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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Warner Books Inc (2003)
  • ASIN: B0017T4S9C
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,173,455 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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No. 1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Karen Kingsbury is America's favorite inspirational novelist. There are nearly 20 million copies of her award-winning books in print, including several million copies sold in the past year. Karen has written more than 50 novels, ten of which have hit #1 on national lists.

Karen's newest novel, COMING HOME - The Baxter Family - releases June 26 and is the subject of much buzz on Karen's active Facebook page, where she had more than 250,000 friends. There is also great anticipation over THE BRIDGE, Karen's much-anticipated first hardback release with her new publisher - Simon & Schuster's Howard Books. THE BRIDGE is a love story set against the demise of the American bookstore.

In addition, Karen has ventured into the area of short pieces with her new non-fiction series - KAREN KINGSBURY, THE REST OF THE STORY. Her first piece, I CAN ONLY IMAGINE, has touched the hearts of tens of thousands of readers interested in knowing more about Karen's personal life and the motivation behind her Life-Changing Fiction (TM). I CAN ONLY IMAGINE shares the story of Karen's brother, his struggles, and his quest for redemption.

Karen's novel LIKE DANDELION DUST is the subject of a major motion picture currently in theaters. Like Dandelion Dust stars Academy Award winning Mira Sorvino and Barry Pepper, along with Cole Hauser and Maxwell Perry Cotton. The film has received more than 30 awards in the Film Festival Circuit including numerous Best Picture awards. Several of Karen's books are currently under theatrical development.

Karen's most recent series - the Bailey Flanigan Series, wrapped up in March. Coming Home - The Baxter Family - is a stand-alone novel about John Baxter's 70th Birthday and the tragedy that happens during June, 2010 with Take Four. The series is about two producers looking to change the world with the power of film. The Above the Line series also includes Karen's popular characters from the fictitious Baxter Family. The Baxters were first introduced to readers through the five-book Redemption series, and then the five-book Firstborn series, and finally the four-book Sunrise series.

Dubbed by Time Magazine as the Queen of Christian Fiction, Karen has also been a featured guest on the Today Show, Fox News, USA Today, and numerous other television programs and magazines. Her fiction has made her one of the country's favorite storytellers. Others of 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 Nashville, TN with their five sons, three of whom are adopted from Haiti. Their daughter Kelsey is an actress who has appeared in several Christian films. She is newly married to Christian recording artist Kyle Kupecky. The two also live in Nashville.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Huntress Reviews on October 6, 2003
Format: Hardcover
If you are down and feel like life is little better than something you might scrape off your shoe, then the best thing you can do is pick up anything written by Ms. Kingsbury. This book is no exception.
Megan Wright chose a "love" based on worldly measures, and it left her a heart broken single parent, convinced love is a sham. Her son feels her pain, so with childish innocence, he writes God asking for a miracle for his mom. Though the letter is never mailed, as Megan (Maggie) does not know the address, it has a surprising result.
Equally pain filled is Casey Cummins, a widower who responds to an ad for adults to help hurting children. Being paired with Maggie's son turns out to be the best thing that ever happened to all three, especially when Maggie learns the truth about who Casey is.
***** All the events here are things that could be dismissed as coincidence, but the discerning heart will see them as miracles God has used ordinary people to work. This is a beautiful story, one that will touch your heart with joy and hope. *****
Reviewed by Amanda
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Harriet Klausner #1 HALL OF FAME on October 7, 2003
Format: Hardcover
Two years ago George Wright died from a massive coronary leaving behind his wife Megan and their six year old son Jordan. The surviving Wrights lost more than a father and husband as both still mourn his death. With Megan fully occupied as a NYC prosecutor, Jordan feels lonely. He writes a letter to God asking for a daddy for Christmas. Megan sees the note and decides to sign up her son with the Healing hearts Program.
Restaurateur Casey Cummins has never recovered from the deaths of his wife and baby. His caring friend persuades him to volunteer at the Healing Hearts Program. His child is Jordan. As he and Jordan become pals, he and Megan fall in love, but both must overcome the ghosts of losing their first spouse.
This inspirational family drama is an enjoyable contemporary tale that encourages those who have lost a loved one not to give up on life. The three key characters seem real and those coaxing them to start anew with fond memories add depth to the theme. A neat twist involving the teen past of the adults will turn some off, but most readers will see it as MAGGIE'S MIRACLE.
Harriet Klausner
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Danica Page on November 18, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Disclaimers: I received an e-arc from netgalley in exchange for my honest opinion.

My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: I have a hate-love relationship with Karen. I'm not sure why. I either love her books or they just fall flat for me. I'm always interested in seeing which one it's going to be.

It was a very cute read that I enjoyed very much. I loved the characters. The novel starts with Jordan writing a letter to God to help him find a new daddy. How can your heart not melt at that?

The novel was quick and short, but it was profound. I enjoyed the read.

However, I felt like the story dragged at times and was rushed in certain parts. I felt like the characters could have been more developed.

Having said that, I don't regret having read the book. A good read just not one that particularly stood out to me.

Can I read out of order? Yes, I haven't read the first one and I didn't feel lost at all.

So why 3 stars? For all the reasons listed above. I feel like I might have been too harsh in my review. It was a good book that I enjoyed. I just feel like it had the potential to be more.

In Summary: Karen Kinsbury's novel is profound and touching, but in some parts is sightly rushed.

Warnings/Side-notes: None. This book is suitable for all ages.

The Wrap-up: The book was an enjoyable read and one that I think most will like. For me, it just felt a little too rushed.

Love,
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Vicki Peace on February 11, 2004
Format: Hardcover
The Red Glove series has added another success to its name!
This novel, though short, has a lot of life within its pages.
Though the ending wasn't really a surprise, it was such a 'feel-good' book it doesn't matter if you're surprised. I found myself grinning during the happy times, as the climax built up, and getting teary eyed during the 'looking back' phase of the book.
No matter what, you will finish the book and be grateful you have a heavenly Father that looks out for you ....... in bad times and most especially in good.
Thanks Karen Kingsbury, for your dedication to providing quality fiction to readers that like a good, clean book to relax with at the end of a long day!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By M. Davis on April 19, 2005
Format: Hardcover
The nice thing about the Red Glove Series is that they still have an interesting plot and a testimony of faith, but they can easily be read in one sitting. This book was easy to get into. I didn't read the bookjacket before reading the book and so was surprised at how the story progressed. Megan is a bitter widow who overworks herself, since her job is what she loves. But Megan has an eight year old son who misses his father and how they used to play together. Megan reads about a mentorship program that matches grieving children with adults that are willing to offer the services to play with and support the children. She quickly signs up her son Jordan and waits for the response from the agency.

Meanwhile Jordan is waiting for a letter he wrote to God to be answered, praying for a Daddy like the one his friend has. Both of their wishes seem to be granted when Jordan is matched with Casey, who owns a cafe in town and so has flexible hours. Casey becomes a significant part of Jordan's life, and when Megan takes the opportunity, a significant part of hers as well. It takes a lot for a heart as hardened as Megan's to love and believe again, but Kingsbury makes it work out. Though this book is a quick read, I wouldn't really call it a light one, but it's definitely worth reading.
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