A BAXTER FAMILY CHRISTMAS
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury comes A Baster Family Christmas, the first in a new series, combining the charm and holiday ambiance of The Bridge with the familiar members of fan-favourite family, the Baxters.
Two sorrowful years have passed since the terrible car accident that took the life of John Baxter's daughter, Erin, along with her husband and three of her four daughters. But this year John has invited a stranger for dinner -- Kendra Bryant, the transplant recipient who now has Erin's heart.
In light of her father's idea, Ashley and her brother Luke don't think it's right. They want to protect their ten-year-old niece, Amy -- the only surviving member of the accident. But John is determined and believes meeting this woman is something his deceased daughter would want.
At the same time, Maddie West, the eighteen-year-old daughter of Brooke Baxter West, is praying for meaning this Christmas. Could she find it in a newfound friendship with a boy she never expected to see again? Maddie believes in miracles, especially at Christmastime, but this is a stretch even she can't imagine.
Meanwhile, Kendra Bryant has been struggling these past few years to find meaning in the tragedy that gave her a second chance. She believes this invitation to see the Baxters and witness their unwavering faith in God can instill hope and happiness back into her life.
Heartwarming and touching, filled with love and hope, A Baxter Family Christmas brings together two families in the aftermath of tragedy and in the midst of an unfolding love story, all with the help of one very special child.
Five Kleenex and multiple goosebump alert! And I haven't read any of the other Baster Family series, so if you have you'll be even more emotional than I was. This is actually the 24th Baxter book but the author kindly provides a 'who's who' list at the beginning of the book so us newcomers can keep things straight. And it did work well as a standalone Christmas story, with all the spiritual elements of the season and celebration of family and faith. In fact, that's something that really impressed me. Kingsbury doesn't hold back when it comes to faith and prayer and families who are striving to live a Christian life.
The story is told from multiple points of view and carries the reader through a tumultuous time during the heart of the holiday season. It's the kind of book I'd like to see come alive in movie format. It makes that kind of an impact. And good news for Baxter Family fans because this series is being made into a TV series, according to the author's notes. Plus she's committed to continuing the series with more books about the Baxter's adult children as well as their grandchildren.
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