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Karen Kingsbury and Gary Smalley
Adult Fiction KINGSBU

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Stereotypes and melodrama abound in this third installment of the "Redemption" series (after Redemption and Remember) featuring the Baxter family in Bloomington, Indiana. Luke Baxter and Reagan Decker made a terrible mistake the night of September 10, 2001, one that neither feels can be fixed in the wake of September 11. Meanwhile, Ashley Baxter is trying to reconnect with Landon Blake, who has gone off to become a New York City firefighter in honor of a friend who perished there. Unfortunately, the characters are little more than cardboard cutouts, and the novel reads more like a public service announcement against premarital sex than a contribution to literature. Every time a Baxter errs, he or she is socked with tragic deaths, life-threatening illnesses, or some other monumental disaster. A far better pick on the ups and downs of relationships is Linda Nichols's If I Gained the World (see below). Purchase only where the "Redemption" series is in demand. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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main characters Luke Baxter
Male
Age: Young adult
Emotionally shattered by 9/11; turned his back on everything, including faith and family; doesn't know Reagan is pregnant.

Reagan Decker
Female
Pregnant
Luke's estranged girlfriend; keeping a secret.

Ashley Baxter
Female
Luke's sister; trying to reconnect with Landon.

Landon Blake
Male
Intends to join the NYFD in honor of a friend who died on 9/11.
Firefighter



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