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Fame [Large Print] [Hardcover]

Karen Kingsbury
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April 2006 Thorndike Christian Fiction
Karen Kingsbury brings listeners a new series that picks up where the Redemption series left off. The Firstborn series focuses on the surprise new member of the Baxter family: Dayne Matthews.As Dayne Matthews returns to Hollywood after his shocking discovery in Karen Kingsbury’s bestselling novel Reunion, he faces the dangerous world of fame and paparazzi. Meanwhile, Katy Hart receives the offer of a lifetime – starring opposite Dayne in a Hollywood film. Dayne and Katy’s choices will change their hearts and lives forever.
--This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

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In a predictable yet entertaining read, bestselling CBA author Kingsbury introduces heartthrob Dayne Matthews and the charming Midwesterner Katy Hart. Dayne, Hollywood's number one hunk, wants to work opposite someone who exudes innocence in his new romantic comedy, so he persuades his casting agent to bring an unknown woman from Bloomington, Ind., for an audition—Katy. Katy once aspired to be a famous actress—she filmed a made-for-TV movie—but now she directs a children's theater. Indeed, it was through the theater that Dayne first discovered Katy: on a trip to Bloomington, she had captured his attention during a performance. Because this is the first in a planned five-volume series, none of the plot lines tie up neatly. By the end, Kingsbury has revealed that Dayne has some deep, secret family links to Bloomington; presumably these connections will be explored in subsequent novels. The seeds are also planted for Dayne to become a Christian sometime in the series—we learn that he had something of a Christian childhood, but has since abandoned it for casual sex and trendy Kabbalah. Readers won't have to wait long to find out; Kingsbury plans to turn out this series at an amazing clip, with one novel every three months. (June 15)
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About the Author

Karen Kingsbury is currently America’s best-selling inspirational author. She has written more than 30 of her Life-Changing Fiction titles and has nearly 5 million books in print. Dubbed by Time magazine as the Queen of Christian Fiction, Karen receives hundreds of letters each week and considers her readers as friends. Her fiction has made her one of the country’s favorite storytellers, and one of her novels - Gideon’s Gift - is under production for an upcoming major motion picture release. Her emotionally gripping titles include the popular Redemption series, the Firstborn series, Divine, One Tuesday Morning, Beyond Tuesday Morning, Oceans Apart, and A Thousand Tomorrows. Karen and her husband, Don, live in the Pacific Northwest and are parents to one girl and five boys, including three adopted from Haiti. You can find out more about Karen, her books, and her appearance schedule at www.KarenKingsbury.com. --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Fame Jan. 8 2013
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This is the 5th book in a series of 9 and you will have to read all of the books starting with the first one. Truly wonderful reading.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fame Jan. 12 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This continuing story of the Baxter Family is exciting and emotional. It show what it is like to be in the limelight,
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars Sept. 8 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Amazing, read all 14 Baxter books in 2 weeks!!!!!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Large Print Dec 18 2011
Was not impressed! I got a LARGE PRINT and nowhere did it say it was going to be a large print.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Oh so pleased!!! Oct. 1 2005
By Denika L. Penn Bootle - Published on Amazon.com
Karen Kingsbury is an excellent writer. I have read her entire Redemption series, and passed each book onto friends. We all highly anticipated every issue and were always pleased with each one. I am sooooo happy she didn't stop with the Redemption series but allowed her readers to continue enjoying the lives of these characters with the firstborn series. I will continue to purchase whatever she writes.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fame (Firstborn) Oct. 25 2005
By Kimberly A. Irvin - Published on Amazon.com
Another AWESOME book from my favorite author, Karen Kingsbury. She never ceases to amaze me and she captures my attention from page 1. When I read her stories, I get so involved in them, it's like I know the characters personally!!! Strongly recommend...but you would do yourself justice to start with her Redemption series. Although, you don't need to read the previous ones in order to follow this book and fall in love with it!
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
By Gail Cooke - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Building on the characters she created in her popular Redemption series, author Kingsbury introduces a new progression in the Baxter family drama, Firstborn.

As in her other stories, the latest clips along at a fast pace ably abetted by a fine reading by Sandra Burr. Although she first stepped on a stage as a child, it was in college that Burr discovered her liking for a microphone. Since then she has done numerous voice rolls from commercials to audio books. She's especially adept at romantic stories, and shines in the latest by Kingsbury.

With the initial offering in the Firstborn series, Fame, we meet Hollywood's No. 1 box office draw, Dayne Matthews. We never quite learn what his attraction is for the town of Bloomington, Indiana, but there he is and that's where he first sees Katy Hart, pretty young director of the local children's theatre.

Katy once had other aspirations - she wanted to be a famous actress, but she's found fulfillment and happiness in her work with the children's theatre. Then, she receives a surprising offer that could change her life forever, and perhaps make her old dreams come true.

The chance to star opposite Dayne in his next Hollywood film sounds too good to be true, but stardom with its attendant pitfalls may be more than the two of them have bargained for.

Romance listeners will throughly enjoy.

- Gail Cooke
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Avid Reader who like's suspense and thriller's with deep lesson's Sept. 23 2005
By Mary Lydon - Published on Amazon.com
Thank you!!!! Another book from Karen Kingsbury, who left us with "The Redemption Series" wondering what do we do now? Here it is. More answer's and then more question's added to this continuing "Baxter family" who we all cried with, lived with, and grieved with. I can't seem to get them read fast enough, for the rest of my family who are waiting in the wing's. The weave of morality through this book, is done in only the way Karen Kingsbury can do this. No hold's barred, she tell's it like it is, and you live though these people's live's with them. When you think you have it figured out, you don't. Waiting for the next one!!!!!!!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fame Sept. 13 2005
By Yvette Labiuk - Published on Amazon.com
Karen has done it again! Another wonderful read. I have not ever read through one of her books without crying, laughing, and thinking about my life choices. Once you pick up this book it is nearly impossible to put it down. The only downside is that you have to wait for the next book in the series to become available!
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