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Coming Home by Karen Kingsbury
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bookshelves: personal-copy, netgalley-read

I put off reading this book for a long time, because I was really done with Karen Kingsbury's books after reading Loving (just did not like how that book went). I also knew this was going to be a sad read and wasn't looking forward to that at all. However, when I started I was pleasantly surprised that I was liking it!

But, then I got about 35% and things took a turn that I did. not. like. ***SPOILER AHEAD*** I understand having sadness in books, it makes them realistic, but killing off pretty much an entire main family in the "wrap-up" of the series is just horrible!

***End of Spoiler***

I did love the trip down Baxter memory lane, as each of the siblings wrote a letter to their dad, thanking him, for his 70th birthday. Even if you've read all the Baxter books, this refresher of what all happened was nice (at least to me).

All in all, very mixed feelings about this book. Because of certain things that happened, I didn't like the book...But, taking that out of the picture, it was a pretty good read.

*I received a complimentary eBook copy of this book for my honest review. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.*
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Reading Progress

May 3, 2012 – Shelved
June 29, 2013 – Shelved as: personal-copy
April 3, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
June 1, 2016 – Started Reading
June 1, 2016 –
1.0% "Have been putting this book off for so long...we shall see if I like it."
June 1, 2016 –
6.0%
June 1, 2016 –
10.0%
June 1, 2016 –
14.0%
June 1, 2016 –
16.0%
June 1, 2016 –
25.0%
June 1, 2016 –
29.0%
June 1, 2016 –
32.0%
June 1, 2016 –
37.0% "Oh no. Please don't let anything bad happen to Erin and her family..."
June 1, 2016 –
39.0%
June 1, 2016 –
39.0% "If any of the Baxters die in this book, I'm going to wish I never read it."
June 1, 2016 –
48.0% "This is so emotional."
June 1, 2016 –
54.0% "I'm starting to hate this book. It's nothing but sadness."
June 1, 2016 –
62.0%
June 1, 2016 –
70.0%
June 1, 2016 –
73.0% "Ugh."
June 1, 2016 –
76.0%
June 1, 2016 –
80.0%
June 1, 2016 –
83.0%
June 1, 2016 –
94.0%
June 1, 2016 –
97.0%
June 1, 2016 – Finished Reading
June 5, 2016 – Shelved as: netgalley-read

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Bess That was SUPER fast!! :D


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