Title: A Baxter Family Christmas
Author: Karen Kingsbury
Genre: Women’s Fiction, Christmas Romance
Published: October 25, 2016
Publisher: Howard Books
My Rating: 4 stars
Two sorrowful years have passed since the terrible car accident that took the life of John Baxter’s daughter, Erin, along with her husband and three of their four daughters. But this year John has invited a stranger for dinner – Kendra Bryant, the transplant recipient who now has Erin’s heart.
In light of her father’s idea, Ashley and her brother Luke don’t think it’s right. They want to protect their ten-year-old niece, Amy – the only surviving member of the accident. But John is determined and believes meeting this woman is something his deceased daughter would want.
At the same time, Maddie West, the eighteen-year-old daughter of Brooke Baxter West, is praying for meaning this Christmas. Could she find it in a newfound friendship with a boy she never expected to see again? Maddie believes in miracles, especially at Christmastime, but this is a stretch even she can’t imagine.
Meanwhile, Kendra Bryant has been struggling these past few years to find meaning in the tragedy that gave her a second chance. She believes this invitation to see the Baxters and witness their unwavering faith in God can instill hope and happiness back into her life.
Heartwarming and touching, filled with love and hope, A Baxter Family Christmas brings together two families in the aftermath of a tragedy and in the midst of an unfolding love story, all with the help of one very special child.
Read on for my thoughts on A Baxter Family Christmas. No true spoilers, promise.