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Long-time fans of Kingsbury's Christian fiction may be initially disappointed to learn that SUNSET is projected to be the 14th and final book in her series about the Baxter family. However, this bittersweetness need not last long: Kingsbury is already planning a new series set in Bloomington, hometown of the Baxters, which will feature this beloved family, albeit in a background role. The title of this ultimate installment in the Baxter saga is quite appropriate, for patriarch John Baxter is watching the light of his own life begin to wane. After having lost his wife, John is forced to sell the family home, a museum of vivid memories of his wife, his children, his entire existence. However, this thematic sunset is hopeful in its vivid coloring, for John is newly in love, planning to marry the loving Elaine. As he and his children attempt to come to terms with the loss of their house, dramatic plot developments ensue, though Kingsbury's famed inspiration is as prominent as ever. Both the faithful followers of Kingsbury's books and newcomers experiencing her style for the first time will delight in the redemptive power of love and family that triumphs over all the Baxter family's travails.
As John Baxter makes plans to marry Elaine, one of the Baxters enters into the most trying season of all.
Number of Pages: 315
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
Series Title: Sunrise
Publisher: Tyndale House Pub
Author: Karen Kingsbury
Street Date: August 26, 2008
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-1733