Take Three By Karen Kingsbury Review and Giveaway {Ends 4/11}


Winner #55 - Donna 
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Karen Kingsbury has always been a favorite author of mine.  She can draw you into a book and keep you there until the end of the book.  It is very much like her characters have a life of their own and while she is the author, there are times it feels like the characters are doing the writing.

Take Three is the third book in the Above the Line series.  While I think all of Karen's books are great, I truly believe that this one captured her heart.  Take Three takes some unexpected turns as the Chase Ryan removes himself from Jeremiah Productions and leaves the entire thing in the capable hands of Keith Ellison.  However, Keith's daughter Andi is on the verge of making a decision that could ruin her life forever.  Keith struggles to connect with his daughter and to keep from losing her while still working on the film that he believes the Lord has called him to.

I was drawn into the book immediately and cried with Andi as she struggled.  I cheered with Bailey Flanigan as she made some tough but wonderful decisions.  I absolutely loved Take Three and it is definitely on my shelf for a second read sometime down the line.

If you have not read any of the Above the Line books by Karen Kingsbury, I highly recommend them.  While these books take a look into two Christian producers trying to break into Hollywood with wholesome, inspirational movies; these books also capture the real life struggles that normal people deal with on a daily basis.  These books are inspiring, thought provoking, and life changing as they bring you challenges through the fictional lives of her characters.

You can purchase Above the Line or Take Three at Amazon or just about anywhere books are sold. 

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Zondervan has generously allowed me to give away 2 Advanced Reader copies of Take Three to two of my readers.

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This giveaway ends April 11, 2010 and is open to the US only. Make sure that you leave your email address in each comment. Leave a separate comment for every entry that you make so that these will count for you! Have fun and I look forward to announcing the winners of this great giveaway!



Disclosure: This review is based on my own honest unbiased opinion of this product. You may or may not agree with my opinion. I was sent product free of charge to review. No one from the Zondervan was involved in the writing of this post. I was not paid to write this review. 

61 comments:

Hannah said...

My favorite book of all time has to be Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers - excellent book!
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The Bible of course!

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My favorite fictional book is the stand.
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Amy said...

My favorite book of all time is Anne of Green Gables. I read it every year on my birthday!

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Fave book of all times--tough! Mary Higgins Clark's Two Girls in Blue!

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My favorite book of all time is The Stand by Stephen King :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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Amy said...

My all-time favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird followed closely by The Giving Tree!

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vmkids said...

tuesdays with morrie is my favorite

george ferris said...

My favorite book of all time is War and Peace.
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I love The Middle Place
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Sarah B. said...

My favorite book(s) of all time are the Mark of the Lion trilogy by Francine Rivers.

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Lissa said...

My favorite book is Tom Sawyer

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Melissa B. said...

Flowers in the Attic will always be my favorite.

kaykay said...

My fav book is the twilight series.....but i really love anything

sherri419 said...

Man, hard to pick just one...as a young reader, I would choose Tess of the D'Urbevilles...now I am a big fan of Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz. Thanks!

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lknott said...

The Moonflower Vine is my favorite book. I read it as a teenager and have never forgotten the simplicity and the completeness of this novel. It is the book you want to stay in and live with them. It was authored by Jetta Carlton.

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Karen G said...

My favorite book of all time is "The Giver", but I am also a big fan of "The Trumpet of the Swan" from when I was younger.
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twifanheather said...

Its hard to choose a favorite book because I love so many! I really liked Twilight! :) hsemonick(at)gmail(dot)com

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The Iliad is my favorite. garrettsambo@aol.com

esther said...

One of my favorites is Flirting With Forty by Jane Porter!
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Wagner10 said...

The Bible, next Redeeming Love

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love comes softly by janette oke

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Donna said...

I would say the Bible. I couldn't think of another fave.
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lilyk said...

My favorite book of all time is The Secret Garden.

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