I received A Baxter Family Christmas by Karen Kingsbury from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
In light of their father’s idea, Ashley and her brother Luke don’t think it’s right. They want to protect their ten-year-old niece, Amy—the only surviving member of the accident. But John is determined and believes meeting this woman is something his deceased daughter would want.
At the same time, Maddie West, the eighteen-year-old daughter of Brooke Baxter West, is praying for meaning this Christmas. Could she find it in a newfound friendship with a boy she never expected to see again? Maddie believes in miracles, especially at Christmastime, but this is a stretch even she can’t imagine.
Meanwhile, Kendra Bryant has been struggling these past few years to find purpose in the tragedy that gave her a second chance. She believes the invitation to see the Baxters and witness their unwavering faith in God can instill peace and happiness back into her life.
Heartwarming and touching, filled with love and redemption, A Baxter Family Christmas brings together two families in the aftermath of loss and in the midst of an unfolding love story, all with the help of one very special child.
Another great book by Karen Kingsbury. We catch up with the Baxter family after Erin, her husband and three of their four daughters are killed in a car accident. Erin's heart was donated to Kendra Bryant. John Baxter is called to invite Kendra to have Christmas Eve with his family. Not all of his children are ready to meet Kendra and deal with all the feelings she'll bring with her. Can everyone find healing at Christmas?