ROMA DOWNEY SET TO PRODUCE “BAXTER FAMILY” TELEVISION SERIES
#1 New York Times bestselling author, Karen Kingsbury brings her most-anticipated title ever with the October 25th release of A Baxter Family Christmas. With over 7 million copies sold, the Baxters are her most popular characters. In February, Roma Downey announced a television series based on Kingsbury’s 22-book series. Whether you’re meeting the Baxter family for the first time, or finding them all over again…A Baxter Family Christmas will leave fingerprints on your heart forever.
Known for her Life-Changing Fiction®, Kingsbury has been recognized by Time Magazine as the “Queen of Inspirational Fiction” and travels across the country speaking to tens of thousands of women each year. In partnership with Compassion International, Kingsbury will complete a 14-city tour around the release of the new book.
“A novel takes the back door into the heart of a reader, and with A Baxter Family Christmas this is especially true,” Kingsbury said. “People are saying this will be my biggest book yet, and I believe it. It is an unforgettable story perfect for the holidays.”
Two 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. Prompted by grief, and missing his daughter, John has invited a stranger for Christmas Eve 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 purpose 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 peace and happiness back into her life.
Heartwarming and touching, filled with love and redemption, A Baxter Family Christmas brings together two families in the aftermath of loss and in the midst of an unfolding love story, all with the help of one very special child.
A Baxter Family Christmas will release on October 25th, 2016.
About the Author:
Karen Kingsbury is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and has been called America’s favorite inspirational storyteller, with more than twenty-five million copies of her award-winning books in print. Her last dozen titles have topped bestseller charts and many of her novels are under development with Hallmark Films and as major motion pictures. She lives in Tennessee with her husband Don and their five sons, three of whom are adopted from Haiti. Their actress daughter Kelsey lives nearby and is married to Christian recording artist Kyle Kupecky. The couple recently welcomed their first child, Hudson, making Karen and Don grandparents for the first time.
For more information, visit www.karenkingsbury.com. Karen is also on Facebook and Twitter, where she regularly interacts with nearly half a million reader friends. Karen is represented by Rick Christian, president of Alive Literary Agency in Colorado Springs.