Thursday, November 8, 2012

This Book Room: Firstborn series

We first heard of the Baxter family in the Redemption series. Author Karen Kingsbury penned a second series that features the Baxter family and others called the Firstborn series. My thoughts on this whole series is that while I enjoyed the series overall, at times, it was a little long-winded and drawn out. By far, the last book in the series was the best. If you read the Redemption series and enjoyed reading about the Baxter family, which I did, this series will be worth your time. Here's a summary on all the books:

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.

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

John Baxter hires a private investigator 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.

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 in their lives has family been more important.

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.

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