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Remember (Redemption #2)

4.4 of 5 stars 4.40  ·  rating details  ·  14,292 ratings  ·  298 reviews
A fresh new look for the best-selling series from America’s number-one inspirational novelist, Karen Kingsbury. Fans will enjoy a personal note from Karen and Gary Smalley as well as discussion questions for book group use. Revisit the Baxter family in all their life-changing events, or share the series with someone who hasn’t discovered it yet.
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Kindle Edition, 411 pages
Published September 29th 2010 by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (first published January 23rd 2003)
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This book. Oh, my goodness, this book. Tugged at my heartstrings more than any other book has. I am in love with the Baxter family. In love with their stories, their heartaches. I feel like they are a part of me now.

I knew beforehand that Karen Kingsbury does not write books that are full of fluffy Christianity, puppies, and rainbows. She writes about things that are tough and hard. Christians who are persecuted. Christians questioning their faith. Christians going through good times and bad tim
An OK fast light read for when you are in the mood for a soap opera. YA level of writing makes it a good choice on evenings when you are too tired to concentrate or engage your brain, but it would be a more enjoyable novel if any of the characters would grow a brain and engage it--but that would make it a shorter, leaner novella. This sausage was made with too much filler and not enough meat.
REMEMBER, the second installment in the Redemption Series traveled at a quicker pace than it’s predecessor. While still keeping the reader in touch with the entire Baxter family, this book centered more on Ashley – the self prescribed black sheep of the family, and Luke – the perfect son whose life isn’t so perfect anymore.

Ashley has never felt like she’s fit in. Her close-knit Christian family is what others would consider ideal. But Ashley would call them “safe”. Ashley sought out to find mor
I'm not much of a reader of Christian fiction, though I have read it in the past. I was mostly expecting to make fun of this book and I certainly wasn't expecting to get pulled completely into the story. But of course I was! Yes, it was a little soap opera-ish and sometimes felt a little too much like a Victorian morality story from a pamphlet preaching the consequences of sin, and there were parts that grated just a little too much with my worldview, but overall I found it a pretty fun read.

This was an emotional book for me, I found myself in tears throughout. September 11 though many years ago still effects me greatly and when reading about those days events or seeing them on the screen it takes me back to the sadness of that day and the days that have followed. So between the fact that this book takes place during those events and then add in some adorable older people struggling with Alzheimer and it was a recipe for tears.

This was another great read in the Baxter Family Series
The overly dramatic rendition in this audio version does nothing but add to the melodrama of this tale. The sad saga of the Baxter family moves ever onward in this second installment. Perhaps I would find this series more credible if the characters didn’t seem so stereotypical and plastic and didn’t constantly tear up and cry so consistently. I found myself focusing in on the characters, just trying to find one that could make it through to the end of the book dry-eyed. (I didn’t find one.) This ...more
The second in the Baxter Family / Redemption series. In the first novel we meet the Baxter family, but the novel is centered on the daughter Kari.
In Remember, the focus is on Ashley. Ashley went to Paris for a year just after high school and came home pregnant, no longer religious, and harboring a secret that shapes and affects all of her personal relationships. In this novel, we relive the events of September 11, 2001. Many of the characters in the story are shaken by these events and it aff
I have read many books by Karen Kingsbury. When I first started reading them I couldn't get enough..and it seemed to take "forever" for her next book to come out. After a while though, I felt I knew what was going to happen once I had started reading each book. I stopped reading her books after that - I don't like to waste my time by pretty much knowing the outcome once I've started reading. Her books are wonderful - if I felt I was reading a complete different series that would have a different ...more
The Redemption series is remarkable mainly for showing real people, real Christians, handling very much real world problems. Not for the faint of heart. If you just want a feel good romance type novel, go see Beverly Lewis. This is more modern day, and the characters are not perfect, nor does everything always have a happy ending. Parts of this book were difficult to read, because you weren't sure that Christian ideals and principles were really going to be upheld, or whether it would descend to ...more
Dana Smith-wells
I like this series of books because everything is not just "happily ever after". I think it's more realistic than some.
Didn't realize this was of Christian novel genre when I picked it up and generally wouldn't have given it a second look. There is an interesting possibility in developing the Baxter family characters, unfortunately it
doesn't happen. It reads like a soap opera and provided a "jelly read" (your mind turns to jelly if you read too many of these). Evidently part of a series, but have no intention of reading any more of the series. I've struck out twice on latest reads.
This family is becoming so dear to my heart. I wish they were real instead of fictional. While reading I tend to forget this is just a piece of fiction, instead of a story about a real family.
Amrit Sinha
If I say that 'Remember' is the best novel that I have read this year, do not consider it to be an exaggeration. The feelings are true, and such has been the impact of this novel that I am still hung over its beauty.

Like the first book in the series ('Redemption'), 'Remember' charts the lives of the members of the Baxter family, through times thick and thin. While Kari was the protagonist in the series opener, the focus shifts towards her sister Ashley this time, unfolding her secrets and the ev
Rememberis the second book in this series and I must say that it was just as good as the first. I really wasn't sure how much I would like Ashley in this story because of her attitude in the first book, but I ended up really liking her by the end of this book.

