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A Baxter Family Christmas
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury comes a life-changing holiday tale of love and hope after heartbreak.Two years after the car accident that took Erin Baxter's life, her father, John Baxter, still lives in constant grief. John's heartbreak prompts him to invite Kendra Bryant, the transplant recipient who now has Erin's heart, to Christmas Eve dinner despite protests from his remaining children. Ashley and Luke want to protect their ten-year-old niece­ who is the only surviving child of Erin's, but John remains determined and believes that meeting this woman is something his deceased daughter would want. Meanwhile, Kendra Bryant is struggling to come to terms with the tragedy that gave her a second chance. It is only when she witnesses the Baxter's unwavering faith in God that she begins to heal and allow peace and happiness back into her life. At the same time, Maddie West, the eighteen-year-old daughter of Brooke Baxter West, continues to pray for meaning this Christmas. When she discovers a newfound friendship with a boy she never expected to see again, she begins to believe in miracles, especially around Christmastime. A Baxter Family Christmas is a heartwarming story that brings together two families in the midst of tragedy and loss, all with the help one very special child.
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury comes A Baxter Family Christmas, an inspiring Christmas story featuring everyone's favorite family, the Baxters.
Two years have passed since the terrible car accident that took the life of John Baxter's daughter, Erin, along with her husband and three of their four daughters. Prompted by grief, and missing his daughter, John has invited a stranger for Christmas Eve dinner—Kendra Bryant, the transplant recipient who now has Erin's heart.

But Ashley and her brother Luke are worried that this new dinner guest might be not be the best idea. They want to protect their ten-year-old niece, Amy—the only surviving member of the accident. But John is determined and believes meeting Kendra is something his deceased daughter would want Amy to do.

At the same time, Maddie West, the eighteen-year-old daughter of Brooke Baxter West, is praying for meaning this Christmas. Could she...
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury comes a life-changing holiday tale of love and hope after heartbreak.
Two years after the car accident that took Erin Baxter's life, her father, John Baxter, still lives in constant grief. John's heartbreak prompts him to invite Kendra Bryant, the transplant recipient who now has Erin's heart, to Christmas Eve dinner despite protests from his remaining children. Ashley and Luke want to protect their ten-year-old niece­ who is the only surviving child of Erin's, but John remains determined and believes that meeting this woman is something his deceased daughter would want.

Meanwhile, Kendra Bryant is struggling to come to terms with the tragedy that gave her a second chance. It is only when she witnesses the Baxter's unwavering faith in God that she begins to heal and allow peace and happiness back into her life.

At the same time, Maddie West, the eighteen-year-old daughter of Brooke Baxter West, continues to pray for meaning this Christmas. When she discovers a newfound friendship with a boy she never expected to see again, she begins to believe in miracles, especially around Christmastime.

A Baxter Family Christmas is a heartwarming story that brings together two families in the midst of tragedy and loss, all with the help one very special child.
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        November 14, 2016
        Kingsbury, author of over fifty novels, including more than twenty about the Baxters, a sprawling family of several generations led by the upstanding Christian patriarch John, delivers another uplifting tale in time for Christmas. For those unfamiliar with the Baxter family, beginning with this book can feel like walking into the large and lively gathering of your new love interest’s family for the first time – bewildering, raucous, but ultimately warm and loving. And that’s pretty close to what happens in the story. Years after the fatal car accident of John’s daughter Eric, an organ transplant recipient who received Erin’s heart joins the Baxters for Christmas with her husband. Kendra and Moe are atheists whom none of the Baxters have met before. So, John’s inviting them to join the family for their special holiday gathering is too much for some individuals to bear. Would it be too much for ten-year-old Amy, whose mother’s heart Kendra has? Rifts are acknowledged, reconciliation sought, and faith tested, all in the context of a vibrant, if traditional, Christianity that will satisfy Kingsbury fans, old and new.

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