Longing, book three in the Bailey Flanigan Series, 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?
©2010 Karen Kingsbury (P)2011 Zondervan
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"Where's the UNLIKE button?"
Possibly. This was by far my least favorite book by Karen Kingsbury but as with all the books, the life changing message out weighed the bad.
Of course! She normally tells wonderful stories!
Bailey's voice was great. It just matched the picture I have painted of her in my mind. My least favorite was Brandon...he just seemed like a child. Not to mention, Karen, why oh why did Bailey let him keep calling her BABY everyother sentence? That nickname really didn't match her character at all!
I was very sad and more than a little suprised at the direction this book went. I felt like readers were led down one path for the last several years and then suddenly expected to be happy embracing an entirely different situation out of the blue. I hung on as long as I could waiting for the tide to shift but I finally got so tired of wondering that I lost patience and Googled the ending of the last book. I was suprised and so dissappointed in how things were going to end that for the first time ever in my history of reading Karen's books, I literally lost any interest in the final book.I still haven't read it, even though it has been a few weeks since I finished Longing.
I thoroughly enjoy all of Kingsbury's books, but this series has really been disappointing for me. After getting to know Bailey in the
"Too drug out."
The Bailey Flanigan Series, although I liked it , was just plain too long.
I felt like she just wants to sell more books, but unfortunately it tends to loose ones interest.
No, because you can't get to the point of the series.
"Always a good read"
I have read 5 Karen Kingsbury novels and I have never been disappointed. I recommend reading the Bailey Flanigan novels from the beginning.
"What a story"
Guess life doesn't always turn out the way you wanted. I also have a first love that would never be possible, though differently from this, but guess God is the Author of our lives. There are so many spiritual truths in your books, that they are a blessing and hope you reach many thousands of people with these truths so God could use your seed to bring those people into His Kingdom. Narrators fantastic as usual!
"Karen Kingsbury pens another winner."
I absolutely love everything she writes, although in this series, I think I may have missed the very beginning ..
or it may be I've listened to so many books I've lost my way. I would have liked to have read when Bailey and Cody first met.
"Karen does it again"
The real life day to day settings.
How Cody has to find himself.
The different narrator's help to fix a physical caraceter in your mind.
Karen, always leaves me wanting more. Just love her.
This has been a good read from the beginning to end you could feel God in the entire episode of Bailey and Brandon's lives.
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