Saturday, November 19, 2011

Longing by Karen Kingsbury

This book was supplied to me by Zondervan Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for a Review.


Longing picks up where Learning ended. After a long and lonely silence from Cody Coleman, Bailey Flanigan becomes closer to her one-time Hollywood co-star, Brandon Paul. Nights on the town in New York City and long talks on the balcony of Brandon's Malibu Beach home make Bailey dizzy with new feelings and cause her to wonder if her days with Cody are over forever.

Meanwhile, Cody's work coaching a small-town football team has brought him and his players national attention. In the midst of the celebration and success, Cody finds himself much closer to a woman who seems to better understand him and his new life. Even so, never does much time go by without Bailey and Cody experiencing deep feelings of longing for each other, longing both for the past and for answers before they can move forward.

Will an unexpected loss be the turning point for Cody? Will Cody and Bailey find a way back together again for the first time in more than a year? And if they do, will their brief time together be enough to help them remember all they've been longing for?

My Review

This is the 3rd book in the “Bailey Flanigan Series” by Karen Kingsbury. I have read numerous books by Karen Kingsbury and she is one of my favorite authors of all time. Thanks Karen for giving us such good books.

I loved this story so much, I think this one is better than the 2nd book. As Learning ended, I really believed that Bailey had it all together, but she doesn’t. She finds out her job is in jeopardy and she goes home for a while and tries to figure things out.

Then, things happen at home for Cody Coleman and Cheyenne, his girlfriend. I can’t give much away but just want to say Cody is so special and believe me, you will cry as I did.

I just really wonder who Bailey will choose, will it be Brandon Paul or Cody Coleman? This book really makes you stop and think “Do I have God first place”? It did for me, and I just love how Karen Kingsbury makes you stop and think about this. I can’t wait for the final book.

I will definitely suggest this book and this series to my friends and family.