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On her website Kingsbury says she fell in love with Dr. She then had the book memorized at five years old. In books, she says , she found friends she never had to leave.
But her young dream of becoming a novelist led her down the more practical path of studying journalism. Eventually she began writing for the Los Angeles Times following her graduation, which led her to submit a story to People magazine about a murder she covered.
It caught the attention of a literary agent who asked her to write a proposal that ended in a bidding war that was more than her annual salary. She quit her job and wrote three more true crime books before she decided she needed a change from the graphic murder depicted on the page, which is when she found inspirational Christian writing, which she refers to as life-changing fiction.
Kingsbury has now written over books including non-fiction and picture books. Collectively, there are more than 25 million copies in print. However, her most popular books by far fall within the Baxter Family series. It is also currently being made into a television series for a major network.
With titles listed above, it can be overwhelming to know where to begin. But to make things easier for you as you begin reading the Karen Kingsbury books in order, summaries for the first two series from the Baxter Family books have been included below.
If you have not read the Redemption or Firstborn series before, read the below summaries with precaution as they will contain spoilers for previous books. Kari Baxter Jacobs is furious, hurt, and confused. This is because her husband, Tim, a respected professor of journalism, is having an affair with a student. Stunned, Kari returns home to the Baxter family to sort things out. But when an old flame comes back into her life, she is more confused than ever.
How can Kari forgive her husband? What could possibly ease the pain? And what about her own revived feelings for Ryan, a man she knows she should avoid? As Kari searches for answers, an unexpected discovery gives her hope for the future. But when she faces her darkest hour, can she find the faith and strength she needs to move on?
Though Ashley vowed to start a new life when she came back from Paris, the mistakes she made there continue to haunt her. Then comes the nightmare of September 11, which forever changes the lives of the Baxter family, causing them to remember what is important and leading them to make decisions that are both heartbreaking and hope-filled.
Landon tries to dull the pain of her rejection by immersing himself in the rescue efforts at Ground Zero. But will a new opportunity in New York keep him apart from Ashley forever? Devastated by the events of September 11, , Luke decides that life is random, faith a fraud, and God a fantasy.
Now, though, someone in his family learns the truth. So what will it take for Luke to return to the family who loves and aches for him? And what extremes will a certain young firefighter take to help bring the Baxters together again, and in the process, find his place in the family? What was supposed to be a pool party for their two daughters ends in tragedy. As three-year-old Hayley fights for her life, the Baxter family draws together, not even sure how to pray.
Unable to see past his own guilt, he distances himself from his family and finds other ways to ease his pain. Illegal ways. Against the backdrop of great pain and loss, a Baxter wedding takes place in New York City, a wedding that gives all of them a reason to smile again. But now, what will it take for Brooke and Peter and the rest of the Baxters to move past the pain to a place of healing and redemption? In the fifth and final book in the Redemption series, plans are being made for a family reunion.
Then, as the preparations get under way, a deadly diagnosis sends shock waves through the family and threatens to tear them apart. The reality of what might lie ahead brings each of the Baxters to a place of faith and honesty. At the same time, a young man is making his rise in Hollywood and wondering about his place in life.
Dayne Matthews is at the top of the Hollywood list — a successful, popular actor with a bright future. He has everything a man could want — fame, fortune, and friends.
But his heart is pulling him toward a woman and a family who have no idea how their lives are tied to his…. Glad to move on and forget her past, she finally feels at home in Bloomington, Indiana.
With a successful community theater and the love of many friends, she thinks she is content. But that changes in an instant when she meets Dayne Matthews and he promises a future she left in her past.
Elsewhere, as Elizabeth Baxter lay dying, John made a promise that he must keep. It is a promise to reconnect the entire family — including the one child they never spoke of. Now their director, Katy Hart, must find a way to walk the kids through their grief and give them a reason to believe again. But will hatred and revenge have the final word?
Dayne Matthews is working on what could be his best movie yet. Then a friend tells him about a teaching center and a way to become like God. Meanwhile John Baxter reconnects with an old friend and shares a buried secret, one that he and his wife kept hidden all their married lives. But in the process he makes a critical mistake and one of his daughters stumbles onto a letter she was never supposed to see.
For the Baxters, grace and redemption will play a greater role in this season than ever before. His prayer? One strange turn follows another, but when the answers finally come, they shake John to his core. Will he agree to walk away and keep the secret of a lifetime, or will he let the truth come to light, no matter the cost?
He was ready to take on the responsibility of having a family, but now the future is drastically altered and Dayne is desperate for answers. But will he find the strength he needs to face a future laced with loss, and will that strength lead him to the greatest love of all?
As the Baxters come together, the reunion is overshadowed by a miracle in their midst. But just as quickly, tragedy comes to Bloomington. Ashley is eight months pregnant and in the early stages of labor when a tornado rips through the community, leaving one family missing.
