Monday, April 14, 2008

Karen Kingsbury's Someday~Reviewed

Karen Kingsbury
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers (February 5, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0842387498

Pressures of the celebrity lifestyle weigh heavily on Dayne and Katy Matthews as they take on separate movie projects. Tabloid rumors talk of trouble and unfaithfulness between the two. And then a dramatic cover photo threatens to destroy everything theyve worked to build together. Only Dayne knows the truth about the photo, truth that would help Katy believe him. But the truth will also cause devastating damage to the people he loves so dearlythe Baxter family. Dayne must weigh his decision carefully, but at what price?

The Flanigan family recognizes the deep loss of the Christian Kids Theater, and they begin to pray for a miraclethat even without the theater, somehow CKT will go on. Bailey and Connor see their CKT friends fitting in with the wrong crowd and making decisions that will harm them.

John Baxter takes the next step in his relationship with Elaine, giving him a season to contemplate selling the Baxter houseand losing a lifetime of memories. As the rest of the family considers the future, they must pull together like never before. Only their undying love for each other can help them overcome todays trials for a life they know is possible . . . someday.

A story about Gods unending faithfulness and the promise of tomorrowin life, love, and the legacy of family


I've figured out something about Karen Kingsbury's storytelling skill. She is a master in foreshadowing. As I read Someday, I fell into that page turning trance that I tend to suffer from when opening one of her novels. With each chapter, I know something is going to happen that will rock the world of the characters and I somehow want to get to them to warn them, help them avoid it, because I've seen what Karen lets happen within the pages of her novels, and I know this isn't going to be good. Okay, yes, on one hand it's great because her characters grow and change...but the process. Aye-Yi-Yi!

Karen Kingsbury writes reality. I have a tendency, when life is really good, to look over my shoulder wondering if something lurks. Kingsbury incorporates that sense of impending upheaval into her books. My oldest daughter can't sit and read Kingsbury. She has to get up and pace on occasion.

If you haven't read her, and you like to be on the emotional edge of your might want to look into her. Blessedly she adds much hope to her stories and then pours on some grace. Someday is a tense continuation of the Baxter family saga. If you love the characters you will go for quite a ride.

Reviewed by: Kelly Klepfer

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