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Someone Like You

(The Baxters #30)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  2,320 ratings  ·  345 reviews
One frozen embryo.
Two families with secrets.
And a guy who never planned to fall in love again.

Maddie West is shaken to the core when she finds out that everything she believed about her life was a lie. Her parents had always planned to tell her the truth about her past: that she was adopted as an embryo. But somehow the right moment never happened. Now, the total strange
Hardcover, 295 pages
Published May 5th 2020 by Atria Books
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Tracy You can read as a standalone. It becomes obvious that there is a lot of previous history, but I believe it is all explained well enough to understand …moreYou can read as a standalone. It becomes obvious that there is a lot of previous history, but I believe it is all explained well enough to understand the story. I probably haven't read them all, and definitely not in order. I like the series very much!(less)
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Rebecca Frederick
May 10, 2020 rated it liked it
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Cassaundra Soto
Mar 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
I started reading Someone Like You not fully realizing it was a Christian book, it is not my usual genre but i enjoyed reading about Maddie and Dawson and the things they went through. The religious aspect of this book was done very well, I've found that quite often religious books can be overly preachy and focus more on God and less on the actual storyline. Karen Kingsbury managed to flawlessly weave God and Faith into the storyline without it being pushy or sounding false and that truly helped ...more
Feb 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Here's my spoiler....KLEENEX, you are going to need ALL the kleenex!!!!

Beautiful and heartwrenching story, lovingly told.
Gabrielle Stoller
Sigh. If you want a book that feels like a subpar Hallmark movie, this is it. I know. That sounds harsh. But I really, really, REALLY struggled with "Someone Like You."

1.) Everything felt incredibly rushed. I kept reading and noticing the Kindle telling me I was almost done with the book. Which meant everything for our characters would get rushed. AND I really felt we missed some important storylines. For instance, Maddy's decision to give her kidney.........we didn't get any scenes in the hospi
Brooke and Peter West had always planned to tell their daughter Maddie that her birth originated from an adopted frozen embryo. The guilt of not telling Maddie has haunted Brooke, but she was always putting off telling her, waiting for a "better time". Maddie is now graduating from college and Brooke knows she must tell Maddie the truth. But before she is able, Maddie is confronted by Dawson Gage. Dawson is seeking the biological sister of his best friend, London Quinn, who had recently died fro ...more
Jul 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Someone like you⭐️
Maddie‘s parents aren’t her parents they’ve been lying to her her whole life so she picks up and leaves to try and find some security in her once stable world.
She leaves her family her job fiancé to meet her sister.
She feels betrayed that they lied to her and needs something secure.
But when she gets to her ‘real family’ a socking surprise awaits. She meets Dawson her new sisters best friend and he shows her how to love again and what her sister was like. Giving her an unforg
Donna Hines
What can you do when you uncover that your entire life was one big lie?
You of course, go into an introspective world in which you start to examine everything with a fine tooth comb.
The detective process leads to another family and not to Brook and Peter -the family Maddie- always felt was her biological parents.
Now, it's a new discussion that emerges one that centers upon the idea of adopted embryo's & as a Catholic this was quite an interesting discussion.
Needless to say, it was predictable, bu
May 08, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fertility
Round of applause to Karen Kingsbury for tackling the novel topic of embryo adoption in her new novel Someone Like You! I listened to the Audible edition and loved the alternating voices of January LaVoy and Kirby Heyborne. I appreciated Kingsbury’s grappling with the question of when/if to disclose the details of conception and the ramifications of those choices.

However, true to form, Kingsbury condenses a complex topic into a saccharine superficiality, in which death and deception are wrapped
Apr 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is a story that used to be in the news a good bit. A young woman finds her parents got a frozen embryo and never told her she wasn't their biological daughter. Maddie is surprised when she is confronted by a man, Quinn, who claims he was engaged to her sister. Hurt by the news, she quits her job, shuns her family and heads to Portland where Quinn introduces her to her biological parents. They accept her with open arms. Now she and Quinn are in love but she has to reconcile with both her fam ...more
Diana Mack
May 06, 2020 rated it it was ok
Ah...another Kingsbury book! I am a person of faith and love her books. This one took me a bit. Started a little too "everyone talking Jesus and just LOVING each other every moment of every day". A little unrealistic. In my world anyway
Maddie West, daughter of Brooke and Peter, finds out she was adopted as an embryo. Goes apeshit, abandons her family and meets up with her "real" family. Soul searching ensues, heart to hearts with Jesus.
I found this one to very predictable. As each character was
Jen Brodehl
Sep 19, 2020 rated it did not like it
DNF- I didn’t realize this was a Christian book when I started and I just wasn’t into it. I picked it up since it has one of my favorite audio narrators. Next...
Carrie Walker
May 14, 2020 rated it liked it
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May 06, 2020 rated it did not like it
Honestly, this was super predictable and quite boring. Everything that happened was something you could see coming from many chapters back. Not impressed with this one at all. Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC.
Jul 17, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Sep 28, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: general-fiction
This book mistakenly had a "mystery" sticker in my library, so I picked it up, even though I knew the author specialized in religious romances. Maybe she was venturing out of her comfort zone; I would venture out of mine. But the label lied: this had no mystery, except the mystery of why I finished it. One of the junior members of the extended, successful, devout Baxter family has a crisis that makes her doubt her engagement, her family, her very identity, but never her faith (Maddie is not that ...more
Jul 15, 2020 rated it liked it
This is the 30th book in the Baxter series from author Karen Kingsbury. I haven't read all the books in the series, but was able to still pick this book up with little to no confusion on past characters.