What will Dayne do when he hears about the storm? Will he finally find peace in a God he has been running from all his life? When Katy Hart travels to Los Angeles to testify against the knife-wielding fan who tried to kill her, she is hunted by paparazzi who quickly realize she is the mystery woman photographed with movie star Dayne Matthews.
Tension and pressure build to a dangerous level as Katy and Dayne seek private moments amidst the frenzy. Then, as the trial comes to a close, Dayne searches for answers. Not until he talks to his childhood friend does he realize his desperate need for wisdom and direction. But can he live with the decision God places before him? Meanwhile, Landon and Ashley Blake are celebrating the happiest days of their lives, enjoying Cole and their newborn son.
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Can they come to terms with the past and the secrets of their family histories that have now revealed themselves to them? What will become of them both in this first installment of the Baxter family saga as they fully realize what it means to have unchained hearts? Originally published on the twentieth of April, , as it was to follow up the events of the first book in this second installment.
Continuing, it works to further establish the on-goings within the Baxter family and all their various lives, loves and turmoil found within the upper echelons of society. It also manages to build upon their respective characters as it expands their histories creating a fully realized fictional family.
Filling in certain aspects, it provides the details of the brother to Cass as he attempts to get away and ends up in a rehabilitation clinic where he finds his redemption.
Meeting Bindi Gail, the therapist there, they both fall in love as she provides him with the solace he needs to get himself back on track as he turns his life around coming to terms with his family legacy. Will he be able to make amends for the past and fully realize his true potential as he seeks to make a name for himself alongside the rest of the Baxter family clan?
Can he ever truly escape the turmoil of his past and start a new life with the woman he loves, overcoming any obstacles that are placed in their way? What will become of Grayson Baxter as he seeks to change himself for the better as he attempts to create a far more fully rounded portrait of Gray? As a series with more to come, this definitely has a great deal of room to expand upon its source material, as Palessa finds her feet as an author.
Gaining a lot of traction, the narratives are becoming a lot more defined and intricate as the stories progress, along with the characters personalities. With a lot more to come from this particular author in the future, it looks like this series is now set to stay.
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Take Three — Chase Ryan and Keith Ellison set out to change the world with their films—and they are finally seeing their dreams come true.
But life takes a sudden turn for Chase, removing him from Jeremiah Productions permanently. In the process, Keith brings on one of the Baxter family members and the moviemaking continues. But at the same time, the actor takes a very public fall that threatens his reputation among his fan base. Meanwhile, healing happens for Andi Ellison in her relationship with God, her family, and those she loves, but is it too late?
Leaving — The Bailey Flanigan series starts here. Bailey has won an audition for the ensemble of a Broadway musical in New York City. And what of Cody? His disappearance has her worried about their future and praying that their love can survive.
Learning — Bailey Flanigan is growing closer to her dream to be an actress and dancer in New York while Cody coaches a small high school football team … on and off the field. But neither feels complete without the chance to share their dreams with one other. Can distance truly make the heart grow fonder? Or will Cody learn to turn to others to share in his happiness?
And when tragedy strikes, who will be there to provide comfort in the face of loss? Loving — Bailey enjoys the beginning of her new career and time spent with Brandon while Cody faithfully coaches his team on and off the field. But has she agreed to marry the right guy? Coming Home — A Standalone novel. 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.
Love Story — Decades ago, John and Elizabeth Baxter lived a love story that is still playing out in the lives of their adult children and grandchildren. But few of them know the exact details of that story or the heartbreak that brought the two together.
He decides to interview his grandfather about that long ago love story. In This Moment — Hamilton High Principal Wendell Quinn is tired of the violence, drug abuse, teen pregnancies, and low expectations at his Indianapolis school.
A single father of four, Quinn is a Christian and a family man. He wants to see a change in his community, so he starts a voluntary after-school Bible Study and prayer program. He knows he is risking his job by leading the program, but the high turnout at every meeting encourages him. A year later, violence and gang activity are down, test scores are up, and drug use and teen pregnancy have plummeted. The program is clearly working—until one parent calls the press.
Now Quinn faces a lawsuit that could ruin everything. Every year, Brady visits the memorial site on the anniversary to remember her. A decade 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.
When We Were Young — Theirs is a special kind of love and they want the world to know. Now, Noah and Emily have decided to call it quits and Noah is leaving in the morning. But when Noah wakes the next day, everything is different. Emily is gone and the kids are years older. Two Weeks — 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. Eighteen and alone, she shares her secret with Cole. Someone Like You — 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. He would make a kind and compassionate cop. Best Family Ever — 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. Finding Home — Summer is over and Dad begins his important position at an Indiana hospital.
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.
Aug 15, · The Baxter family saga is composed of multiple series, but they follow each other to a certain point. After that, the books are stand-alones. Karen Kingsbury’s The Baxter . Coming Home is a "stand-alone novel" that has major spoilers for the other Baxter family books and should be read after the 22 books published before it. More. Book 0. The Baxters. by . Book 4. When We Were Young. by Karen Kingsbury. · 3, Ratings · Reviews · published · 14 editions. From #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Ki. Want to .