the fight of his life—Luke Baxter. A timely and nuanced exploration of religious freedom and what it means to be a person of faith in today’s culture, In This Moment will satisfy Kingsbury fans, old and new.