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Two Weeks: A Novel (Baxter Family) (edició 2019)

de Karen Kingsbury (Autor)

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AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury comes a heart-wrenching and redemptive story about a couple desperately waiting to bring their adopted child home and a young mother about to make the biggest decision of her life--a story about love, faith, and what it really means to be a family. Cole Blake, son of Landon and Ashley Baxter Blake, is months away from going off to college to kickstart the great plan he has been dreaming about for years--a career in medicine. But as he starts his final semester of school he meets Elise, a mysterious new girl who captures his attention--and heart--from day one. Elise has her heart set on mending her wild ways and becoming the good girl she used to be. But not long after the semester starts, she discovers she's pregnant. Eighteen and alone, she shares her secret with Cole. Undaunted by the news, and in love for the first time in his life, Cole is determined to support Elise--even if it means skipping college so he can marry her and raise another man's baby. When Elise decides to give the baby up for adoption, she is matched with Aaron and Lucy Williams, who moved to Bloomington, Indiana, in the hope of escaping the loss and emptiness that seven painful years of trying to start a family has brought them. But as her due date draws near, Elise becomes more and more torn. She knows she has two weeks after the birth of her daughter to change her mind. With Cole keeping vigil and Lucy and Aaron waiting to welcome their new baby, Elise makes an unexpected decision--one that changes everyone's plans.… (més)
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Títol:Two Weeks: A Novel (Baxter Family)
Autors:Karen Kingsbury (Autor)
Informació:Howard Books (2019), 384 pages
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I always love a good visit with the Baxter family. As someone who has read the entire series from the very beginning, I would recommend starting there even though this one could be read a standalone. Reading the whole series allows you to get to know the entire family so you can appreciate the visits and updates from the rest of the family in each new book.

This particular book centers around Cole, Ashley's oldest son. Cole is a senior in high school and falls for Elise, a girl he meets at school who is pregnant. This particular book focuses on the issues of unplanned pregnancy, infertility, and adoption.

As I have come to expect from a Karen Kingsbury novel, she has great characters and definitely tugs on the heart strings. Although I do love the Baxter series, I felt like this one was a bit more predictable than the others have been.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Net Galley. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own ( )
  Melissa_O | Jun 29, 2020 |
This story had a predictable ending. There was a good bond of friendship with Cole and Elise. His support helped her in a time of need. ( )
  marciablnc | Apr 9, 2020 |
I have to say I've been disappointed in the Kingsbury novels I've read of late. They all seem pretty much the same.

POTENTIAL SPOILER ALERT:

What I liked: Cole's character--he sees a person in trouble and is willing to help and he doesn't back away from his word even when he's feeling dragged down by his promises; Elise's willingness to consider adoption over abortion; the loving support that Landon gives Cole and that Cole gives Elise; the guidance that Ashley and Brooke give Elise; Aaron's refusal to give up asking God for a baby of their own; the Browns willingness to be a 2 week foster family to Gracie Ann; the Browns decision to work as house parents for teens without parents of their own.

What I didn't like: Ashley jumps to conclusions about the relationship between Elise and Cole and also judges Elise--which is a bit like the pot calling the kettle black since Ashley once found herself in a similar situation; the characters are just a bit too perfect--you know things will work out for them--you know Aaron and Lucy will get the baby they've been hoping for etc.; Elise's naivete--she thinks just because Ray forced himself on her that she can't get pregnant? Come on--in this day and age I can't believe a girl doesn't know that pregnancy doesn't work that way by the time she's a senior in high school! ( )
  JenniferRobb | May 14, 2019 |
Let me take a moment to tell you, if you have never, ever read a book by Karen Kingsbury, you need to remedy that right now. Right here,with this novel. With this novel, you will feel every. Single. Emotion. Every. Single. One. You will need 10 boxes of tissues, and a quiet, peaceful room to reflect after. Karen Kingsbury takes all that she has prayed about, all that God lays on her heart, puts her words to paper and delivers a novel that sends out hope and inspiration.

