Longing by Karen Kingsbury
(Bailey Flanigan, Book 3)

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Kingsbury’s ability to communicate faith through fiction is meaningful.
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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?


About Karen Kingsbury

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New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury is America's favorite inspirational novelist, with nearly 20 million books in print. Her Life-Changing Fiction has produced multiple bestsellers, including Unlocked, Leaving, Take One, Between Sundays, Even Now, One Tuesday Morning, Beyond Tuesday Morning, and Ever After, which was named the 2007 Christian Book of the Year. An award-winning author and newly published songwriter, Karen has several movies optioned for production, and her novel Like Dandelion Dust was made into a major motion picture, now available on DVD. Karen is also a nationally known speaker with several women's groups including Women of Faith. She lives in Tennessee with her husband, Don, their daughter and five sons, three of whom are adopted from Haiti. SPANISH BIO: Karen Kingsbury es autora de mas de treinta titulos, incluyendo algunos EXITOS de venta, uno de los cuales se uso para la pelicula de la semana de CBS. Es una de las atoras favoritas de novelas inspiradoras.Se han impreso mas de dos millones de ejemplares de sus libros. Kingsbury reside en el estado de Washington con Don, su esposo, y sus seis hijos, tres de los cuales los adotatron en Haiti.
Published December 4, 2011 by Zondervan. 337 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Romance, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction
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Peak Rank on Dec 11 2011
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on Dec 23 2011

On the whole this is a great book which provides an inside look at what it is like to be a Christian actor in the entertainment industry.

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Reviewed by Melissa Parcel on Mar 02 2013

Kingsbury’s ability to communicate faith through fiction is meaningful.

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Suite 101

on Nov 07 2011

It alternately makes you laugh and cry. I couldn't put it down until I had finished it.

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The Christian Manifesto

on Nov 30 2011

I appreciated that the author had Cheyenne’s words and feelings go in a different direction than I was expecting...the characters finally seemed to grow up.

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