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Book 2 of 4 in the Above the Line Series

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Filmmakers Chase Ryan and Keith Ellison have completed their first feature film, and Hollywood is buzzing with the news. In the wake of that excitement, the producers acquire rights to a novel that has all the ingredients they want for their next project. At the same time they cross paths with a well-connected player who introduces them to the right people, and suddenly every studio in town wants to talk to Chase and Keith. The producers' dreams are on the verge of coming true, but Chase's marriage is strained and Keith's daughter --- Andi Ellison --- is making questionable choices in her quest for stardom. The producers are gaining respect and are on the verge of truly changing culture through the power of film --- but is the change worth the cost?

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New York Times best-selling author Karen Kingsbury is America’s favorite inspirational novelist with over 20 million books in print. Her Life-Changing Fiction™ has produced multiple best sellers including UnlockedLeavingTake OneBetween SundaysEven NowOne Tuesday MorningBeyond Tuesday Morning, and Ever After, which was named the 2007 Christian Book of the Year. An award-winning author and newly published songwriter, Karen has several movies optioned for production, and her novel Like Dandelion Dust was made into a major motion picture and is now available on DVD. Karen is also a nationally known speaker with several women’s groups including Women of Faith. She lives in Tennessee with her husband, Don, and their five sons, three of whom are adopted from Haiti. Their daughter Kelsey is married to Christian artist Kyle Kupecky.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan; First Edition edition (June 21, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310266173
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310266174
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (124 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #434,279 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback
For those who haven't read Karen Kingsbury before, this book follows on from the Redemption series (5 books), the Firstborn series (5 books) and the Sunrise series (4 books). Don't worry - you can still enjoy this without reading all the others. This offering will most appeal to those who have read Take One (first in the Above the Line series), as it follows directly on from that without covering a lot of the back story (Amazon buyers may like to order both, or to re-read Take One while they are waiting for Take Two to arrive).

So, what's happening? Missionaries-turned-film producers Keith and Chase have returned to LA to edit their film, but face professional and personal challenges as they try to get it ready in time for some prestigous film festivals, and work towards a theatrical release (rather than the less desirable straight-to-DVD). Meanwhile, they are also negotiating the production of their second film, based on a best-selling novel with Christian themes (ring any bells, anyone?).

Kelly is finding Chase's continuing absences from home to be difficult, as she struggles to run a household and look after two small children with no money and a husband who doesn't understand. Keith's family is managing better - their daughter, Andi, is at college in Bloomington, but Andi is facing her own challenges away from the Indonesian jungle where she grew up. She is rooming with Bailey Flanigan, and both girls want acting careers, as does Bailey's boyfriend, Tim. All three are involved in a campus musical, and have the opportunity to decide what they are prepared to do - or give up - to pursue their dreams.

I've no doubt this will be popular with Karen's many fans.
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Let me start by saying I love Karen Kingsbury and I have read/listened to at least 90% of her work...

With that, I love where this series is going, but I have to say, I'm not loving how the BIG story seems to be just cut and is ended in odd places. It's like there is this really long story and it has be forced to find a stopping point. "Above The Line - Take One," had an okay "ending," but "Above The Line - Take Two," just stops... I was left pretty disappointed. There is a difference between being left with wanting more and feeling like there was a mistake. I felt like I had missed a whole other chapter or portion. I'm sure once the series is complete I'll be left with a wonderful story. This book is not a stand alone and you will most likely be left saying, "what," after this book. Now having to wait 7 months until the next is released.... Not sure this series was handled the best.
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Format: Hardcover
Anytime Karen Kingsbury realeases a new book, I set aside whatever other novel I am reading, and start reading her new book. Take Two was a wondereful installment for the series. I am loving reading about Cody and Bailey's relationship, and anxiously awaiting the day they finally get together. I also really like Andi Ellison, and while what happens with her in this book is heart-wretching, I know in the end Karen will redeem her, and that's something else I cannot wait to read. My only, very minor, complaint is there wasn't enough of the Baxter family in this one.
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The thing I love about Karen Kingsbury's books is that they are very well written, about real-life situations, real families with problems that they must work together to overcome, they aren't trashy, even when they involve romantic interests, and they link into the characters we come to love in her other stories. It's like getting to know a whole community the more of them you read! I liked this series because it takes some very real temptations, ambitious goals, and shows how one person's decision can bless or destroy things they love, and also that there is always love and forgiveness and a way back when we make mistakes, even if the results of our choices cannot always be changed. I love how naturally God fits into these people's lives and shows an example of how that can be real. Excellent reading!
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I like how the characters come alive. Their story is my story and the story of anyone reading them-somewhere your story will emerge. There is encouragement in her stories. There are challenges-there is prayer and scripture which are very powerful in the life of any Christian and for any non-believer, it can start them thinking.
I have been reading Karen Kingsbury's novels for many years. I am always looking for her next book or series.
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Format: Paperback
I really enjoyed the Baxters' series but I just can't get into the Above the Line series. I disliked many things about this book, including how Chase and Keith seemed to always put their families second to their work but that was okay because their work was a mission from God. I also was disappointed with how the Andi/Tax storyline played out. As a book, it basically said that what Andi did was right because it was "art". Perhaps there are repercussions in the following books but it still didn't sit right with me. I just don't relate to the Bailey/Cody/Andi stories and feel they are somewhat unrealistic. I was disappointed with the (lack of) ending. I'm tempting to just read some spoiler reviews on the third book to see what happens because I don't have much of a desire to read the whole thing.
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