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Reenie5 Stars Out Of 5loved it!March 2, 2019ReenieQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I loved this book. It made me cry; I was so moved. I love that. I have two kids close to Cole's age so I felt the weightiness of the decisions he and Elise were making. Even more I understood Ashley's responses and marveled at Landon's calm. Kingsbury books always tackle really hard things and do so in an authentic way not hiding from the consequences of sin or the harsh realities of life.
In this book, we experience the pain of infertility and disappointed dreams as well as life-changing crisis pregnancies and more. It's a poignant story that affirms life and family. It reminds us that we can't control or plan our kids' stories....God does that.
This book can be read as a stand-alone but there is a wealth of wonderful Baxter books. I look forward to the next one as well as to the upcoming TV show about the Baxters. Thank you to Howard Books for providing me with an e-copy of this book. I was not required to leave a positive review. All opinions are my own.
sgreene015 Stars Out Of 5Great BookDecember 14, 2018sgreene01Quality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Another Baxter Family book in the huge collection of Baxter Family books. I have read them all and each one makes me feel like I am visiting family and totally involved in their lives.
Cole Baxter, who is now in the last semester of his senior year of high school, has plans to enter Liberty University to study to be a doctor. He meets a new girl in school, Elise, and finds himself falling in love for the first time. Unbeknownst to him, Elise soon realizes she is pregnant, from an abusive relationship.
We travel with this couple as they get to know each other, to their promises of love as a family, to new realizations of what life really is about. Can they really carry through with these new realizations and plans in their lives? Elise goes through the struggle of deciding if she wants to raise this child, or if she will put it up for adoption.
We meet the prospective parents she chooses, and learn of their hard years of infertility and losses, as well as the foster parents who would care for the baby during the two weeks the state gives her to change her mind, if she should choose to do so. Both families have suffered deep heartaches.
What will be the Elise's final decision and how will it affect each person in this book, from Cole, to the perspective adoptive parents, to the foster parents? So many depths of love, devotion, heartache, forgiveness, and unknown future realities run throughout the book.
As an adoptive parent, this was a gut-wrenching read, one I would highly recommend to anyone. The author is able to touch on each character's emotions with such realism.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Howard Books through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.