I have enjoyed Karen Kingsbury very much. Have series on my shelf. Several of us wait for the next book to come out and then we commiserate over the story. We are in agreement that we are very tired of the manner in which the stories are dragged out. We feel extremely frustrated with the way Bailey and Cody were left up in the air, and now we have to go through another series before we can get some closure. We would like her books to move along a little faster. We feel we need to take a break from her writing for a while because of this. That being said she has an incite into issues that only God can give. A little fine tuning would go a long way.