Author: Karen Kingsbury
Series: Bailey Flanigan Series #1
The Bailey Flanigan series begins with Bailey leaving Bloomington for the adventure of a lifetime. She has won an audition for the ensemble of a Broadway musical in New York City. She’s determined to take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, but is she really ready to leave family and friends for the loneliness of the city? And what of Cody? His disappearance has her worried about their future and praying that their love can survive. In order to be closer to his mother in jail, Cody takes a coaching job in a small community outside Indianapolis. New friends, distance, and circumstances expose cracks in his relationship with Bailey Flanigan. Love, loneliness, big opportunities, and even bigger decisions highlight the first book in the new Bailey Flanigan series that features members of the popular Baxter family and finally completes the Bailey Flanigan/Cody Coleman story.
I loved it! I hated it! There’s no other way around it.
I loved it because, there are only a few authors out there who excel at writing clean and pure Christian novels. Novels that inspire, lift up, and make you look in awe at our Creator God. Karen Kingsbury has done that with Leaving and with every other book I have read of hers.
I hated it because, just like every other book I have read of hers, it made me cry.
When Bailey gets a call to audition for the Broadway show Hairspray, she believes that God has answered her prayer to open an opportunity to act. But when she returns home and the don’t call her. she believes that God has closed the door on her.
Cody has left the Flanigan’s home and moved to Indianapolis to live closer to his mother who is in prison for working with drugs. He also left behind a young woman whose heart he broke when he left and a bucketful of unanswered questions.
I hope this book inspires you to live more fully for God and to do everything in your power to bring honor and glory to him, as it has me.
Note: I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.