Author: Karen Kingsbury

Publication Date: October 27, 2020

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.


Truly, Madly, Deeply by Karen Kingsbury is an emotional Christian, women’s fiction novel. 

Truly, Madly, Deeply is part of The Baxters series but can be read as a standalone. This was my first in the series and I enjoyed it. There were some parts of the book that mentioned previous books. This did not happen frequently, so I didn’t feel lost by not reading the other books.

Truly, Madly, Deeply is about a high school couple, Tommy Baxter and Annalee Miller. They are eighteen year olds finishing up their senior year of high school. Tommy’s parents are pushing him to pick a college. However, Tommy has recently decided he wants to be a police officer. This upsets his mother. While Tommy is deciding what he wants to do with his future, Annalee starts feeling tired all the time.

What will Tommy decide to do with his future? What is wrong with Annalee? Will her faith get her, her family, and friends through this difficult time?

I enjoyed Truly, Madly, Deeply because of how emotional it was.  This book really focuses on family, love, and faith.  I really enjoyed the family aspect.  The Baxters are a tightknit family always looking out for each other. It was interesting to see what happened when Tommy announced he was thinking about being a cop and seeing how his mom reacted.

I don’t read a lot of Christian novels, but liked this book. Annalee and Tommy have a very wholesome relationship.  His parents were raised very religious, but Tommy finds out the truth about his conception and how that affected his parents’ relationship. All of the characters in Truly, Madly, Deeply were great people and characters.

I recommend Truly, Madly, Deeply to fans of Karen Kingsbury, The Baxters series, and Christian fiction.

Thank you NetGalley and Atria Books/Simon & Schuster for Truly, Madly, Deeply.

About the Author

Karen Kingsbury, #1 New York Times bestselling novelist, is 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 lists and many of her novels are under development with Hallmark Films and as major motion pictures. Her Baxter Family books are being developed into a TV series slated for major network viewing sometime in the next year. Karen is also an adjunct professor of writing at Liberty University. In 2001 she and her husband, Don, adopted three boys from Haiti, doubling their family in a matter of months. Today the couple has joined the ranks of empty-nesters, living in Tennessee near five of their adult children. 

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