*USA Today and #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury is America’s #1 inspirational novelist. There are nearly 20 million copies of her award-winning books in print, including several million copies sold in the past year. Karen has written more than 50 novels, ten of which have hit #1 on national lists.
*Karen has a true love for her readers, and she has nearly 250,000 friends on Facebook along with more than 20,000 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™ 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, Coming Home, is a stand alone novel which can also be read as a culmination of 22 books following a single family, The Baxter Family. Coming Home was released on June 27, 2012.
*Loving, released on March 27, 2012 and landed in the #1 spot on the New York Times Bestsellers List the first week it released.
*Longing, released on November 22, 2011 and landed in the #2 spot on the New York Times Bestsellers List the first week it released.
*Learning, released on June 21, 2011 and landed #4 on the New York Times Bestseller List the first week it released.
*Leaving released on March 22, 2011. Leaving landed #2 on the New York Time's Bestseller List the first week it released.
*Unlocked, released October 12, 2010 and landed #3 on the New York Times Bestsellers List!
*Above the Line, Take Four released June 23, 2010. This was the final installment in the Above the Line Series. Take Four rose to the # 5 spot on the New York Times Bestseller's List just one week after it was released.
*Above the Line, Take Three released March 23, 2010. Take Three is the third book in the Above the Line Series.
*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 Nashville, Tennessee with her husband, Don, and their five sons, three of whom are adopted from Haiti. Their daughter Kelsey is married to Christian artist Kyle Kupecky.
Never disappointed!| Posted April 07, 2014
I'm a big fan of Karen Kingsbury books! I haven't read one that I didn't enjoy. Although hard to pick a favorite, the Baxter Family series is so easy to lean towards. There are many books in the series, but they are so easy to read that it goes super fast. You get drawn in to these characters lives that you feel like you know them personally. I was eager to find out what happened to each of them in the next series. When she ended the series, I was sort of sad because I wanted to continue reading about their lives. Now she has an updated chapter of the Baxter's on her monthly e-newsletter. I've enjoyed the updates. I also loved Like Dandelion Dust, Divine (which made me cry), A time to Dance and so many others! You can't go wrong with Karen's style of writing. She's encouraging, using God's word throughout her writing. Great books to read in your free time when you just want to relax and have some quiet time.
the baxter family series| Posted June 24, 2010
what can i say about this author .....awesome books very practical and is relatable to family experiences from sibling relationships,to broken trust, dealing with forgiveness and how to handle the loss of someone very special and welcoming people in our lives and family KK portrays her characters in a realistic way that we can relate to in all the baxter family members...
Kudos KK i really loved this series and thanks to a very good freind and colleague who introduced me to your books m hooked onto KK books for lifey!