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And while the Baxters have always been a bit unrealistic... this book went too far. FIVE family members died simultaneously and a week later everybody was at a birthday party? Nobody got angry or fell apart or questioned God? They all just immediately accepted God's will and a year later were fine? Give me a break. REAL grief is ugly and messy and does not resolve itself so quickly. This could have been a good opportunity to deal with the issues and pain of tragedy (she did a good job when Ashley's baby died) and how faith can survive even the worst agony. But being fake and putting a happy face on suffering just cheapens real faith and perpetuates the myth that "real Christians" are always joyful.
Now to the BIG question--it hit me during the "letter reading scene". Elizabeth and John Baxter had Dayne when they were in their late teens (I am assuming, since her parents sent her away, that they still had control over her). If John is now 70, that means Dayne has to be, what, 52, in this book? And he has small children, and they are expecting another at the end? How old is Katy? All of the other Baxter kids have to be in their 40's but they are still portrayed as being youthful and energetic and passionate. Am I wrong in my calculations, or is this another dose of Kingsbury unreality?
I used to LOVE Karen's books, but now they're just fluff and fantasy with a little Bible quote thrown in here and there. I seem to be in a very small minority (although I might not be able to trust all those 5 star reviews as being genuine), but I know some people agree with me. Maybe I've just gotten sour, but the quality and depth I used to love isn't there anymore.
After reading Loving, I intended not to read another Karen Kingsbury book, however I couldn't resist reading the last Baxter book. I found myself thinking..... again?! How many tragedies can one family go through? Murder, fatal pregnancy defects, cheating, breast cancer, 911, drug addiction, a drowning and the list goes on. I guess I was hoping for a happy ending.If she was going to pick one family for this to happen to, I guess she did pick the right one. There wasn't a book about Erin that I remember so i did feel a little less connected to her and her family... but still. Also, I felt a bit disconnected from the family's reaction to the tragedy. No one got angry at God. They all just accepted that they were in a better place. This just seems unrealistic to me. I also didn't like that she put Bailey and Brandon in this book. It did not fit in with the storyline at all and after all the hooplah with the last book, you would think she would stay far away from that topic. (and to add in that Cody and Andy were engaged????) Blegh! The parts of the book that I liked reminded me of "like dandelion dust". Overall, the book was ok. It wasn't what I hoped for but it was far better than the series on Bailey. It was a little more true to her older writing style. Anyways, I'm still not ready to swear her off for good, but I am glad that she is moving on to new characters, seperate from the Baxters and the Flannigans.
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