When We Were Young (Signed Book) (Baxter Family Series)

When We Were Young (Signed Book) (Baxter Family Series)

by Karen Kingsbury

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781982112974
Publisher: Howard Books
Publication date: 10/16/2018
Series: Baxter Family Series
Edition description: Signed Edition
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 4,670
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Karen Kingsbury, #1 New York Times bestselling novelist, is America’s favorite inspirational storyteller, with more than twenty-five million copies of her award-winning books in print. Her last dozen titles have topped bestseller lists and many of her novels are under development as major motion pictures. Her Baxter Family books have been developed into a TV series now available everywhere. Karen is also an adjunct professor of writing at Liberty University. In 2001 she and her husband, Don, adopted three boys from Haiti, doubling their family in a matter of months. Today the couple has joined the ranks of empty nesters, living in Tennessee near four of their adult children.

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When We Were Young (Signed Book) (Baxter Family Series) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
GrandaddyA 7 months ago
Unlike many people today who jump in and out of marriages so fast it makes my head spin, Noah and Emily meant it when they said they were marrying forever. So, what happened? Why has Noah rented an apartment and made plans to move out the next morning? And this question may sound judgmental, but what person in his right mind can possibly think that his leaving will not have an impact on a four-year-old boy and a two-year-old girl? Noah tries to tell himself that they are so young, particularly his daughter, that they will not remember when he lived with them. What role has social media played in this pending breakup of a marriage? A more important question is what role does social media play in peoples’ actions in real life? Noah was all into the social media craze and failed to pay attention to what was really happening at home. But did Emily maybe have a part in the breakdown of their relationship? Some failures are right out there where anyone can see them but others are not so obvious. Does that make them less damaging? I love the way Karen Kingsbury uses members of the Baxter family to stand with a young couple and try to help them stop where they are headed before it’s too late. In the process, are there some lessons that Kari and Ryan need to learn? The ten secrets of a happy marriage by Elizabeth Baxter, Kari’s mother, are worth the price of the book. I highly recommend this book to anyone struggling in their marriage or who knows someone else who is struggling.
Anonymous 8 months ago
I’ve read most of Karen Kingsbury’s books. I’ve read all the Baxter family series and find it such a wonderful family story. When We Were Young is a familiar story with a 21st spin. Enjoyed it very much.
Reli 20 days ago
Books that I love can be hard to really sit down and write a review about. How do you get out the feelings and emotions that you really feel? How do you translate them onto paper or into the Internet world? I am a big fan of Karen Kingsbury books. I haven't come close to reading all of her books, but I think I've read more of her books than any other author ever. This book might not translate as my favorite of Karen's, but it has a message that the world needs to hear. Social media is a real things these days and it can be a real bad thing as well. It's so easy to portray life as fun and breezy and just beautiful on Facebook and Instagram. It's easy to hide behind facades and fake smiles. It's easy to put social media and an online presence ahead of real-life, in-person relationships because they aren't as messy. You only let social media see what you want to have them seen, you don't have to involve them in the daily grind and hard work of building a strong relationship be it marriage, parent/child, etc. And that is the lesson Noah Carter had to learn in this book. Given a terrifying night of dreams, he is given a glimpse into the future and it scared him. His wife, Emily, spent the same night in a different direction, but for both it was what they needed to push back and work hard. And that's all I'm going to say about the plot of the book. The story all takes place in about 36 hours or so with numerous flashbacks to let you get the full story. The book ends with redemption, with God coming front and center back into their lives. And that is another theme that is needed today. I really enjoyed the book and I want to accept the challenge to make my real life more important than my online presence. I received this book from Howard Books through NetGalley and was not required to write a positive review.
Anonymous 27 days ago
Karen has a way of capturing your mind and allowing you to be part of the story
CurlsDD 3 months ago
I love this because it is so true about how people give up their marriage so easily when they need to change themselves before they can change their spouse. I felt like this in so many ways but I couldn't break up my marriage when something is simple and can be fix for I don't want to look back with regret or hurt my children. That's selfish - spend less time on social media and more with your family for one day you'll look back say wow, I had so much fun with them or that...etc. Life is too short. God and family is more important than social media. I recommend this if you're having issues about social media or marriage problems to read this before you do something major.
ecclecticnurse 9 months ago
