Love Story #1
Love Story #1   -     By: Karen Kingsbury
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Learn how the Baxter’s story began when John and Elizabeth Baxter were young college students brought together by heartbreak.

Almost forty years later John’s teenage grandson asked to interview him so he could write a family history paper. Thirty years into their marriage, Elizabeth died of cancer, making John apprehensive about reliving the details of that chapter in his life especially since he later remarried. He did eventually agree to share the story. The entire family enjoyed learning about their heritage and felt blessed by Cole’s report.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 352
Vendor: Howard Books
Publication Date: 2017
Dimensions: 8.38 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 1451687591
ISBN-13: 9781451687590
Series: Baxter Family

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury comes a new book featuring everyone’s favorite family—the Baxters, which tells the story of how John and Elizabeth first fell in love.

From the day they met, John and Elizabeth were destined to fall in love. Their whirlwind romance started when they were young college students and lasted nearly thirty years—until Elizabeth died of cancer.

So when John Baxter is asked to relive his long-ago love story with Elizabeth for his grandson Cole’s heritage project, he’s not sure he can do it. The sadness might simply be too great. But he agrees and allows his heart and soul to go places they haven’t gone in decades. Back to the breathless first moments, but also to the secret heartbreak that brought John and Elizabeth together.

At the same time, Baxter family friend Cody Coleman is working through the breakup of his complicated relationship with Andi Ellison. He is determined to move on when a chance sighting changes his plans—and heart. Can Cody convince Andi to give their love another try, or is it time for them to say goodbye for good?

As school comes to an end, Cole presents his report on the love story between his grandparents John and Elizabeth Baxter. It is a tale that touches the hearts of the entire family, and one that causes Cole to better understand his own beginning.

Whether you’re meeting the Baxter family for the first time or finding them all over again, Love Story will stir your heart and remind you of the generational impact of love and the eternal bond of family.

Author Bio

Karen Kingsbury, #1 New York Times bestselling novelist, is America’s favorite inspirational storyteller, with more than twenty-five million copies of her award-winning books in print. Her last dozen titles have topped bestseller lists, and many of her novels are under development as TV movies and major motion pictures. Her many Baxter books will be the subject of a new TV series—The Baxter Family—debuting later this year with Roma Downey, Mark Burnett, and MGM Studios. Karen is also an adjunct professor of writing at Liberty University. She lives in Tennessee with her husband, Don, and their five sons, three of whom are adopted from Haiti. Their actress daughter, Kelsey, lives nearby and is married to Christian recording artist Kyle Kupecky. The couple recently welcomed their first child, Hudson.

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  1. sgreene01
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Another great Baxter book!
    May 6, 2017
    sgreene01
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    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.
  2. ReginaF
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    The beginning of John and Elizabeth
    March 16, 2017
    ReginaF
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Love Story by Karen Kingsbury

    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.

    Disclosure statement:

    I receive complimentary books for review from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including Netgalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.
  3. Grams
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    Baxter Family Book 25
    February 24, 2017
    Grams
    Quality: 5
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 3
    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.
  4. tish
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Beautiful Love Story!
    February 15, 2017
    tish
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    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.
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