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5 Stars Out Of 5
Another great Baxter book!
May 6, 2017
For those who have followed Karen Kingsbury's Baxter Family books, she has another great one.
Love Story goes back and tells how the Baxter Family began with the love story of John and Elizabeth. Their grandson, Cole, wants to do a project for school about the love story of his grandparents and asks John to help him. Throughout the book, we see the love, struggles, heartaches, losses and triumphs of John and Elisabeth.
Other family members we have come to love also show up in this book expressing the love, joy, frustrations, and final results of trusting God to work things according to His plans.
This is a great addition to the Baxter series, and I highly recommend it, especially to those who have been long-time readers of this series. The love, affection, and trust in God affects all the generations.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher, Howard Books on Netgalley, to review for my honest opinion.
This story is a mix of the beginnings of John and Elizabeth Baxters love story, and the off and on story of Cody Coleman and Andi Ellison. This story could be suitable for those who are new to the Baxter series, but I feel you should start with the very first book in the series.
I feel like this book should have focused on only John and Elizabeth only. The book could have gone more in depth to their relationship instead of crammed in between stories.
Despite these opinions, this book was classic Kingsbury writing. Fans of Karen Kingsbury and the Baxter family will love this addition to their collection. It was an enjoyable read and one I recommend for all.
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Love Story is the story of the origin of John and Elizabeth Baxters family. It is the twenty-fifth book Karen Kingsbury has written about the Baxters. Love Story is wonderful tale for long-time Baxter fans, as John reflects back on his and Elizabeths story. It is also a suitable introduction for readers like me who are new to this family.
In addition to learning about how John and Elizabeth met and fell in love, readers of Love Story will also follow the somewhat turbulent, on again-off again, relationship of Cody Coleman and Andi Ellison. Throughout both relationships, we see how God works in the lives of those who seek His will and put their trust in Him, even when, or maybe especially when, they have made a mess of things when trying to make a go of it on their own.
As a reader, I am usually pretty in touch with what attributes of a story or writing style do or do not appeal to me as I read. I found my reading experience with Love Story to be the exception of that rule. As I read I was very aware that my level of engagement with the story and its characters waxed and waned more frequently and to a greater degree than is normal for me, but I could never pinpoint the cause. This detracted from my enjoyment of this book. It will not keep me from picking up another book by this author as the story did unfold with a meaningful lesson, something I value in Christian fiction.
I wish to thank the publisher for providing this book to me in exchange for my honest opinion. I did not receive any monetary compensation for a favorable review and the opinions expressed here are strictly my own.
This is the Love Story of John and Elizabeth Baxter. Cody is John's grandson ask his papa for a favor. He has a project at school and wants to write about John and Elizabeth how they meet and fell in Love. John tells his story to his grandson and his daughter. Tells them that they were so much in love but Elizabeth's parents would not let her date. They sneak to see each other and fall in love. When Elizabeth becomes pregnant her father sends her away to have the baby. John does not know where she is. He wants to marry her and have the child. As he rushes to see her his car breaks down. A old vet Wilson Gage helps him and gives him advice. He told John that faith would see him through every hard thing ahead of him..And that God would give him a marriage ant family so beautiful all the world want to know the secret. It is a story of faith and Love and Hardships.It is a story not only about John and Elizabeth but Andi and Cody. Brandon and Bailey and Cody's mother. and her mistakes in her life.