Book Review: A Baxter Family Christmas
Patriarch John Baxter has only one wish for this Christmas season. For the entire family to spend Christmas Eve with Kendra Bryant, the recipient who received the heart of his daughter, Erin, who was killed with most her family in a car accident two years earlier.
Of course, his wish is not without some resistance from other members of the family as they struggle with meeting the woman who has their sister’s heart.
At the same time, Maddie West, daughter of Brooke Baxter West, is struggling with guilt from her past. All while praying for meaning this Christmas and struggling with a possible relationship looming on the sidelines.
If you have read any of Karen Kingsbury’s Baxter family books, this is a great opportunity to catch up with the family and their friends the Flannigan’s. You feel as if you are catching up with old friends.
Erin’s only surviving child, Amy, will pull on your heartstrings.
This is a story of forgiveness, moving forward, hope and the power of family and faith. I couldn’t help but tear up at a couple of emotional and heartwarming places in the story.
If you’re new to the Baxter family the book can still be read alone and is a great introduction to the family. You will be left longing to go back and re-read the previous Baxter series.
The book is an easy and quick read that pulls at the emotional heartstrings with a resounding message just right for the holiday season. Plus, who can resist spending time with the Baxter family.
I strongly recommend this book as a way to get into the holiday spirit, remember the true meaning of Christmas and share time with the Baxter family.