"The power of a family's love and the healing miracle of redemption." This quote, found on the cover of the book, perfectly describes the wonderful series about the Baxter family. Sunset, is the last book in this Karen Kingsbury's must read series. She has written this book in such a way that you think the Baxter's are a real family and she has written their stories just for you.
A couple tore apart by betrayal. A family dealing with health issues. A widower getting married and dealing with the merging of families. This fictional Baxter family could be anyone's family. The author describes each issue in a way that helps you understand that the Lord is your answer in all your difficulties. You will also see how a family should help instead of hinder each other in their spiritual growth.
If you have read the other books in the series you will love how Sunset brings all the stories to a close. You are left knowing that each member is moving on with their lives and happy.
If you have not read any of the other books you can still enjoy the stories. Just don't be surprised when you put this book down and rush off to find the first book in the series that started it all, Redemption.
All good things must come to an end and it's time to finally bring to a close the Baxter Family Drama series. It's interesting enough that the word drama is used because that's pretty much has been happening throughout the series. It seems that anything and everything that could happen to the family does happen to them. It's quite a roller coaster ride with lots of dips, turns and loops from the first book all the way to this last one. In this book, we finally see the Baxters bring everything to a close. John has decided he wants to finally move on with his life and this includes a life with Elaine. Ashley has to deal with fears of another pregnancy. Luke and his wife must come to terms with their relationship. The family comes together to help out each other in times of need.While I enjoyed the book, there just seems to be a little too much soap opera action for me. Affairs are discussed, marriages take place, pregnancies are happening, past relationships get brought up. Like I said, there's a lot of drama that happens to this family. It felt like all stories had to have happy and tidy ending but not without tear inducing moments. Now I myself never felt compelled to cry at all but I can see how some of these scenarios can force a few misty eyes while reading. I did feel though that everyone going into labor at the same time felt too coincidental to me.Overall it's a satisfying read if you've been following the family since the original series. Everything you want to happen happens, and everyone is together again for the finale However don't fear that you'll never hear from the Baxters again. Kingsbury has already released another series, The Above the Line series, where the Baxters can be seen in the background. It's like a spin off of your favorite show with cameos from the characters. The Baxters will forever live on.
I loved this good as did I love the last 13 books, I was in tears as I finished this book knowing it's the end of the Baxter era. I enjoy reading all Karen's book. Please keep up the wonderful work. Every book has given me hope in some aspect of my life. Thank You!!!
This was a wonderful way to end the series. It tied up loose ends and had great surprises along the way. It was hard to put down yet I did not want the story to end. I thought it was great how Luke and Regan asked forgiveness of each other and how John had Elizabeth and God's blessing to marry Elaine.