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.
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About 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.
Gary Smalley, well-known relationship expert, is the founder of the Smalley Relationship Center and the author of several dozen books, including the best-selling The Blessing and The Language of Love, as well as Food and Love and One Flame.
Although this story is the second installment in The Redemption series, enough background information about the Characters and story line is revealed to allow new listeners to jump right in. The focus is on Ashley Baxter, a single mother who is struggling with a new job in a nursing home and her feelings for an old friend. Sandra Burr expresses the duality of Ashley's nature, portraying her as confident in her work but guarded and uncertain when she encounters Landon Blake, a firefighter who has loved her since they were children. Sandra Burr highlights every emotion superbly--in particular, the heart-wrenching scenes of Alzheimer's patients experiencing states of confusion and fear. K.M.D. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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