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Firstborn #01: Fameby Karen Kingsbury
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As Hollywood actor Dayne Matthews searches for meaning in his life, Jamie Hart makes her way as director of the Bloomington, Indiana, Christian Kids Theater. New families and situations will be introduced, but Dayne's search will stand at the center.
"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)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
Karen Kingsbury brings readers 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 Hollywood actor Dayne Matthews searches for meaning in his life, Jamie Hart makes her way as director of the Bloomington, Indiana, Christian Kids Theater. New families and situations will be introduced, but Dayne's search will stand at the center.
Fame is the first book in the soul-stirring new Firstborn series from Karen Kingsbury. As Dayne Matthews returns to Hollywood after his shocking discovery in Karen's best-selling 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 Jamie's choices will change their hearts and lives forever.
A Dream Come True
Dayne Matthews is at the top of the Hollywood lista successful, popular actor with a bright future. He has everything a man could want--fame, fortune, and friends. But his heart is pulling him toward a woman and a family who have no idea how their lives are tied to his...
A Wounded Past
Katy Hart, the director of Christian Kids Theater is immersed in her new life. Glad to move on and forget her past, she finally feels at home in Bloomington, Indiana. With a successful community theater and the love of many friends, she thinks she is content. But that changes in an instant when she meets Dayne Matthews and he promises a future she left in her past.
A Painful Promise
As Elizabeth Baxter lay dying, John made a promise that he must keep. A promise to reconnect the entire family--including the one child they never spoke of...
A story of hope, healing, and Gods divine leading--even in the face of impossible circumstances.
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