Cover Breakdown: Karen Kingsbury's A Baxter Family Christmas

All this warm weather is making us yearn for cooler days. When we saw the crisp, white snow on the cover of Karen Kingsbury's A Baxter Family Christmas, we knew it had to be the subject of today's cover breakdown! We won't get to meet with the Baxter family again until October, but in the meantime we're prepared to use the blurb and the cover to make some hypotheses.

Two years have passed since the terrible car accident that took the life of John Baxter’s daughter, Erin, her husband and three of their four daughters. Prompted by grief, and missing his daughter, John has invited a stranger for Christmas Eve dinner—Kendra Bryant, the transplant recipient who now has Erin’s heart.

In light of their father’s idea, Ashley and her brother Luke don’t think it’s right. They want to protect their ten-year-old niece, Amy—the only surviving member of the accident. But John is determined and believes meeting this woman is something his deceased daughter would want.

At the same time, Maddie West, the eighteen-year-old daughter of Brooke Baxter West, is praying for meaning this Christmas. Could she find it in a newfound friendship with a boy she never expected to see again? Maddie believes in miracles, especially at Christmastime, but this is a stretch even she can’t imagine.

Meanwhile, Kendra Bryant has been struggling these past few years to find purpose in the tragedy that gave her a second chance. She believes the invitation to see the Baxters and witness their unwavering faith in God can instill peace and happiness back into her life.

Heartwarming and touching, filled with love and redemption, A Baxter Family Christmas brings together two families in the aftermath of loss and in the midst of an unfolding love story, all with the help of one very special child.

Cover Breakdown: Karen Kingsbury's A BAXTER FAMILY CHRISTMAS

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A Baxter Family Christmas will be available in digital and print on October 25. In the meantime, why not check out some more of our other cover breakdowns?