Coming Home is a novel about tremendous victory and unprecedented loss, a story of faith and a forever kind of love, love that will stay with you long after the last page. This stand-alone novel will serve as either a grand introduction or a beautiful conclusion in the saga of the Baxter Family. The Baxters make plans to come together for a summer lakeside reunion, a celebration like they haven't had in years. But before the big day, the unthinkable happens. As the Baxter Family rallies together, memories come to light in the grief-stricken hours of waiting and praying, memories that bring healing and hope during a time when otherwise darkness might have the final word. In a season that changes all of them, the brilliance of family love overshadows even the valley of heartache as the Baxters draw closer to God and each other. Along the way, secrets are revealed and the truth about the Baxter Family history is finally made known. Ultimately, in this portrait of family love, the Baxters cling to each other and to God's promise of forever.
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I love reading all of Karens Kingsbury's book. But I loved the Baxter series most of all. I went from one book to the other untill I had read them all. But when it came to the end I was not a happy camper. I really did not want to see any more death for the Baxter's. I had a hard time finishing this book. I cried. I did not like how it turned out. Too sad. Glad it was a Fiction. But so wish it could have had another ending. I still look forward to the next series. Hope it's not too much longer.
I have read all of Karen's books. I get excited when I know one is coming out and am anxious to read it. I cried and had to put the book down a few times as didnt want the family to loose there loved one. But couldnt stay away from it for long. Karen has a way of bringing you in so you are right there with the characters. I hate to see the Baxter family end. But if there is anythiing that I took away from this book it that, if we are believers in Christ and believe he died for our sins and rose again we will be saved. And I look forward to that someday. Hopefully, when I am old. Another good book by Karen K everyone should read it. Carol of Nebrasaka
A great end to a great series. I enjoyed all the books about the Baxter family. It dealt with alot of timely issues. As soon as I finished one book I was waiting for the next one. Coming Home was not what I expected but I don't think Karen could have done a better job ending the series than she did. I am waiting for her next series!
I have read almost all of Karen Kingsbury's books which includes all of the Baxter family books. I felt like I was part of this family experiencing the same emotions as as they did. I hate to see this series end. Karen Kingsbury has been blessed with the gift of writing. I look forward to many more books by her.
Prepare yourself with a box of tissues before you start reading this book! Even though it was so emotional it was an excellent book. I have read every book in the Baxter family series but you wouldn't have had to to read this book and keep up with the story. The story wasn't what I was expecting so it made it even better. Everyone I have spoken to about it thinks the storyline was excellent and well written. Karen Kingsbury is an exceptional writer and she makes you feel you know all of the characters personally when you are finished reading her books. I hope this was a beginning of a new series not the final chapter for the Baxter's because I am emotionally involved with this family even if it is fictional.
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Review 15 for Coming Home
It was a wonderful God inspired book.
Date:August 17, 2012
Location:Whitakers, North Carolina
By the time this final book was published I had begun to associate some of the characters in this book with members of my own family. All the characters are such down to earth people. Their problems, and the way they were solved, giving God the glory always, was such a blessing to me. It has been a wonderful series of books. Karen Kingsbury is a gifted christian author that makes you know you have just received a blessing when you finish reading one of her books.
Several years ago I had read the Baxter series and really enjoyed them. Coming Home quickly brought me up to date and the memories came flooding back from each book I had read previously. This book kept me interested and involved to the end and showed how God is with us no matter what happens in our lives. Great ending to this series.
Sadly, Karen's works have take a turn for the worse. The last few (and I've read them all) were contrived and not nearly as good as her earlier works. I've been a Karen Kingsbury fan for many years and have recommended her to my daughters and friends. I will no longer do so. I have walked through the death of children with two of my strong Christian friends. Karen's description of these events do not even approach the reality of grief. This presents an unrealistic view of what grief "should look like" for a believer and sets up a Christian family for a sense of failure when the reality of grieving hits. I have seen strong believers walk through these times and rely on the Lord. It does not even come CLOSE to what Karen portrays. Honestly, I am sorely disappointed in her for publishing her last few books. I would take a very close look at any future books and ask for "new eyes" to review them before being published.
Any book that Karen Kingsbury writes is worth readying. I can't put any of her books down, that is how good they are. Her books are good to just learn day to day living. I have read every book she has.
Since it had been several years since I finished the previous books about the Baxter family, I was delighted in the way I was brought up to date on all their lives. This tragedy was extremely hard to bear, but, again, as a Christian family, they demonstrated allowing God to carry them through the crisis. Many people think Christian families are perfect and have no hurtful issues to deal with. The Baxters were created to show us the pathway through dealing with these issues, and that the rainbow is still shining when we allow God to walk with us through the dark places in life. Karen Kingsbury has been given a special gift to minister to families.