Return (Redemption Series #3)

Return (Redemption Series #3)

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by Karen Kingsbury, Gary Smalley
     
 

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A fresh new look for the best-selling series from America’s number-one inspirational novelist, Karen Kingsbury. Fans will enjoy a personal note from Karen and Gary Smalley as well as discussion questions for book group use. Revisit the Baxter family in all their life-changing events, or share the series with someone who hasn’t discovered it yet.

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A fresh new look for the best-selling series from America’s number-one inspirational novelist, Karen Kingsbury. Fans will enjoy a personal note from Karen and Gary Smalley as well as discussion questions for book group use. Revisit the Baxter family in all their life-changing events, or share the series with someone who hasn’t discovered it yet.
The Redemption series won Christian Retailing’s 2005 Retailer’s Choice Award for Best Series!

This touching novel reunites readers with the Baxter family and focuses on the only Baxter son, Luke. He is determined to leave his faith and his past behind and embrace a new, free-thinking future. But what he doesn’t realize is that his past holds a secret even he doesn’t know. When Luke finds out, his comfortable new life is turned upside down, and he must turn back to his roots.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Stereotypes and melodrama abound in this third installment of the "Redemption" series (after Redemption and Remember) featuring the Baxter family in Bloomington, Indiana. Luke Baxter and Reagan Decker made a terrible mistake the night of September 10, 2001, one that neither feels can be fixed in the wake of September 11. Meanwhile, Ashley Baxter is trying to reconnect with Landon Blake, who has gone off to become a New York City firefighter in honor of a friend who perished there. Unfortunately, the characters are little more than cardboard cutouts, and the novel reads more like a public service announcement against premarital sex than a contribution to literature. Every time a Baxter errs, he or she is socked with tragic deaths, life-threatening illnesses, or some other monumental disaster. A far better pick on the ups and downs of relationships is Linda Nichols's If I Gained the World (see below). Purchase only where the "Redemption" series is in demand. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781414333021
Publisher:
Tyndale House Publishers
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Series:
Redemption Series, #3
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
68,486
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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Meet the Author

Karen Kingsbury is currently America’s best-selling inspirational author. She has written more than 30 of her Life-Changing Fiction titles and has nearly 5 million books in print. Dubbed by Time magazine as the Queen of Christian Fiction, Karen receives hundreds of letters each week and considers her readers as friends. Her fiction has made her one of the country’s favorite storytellers, and one of her novels - Gideon’s Gift - is under production for an upcoming major motion picture release. Her emotionally gripping titles include the popular Redemption series, the Firstborn series, Divine, One Tuesday Morning, Beyond Tuesday Morning, Oceans Apart, and A Thousand Tomorrows. Karen and her husband, Don, live in the Pacific Northwest and are parents to one girl and five boys, including three adopted from Haiti. You can find out more about Karen, her books, and her appearance schedule at www.KarenKingsbury.com.

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Return (Redemption Series #3) 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
songbirdsue More than 1 year ago
This chapter in the Baxter family's lives involves Luke who has blamed God for the impact 9-11 had on his life and turns away from is faith and family. He has to struggle and fight before he is brought back. Another gripping book dealing with difficult life experiences. I had to read the next one immediately.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A black she dragon walked in. She had powerful wings that looked like there were stars in them. She looked for the leader. "Hello? Im midnight. And im here to jion."
rlighthouse More than 1 year ago
Great Series! I loved this book that continues the story of the Baxter family. Luke the only Baxter son is the main  character in this book as he faces struggles with his faith and family following Sept. 11 and his girlfriend Reagan's father's death and her rejection after they crossed the line and she ignored the last phone call she would ever receive from her dad.  Landon, Ashley's friend was in the right place at the right time to go on an ambulance call to help a pregnant woman in distress only to discover that he knew the lady.   A few weeks later Ashley is in NYC to deliver some paintings to a gallery and finds that Landon is out with another lady.  She spends the weekend in mental anguish that Landon moved on from her only to finally realize that he would not do that and she spends the rest of her time in NYC with him also getting to meet the newest member of the Baxter family. Ashley receives some devastating news of her own which causes her to confront Luke with news from his past which sets into motion his return to the ones he loves. I loved reading book 3 of the redemption series and can't wait to see what happens to the siblings as they continue their life journey in book 4.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book. Quite the page turner. I love this author!
bw38 More than 1 year ago
GREAT BOOK
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ARK135 More than 1 year ago
This is another Karen Kingsbury novel that grabbed my attention from the first page and held it until the last. This is the third book in the "Redemption" Series. It continues the story of the Baxter family of Bloomington, Indiana, and stretches to include New York City. This one centers around Luke and his struggles with his faith in the wake of 9/ll and the heartbreak following the collapse of the Twin Towers. He struggles with the same question many have when bad things happen to good and innocent people..."Where is God during the midst of this tragedy?" Kingsbury deals with a heartbreaking time every American struggled with, but she does it through the lens of enlightening and heart healing Christian fiction. This series is a must read!
chary26 More than 1 year ago
This third book was incredible. The events that happened love tested, hearts broken and the longing for somehting more. Does not matter how far you think you are from God he is always there calling us back to him. It doesnt matter how many times we fall God loves with an unconditional love.
galaxyglory More than 1 year ago
In the wake of the attacks on America on 9/11, Luke Baxter's world was shaken. The day before the attacks, he and Reagan took their physical relationship too far, leaving both of them burned and feeling like they'd failed their faith and each other. Luke responds by withdrawing and turning away from everything he once loved, God and his family. The Baxters certainly feel like something is missing in the time that Luke is gone, especially his father, John. But Landon Blake discovers a secret that would take Luke back to a time when God was loving and good. All the while, Ashley Baxter receives word from Paris and a single blood test will change her life forever. Another book in the Redemption series but certainly gives more perspective on the different members of the Baxter clan. As usual, faith and hope are at the core of this easy but amazing read.