Saturday, July 7, 2012
Coming Home by Karen Kingsbury
Coming Home is a novel about tremendous victory and unprecedented loss, a story of faith and a forever kind of love, love that will stay with you long after the last page. This stand-alone novel will serve as either a grand introduction or a beautiful conclusion in the saga of the Baxter Family. The Baxters make plans to come together for a summer lakeside reunion, a celebration like they haven't had in years. 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. In a season that changes all of them, the brilliance of family love overshadows even the valley of heartache as the Baxters draw closer to God and each other. Along the way, secrets are revealed and the truth about the Baxter Family history is finally made known. Ultimately, in this portrait of family love, the Baxters cling to each other and to God's promise of forever.
My Thoughts: While I thoroughly enjoyed the main storyline, I was a bit bored being reminded of each character's back story from a previous book. This method is a great way for someone to jump in at the final book and not be lost but it was redundant for those who have read the series. I'm not sure exactly why Kingsbury felt the need to write Coming Home in this fashion.
I'd like to thank the publisher for making a review copy of Coming Home available via NetGalley.