Karen Kingsbury Books

Karen Kingsbury is a number one New York Times bestselling novelist and favorite American inspirational storyteller. Born on the 8th of June 1963, she is the brains behind more than 50 novels with over 25 million copies of the award-winning write-ups in print. Karen Kingsbury was born in Fairfax Virginia and the oldest among five children. In the year 1986, she graduated with a degree in Journalism from the Cal State University Northridge. Karen Kingsbury then joined the Los Angeles Times as a sports writer. She married her husband, Don in 1989. They have five children, with three being adopted from Haiti. Their daughter is an actress and married to Kyle Kupecky, a Christian, recording artist. Karen Kingsbury and Don became grandparents with the couple recently welcoming their first child Hudson.

Order of Timeless Love Series

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1 A Time to Dance 2001 Description / Buy
2 A Time to Embrace 2002 Description / Buy

Order of Sunrise Series

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1 Summer 2007 Description / Buy
2 Sunrise 2007 Description / Buy
3 Someday 2008 Description / Buy
4 Sunset 2008 Description / Buy

Order of The Baxter Family Series

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1 Coming Home 2012 Description / Buy
2 Elizabeth Baxter's Ten Secrets to a Happy Marriage (Short Story) 2015 Description / Buy
3 A Baxter Family Christmas 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Firstborn Series

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1 Fame 2005 Description / Buy
2 Forgiven 2005 Description / Buy
3 Found 2006 Description / Buy
4 Family 2006 Description / Buy
5 Forever 2007 Description / Buy

Order of Redemption Series

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1 Redemption 2002 Description / Buy
2 Remember 2003 Description / Buy
3 Return 2003 Description / Buy
4 Rejoice 2004 Description / Buy
5 Reunion 2004 Description / Buy

Order of Red Gloves Series

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1 Gideon's Gift 2002 Description / Buy
2 Maggie's Miracle 2003 Description / Buy
3 Sarah's Song 2004 Description / Buy
4 Hannah's Hope 2005 Description / Buy

Order of Above the Line Series

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1 Take One 2009 Description / Buy
2 Take Two 2009 Description / Buy
3 Take Three 2010 Description / Buy
4 Take Four 2010 Description / Buy

Order of Forever Faithful Series

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1 Waiting for Morning 1999 Description / Buy
2 A Moment of Weakness 2000 Description / Buy
3 Halfway to Forever 2002 Description / Buy

Order of September 11 Series

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1 One Tuesday Morning 2003 Description / Buy
2 Beyond Tuesday Morning 2004 Description / Buy
3 Every Now & Then 2008 Description / Buy

Order of Bailey Flanigan Series

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1 Leaving 2011 Description / Buy
2 Learning 2011 Description / Buy
3 Longing 2011 Description / Buy
4 Loving 2012 Description / Buy

Order of Lost Love Series

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1 Even Now 2005 Description / Buy
2 Ever After 2006 Description / Buy

Order of The Bridge Series

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1 The Bridge 2012 Description / Buy
2 The Beginning 2012 Description / Buy

Order of Angels Walking Series

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1 Angels Walking 2014 Description / Buy
2 Chasing Sunsets 2015 Description / Buy
3 Brush of Wings 2017 Description / Buy

Order of Cody Gunner Series

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1 A Thousand Tomorrows 2005 Description / Buy
2 Just Beyond the Clouds 2007 Description / Buy
3 This Side of Heaven 2009 Description / Buy

Order of Heart of the Story Series

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1 The Family of Jesus 2014 Description / Buy
2 The Friends of Jesus 2015 Description / Buy

Order of Karen Kingsbury Short Story Collections

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1 A Treasury of Christmas Miracles 2001 Description / Buy
2 A Treasury of Miracles for Women 2002 Description / Buy
3 A Treasury of Miracles for Teens 2003 Description / Buy

Order of Karen Kingsbury Standalone Novels

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1 Oceans Apart 2002 Description / Buy
2 Divine 2006 Description / Buy
3 Like Dandelion Dust 2006 Description / Buy
4 Between Sundays 2007 Description / Buy
5 Shades of Blue 2008 Description / Buy
6 Unlocked 2009 Description / Buy
7 The Chance 2013 Description / Buy
8 Fifteen Minutes 2013 Description / Buy
9 Once Upon a Campus (Short Story) 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Karen Kingsbury Picture Books

