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MarilynCoral Springs, FLAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Love the Baxter FamilyMay 2, 2019MarilynCoral Springs, FLAge: 35-44Gender: femaleI fell in love with Karen Kingsbury books just as I fell in love with the Baxter family. If you have not yet read any of her books about the Baxter family, you can start here and be just fine, her books fill you in on any part you may have missed in previous books. However if you are like myself and have read most, if not all of this series of books about the Baxter family here is another great one. If you are new to the Baxter family I encourage you to read more from the entire series.
There are over twenty, (yes, twenty) books around the Baxter family. some may wonder how anyone can write so many books about one family and they not get boring, well read this series and you will see. You will fall in love with the entire family even their family friends. You will laugh, cry and maybe find yourself in one or more of the characters in one of these books.
Cole Blake is the main focus of this novel and his new friend Elise. Even though true to Kingsburry style of writing there are many more characters at play (who are also very important to the book) Kingsbury has a unique style, each chapter may be from a different characters perspective. There is typically more than one main focus throughout the book, but as a reader you are not lost.
I love the way her characters are flawed, they are very much life like. I am so glad to hear more from the Baxter family and hope there are more to come.
ecclecticnurse5 Stars Out Of 5An Incredible Page TurnerApril 19, 2019ecclecticnurseQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Two Weeks is a heart-wrenching story that draws you into the struggle of three couples all drifting thru life, love, and faith. Karen Kingsbury so intricately brings you into the story that you can actually feel the struggles, the doubts, and even the joys. Turning the last page makes you remember to treasure all of life's moments and that even so, God is still good. I would HIGHLY recommend this book.
pattistep5 Stars Out Of 5A compelling storyApril 13, 2019pattistepQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This story is wonderful.
Of all the many books that Karen Kingsbury has written, I think this is her most important one and has the most potential to influence lives. She tackles the difficult issue of teen pregnancy and the impact on family and friends. But more importantly, Karen Kingsbury has given a clarion call for choosing to save the baby's life by rejecting abortion.
There is such compassion in this story for Elise, the young teenage mother who must difficult decisions about her baby. The author leads us through her decision making process as Elise considers abortion, adoption, or keeping the baby. Her emotions are treated with respect, but clearly show her inner turmoil of weighing the best options for herself as compared to the best options for the baby's future.
As Elise makes her final decision to put the baby up for adoption, she has a two week option to change her mind once the baby is born. Her chosen adoptive parents, Aaron and Lucy, have not only experienced the loss of their own child, but also the loss of an adoptive child during a waiting period time.
Their story is a heart-tugging one, and we experience their difficult decisions, too. Daring to put their hearts on the line once more to have the chance to adopt a baby is a difficult decision that they must make.
There's also a call for foster parenting in the storyline of Theo and Alma.
They experience great tragedy and foster parenting would seem to be the last thing they'd consider.
All of these storylines meet together and become a story that will keep you reading to the conclusion.
A note to the faithful readers of the Baxter Family series: DO NOT miss this book as it focuses on Landon, Ashley, and Cole. Their family comes together to help Elise, and Cole's story is a major part of this book.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions are my own.
Molly J.(Cover To Cover Cafe)5 Stars Out Of 5Can YOU Make A Life Changing Decision In Just TWO Weeks?April 9, 2019Molly J.(Cover To Cover Cafe)Quality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Let me take a moment to tell you, if you have never, ever read a book by Karen Kingsbury, you need to remedy that right now. Right here,with this novel. With this novel, you will feel every. Single. Emotion. Every. Single. One. You will need 10 boxes of tissues, and a quiet, peaceful room to reflect after. Karen Kingsbury takes all that she has prayed about, all that God lays on her heart, puts her words to paper and delivers a novel that sends out hope and inspiration.
Once again, we get a glimpse into another Baxter family member. This time, it's Cole's story. Cole has been a long time favorite of mine since way back when, when I read Redemption for the first. In this book, however, he's all grown up, about to graduate and has met the beautiful Elise.
Elise is beautifully chiseled. I loved her character from the start, seeing a lot of myself in her. She's going through a rough spot in life, and not a lot of hope that it will happen when she gets dealt an unexpected hand. I loved how Ms. Kingsbury chiseled her, making her beautifully flawed and just right for her part in the story. Add to the story, two amazing couples, and this story will take you on the enormous roller coaster of highs and lows.
This story is beautifully emotional, magnificently gripping, heart wrenching-ly inspiring. God is felt from start to finish, and with 5 stars, and two thumbs up, this novel is highly recommended by me. There is a powerful message of what unconditional love means, and never losing sight of what's right in front of you. Two Weeks to make one of the biggest decision of your life. Is it something you could do? Grab this novel now and find out.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley, Howard Books and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.*
Melissa4 Stars Out Of 5Another good oneApril 3, 2019MelissaQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Another great book by Karen. It's wonderful to visit some of those characters from the Baxters. But even if you haven't read the previous books you can enjoy this one.
I appreciated the look at the sanctity of life. Karen isn't afraid to tackle some tough topics.
Heart-felt and heart-warming.
A copy of this book was given to me through Netgalley.com. All opinions are my own.