Monday, February 14, 2011

Lots of reading... books 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19/75

I'm making some headway with my reading that's for sure. I finished another series this weekend.

The Firstborn Series by Karen Kingsbury... was recommended by a friend. It was great, I couldn't put it down.

Fame by Karen Kingsbury
Fame is the first book in the soul-stirring new Firstborn series from Karen Kingsbury. As Dayne Matthews returns to Hollywood after his shocking discovery in Karen's best-selling novel Reunion, he faces the dangerous world of fame and paparazzi. Meanwhile, Katy Hart receives the offer of a lifetime--starring opposite Dayne in a Hollywood film. Dayne and Katy's choices will change their hearts and lives forever.

Forgiven by Karen Kingsbury
A-list Hollywood actor Dayne Matthews wrestles with the shocking information he learned about his past in Karen's bestselling novel Reunion. Now Dayne must come to terms with the reality of his situation and find both forgiveness and family along the way.

Found by Karen Kingsbury
John Baxter hires a private invstigator to fulfill his wife's dying wish--that they find their firstborn son and make him part of the Baxter family. Meanwhile top Hollywood actor Dayne Matthews undergoes a personal search for truth despite great loss, and Christian Kids Theater director Katy Hart makes a decision that could take her from the simple life she has grown to love.

Family by Karen Kingsbury
In the wake of finding his firstborn son, John Baxter looks for a way to tell his other children the truth about a secret he's kept from them all their lives. At the same time, a sensational Hollywood trial brings Dayne Matthews and Katy Hart together again, this time in a very public way. Just when love might have the chance to win, doubts and presumed scandals place them farther apart than ever. In the midst of this crisis, the truth is clear for all of them: never has family been more important.

Forever by Karen Kingsbury
Katy Hart is thrilled about her future with Hollywood's Dayne Matthews. But as she plans a wedding and looks for a house on the shores of Lake Monroe, she receives tragic news. Now she and the members of the Baxter family must travel to Los Angeles and sort through their options. While paparazzi open fire on the Baxter family, Luke Baxter must wrestle with feelings that have troubled him for nearly a year. Ultimately, the Baxter family must pull together one last time in an act of service and love to help Katy and Dayne find what they've always been looking for—a chance at forever.

I really did love this series. I didn't want to stop reading and each time I finished a book, I went into the other room to pick up the next in the series. This one did not disappoint. I'm a little over 25% of the way to my goal.


  1. Awesome! This is actually the 2nd series I think. The 1st one focuses on all the Baxter girls. I think all the titles start with "R"??

  2. Hey Brittan -
    Yep, I figured that out a little late and I looked at my 2 local libraries to see if I could find those books really quick and read those first and unfortunately it was more difficult to get them than I thought it would be. So I just started reading :) By the time I got that first Baxter Family series, all of my 9 books from the 2nd 2 series would be due already :P

    The books are: Redemption, Remember, Return, Rejoice, Reunion.

    I'm reading the Baxter Family Series #3 right now which is Sunrise, Summer, Someday and Sunset

  3. Gotcha! She always recaps things, so I doubt it will mess you up much. :)
    I think I skimmed through that series because there is one book where there was an issue with Ashley's baby (I won't give the story plot away) and I didn't think my hormones could handle it, haha! But I do remember getting one of the books on CD for a roadtrip we took...not recommended! It was an older lady doing all the voices and it just completely ruined it, LOL!

  4. Oh my word! I don't think I could listen to a book on tape! I think I have before, but I'm not sure! I would be picky about the voice.

    Yeah she really does recap and allude to things that happened previously. I don't remember anything being mentioned about Cole, except that he was the son of some famous married painter or something like that. But there was something alluded to about Ashley's health, so I'm not sure what that was.

    I really like her, I have read a few of her independent novels too that I liked a lot, so I'm pretty pumped to keep clipping through her books. Also it seems like she writes a few books a year!

  5. Oh yeah, each book I think focuses on each Baxter child. They are super good!
    Yeah, I really like her as an author. She's clean, but not boring!

  6. Oh that would make sense! Since there were 5 Baxter kids originally known :) Yup I agree with you!


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