Sunday, January 20, 2013

A Kingsbury Collection: Where Yesterday Lives, When Joy Came to Stay, and On Every Side By Karen Kingsbury

I received this book from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group's Blogging for Books program for no charge in exchange for my honest review of this book. The opinion expressed here are my own.

Book Description:

Three Page-Turning Novels in One Volume!

Where Yesterday Lives

Ellen Barrett is a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist with an uncertain marriage, a forgotten faith, and haunting memories of her picturesque hometown and the love she left behind. The eldest of five siblings, she longs for the time, long ago, when they were a happy family. Now Ellen’s beloved father is dead, and she returns to her childhood home to make peace–with the people who still live there, with the losses and changes that time has wrought, and with the future God has set before her.

When Joy Came to Stay

Maggie Stovall is one of the golden people. She has it all least on the surface. Ben Stovall is a godly husband and successful attorney. He has no idea of the darkness about to overtake his life. Amanda Joy is a child of society–abused, broken, thrown away. But her trust in God is still alive. When Joy Came to Stay is the heart-wrenching story of one woman’s descent into the shadows of depression, her husband’s search for understanding, and a precious child’s unwavering faith.

On Every Side

Faith Evans is an up-and-coming newscaster, a woman of honor and integrity who must take a stand against the one man she never imagined would be her enemy. A beloved, hundred-year-old statue of Jesus stands in a small-town park–but some say it’s a clear violation of separation of church and state that must come down. Jordan Riley is a powerful attorney fighting for human rights and against God, but still reckoning with bitter boyhood losses. Amid political intrigue, social injustice, and personal conflicts, will love be enough when the battle rages on every side?

My Thoughts:

A Kingsbury Collection: Where Yesterday Lives, When Joy Came to Stay, and On Every Side by Karen Kingsbury is 3 Novels in one.   I haven't read a lot by Karen Kingsbury but the books I have read do NOT disappoint.  Her stories are beautifully written and truly honor God and His love for us.  In each of these books show personal struggles of the characters and how God worked in their lives to help overcome these struggles.  I found myself taken in from the start of each story and had a hard time putting them down.  Each of these stories addresses problems that men and women face on a regular basis: struggles with their belief in God, struggles within marriage, depression, the feeling that life is falling apart. Each story touches on different aspects of life. 

I highly recommend this collection to anyone who enjoys Christian Fiction and enjoy Karen Kingsbury's books. You will not be disappointed. I look forward to reading more by Karen Kingsbury.

1 comment:

  1. This looks like a wonderful series for me to jump into.

    I'm hosting 7 giveaways at my site this week if you want to stop on over and enter. hope you have a great weekend!

    Diane :O)


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