Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Learning by Karen Kingsbury ~ review

Learning (Bailey Flanigan Series)

Product Details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan (June 21, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310276330
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310276333

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Product Description:

Bailey Flanigan is growing closer to her dream to be an actress and dancer in New York while Cody coaches a small high school football team ... on and off the field. But neither feels complete without the chance to share their dreams with one other. Can distance truly make the heart grow fonder? Or will Cody learn to turn to others to share in his happiness? And when tragedy strikes? Who will be there to provide comfort in the face of loss? As Cody's past catches up with him, he must learn to reach out for help or risk withdrawing permanently inside himself. Both Bailey and Cody find themselves learning significant life lessons in this poignant love story, featuring members from Karen Kingsbury's popular Baxter family.

My take on this book:
Karen Kingsbury is one of those writers who always seems to write a good book. She uplifts and inspires while allowing us a peek at the lives of the characters she creates,and with her series books she always leaves  us wanting more.
 Learning is the second book in the Bailey Flanigan series, and while I think it could be read as a stand alone book, you will certainly want to read the first book in the series titled Leaving. The plot revolves around Cody Coleman and Bailey Flanigan young adults who are following their dreams while following God as well. In this book Bailey has landed a role on Broadway while Cody is teaching. The author tells their stories making us feel like we are following along with our friends, allowing us to experience their ups and downs their hopes and dreams, and she does it in such a way that allows us to realize how God can work in our lives. If your looking for a book that you wouldn't mind sharing with your teen daughter or just want an uplifting story that will make you laugh and cry, then pick up this book, although I must warn you once you start reading Karen Kingsburys' work you won't be satisfied until you have read everything she has written.

About the author:

Karen Kingsbury is America’s #1 inspirational novelist and a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She has written more than thirty books, with over ten million copies in print. In the past year alone, she has sold more than two million copies.
After graduating with a degree in journalism in 1986, Karen worked for the Los Angeles Times and LA Daily News as a sports writer, eventually becoming a front-page writer for the Daily News. Her first book spawned from a murder story she covered as a journalist and she became an inspirational novelist in 1998. Many of her books have won the yearly Gold Medallion and Retailer Choice awards. Her award-winning books include Ever After, Found, Oceans Apart, and theRedemption Series. Many of her novels have and will be developed into full-length motion pictures such as, Deadly Pretender, Like Dandelion Dust, A Thousand Tomorrows, Ever After, and Gideon’s Gift.
Karen and her husband life in the Pacific Northwest with their six children.

If you would like to learn more about Ms. Kingsbury's work just click here to check out her blog.

1 comment:

  1. I've been a reader of Lori Wick, but am sad to say that I have not read Karen Kingsbury ... yet. Thanks for this review & highlighting her writing style. I need to go to the bookstore soon!


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