The Bailey Flanigan Series #1
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The book you’ve been waiting for from bestselling author Karen Kingsbury is here—Leaving is the first in a new series featuring the always intriguing, never-dull adventures of the popular Baxter family.
The Bailey Flanigan series begins with Bailey leaving her hometown of Bloomington for the adventure of a lifetime. And, she hopes, a successful one. Bailey has won an audition for the ensemble of a Broadway musical in The Big Apple—New York City.
Bailey is determined to take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, but is she really ready to leave family and friends for the loneliness and competitive lifestyle of the big city? And what about Cody Coleman? His recent decision has her worried about their future and praying their love can survive their separation.
For in order to be closer to his mother in jail, Cody has taken a coaching job in a small community outside Indianapolis. New friends, distance and circumstances expose cracks in his relationship with Bailey.
Love, loneliness, big opportunities and even bigger choices highlight this introduction to Karen Kingsbury’s exciting new series, with its life lessons and challenges well-met from which we can all learn.
Hardcover Book : 336 pages
Publisher: Zondervan Pub Hse/Div Of Harper Col ( March 22, 2011 )
Item #: 13-355294
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.75inches
Product Weight: 13.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
This book was a great introduction into the series. I couldn't put it down. The characters are realistic, and are easy to imagine.
I have been reading about Bailey and her family for years, so to see her heading out on her own going for her dreams is kind of like watching a child of your own do it. I believe there are 3 more books in the series so we will have to wait and see.
Reviewer: Patricia G
This book is a waste of time. I understand it is a first in a series, but it leaves the reader nowhere near a final resolution of any of the plot's conflicts. The message is clear, and the writing is not great, but it is acceptable. But if you feel you need resolution you definitely do not want to read this book. It does not offer it, nor does it offer a viable alternative. Futhermore the reader feels no need to find out what the future brings to these characters, they fail to come to life with picture perfect lives that somehow we find hard to believe.