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Remember by Karen Kingsbury, Gary Smalley

brighteyes0812's review against another edition

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4.0

This book has so many touching moments & I enjoyed reading another book in this series. I don't normally enjoy books with so many bible verses but this was really good!

toellethebooks's review

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3.0

I really find this book so relatable. As someone from a Christian family myself who somehow became a "black sheep" at one point in time and found it difficult to remember that God loves me still in spite of my mistakes, this book really touched my soul.

When you're a Christian from birth people have such high expectations from you that the more you try to achieve, the more it will trample you down into making mistakes. And these mistakes will make you think that you do not deserve to be loved anymore, because of your conservative upbringing. But God is a merciful God. He does not tolerate sin but He has a soft heart for His child's repentance.

This book made me appreciate even more the love of God and the second chance at life that He gave me.

digitlchic's review against another edition

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4.0

This is probably my fav book of the series. Loved Ashley and Landon. Loved Ashley and the seniors. Loved and connected with Ashley :)

langanle's review against another edition

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challenging emotional hopeful inspiring reflective sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

hannah06's review against another edition

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emotional funny inspiring medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

rachel93's review against another edition

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4.0

Remember is the second book in the Redemption series. Like with the first this one also carries a message. Honor One Another. Which is very prominent through the second half of this book.

In this the main focus is Ashley Baxter and Landon Blake. Don’t worry though the rest of the family is in this. One of the bigger things though is that one of the settings in this book is New York City on 9/11. Which as mentioned above is where the message of this story plays a part. I enjoyed not only reading Ashley’s and Landon’s story but also of Ashley’s journey back to God. I also enjoyed Kari and Ryan as well. There’s also a major plot point in this between Luke and Reagan that plays a big role I believe in book three. While well written and hard to put down at time this can be a tear jerker for some.

I’m enjoying the series so far and am very much looking forward to reading more about the Baxter family. Definitely recommend.

lyddi's review

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emotional hopeful inspiring lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? N/A
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

bookish_noa's review against another edition

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4.0

I love the Baxter family

mtaylor414's review against another edition

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3.0

I liked the first two books of this series pretty good. Not sure if I'll read the rest of the series though. It's not the genre that I normally read so it was hard to keep my attention. This book started out pretty depressing too. It had a few feel good moments, but not enough to keep me interested really. Maybe one day I will read the others in the series but for right now, I have way too many other books that I want to read.

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4.0

~ Audiobook Review ~

I’m heading back in the Baxter archives to meet this family and get the backstory. Whilst the newer Baxter Family series are all written as stand alone’s I definitely feel it’s been worth coming back to the beginning before continuing the newer books - it will make the newer books feel like coming back to dinner with old friends!

I’m also only listening to the abridged audio version which are 4hrs each, which will be helpful for getting through the 20+ books faster. But also means my review & experience might be missing things.

Characters: This book focuses on Ashley Baxter & Landon. Other characters with growing storylines: Kari & Ryan, Luke & Reagan, Erin & Sam

Series: This is book 2 in the Redemption Series which is the first series in the larger Baxter family story. This series is best read in order, though I skipped book 1 and still feel I got enough of a recap on Kari’s story.

Content: 9/11, Death, Dimentia, pre-marital sex, questioning Christianity, humanism, marital struggles, kissing, romance, redemption, strong Christian focus

Book recommendations:
Another book that focuses on Ashley as the main character: [b: Forgiving Paris|56898079|Forgiving Paris A Novel|Karen Kingsbury|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1614528424l/56898079._SY75_.jpg|88975958] (2021) which can be read as a stand-alone.
Another book that focuses on Irvel and Hank: Just Once (2022) by [a: Karen Kingsbury|3159984|Karen Kingsbury|https://images.gr-assets.com/authors/1458747158p2/3159984.jpg]

Audio Performance: 8/10
In this Abridged version Sandra gives a fully voiced performance (meaning each character is given a unique sounding voice) she reads nicely and was relaxing to listen to.

Author: [a: Karen Kingsbury|3159984|Karen Kingsbury|https://images.gr-assets.com/authors/1458747158p2/3159984.jpg] & [a: Gary Smalley|7362|Gary Smalley|https://images.gr-assets.com/authors/1378051202p2/7362.jpg]
Narrator: Sandra Burr
Length: 4hrs (Abridged)
Book Published: 1-Jan-2003
Audio Released: 20-Aug-2005
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Platform: christianaudio.com