"When We Were Young" has ALL. THE. FEELS. Karen Kingsbury has written literary gold again. This book is perfectly poignant for these crazy times. You not only fall in love with these characters, but you can also see yourself in them. This story is an incredible reminder of God's enduring mercy , and how if you still have breath there is still hope. This gem is also a great reminder for all of us to live our lives in this moment instead of fantasizing and comparing ourselves to the highlight reels of other's lives. I would highly recommend this book to any Baxter lover or to anyone who loves a little pulling of the heart strings.
MFlores67 10 months ago
Have your tissues ready! Karen Kingsbury has done it again, in fact "When We Were Young" is my new favorite book!!! This is a very powerful story taking place in just a 24-hour period of time. Once I started reading this book, I couldn't put it down! A MUST READ for sure and yes... have your tissues ready!
MELHUTCHINSON 10 months ago
I have to say of the many books that Karen Kingsbury has written and I have read, this has got to be my favorite one. The big picture behind this story is one that will bring reality to some that are about to go through a divorce or are even thinking about it. I love the way that Karen Kingsbury wrote this story and how it can get your attention. I think it can help all marriages to take a look back at when they first fell in love and remember what brought them to where they are! Noah and Emily started out their relationship being in the social media spotlight. Noah posts pictures of him and Emily and let their followers know what is going on with them. When Noah starts to interact with some of the female followers that they have, Emily feels like she is put on the back burner compared to these other females. When she confronts Noah about it, he doesn't see her point of view and keeps on doing what he is doing. This causes a lot of tension between them and eventually they decide to get a divorce. The night that Noah is to move all his stuff out, Emily goes to her friends house, Kari and finally swallows her pride and tells her what has been going on and that Noah is moving out. Kari and her husband pray fervently for Noah and Emily. Surely there is something that can save their marriage. The night that Noah is to move out, he has these dreams of the future and what it would be like with Emily and their kids if they were to divorce. When Noah sees how the kids end up and how they realize that he pretty much gave up on them and Emily when they were younger, Noah's eyes are opened to a lot of things. Will these revelations be enough to make Noah change his mind though? While Noah is having these dreams about their future, Emily is remembering the times that made her fall in love with Noah in the first place. They were so in love and it is hard for Emily to accept where they are now. Will those memories be enough to make Emily change her mind though? This is a great read and you will fall in love with Emily and Noah for sure. I could not put this story down once I started it because I wanted to know how it all ended for Noah and Emily. Karen Kingsbury does a great job with this one as always. I am glad that she approached this subject because I really feel like it will help a lot of couples in their marriages as well!
MKWD52 11 months ago
This book shows what can happen to a happily married couple when one of the partners get too obsessed with social media. It shows what happens when you neglect the relationship. Noah got wrapped up with his social media accounts and neglected Emily. Emily didn't handle it well either. At the beginning I didn't like Noah very well. He was willing to walk out on his family. I didn't like the way he treated his wife. Emily finally gave up her pride and confided in her good friend Kari Baxter Taylor. Kari and her husband prayed for a miracle for this family. What if a the husband or wife could reflect back and remember why they fell in love? What if somehow one of them could get a glimpse of the future and the consequences to their young family because of their leaving? Of all the many books Karen Kingsbury has written and she has written a lot this one has got to be my favorite. I really do think this would make a good made-for-television movie. Thanks to Netgalley and Howard Books for providing me a digital copy of this book to read, The opinions are entirely my own and I was not compensated for this review.
Sheila2 11 months ago
WHEN WE WERE YOUNG...real life in a virtual world! What would you do if in 24 hours you caught a glimpse into what your life could possibly be like decade-by-decade, based upon your current circumstances and decisions? WHEN WE WERE YOUNG is the poignant story of Noah and Emily, an Internet-famous couple, whose lives and marriage are greatly impacted by social media. Their love…the envy of others everywhere…is defined and challenged by the extent of their social media fame, and becomes the focus of detriment for their marriage. When Noah has the opportunity to visit the past, present, and future, their lives and marriage are forever altered. WHEN WE WERE YOUNG is relevant and relatable…the story so deeply emotional, passionate and compelling it will connect your heart and soul in endearing, life-changing ways. The storyline is fresh and engaging from beginning to end…you won’t want to put it down! As one who has read every book written by Karen, I found this one to be especially intriguing, heartwarming, and thought provoking. I loved how Karen creatively wove Ryan and Kari (of Baxter family fame) into this story to minister to Emily and Noah. I highly recommend WHEN WE WERE YOUNG, and believe that beyond pleasure reading, it would make an interesting study topic for engaged/married couples.