cover image Take Three

Take Three

Karen Kingsbury. Zondervan, $19.99 (336pp) ISBN 978-0-310-32201-6

In the third of the Above the Line quartet from Christian fiction queen Kingsbury, independent filmmakers Chase Ryan and Keith Ellison find red carpet success at the premiere of their film. With the film wrapped, family drama can now take center stage. Away from the action and temptations of Tinseltown, the next generation, at school in Bloomington, Ind., faces complications and crises. Bailey Flanigan is torn between two young men, and her roommate Andi Ellison, Keith Ellison's daughter, faces the consequences of her relationship with Taz Bazzi. The current popularity of Christian and inspirational films is a topical and fresh touch for the series story line, but there's not much else that's fresh. Kingsbury continues to crank out her popular fiction, and fans will continue to purchase it, since its very predictability means readers know what to expect.