Karen Kingsbury

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Karen Kingsbury (born June 8, 1963) is an American Christian novelist.

She was a sports writer for the Los Angeles Times and later wrote for the Los Angeles Daily News. Her first book, Missy's Murder (1991), was based on a murder story that she covered in Los Angeles. During this time, she had an article published in People Magazine.

She has written more than 50 novels, with five co-written, and has nearly 13 million copies of her novels in print.[1][2]


Standalone novels

  • Between Sundays
  • The Bridge – this was made into a television movie in 2015 shown on The Hallmark Channel
  • The Chance
  • Coming Home
  • Divine
  • Fifteen Minutes
  • Like Dandelion Dust
  • Oceans Apart
  • On Every Side
  • Shades of Blue
  • This Side of Heaven (w/ friends from Cody Gunner series)
  • Unlocked
  • Where Yesterday Lives
  • When Joy Came to Stay

Angels Walking series

  • Angels Walking
  • Chasing Sunsets
  • A Brush of Wings

Heart of the Story collection

  • The Family of Jesus
  • The Friends of Jesus

9/11 Series

  • One Tuesday Morning
  • Beyond Tuesday Morning
  • Remember Tuesday Morning – former title Every Now and Then

Lost Love series

  • Even Now
  • Ever After

Red Gloves series

  • Gideon's Gift
  • Maggie's Miracle
  • Sarah's Song
  • Hannah's Hope

Forever Faithful series

  • Waiting for Morning
  • A Moment of Weakness
  • Halfway to Forever

Timeless Love series

Cody Gunner series

  • A Thousand Tomorrows
  • Just Beyond the Clouds

Redemption series – BAXTER ONE

  • Redemption
  • Remember
  • Return
  • Rejoice
  • Reunion

Firstborn series – BAXTER TWO

  • Fame
  • Forgiven
  • Found
  • Family
  • Forever

Sunrise series – BAXTER THREE

  • Sunrise
  • Summer
  • Someday
  • Sunset

Above the Line series – BAXTER FOUR

  • Take One
  • Take Two
  • Take Three
  • Take Four

Bailey Flanigan series – BAXTER FIVE

  • Leaving
  • Learning
  • Longing
  • Loving

Children's books

  • Always Daddy's Princess
  • The Brave Young Knight
  • Far Fluttery
  • Go Ahead and Dream
  • Let Me Hold You Longer
  • Let's Go On a Mommy Date
  • Let's Have a Daddy Day
  • The Princess and the Three Knights
  • We Believe In Christmas
  • Whatever You Grow Up To Be

Gift books

  • Forever Young
  • Be Safe Little Boy
  • Stay Close Little Girl
  • Forever My Little Boy
  • Forever My Little Girl

True crime

  • Missy's Murder
  • The Snake and the Spider
  • Deadly Pretender: The Double Life of David Miller
  • Final Vows


  • The Beginning – prequel to THE BRIDGE
  • Elizabeth Baxter's 10 Secrets to a Happy Marriage
  • I Can Only Imagine


Karen Kingsbury co-wrote her first song, "Walls" with Gary Baker and Richie McDonald; it appeared on McDonald's inspirational album, I Turn to You and hit Christian and Country radio in January 2009.

She wrote the song, "Tell Me to Breathe", that will be included on upcoming album from Marie Osmond.[citation needed]

Kingsbury also wrote "Miracles Happen", a Christmas song sung by Richie McDonald which now appears on McDonald's cd, If every day could be Christmas.


  • Like Dandelion Dust (2009)
  • Gideon's Gift (September 2015)
  • The Bridge (December 2015)
  • A Time to Dance (May 2016)


  1. ^ Mike Bailey, staff writer for The Columbian, February 5, 2008. The Columbian: Arts & Living feature
  2. ^ Extraordinary Women site

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