The answers Bailey Flanigan once longed and prayed for are finally clear.

In Loving, the fourth and final book in the Bailey Flanigan Series, Bailey is making decisions that will shape her future, decisions that will ultimately lead to a wedding no one saw coming. Bailey begins a new career and still finds time with Brandon Paul while Cody faithfully coaches his team on and off the field. But has she agreed to marry the right guy? Will she spend her life with Brandon Paul in Los Angeles, or will her heart draw her back to Bloomington, Indiana, and Cody Coleman, her first love?

Bailey has learned much and grown over the years, but the greatest challenges, the richest joys, and the deepest heartaches are still to come.

Featuring members from Karen Kingsbury’s popular Baxter family, Loving completes the stories of Bailey and Cody–the finale readers all over the world are waiting for.

Loving, the fourth and final book in the Bailey Flanigan Series by Karen Kingsbury, follows Bailey as she finds God’s purpose for her life and considers whether or not Brandon Paul is the man He intends her to marry. The two of them have been through a lot, but that doesn’t mean that smooth sailing is on the horizon and both are forced to ask a question; does God intend for them to be together, and how can they overcome the obstacles in their way?

As the final book in the series, Loving focuses primarily on Bailey and Brandon’s journey. Bailey loves Brandon and believes that he is the man God wants her to marry, but she hates the celebrity lifestyle and can’t stand the thought of living in L.A. When a chance offers her the opportunity to return to Bloomington and a normal life, she takes it, leaving Brandon behind. Brandon firmly believes that God intends for them to be together and refuses to give up on Bailey. However, with a lengthy contract on the horizon he’s not sure how to overcome the mountains that have grown between them. Can he convince Bailey that a life in L.A. is worth the hassle, or will God show him another way forward?

One of my pet peeves when it comes to reading are unresolved questions or sub-plots at the end of the series, none of which are found in Loving. All of the characters that have graced the series with their challenges have found resolution and a renewed faith in God. This is especially true for Cody Coleman whose played such an important role in the series. Despite the books synopsis, there’s no lingering feelings between him and Bailey. Cody accepts a coaching position in L.A. where he reunites with an old college friend Andi whose been healing from devastating loss after coming back to God. The two of them hit it off right away and while their relationship hasn’t gotten as far as Bailey and Brandon’s, you know from their interactions that it’s coming soon.

I loved reading the Bailey Flanigan Series. Bailey is a young woman with a great heart that many can relate to and aspire to be like. Bailey’s fictitious life can be a sounding board for our own; that through trials and hardships, joys and laughter, God is there and will leads us where we need to go–including to a love that will last forever.


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