A Kingsbury Collection: Three Novels in One: Where Yesterday Lives, When Joy Came to Stay, On Every Side
Where Yesterday Lives
Ellen Barrett is a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist with an uncertain marriage, a forgotten faith, and haunting memories of her picturesque hometown and the love she left behind. The eldest of five siblings, she longs for the time, long ago, when they were a happy family. Now Ellen’s beloved father is dead, a...more
I was able to review this book by Karen Kingsbury through blogging for books. Its a collection of 3 full sized christian fiction novels in one volume.
This does make the book really really big but its a value because you are getting to read 3 great books in one place.
The stories are all contemporary fiction which is not my favorite to read because I usually pick Victorian or books taking place in the past but I thought I would give these a try.
The first story is titled Where Yesterday Lives-its a
In Where Yesterday Lives, Ellen Barrett goes back to her hometown after the sudden death of her father. There, she must try to reconnect with her estranged sister while mourning the dad she loved. I found this book...more
I selected A Kingsbury Collection offering the reader three novels in one volume. The novels are Where Yesterday Lives, When Joy Came to Stay, and On Every Side. I will give a short summary and brief review of each.
When Joy Came to Stay
Summary: Maggie Stovall is one of the golden people. Sh...more
Where Yesterday Lives
Ellen Barrett is a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist with an uncertain marriage, a forgotten faith, and haunting memories of her picturesque hometown and the love she left behind. The eldest of five siblings, she longs for the time, long ago, when they were a happy family. Now Ellen’s beloved father is dead, and she returns to her childhood home to make peace–with the people who still live there, with the losses and changes that time...more
Of the three books, this one was my favorite and the hardest for me to read… Ellen Barrett is a journalist and is married to a sports announcer. The oldest of her three sisters and brother, she is called home after her father dies from a sudden heart attack. Ellen and her husband are having problems in their marriage, and she travels back to her hometown alone. Except, guess who still lives in her hometown? Her ex-boyfriend Jake. She arrives back home and is instantly thrown...more
The writing is top notch, but the stories are sad and left me i...more
Book One -- Where Yesterday Lives
I'm not even sure where to begin. Ellen was the main character, but the book jumped between so many points of views that I felt yanked in a hundred d...more
"Where Yesterday Lives" is the story of Ellen Barrett, a successful news reporter who has to take a journey back home when her father has a heart attack and dies. While she doesn't look fo...more
This three-in-one volume had some of the most emotionally heartwrenching stories in it that I have ever read from Karen Kingsbury (as I have read only Unlocked and The Bridge at this point). These tales had a seriousness and emotional depth that I hadn't read from Ms. Kingsbury before, and to be honest there were times when I thought the pace was kind of slow, yet I could see how that helped the realistic-ness of the story.
All of these stor...more
When Joy Came to Stay - Maggie thinks she's losing her mind. From the outside she has the perfect life, a loving husband, adorable foster sons, and a strong faith in God. But a mistake made many years ago has come back to haunt her and caus...more
In the second book, we meet Maggie in ‘When Joy Came to Stay’. This book is about a woman’s decent into depression and all that comes with it. Then faith in God steps in and things begin to change for them all.
Lastly, in the third book, we meet Faith in ‘On Every Side’....more
Where Yesterday Lives
This book took quite a while to read, One book, three novels. The author, Karen Kingsbury wrote a page turner and a well written, should I say, three well written novels. You can't wait to turn the page and see what is going to happen next.
The first story, WHERE YESTERDAY LIVES is about Ellen. Her father died and the problems that arise between everyone is easy to understand. Ms. Kingsbury makes you feel like you know the characters and what they feel. The story has two sisters who almost...more
Author: Karen Kingsbury
Publisher: Multnomah Books
My first introduction to Karen Kingsbury writings was when I read, The Bridge, this last year, and I enjoyed it. Her stories come from the heart and are filled with faith that her characters exhibit as strong and seeking or not as strong for many reasons. The novels in this collection are ones where the characters have to go through som...more
In " Where Yesterday Lives", When Ellen Barrett learns that her father has died, she goes back home to help ;pan the funeral. She finds it stressful to deal with her dysfunctional family, but healing comes as the family turns back to God.
In " When Joy Came To Stay", Maggie Stovall seems to have it all together. She has a loving family and a good church, but only God knows of the secret that torments her and the darkness that...more
The second book talks about depression and a bit about marriage struggles. This book also talks about telling the truth and adoption. This is quite a story and about foster care as well.
The third story is about death as well and learning to trusting in good.
USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury is America’s #1 inspirational novelist. There are more than 15 million copies of her award-winning books in print, including several million copies sold in the past year. Karen has written more than 40 novels, ten of which have hit #1 on national lists.
Karen has a true love for her readers, and she has nearly 1...more