To read of Ashley's job at the Alzheimer's care facility was so sweet. The elderly have a special place in Ashley's heart and it was so sweet to read of her trying her best to make the patients at the facility feel comfortable and at ease.
Rupertt Wind

“Substitutes Props for characters, End for narration and Quantity over Substance”

Remember by Karen Kingsbury and Gary Smalley is the second book in the Baker Family Chronicle by Karen, which is also called the Redemption series. The truth is, It is more precisely described as a nagging drama of Ashley Baxter and her return to the Baxter fold. The story revolves around the lives of The Baker kids and is set a few years after the previous book (Redemption) left off. The book follows a similar line
Beth Fisher
This was much better than the original book of the series. But having been to see the movie "God's Not Dead" yesterday I'm thinking they stole Karen Kingsbury's story for their movie. The pre-law student who has a professor give them an assignment to prove/disprove God's existence. The deeply religious person who turns against God after a tragedy strikes and goes into humanism. The boyfriend/girlfriend who turn against each other and walk away during a time of tragedy. These exact elements were ...more
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A Special Note: Redemption series is Christian Fiction. I am not Christian and I have not read the Bible. So, I am not in a position to agree or disagree with the religious side of the book and my review will be solely focus on this series as a work of fiction and my point of views on the characters/situations as a third person. I do not mean to criticize or applaud any of the religious views presented through the stories.

Ashley Baxter had always been the
Remember is book 2 in the Redemption series by Karen Kingsbury and Gary Smalley. This one picks up about three months after the end of Remdeption (the first in the series) and centers around Ashley and her distant love relationship with Landon, and his ultimate acceptance of decisions she made when living in Paris. It includes the time of September 11 and I needed tissues when Landon loses his fireman friend in the carnage. This novel again captures the redemptive work of God, and how He is alwa ...more
This was a book that was a little hard to read. It was about Luke and Reagan and going to far and having sex after they had committed to staying pure until their wedding night. The night they did this was September 10. Reagen's father had called that night and she did not answer. She told Luke she would call him back tommorow. The next day was September 11 and the twin towers attack. Reagan's father was killed while he worked on the 90th floor of the twin towers. Reagan went to New York to be wi ...more
While this book is a continuation of the Baxter Family series, I have to say that the true characters in it are the people living in the Alzheimer care center. Most of the time I was just reading through particular parts just so I could see how things were going with the Alzheimer patients and whether or not the office manager would get the sack because I pretty much couldn't stand her. Not much gets resolved in this book. The only story line that is seen through to some kind of conclusion is Ka ...more
Of the three books in this series that I read, this one edges out as the favorite because we learn more about Ashley, the "wild child" of the series. (Lord help me, this writer loves her cliches.) Here's my question: Have the Baxter kids had any sex education? Ever? Not to give too much away, but there are a number of out-of-wedlock pregnancies in this series, and the aplomb with which the characters admit that they "never considered getting pregnant" in the heat of the moment is startling. Espe ...more
Remember is the second book in Karen Kingsbury’s Redemption series. This one follows another Baxter daughter, Ashley. Ashley feels like a black sheep with her family and feels she might never fit in. Her troubled past leads her to believe that she isn’t worthy of God’s forgiveness either. Her past decisions have hardened her heart and she hopes that by taking a new job, taking care of Alzheimer’s patients, her heart will soften and perhaps she’ll be able to love again and receive love from other ...more
I really liked this book :)

I think Ashley might be my favorite character, actually (or at least one of them) :) I think it's 'cause of her reticence and willingness to learn. One of the things I appreciate about this series is the different paths of faith that are represented by the characters. And every now and then I'd find myself reading thoughts, questions, etc. that I've also had. I also liked how the main characters (Kari and Ryan) from the first book were not dismissed in this second one
Wow, I've never a had a book impact so much emotionally. The title is so perfect in so many ways. It's about so much more than 9-11. It's about remembering your first love, remembering your youth and the good things in life, remembering to care and to live in the moment rather than protect your heart from pain because you never know what tomorrow will bring, remembering God and the big picture, remembering that only God can heal our heart and love us the way we need to be loved. I cried so many ...more
I've spent the last few years reading all of Karen Kingsbury's books, except for the Baxter series...which is now 3 different series, I believe. The copyright of this book is 2003, which caused me to be amazed that I still have to wait for these books to come in at the library because others are requesting them as well.

I've been a Kingsbury fan for a few years now, and many times I find her books so intense that I have to read 2-3 books in between any of her books because they tend to mess with
This was a tough book to read because the author brought 9/11 back to life. Having said that it was a really good book to read and a good reminder that each day we have is precious. I like that the point of view switches and that there isn't just one hero/heroine. It does come off a little like a soap opera but I enjoyed knowing what the other characters were thinking. It was good to remember who we should turn to in times of trial.
Ashley Montgomery
This is the 2nd book of the Redemption series and focuses on the daughter Ashley, and how she comes to realize who she is in this world. This is a more slower-paced book then the 1st book, (hence the 4 star rating) however it is just as great. Ashley is a very relatable character that has given into the worldly scene which has left her with a son without a father. She seems to pass her son off on her parents as they raise him the majority of the time while she discovers who she is in this life a ...more
In this second book in Karen Kingsbury's Redemption series we get introduced to the prodigal of the series: Ashley. We see the struggle Ashley has in life, faced with the love she does not feel she deserves, and the people who love her completely pursuing her continually. Will Ashley learn to accept their love? Or will she refuse their love because she cannot come to love herself.
Havebooks Willread
This second book in the series was again an enjoyable escape. Characters realizing they can be forgiven even when they think they've sinned "too badly", other characters falling from their self-elevated pedestals of self-righteousness when they stumble, delightful characterization of residents of Alzheimer's home. Quick, easy read.
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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.

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Other Books in the Series

Redemption (5 books)
  • Redemption (Redemption, #1)
  • Return (Redemption, #3)
  • Rejoice (Redemption, #4)
  • Reunion (Redemption, #5)
Redemption (Redemption, #1) Even Now (Lost Love Series, #1) One Tuesday Morning (9/11 Series, #1) Leaving (Bailey Flanigan, #1) Return (Redemption, #3)

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