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|Format: DRM Protected ePub|
Vendor: Tyndale House
Publication Date: 2012
Availability: In Stock
Sunrise continues the story of Dayne and Katy as they prepare for their upcoming wedding. Dayne is still wary of the paparazzi and wants to keep this ceremony secret at all possible cost. Will it be possible for Katy to have her fairy tale wedding, or will they be forced to elope for the sake of privacy? John Baxter, Dayne's father, struggles between grieving the loss of this wife and moving on. He is excited that his son is now living close and is glad to finally be a part of his life. Meanwhile, the Baxter family's dear friends, the Flanigan's, are dealing with a tragic accident with their "adopted son" Cody. Will his trauma change him and those around him or will he allow alcohol to consume his life?
One great feature that I want to point out in this Kingsbury novel is a charity project called Forever in Fiction. Kingsbury gives the winning bidder the opportunity to become involved in her stories. She uses the biography of the winning bidder's nominee to create a sub-character in her books. To date, this charity project has raised over $100,000 for charities across the country. In Sunrise, Kingsbury features two auction winners including their real identities and bios in the acknowledgments.
This book takes off from page one and doesn't slow down until the end. Each character has a long, rich history, and as a result I honestly do not recommend this as a stand-alone book. Instead, I recommend readers start with the first series and work their way through. While I feel Sunrise is an enjoyable book and once again proves why Kingsbury is an award winning Christian author, I didn't feel like it had a specific Christian theme like most of her books do. Despite this fact I feel this book is certainly worth the read because it is a wonderful story of several Christian families living out their lives in a godly manner. Not only is it heartwarming to see these families succeed in life, but it is also inspiring to see these same families overcome tragedy while keeping their eyes on the cross. Brandi Webster, Christian Book Previews.com
Betty MondaSullivan, MoAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5this book is sensationalOctober 16, 2010Betty MondaSullivan, MoAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book deals with kids who drink and what can happen. It deals with how our lives are so much better when we follow God's leading. The CKT kids are so amazing. Don't know what CKT stands for....read the books and find out. You will be glad you read this series.
Tami Jones5 Stars Out Of 5August 28, 2009Tami JonesI love Karen Kingsbury's books. This one just adds to the list. Her stories deal with real life issues that we all face or have faced at one point.
Laura Kotka5 Stars Out Of 5January 26, 2009Laura KotkaRead 4 chapters so far and the story sucks you in from page one - just as all Kingsbury stories do. You meet several families in the first chapter - and you just can't wait to see what unfolds in each of their lives. Love it so far.
Vivian Williams5 Stars Out Of 5December 1, 2008Vivian WilliamsI have finished book #1 and have started #2. I enjoyed Sunrise. It brought a family in conflict together with their combined love for their Saviour and what was best in His eyes, not the worlds. It was real down to earth family life, dealing with real issues of today. Karen Kingsbury is one of my favorite authors. She starts her books getting my interest and keeps it all through the book. Can't wait to finish book #2 and see how God works in the life of each character. Keep up the good work Karen!
Forest Hills Baptist Church5 Stars Out Of 5October 23, 2008Forest Hills Baptist ChurchKaren Kingsbury's books are all so very relevant. I feel like the Baxter family is part of my family. This book was a great culmination of their family, all the ups and downs and finally John and Elaine getting married. I'm hoping this will not be the last we hear from the Baxter's.Thanks, Karen, for another wonderful series.Carolyn Eddings