The storyline of a frozen embryo adoption and how the secrets kept surrounding the adoption have affected the families was intriguing enough for me to continue the book.

Like other readers, there were some parts of this book that had too many unexplained holes or unrealistic situations that le
Marie Christensen
May 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love reading Karen K. books. They’re my go to,especially when I need wholesome in my life :)
Karah Carpenter
Apr 22, 2020 rated it it was ok
In defense of this book, I am not an avid Christian fiction fan. So that could have something to do with what I’m about to say.

I strongly disliked this book. It felt out of touch with reality. It felt like it was attempting to be deep but just came across as vapid. The characters seemed shallow and poorly developed and I guessed the ending in the first third of the book. The spirituality lacked substance and seemed very unrealistic.

Overall, not my cup of tea. But this easily could have been a
Lindsay Bryant
May 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Karen Kingsbury has again written a book WITH ALL OF THE FEELS. This is another page turner that you never want to end. I love that Karen brings up tough issues and covers them with absolute grace and faith and love. This isn't a sugar coated fantasy. This is real, authentic life that is full of redemption. I would highly recommend this book.
Bonnie O'Donnell
Mar 28, 2020 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: nobody
Shelves: books-i-ve-won
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Jennifer Wilder
May 14, 2020 rated it really liked it

A good read that I finished in a couple days like I usually can with her books. With reading the past books of the series I always enjoy seeing where the family is at in new books. I’m glad the ending gave closure and the bonus chapter she e mailed out helped with that. She tackles real life issues this book being with embryo adoption that gets you thinking what you would do in that situation.

That being said I have been noticing some “classic Karen Kingsbury” styles that I am starting to t
May 08, 2020 rated it liked it
This was not one of Karen Kingsbury's better books. I was somewhat disappointed while reading this one. I found this story somewhat strange, weird even, but yet predictable in this book. Maddie finds herself finding out she was adopted as a frozen embryo. She is somewhat angry with her adoptive parents about this revelation & feels somewhat like her whole life has been a lie. Just a really strange and almost unbelieveable story!

I was given an advance copy of this book by Atria Books & Net Galle
May 25, 2020 rated it liked it
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May 09, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

Is it just me or are Karen Kingsbury book following the same cookie cutter format lately? Did I enjoy the book overall? Yes? Will I but the next book? Not sure.
Nedra Haymon
May 12, 2020 rated it liked it
It had a really good topic, but for me overall there just wasn't enough substance, Too much time in my opinion was focused on whiny Maddie. It could have been much better.
Chloe (Always Booked)
Jul 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Thank you to Net Galley and the publisher for allowing me to review this eARC! I really enjoyed the book. This is about a girl named Maddie. She just graduated college, got engaged and got her dream job so life seems pretty perfect, but then she realizes her parents are not her biological parents. She is the product of a donated embryo transfer. That technology was very new and relatively unheard of when Maddie was born, so she's caught completely off guard and it throws her into an existential ...more
Jun 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020
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Suzanne Easley warford
Jul 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
I was given access to this book for an honest and fair review . I must say I love every book Karen Kingsbury puts out and I love how she tackles hard subjects with God first and foremost. Her characters are very real and I’m usually left sadden when I finish a book because I miss the characters! This book was about Brooke and Peter’s firstborn Maddie as she graduates from high school. Brooke and Peter have kept a secret from Maddie and the reSt I’d their family since Maddies conception: She was ...more
Jul 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
“You don’t lie to someone you love, and you don’t love someone you lie to”.
Those are the words Maddie Baxter West grew up hearing from
her parents, so why did they lie?
It seems her parents have been putting off telling her she was adopted as a embryo, 22 years ago, when these procedures weren’t really heard of. On top of that, there is a family Maddie has never met and a whole bunch of
“What if’s “.
This is a very interesting topic and a story that can only be told by Karen Kingsbury with the help
Amy Bell
Jul 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Someone Like You is the next book in the Baxter Family series by Karen Kingsbury. Maddie Baxter West has it all, a great family, just graduated college with her dream job lined up and engagement to her high school when her world is completely flipped by someone she thinks could be a stalker.
I enjoyed reading this story. There is enough realism in the book to make it plausible but as always, it has a pretty predictable ending.
Thank you Net Galley for the opportunity to review this book for my h
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Karen Kingsbury, #1 New York Times bestselling novelist, is America’s favorite inspirational storyteller, with more than twenty-five million copies of her award-winning books in print. Her last dozen titles have topped bestseller lists and many of her novels are under development with Hallmark Films and as major motion pictures. Her Baxter Family books are being developed into a TV series slated f ...more

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