I love the way Karen Kingsbury tells a story...it's magical! Ms. Kingsbury has a way of pulling you into her stories and from start to finish you go on an emotional roller coaster experiencing the love and pain of her characters. I also enjoy how she weaves God's love and Word within her stories.
"Leaving", book one in the Bailey Flanigan series, is an extremely well written book on love (family, spiritual and romantic) and the pain in which a young girl (Bailey) goes through as she steps into the next phase of her life. I only wish I had read "Leaving" before reading it's sequel, "Learning". Usually, most books I read in a series can stand alone but I feel, in order to see the whole picture, you need to read these two books in order. By reading "Learning" first I felt cheated because I pretty much knew how the book would end. With that said, I would still highly recommend this book and series to all fans of Christian Fiction.
Now that I have read the first two books in the Bailey Flanigan Series I can hardly wait for book three in the series to come out.
On a 5-star scale, I rate "Leaving" 4 1/2 stars.
I would like to thank Zondervan Publishers for providing my review copy. I received my copy for free in exchange for my honest review which I have given.
Smiles & Blessings,