Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Coming Home

I received a copy of Coming Home by Karen Kingsbury from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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.
I didn't realize until after I finished the book that this is the last one Karen wrote about this family.  There are 22 other books that she's written about this family.  Since I didn't know anything about the family's past I did have to do a lot of catching up, but the book was really good.  Karen does a good job of showing how a family can come together to get through a great loss.

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