Longing

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Thorndike Press, 2011 - Fiction - 503 pages
56 Reviews
Longing, book three in the Bailey Flanigan Series, picks up where Learning ended. After a long and lonely silence from Cody Coleman, Bailey Flanigan becomes closer to her one-time Hollywood co-star, Brandon Paul. Nights on the town in New York City and long talks on the balcony of Brandon's Malibu Beach home make Bailey dizzy with new feelings and cause her to wonder if her days with Cody are over forever. Meanwhile, Cody's work coaching a small-town football team has brought him and his players national attention. In the midst of the celebration and success, Cody finds himself much closer to a woman who seems to better understand him and his new life. Even so, never does much time go by without Bailey and Cody experiencing deep feelings of longing for each other, longing both for the past and for answers before they can move forward. Will an unexpected loss be the turning point for Cody? Will Cody and Bailey find a way back together again for the first time in more than a year? And if they do, will their brief time together be enough to help them remember all they've been longing for?

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The plotline of Cheyenne truly touched my heart. - Christianbook.com
I simply expected more and felt so-so with the ending. - Christianbook.com
Thank you, Karen, for always giving us quality writing. - Christianbook.com
The plot and characters seemed "canned". - Christianbook.com

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User Review  - JesuSaves - Christianbook.com

Follow and trust God, not the ways of this world. Thatís the main message Iím getting while reading this series. And let me tell you THAT is awesome, and I could not agree more with Karen. That being ... Read full review

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User Review  - jnut1 - LibraryThing

Longing is the third book in the Bailey series. Bailey has loved Cody since she was in high school and she is now in New York dancing in Hair Spray.We have watched her finish high school, go to ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Karen Kingsbury was born in Fairfax, Virginia on June 8, 1963. She received a B.A. in journalism from California State University, Northridge in 1986. After graduation, she became a full-time reporter for the Los Angeles Times. Her first book, Missy's Murder, was published in 1992. She wrote three more true crime novels and four collections of answered prayers and miracle stories before transitioning to inspirational fiction in 1998. Her first inspirational fiction novel was Where Yesterday Lives. Popular series she has penned include the Redemption, Firstborn, and Sunrise series, and she has also written the nonfiction Miracle Books collection, gift books, and children's books. She has won several Retailer's Choice Awards, plus 2005 and 2007 Gold Medallions for Oceans Apart and Ever After, respectively. Her title Longing made the New York Times Best Seller list for 2011 and her title's Coming Home - The Baxter Family: A Story of Undying Hope, Fiteen Minutes, and The Family of Jesus also made the list. In 2014 the first title of her new series Angels Walking made the New York Times Bestseller List,

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