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Rejoice (Redemption #4)

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Brooke and Peter's story is about having to deal with a devastating blow to their marriage. They face the possible loss of their daughter to a drowning accident, and one of them is responsible. How will they weather these seemingly impossible trials? It's a true page turner with gritty detail, tear-jerking scenes, and hope in the end. All of the other family members appear ...more
Hardcover, Large Print, 552 pages
Published December 31st 2005 by Thorndike Press (first published April 1st 2004)
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Kelly
Oct 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love these books, I simply can't get enough of Karen Kingsbury.
Doubt has a way of creeping into dark times, many times we all have doubts when things don't always go our way. Sometimes we wonder why that is but I believe it is the enemy. Luke, and Mr. Baxter have been through this and it was encouraging to see that I wasn't the only one.
This book was full of great reminders to rejoice and be joyful in times of trials, this doesn't mean we're not sad or can't cry but to go through the pain wi
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Cydnie
Jul 07, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book #4 in the series focuses mainly on the oldest child, Brooke and her family. The other sibling's story lines continue side by side. I felt as though some plot lines concluded a bit quickly, while some others are being drawn out for quite a while. On the whole, I have enjoyed this series. A regular family facing what could be devatating problems and trials, and learning to rely on their faith to pull them through.
My favorite quote from this book: "...The 23rd Psalm says he'll walk with us t
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Diane
Feb 02, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm really enjoying this series and becoming quit vested in the Baxter family. I do need to take a break from these books from time to time though. This family goes through so much, it is just hard to absorb at times. I love the way they lean on Christ during each crisis and I love the bonds each member has with the others. The family dynamics are very believable.
Tiffany
May 15, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
With each book I read in the series, I get more and more hooked. Even though I know it's fiction, there's something refreshing and uplifting about reading about love and having God in the middle of it. I love the messages that these books give you.
Sylvia
I loved this book!! I am loving her books!! She really put me through a emotional rollar coster in this book!! It was sad at first!! But everything worked out!!
Jeanne
Nov 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rejoice - Karen Kingsbury

Just finished the 4th book....and once I stop crying for joy with such a beautiful ending...I will be starting Reunion.

Can't believe I'm almost finished the Redemption series it's been such an incrediable journey.

Thank you Karen for giving us readers a place to run away too.
Havebooks Willread
I'm having a love/hate relationship with this series. I've decided it's kind of like a soap opera. I can't help caring about the characters and wondering what's going to happen next. It's not wonderful writing, it's sometimes downright cheesy, and I even skim read a page here and there, but yet I cried my eyes out when the precious little three-year-old was found at the bottom of the pool and the battle for her life began. It's escapist fiction, and I'll be reading the last book in the series to ...more
Mayda
Jun 17, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio, christian, romance
This novel focuses on Haley’s accident and her parent’s reactions as they cope with the aftermath. Peter and Brooke separate, and Peter’s choices are also life threatening. In this installment, not only does God talk to Peter, so does Satan. But goodness triumphs over evil, and the extended Baxter family rallies to offer support. The most interesting characters are still the patients in the Alzheimer’s ward. This soap opera concludes in the next installment.
Francis
Nov 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
GOD is good

As always another awesome read. I always enjoy your books. This book is just a reminder of what a big and wonderful God we serve. Even in the lowest valleys you can always find him right there to be whatever you need at that moment. Thank you Karen for giving us good clean books to read. God Is Good!
Hephzibah
Jul 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Waggoner
Mar 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love

