A review by honeybeef8844
Return by Karen Kingsbury, Gary Smalley


I didn't really care for the Luke storyline which was a focus. It just wasn't that engaging to me. Also I was a bit frustrated to see yet another spiritual issue introduced with someone else in the family.

The melodrama in this series is really hard for me. Five kids all of whom either have a serious marital crisis involving considering divorce or separation, or got pregnant out of wedlock (or got girlfriend pregnant), or were unbelievers as adults, or some combination of the above. It's well past the point that it's plausible that this many things could go wrong despite Christian parents raising their kids right. I understand the desire to focus on different relational type issues in this series with Gary Smalley, but I think it would have been better not to concentrate it all in one family.