Monday, August 16, 2010

Karen Kingsbury Series

I began reading a series called the Redemption Series by Karen Kingsbury several years ago. I fell in love with the Baxter family that the books were centered around. Then, she wrote another 5 book series that were about the same family. After that, she wrote a 4 book series about people connected to the family and living in the same town. Today, I began the 4th book in the 4th series of books all related to the same characters. This means that this is my 18th and possibly final book in a series of series of books. I don't want it to end. (Karen, if you happen to read this, maybe you would consider another series?)

Karen Kingsbury does a great job of introducing new characters in each book, but still developing and bringing in the old characters the readers have grown to love. Then, all of the characters come together in a miraculous way. Every book has a good beginning and ending, yet she keeps you hanging for the next one. She is a very talented author. Her picture is on the back of every book. That's all Brock sees is the back of the book. One day he commented, "I feel like you've been reading that same book for years!"


Haley said...

I'm not going to spoil anything, but there is another spin off series coming. :) I was just saying the same thing about that series the other day. I was trying to remember how many series of books had come from that original Redemption series. They are all so good!

Anonymous said...

I am assuming you are reading "Take Four"? "Unlocked" is her next book and it should be out in October. It continues on with Bailey & Cody. Can't wait for it.

Did you know that they have a Baxter family club for all of us who feel like we know the Baxters and want to meet them? I am not a member--but it just shows you that there are MANY others who feel the same way about the Baxter family. They even had a Baxter family reunion this summer! How funny is that! Not many authors can create such an audience.


AUNY said...

I know, it's crazy. I wanted to go to the Baxter house when I went to Bloomington, IN. Then, I remembered, "Oh yeah! It's all fiction!"