Thursday, April 25, 2013

Book Review: Forgiven by Karen Kingsbury

Title: Forgiven
Author: Karen Kingsbury
Category: Christian Fiction
Pub. Date: 09/20/2005
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Format: Audio CD 
ISBN#: 1596001976
Series: Firstborn #2

Synopsis:  
A Deadly Accident The Christian Kids Theater group is devastated by a tragedy greater than any of them could've imagined. Now their director, Katy Hart, must find a way to walk the kids through their grief and give them a reason to believe again. But will hatred and revenge have the final word? An Aching Emptiness Dayne Matthews is at the top of the Hollywood list, working on what could be his best movie yet. Still, he is empty and unfocused, aching for real love and the family he?ll never know. Then a friend tells him about a teaching center and a way to become like God. Is this the answer Dayne's been searching for? A Shocking Discovery John Baxter reconnects with an old friend and shares a buried secret, one that he and his wife shared all their married lives. Now - in his wife's honor - he decides to continue a very special search. But in the process he makes a critical mistake. What will happen when one of his daughters stumbles onto a letter she was never supposed to see? In this season for the Baxters, grace and redemption will play a greater role than ever before.   


My Review:  
I listen to this book on the way back down south after I listened to Fame, the first in this amazing series. Enjoyed them both. But Forgiven was better as far as the volume and sound all the way around. The narrator, Sandra Burr, has an amazing voice to listen to.

Author Karen Kingsbury is One Terrifically Awesome author! I am honestly and completely a fan that can not get enough. I have several books in the waiting to be started soon. 

Forgiven picked up where Fame left off. Listening to Forgiven on the way south as I said above was great, knowing that there was no bad language, or that even though there was some romance it was done very romantic but clean, no graphic sexual under tone. 

I love to be able to read or listen to an author who has the gift of writing a book without using foul language, sexual scenes. Author Karen Kingsbury certainly has this wonderful gift. 

Characters Dayne Matthews, the Baxters, Katy Hart and the Christian Kids Theater group are absolutely the most wonderful to learn about their life's and how they dealt with any obstacles that came their way. There is love, forgiveness, searching, confusion, mistakes done, and much much more. 

A must, must read!  

So due to the above, and like the first,  honest if I could it would be higher, I am giving this book a Breath of Life ratings of: 



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Five Clock Rating!!!  




Disclosure: I did not receive this book in exchange for my review. But the opinions are mine, your opinion may differ, and that is fine with me.

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About the Author:

 

FROM AUTHOR'S WEBSITE:

USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury is America’s #1 inspirational novelist. There are more than 15 million copies of her award-winning books in print, including several million copies sold in the past year. Karen has written more than 40 novels, ten of which have hit #1 on national lists.

Karen has a true love for her readers, and she has nearly 100,000 friends on Facebook along with more than 7,500 followers on Twitter. The popular social networking sites have allowed Karen daily interaction with her reader friends.

Karen is best known for her Life-Changing Fiction (TM) and for creating unforgettable characters. When speaking before women's groups - some with more than 10,000 in attendance - Karen makes audiences laugh and cry with her compelling story-telling. She likes to tell attendees they have, "One chance to write the story of their lives," and her talk focuses on reminding women to live every day loving well, laughing often, and finding true life in Jesus Christ. Karen routinely speaks before more than 100,000 women each year.

Karen's latest novel, Above the Line, Take Three, released March 23rd, 2010. Take Three is the third in the Above the Line Series. Look for the final installment in this series, Above The Line, Take Four to hit stores June 22nd, 2010. Shades of Blue, Karen's latest stand alone title, hit stores in October, 2009. Karen's newest series, Above The Line Series began with Take One, which released in March, 2009. The second book in this series, Take Two released in June 2009.

Karen's recent title, This Side of Heaven landed in the #5 spot on the CBD Bestselling Fiction List. Also, Karen's novel, Sunset landed #2 on the New York Times Best Seller's List. Karen has also written many best selling series including The Redemption Series and the Firstborn Series. Her fiction has made her one of the country’s favorite storytellers. Several of Karen's novels are being considered for major motion picture movies. Her emotionally gripping titles include the 9-11 Series, Even Now, Ever After, and Between Sundays.

Karen is also a public speaker, reaching more than 100,000 women annually through various national events. Karen and her husband, Don, live in the Pacific Northwest with their six children, three of whom are adopted from Haiti.



    
 

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