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Subject: Karen Kingsbury question
Date Posted: 11/21/2009 11:04 PM ET
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I have read a variety of Christian fiction and non-fiction but, believe it or not, have yet to read any of Karen Kingsbury.  She has so many books out there, I was a bit overwhelmed and didn't know where to begin.  So, my question is, where do I begin?  Once I find an author I enjoy, I tend to read everything they have written (Steven King, Jan Karon, Ted Dekker, the list goes on).  Should I read her novels in chronological order, are there some that are in a series, is there a particular website I can go to that can tell me where to start, the series, etc?  Someone please help!!!

Date Posted: 11/21/2009 11:33 PM ET
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i would start off with her baxter series. that's her biggest one as it traces a single family through currently 4 series. the order for that is

Redemption series

Firstborn series

Sunrise series

Above the line series

Take One
Take Two
Take Three (Coming March 23rd, 2010)
Take Four (Coming June 22nd, 2010)


also her 9-11 series is really good as well

Lisa N. (LDN) - ,
Date Posted: 11/23/2009 11:43 AM ET
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If you want a good stand-alone to see if you like her writing, I'd suggest Divine or Between Sundays.  She doesn't actually have very many stand alone titles.  If you want to jump in with a series though, I agree with Deborah, the Baxter's is the place to start.

Date Posted: 11/24/2009 9:29 AM ET
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I dind't really care for the Baxter series but that is just me. I really liked On Every Side, which is a stand-alone novel and I liked A Time To Dance which also has a sequel, A Time To Embrace. And I REALLY liked One Tuesday Morning!! But have tissues nearby:) It is a great book though!!!

Date Posted: 11/24/2009 4:10 PM ET
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I've only read one Karen Kingsbury, but I really enjoyed it.   It was Like Dandelion Dust.  It's a stand alone
book.  I'll probably look for others to read by her.

Date Posted: 11/24/2009 5:30 PM ET
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Shoot, I did not realize that the Above the Line series was a continuation of the Baxter series.  I have not read the Baxter series, as I didn't want to start such a lengthy series but I do have Take One in my TBR pile...guess I'll just post that one or use it in a swap & I'll have to take Take Two off my WL!!!  I'm too anal to read a series out of order! :)

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