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Longing

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

God used this book to draw me back to a life of glory only to Him, and can do the same for so many others. I recommend this book to EVERYONE!

So first of all, I'd like to inform you all that I am a GUY that read this book. And a teenage guy at that. And to be quite honest, until recently, I would have never even thought about picking up a Bailey Flanigan book. I would not have been caught dead reading a roman...
So first of all, I'd like to inform you all that I am a GUY that read this book. And a teenage guy at that. And to be quite honest, until recently, I would have never even thought about picking up a Bailey Flanigan book. I would not have been caught dead reading a romance book in a house full of boys (except for my lovely mother, of course). But my mom had been talking excessively about these books for A WHILE, and I could not help but be interested. I borrowed the first of this series from my mom just to glance through it and immediately became hooked. The story was the best I've ever read and literally brought me to tears. It made me realize what a life in service to Christ is really meant to look like. I had not exactly had the most intense relationship with God, but He used this book as a tool to bring me back to Him. My relationship with my family has grown INCREDIBLY this past month, after reading the Bailey Flanigan books. Also, right before I read this series, I had just gone through an extremely difficult break-up with my girlfriend of nearly a year. God used this series to heal me in this time of sorrow, gave me the courage to forgive this girl(and to also ask for her forgiveness in some things), and provided me with a much greater understanding of what it takes to be in a godly relationship and marriage, when that time comes in my future. But best of all, I am developing a much deeper relationship with my Savior. I have recommitted to serving my God and living a life of glory to ONLY Him at all times, no matter the circumstance. I thank God for giving me this tool to bring me to my knees and to steer me back into a life of complete devotion to HIM always. I thank Mrs. Karen Kingsbury for writing these stories that God uses to touch thousands of people, and for painting this picture of a life made for Christ, that so many of us need. And i thank my mom for letting me borrow this book and for being such a godly positive influence in my life, along with my dad and the rest of my family. I recommend this book to anyone who is in need of a powerful relationship with a mighty Savior... that is EVERYONE!

posted by Aleks10 on December 19, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Disappointing

I was really disappinted with Longing and how Karen has taken this series.
For one-Brandon. Ever since he became a Christian, he's been too perfect. No struggles with girls and drinking like before. He's had almost no character building. His endless supply of money al...
I was really disappinted with Longing and how Karen has taken this series.
For one-Brandon. Ever since he became a Christian, he's been too perfect. No struggles with girls and drinking like before. He's had almost no character building. His endless supply of money allows him to fly across the country to see Bailey almost anytime he chooses, and also makes so he never has too sacrifice anything for her. He hasn't been able to prove whether he'll be true in the bad times like he is in the good.
Bailey is also too perfect. Her hardest decision is choosing between 2 guys who absolutely adore her. Her choosing rich Hollywood heart throb Brandon over Cody whom she has so much history with and has had lots of struggles to strenghten his character, seems a little shallow. It is said that a girl looks for a guy like her dad. Cody couldn't be more like Jim Flanigan if he tried. He also truly loves Bailey and not just the idea of her like Cheyenne says he is.
Cheyenne had no right telling Cody that Bailey is not the right girl for him. That was for Cody to decide after seeking God's will.
The author has practically taken Bailey's "fiction" story, and turned it into her daughter Kelsey's real life story. Karen has lost the line between the 2.
Even though I didn't like Longing too well, I will say this. Karen has written a captivating story that kept me turning pages. If Bailey marries Brandon, in my heart she marries Cody!! TEAM CODY FOR EVER!!!!

posted by 10362320 on January 13, 2012

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