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A desperate search....

Driven by his wife's dying wish - to find their firstborn son - John Baxter sets about the search. His prayer? That Elizabeth's wish would be fulfilled before the upcoming Baxter family reunion. One strange turn follows another, but John confides in a new friend and continues to look for his son. When the answers finally come, they shake John to his core. Will he agree to walk away and keep the secret of a lifetime, or will he decide it's time to let the truth come to light - no matter the cost?

A tragic loss....

Dayne Matthews is questioning his adoptive parents' faith when he receives crushing news. He was ready to take on the responsibility of having a family, but now the future is drastically altered and Dayne is desperate for answers. Wisdom and comfort come from visits with a long-lost friend and then from Katy Hart, the girl Dayne can't seem to forget. But will Dayne find the strength he needs to face a future laced with loss, and will that strength lead him to the greatest love of all?

A terrible storm....

As the Baxters come together, the reunion is overshadowed by a miracle in their midst. But just as quickly, tragedy comes to Bloomington. Ashley is eight months pregnant and in the early stages of labor when a tornado rips through the community. What will Dayne Matthews do when he hears about the storm? Will he finally find peace in a God he has been running from all his life?

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©2006 Karen Kingsbury (P)2006 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Good book but. . . .

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I'm on the 3rd in the series, they are only 4 hours listening time each - most of the books I listen to are far more than that - and while I like her books, I feel like these could have easily been combined into 1 book and I would have bought 1 book instead of 5. Each book is a continuation of the story before it. Kind of feels like fleecing so not sure I'll get the last 2.

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Wonderful stories!

I just love how these stories are so similar to just plain ol' life! There are actually people out therewho pray over the little and big things in life. People who struggle with wrong decisions and the consequences of them. The only thing I would like better about these books is if, like someone else mentioned in an earlier review, these abridged readings had been all put together in one or two stories. I get finished with one and I'm so ready for the next- but I have to stop and buy the next one. They could probably easily have been made into two book recordings and purchased with just two credits. Love Karen Kingsbury - love her stories!

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wonderful series

I really love this series and the narration. I am just disappointed they are abridged. Now I need to read and listen but with all my driving my reading to catch up has gotten behind.

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Disappointed

very disappointed that this is only an Abridged version. I have read these books before and I'm rereading them in preparation for Love Story, which comes out next month. there are huge gaps missing in this story. I recommend reading a full unabridged version as there isn't an unabridged version available on Audible

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Another hit by Karen Kingsbury

The third in the follow up series to The Baxter Family Series is great. Sorrow, tragedy, real love and coming home. A great series with perfect narration.

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  • 08-28-10

Consistently good series

Just continue with Karen Kingsbury and you will not be disappointed. I am already worried about what I will do when I finish all 3 series on the Baxter family. You get to know these characters and want to stay in the know about their lives and where they will be later on.