Received this as a birthday gift and was anxious to be impressed. I was not. After reading previous reviews I neither found the enjoyment nor take-away value I expected. This was a rehash of other works and characters - which is an increasing pattern here.
This series certainly stands up to Karen Kingsbury's quality. Wow, how does she write like this time and again. Didn't want the trilogy to end. She doesn't just bring the people to life but the situations are brought to life too.
Karen Kingsbury is amazing. She weaves Christianity through her stories that reflect real life, like losing a spouse and/or child to a drunk driver. I could not put these stories down! Only slightly negative was putting them all in one book, which was heavy to hold while reading, but the stories were so good, I just put the book on a table or pillow or something to hold the weight, and kept on reading!