Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A Kingsbury Collection

“A Kingsbury Collection” by Karen Kingsbury contains three of her novels in one great book. The first novel, “Where Yesterday Lives” is about Ellen Barrett. Ellen is a very successful journalist but her personal life is lacking. Ellen and her husband have been having trouble lately and things really take a turn for the worse when Ellen’s father dies. Ellen returns to her hometown for the funeral and things keep going from bad to worse. None of her siblings get along and they are constantly fighting. Will Ellen’s family be able to be a loving family again? Will her marriage survive?

In the second novel, “When Joy Came to Stay”, we meet Maggie Stovall. Maggie seems to have it all. But what nobody knows is the secret she has carried for years. When Maggie has an emotional breakdown she checks herself into a psychiatric hospital and cuts contact with her husband, Ben. Not knowing what else to do, Ben tries to learn the secret of her past. Will Maggie be able to forgive herself and save her marriage?

In the third novel, “On Every Side”, we meet Faith Evans. Faith is a very popular newscaster and she is also a very devout Christian. When someone threatens a hundred year old statue of Jesus that is located in her town’s park she knows she has to take a stand, even if it means losing her job. What she did not count on was that person, Jordan, was the boy she loved years ago. Jordan’s reasons for wanting the statue gone are very personal and deep. Will Faith make Jordan see the light? Will they have a future together?

In this collection of novels we see three different women facing very difficult times. You will ache and cry for them but you will also see how having God in their lives is what gets them through their tough times. Click here to visit the author’s website. I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

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