Once again, we get a glimpse into another Baxter family member. This time, it’s Cole’s story. Cole has been a long time favorite of mine since way back when, when I read Redemption for the first. In this book, however, he’s all grown up, about to graduate and has met the beautiful Elise.

Elise is beautifully chiseled. I loved her character from the start, seeing a lot of myself in her. She’s going through a rough spot in life, and not a lot of hope that it will happen when she gets dealt an unexpected hand. I loved how Ms. Kingsbury chiseled her, making her beautifully flawed and just right for her part in the story. Add to the story, two amazing couples, and this story will take you on the enormous roller coaster of highs and lows.

This story is beautifully emotional, magnificently gripping, heart wrenching-ly inspiring. God is felt from start to finish, and with 5 stars, and two thumbs up, this novel is highly recommended by me. There is a powerful message of what unconditional love means, and never losing sight of what’s right in front of you. Two Weeks to make one of the biggest decision of your life. Is it something you could do? Grab this novel now and find out.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley, Howard Books and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.* ( )
  cover2covercafe | Apr 9, 2019 |
Karen Kingsbury writes emotionally heart gripping stories that wring every sense of emotion from you. This book is actually the story of three different couples and how they are brought together by one tiny baby.

Cole Baxter meets the new girl in school for the last semester. He’s planned his life out - college & medical school at Liberty, playing baseball while an undergrad & back to work with his grandfather. Shortly after meeting Cole, Elise finds out she’s pregnant. She doesn’t think she’s ready for a baby but what’s she going to do now? The baby isn’t Coles but he is in love with Elise. Will he change his plans to take care of her?

Aaron & Lucy Williams have been trying to have a baby for years. They’ve struggled with a miscarriage. Had their hearts broken with a couple of failed adoptions. Aaron still believes that God has a plan for them but Lucy doesn’t believe anymore. She’s so tired from the process & the toll it’s taken on their lives & marriage. Can they find their way back to each other or will they be broken apart?

Theo & Alma Brown were foster parents until they had their beautiful daughter, Vienna. Now, Vienna is growing up & feels her parents should go back to fostering kids. After a tragedy changes their lives for ever, will they fall apart or will they follow their promise & find a way back?

At first, I was confused by the different points of view & how they fit together. The story pulls you in from the beginning & starts you on the emotional journey. You feel Elises’s pain & fear deep in your heart. Cole’s faith, love & heart make you believe everything will be better. Theo & Alma pull you into their grief & confusion. Why them? What did they do wrong? Lucy & Aaron were a case of one spouse clinging to his faith & the other spouse discouraged, frustrated & tired. All are brought together to learn something by little Gracie. The ending isn’t what I expected but what I love most about this story. ( )
  Pam50627 | Dec 15, 2018 |
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AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury comes a heart-wrenching and redemptive story about a couple desperately waiting to bring their adopted child home and a young mother about to make the biggest decision of her life--a story about love, faith, and what it really means to be a family. Cole Blake, son of Landon and Ashley Baxter Blake, is months away from going off to college to kickstart the great plan he has been dreaming about for years--a career in medicine. But as he starts his final semester of school he meets Elise, a mysterious new girl who captures his attention--and heart--from day one. Elise has her heart set on mending her wild ways and becoming the good girl she used to be. But not long after the semester starts, she discovers she's pregnant. Eighteen and alone, she shares her secret with Cole. Undaunted by the news, and in love for the first time in his life, Cole is determined to support Elise--even if it means skipping college so he can marry her and raise another man's baby. When Elise decides to give the baby up for adoption, she is matched with Aaron and Lucy Williams, who moved to Bloomington, Indiana, in the hope of escaping the loss and emptiness that seven painful years of trying to start a family has brought them. But as her due date draws near, Elise becomes more and more torn. She knows she has two weeks after the birth of her daughter to change her mind. With Cole keeping vigil and Lucy and Aaron waiting to welcome their new baby, Elise makes an unexpected decision--one that changes everyone's plans.

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