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Love Story Audiobook

Love Story: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

From New York Times best-selling author Karen Kingsbury comes a new book featuring everyone's favorite family - the Baxters.

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 30 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 good-bye 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.

©2017 Karen Kingsbury (P)2017 S&S Audio

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    fushia 10-10-17
    fushia 10-10-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Book!!!"

    I loved the book. I have read some other books on the Baxter family. I am definitely going to finish the rest of them now. I really thought this one the best so far, however I think I always say that after each story.

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    M. Shannon Stoneboro, Pa USA 10-08-17
    M. Shannon Stoneboro, Pa USA 10-08-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Great love story"

    I loved the story because of its ecouraging theme of love and God through good times and bad times. I liked the use of a male and female narrator.

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    K9Stephie 08-27-17
    K9Stephie 08-27-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Warmed my heart!"
    If you could sum up Love Story in three words, what would they be?

    Warmed my heart!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked hearing about the love story between Elizabeth and John, and Ashley and Landon! Every time I read/listen to one of your books I always take something away with, and see Scripture in a different way!


    What about January LaVoy and Kirby Heyborne ’s performance did you like?

    They speak clearly and pronunciate their words greatly. I have a physical disability and one of the symptoms is hearing loss. I do not have any trouble hearing them!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I love when Cole found the gentleman that helped John with his vehicle and with his soul when he was looking for Elizabeth. At that time John helped him reconnect his relationship with God!


    Any additional comments?

    I love reading about the Baxter family!

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    barb dwyer 08-06-17
    barb dwyer 08-06-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Very touching."

    Totally enjoyed it. Warm stories and good family relations. Narrator's excellent. Enjoy all of Kingsbury's books.

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    Aimee Erskins 07-27-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Good writing but the readers"

    The readers who read this sounded robotic and made the story drag. The only way I got through it was to read the book and listen. Even then I read faster than the audio.

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    a friend 07-18-17
    a friend 07-18-17 Member Since 2009
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    "Captured Again by Karen!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would definitely recommend this book to my friends and even to my enemies. It is a fantastic book, but then I wouldn't expect anything less from Karen Kingsbury.


    What other book might you compare Love Story to and why?

    It is hard to compare it to others, but because it made me think a lot about my own life and relationships, probably one of Dani Patrey's Alaskan Courage series books. Both Karen and Dani write books that touch the heart and if by chance you have strayed away from Jesus or have never met Him as your personal Savior, it is hard not to make this decision after reading books from either of these authors.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I think my favorite scenes were when Andy and Cody went to save the mom and her children in the flood and also when she finally found him in Montana and they married. My other favorite scene was when Cole wanted to know about Ashly and Landen's love story but she thought Cole meant his birth father. They were all touching scenes.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Definitely, but unfortunately the life of a student doesn't allow for such enjoyment.


    Any additional comments?

    I just want to thank Karen for sharing her family with us through her books and especially always making sure that she gives very detailed explainations of how to become a Child of King Jesus, and make Him Lord and Savior of one's life. Even people who have never heard the Gospel hear the message in Karen's books, but it is done with love and compassion and very naturally in conversations with different people in the books.

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    Liz 07-17-17
    Liz 07-17-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Male narrator was awful!!"

    I'm having a difficult time listening to this book! The story may be good but the male narrator sounds like a robot! His voice is extremely irritating. Not sure I can finish this one!

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    Laura Brown 07-16-17
    Laura Brown 07-16-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Karen's best work ever!"

    I love the way God is incorporated into all areas of work, family, relationships, & community! Because, that's the way I live my life, so all of Karen's writing resonate with my spirit. Each reading leaves me refreshed, with a clean, wholesome feeling towards life and my surroundings! Thank you Karen, for sharing such a marvelous gift, with the world! I love you!!!

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    Margarite Kirk 07-11-17 Member Since 2016
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    "outstanding"

    excellent book I enjoyed every minute of it. I love audible and the easy way to download and listen.

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    Amazon Customer 07-10-17
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    "Brilliantly written as you can always count on!"

    Love the Baxters! Karen really knows how to keep you turning the pages and listening to more! Best book to date.

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  • Anne-marie Heap
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    "Brilliant Book"

    Engaging and heartwarming, as we've come to expect from Karen Kingsbury. A continuation of the wonderful stories of the Baxter family and the Flannigans and Cody Coleman. Great love stories and family values. I was gripped throughout.

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