Take Two by Karen Kingsbury
The second book in the Above the Line series finds independent filmmakers Chase Ryan and Keith Ellison at the center of Hollywood wheeling and dealing. The two friends discover that all that glitters is not gold—and that success in Tinsel Town could cost them everything—their relationships as well as their ideals.
Book Review by Kira:
Let me start off by saying that I really enjoyed Take One and liked learning about all of the characters. First books in series end to be where the author lets us know character details so the readers can get to know them. The first book wrapped up pretty good with no huge cliffhanger.
Take Two gets alot deeper into each of the main characters and ends with me wanting more. I am dying to find out what will happen!
This book takes place from around Thanksgiving through the next May. Bailey Flannigan and Andi Ellison are getting through their freshman year in college with many different trials and triumphs. Bailey still has strong faith, and that is what gets her through all of her decisions. Andi is struggling with her faith and makes many bad decisions. You feel for her, but also want to slap her and say,"snap out of it!"
Chase Ryan and Keith Ellison are still working on their first movie, and are attempting to get a deal for a second. Meanwhile, Chase and his wife Kelly are struggling to keep their marriage intact. This part of the story is emotional and I truly want this couple to work it out. Kelly is struggling with her self esteem, stress, and depression as she tries to take care of her home and kids without Chase being there since he is working on the movie.
This entire book is about faith. Who has it, who doesn't, and who is trusting it. The Lord is with all of them with their ups and downs, but it is each characters reactions that gets them where they are at the end of the book.
I cannot wait for Take Three, But, unfortunately, it doesn't come out until March 23, 2010! In the meantime, I highly recommend Take One and Take Two!