A couple should celebrate their love for each other everyday! that is what I learned in this book, because life has its up and down and it's better to go through it with the other half than by ourselves.
Rosslyn
An easy read but not realistic enough in my opinion. Sadly things don't always turn out as well as these novels!
Anne Marie
Oct 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book primarily focused on Brooke and Peter and their two girls, Maddie and Hayley. Brooke and Peter’s marriage isn’t doing too well. Ever since Peter decided on his own to take Maddie to a specialist due to her recurring fevers, Brooke has felt like they rarely talk and are not happy. They take the girls to a swim party and unfortunately, Brooke gets called to the hospital. Peter is watching a baseball game with his friend, and when Brooke leaves, he is not really watching his girls. When t ...more
Nathania
The fourth book of Karen Kingsbury’s series “Redemption” was just as moving as the preceding books. Brooke Baxter West and Peter West experience one of the most terrifying things for parents - losing your child. Brooke and Peter’s youngest daughter, Hayley, went for a birthday party that ended up in her fighting for her life. The guilt from the situation suffocates both parents causing them to do things they both know is wrong. For Brooke, she pulls away from everything and everyone. Whereas Pet ...more
Rachel Anders
Nov 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
While a relatively new Kingsbury fan; I have to agree with others when they say some plot lines are finishing in a hurry while others are drawn out. Either way the books are well written and the family is facing obstacles that any other family can face.
Heatherhh
Great writer in terms of characterization, dialogue, mood, etc except for the tendency to throw in events just for melodramatic effect. This series has so much that other than books #2 & #5, I'm not planning on rereading any. It's like every possible bad thing has to happen to this one family.

Also with the jumping around between different characters, the main plot line suffered. You didn't really get a chance to feel about what was happening before you jumped somewhere else. It undercut the
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Agibbs1978
Jan 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another amazing read about the Baxter family!!!! So glad a friend of mine told me about this series!!!
Ann
Mar 02, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Sherry
Jan 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a great book!! Very emotional!! I highly recommend this book as well as the series!!
Alexa
Feb 18, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bittersweet. A book with hefty topics. Not for the faint of heart. But satisfying nonetheless.
Rebecca Ray
Jan 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brooke and Peter are struggling in their marriage. Between their busy careers, disagreements about the children, and their competitive career struggles, they aren't really speaking anymore. Into this disagreement, comes a horrible tragedy when their 3 year old spends 15 minutes underwater while under Peter's supervision. Haley fights for her life, and the rest of the Baxters rally around praying.

Meanwhile, Peter is riddled with guilt. In that guilt, he distances himself from Brooke and their dau
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Sharon Hart
Sep 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: karen-kingsbury
fantastic read...!!!!
Nicole Rezler
Oct 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
At first I was not sure if I wanted to continue reading this book. Being a mom of younger children I found it hard to push through. I am sure glad I did though. This book was truly amazing!
Amy Webb
Oct 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This one was hard to read. Too much of it was sad. It had a great ending but wish the ending would have come much sooner!
Bonnie
May 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic and on to #5
PJ
Great ending to the Baxter series. I didn't want it to end. I feel like these people are REAL and I want to follow them the rest of their lives!!
Kristie Moore
Feb 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
love it!!!
Shelly Kittell
Feb 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am so fascinated by this series. Karen has fast become one of my favorite authors. in this 4th book of the series, you will experience all types of emotions. In the town of bloomington, we have tragedy, love, sadness, marriages, and health crisises. Yet through all this, the Baxter family remains firm in their belief in God. As I finished the book this evening, my favorite part is that Landon and Ashley are finally engaged. I have been rooting for them since the begging. You can't read this bo ...more
Oni Pînzariu
Feb 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Am trecut mult mai greoi prin ea, nu știu de ce.. nu m-a prins atât de mult ca primele trei, dar a fost destul de ok.
Tamara Tilley
Mar 05, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: karen-kingsbury, own
REJOICE, the fourth installment in the Reunion series had some definite highs, but also some lulls.

Centering on yet another Baxter child, Brooke Baxter West’s once fairytale life is now nothing more than routine and lackluster. Her marriage to Peter has fallen into a dysfunctional pattern. Distance and aloofness seems to be all they have in common. But when every parent’s nightmare strikes, and their daughter, Hayley is fighting for her life, Brooke no longer focuses on her marriage. And for Pet
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