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1 Go Ahead and Dream 2000 Description / Buy
2 Let Me Hold You Longer 2004 Description / Buy
3 Let's Go on a Mommy Date 2008 Description / Buy
4 Let's Have a Daddy Day 2010 Description / Buy
5 Far Flutterby 2012 Description / Buy
6 Whatever You Grow Up to Be 2014 Description / Buy

Order of Karen Kingsbury Non-Fiction Novels

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1 Missy's Murder 1991 Description / Buy
2 Final Vows 1992 Description / Buy
3 The Prism Weight Loss Program 1999 Description / Buy
4 Be Safe Little Boy 2006 Description / Buy
5 Stay Close Little Girl 2006 Description / Buy
6 I Can Only Imagine 2012 Description / Buy
7 The Family of Jesus Bible Study - Member Book 2014 Description / Buy
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Karen Kingsbury, as indicated before, has authored more than 50 books. Among them are five co-written. The last dozens of books she wrote are topping the bestsellers lists. She admits that being a sports writer for the Los Angeles times primed her to get into writing. Karen Kingsbury has authored several standalone novels, series and short write-ups. Besides writing, Karen Kingsbury is also a visiting professor at Liberty University. She lectures a masters class in various disciplines. She has also been added to a radio program which airs several times in the morning hours. Karen Kingsbury is also into public speaking and has reached tens of thousands of women and young people in various national events. Karen Kingsbury has also written three inspirational songs including Walls, Tell me to breathe and Miracles happen.

Karen Kingsbury Awards

Karen Kingsbury is yet to receive any major literary award.

Karen Kingsbury Books into Movies

Many of Karen Kingsbury books have been developed to feature films and television movies. Two of her books, the Bridge 1 and two have been made into Hallmark Channel movies. Additionally, MGM and Roma Downey announced that they are planning to develop 22 of her novels into TV series. The novel Like Dandelion and many other novels have also been developed to highly acclaimed films.

Best Karen Kingsbury Books

The Redemption: The first installment in Karen Kingsbury’s series, Redemption. Redemption series won the Christian Retailing Award in the 2005 Retailers Choice award for best series. The redemption features the Baxter family with six children and several grandchildren. In this first installment, their daughter, Kari and her husband Tim are the centers of focus. The characters are intelligent, financially successful and most important, virtuous. However, somewhere along, Kari Baxter founds out that her husband, Tim is having an affair. Tim is a respected professor of journalism at the University and is in an affair with a student. Stunned by her husband’s actions, Kari Baxter Jacobs returns home to the Baxter family hurt, furious and confused.

Kari finds it daunting to forgive him. She sought to find what can ease her pain. Besides this, she recollected her feelings with Ryan that has subsided due to her devotion to their marriage. As Kari continued with her search for answers, she makes an unexpected discovery that gave her hope for the future. She found refuge in Gods plans and decided that she will love Tim and remain faithful regardless of the situations. Truly, the book explores the deep experiences and challenges of love in a Christian family.

Remember: This is the second installment of the Redemption series. The novel focuses on Ashley Baxter, the self-proclaimed black sheep of the Baxter family and Luke, a perfect son who seemingly is getting roughed up by life. Ashley is determined that she can make it on her own therefore pushing her family, her lover, Blake, and God, whom she thinks she can never forgive her aside. On the other hand, Luke is riding high. He is living great with her future looking great. However, his world comes crashing down. Luke, like Ashley, starts doubting the power of God. He blames God for the turmoil of his life despite the fact that he knows it was his fault. All through the book, you will get to see the experiences and challenges go to the extent of doubting the existence of God.

Karen Kingsbury’s books are a quick read. The redemption series consists of five books that highlight the plight of Christians in their faithful life. Other book series authored by Karen Kingsbury include Angel Walking, 9/11, Lost Love, Red Glove, Forever Faithful, Sunrise, Cody Gunner, Timeless Love among others.

When Does The Next Karen Kingsbury book come out?

Karen Kingsbury doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is Brush of Wings and was released on February, 7th 2017. It is the newest book in the Angels Walking Series.

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