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Two Weeks–abort, adopt, or keep?

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Two Weeks

by Karen Kingsbury

Two WeeksElise is a budding artist, and Cole has a promising future as a doctor when they meet and their lives become intertwined during their last semester of high school. In Karen Kingsbury’s Two Weeks, these young people have to deal with their own pasts with single moms, their love for each other, and their relationship with God. An unplanned pregnancy, the loss of a child, and trust in God take center stage as Elise and Cole wrestle with major decisions that have wide ranging consequences.

Two Weeks is a romance but it also deals with the emotional and personal impacts of abortion outside of any political concerns. It also addresses the agony of miscarriages and infertility while holding up adoption as a difficult and complicated but positive possibility. This work of Christian fiction shines a light on a subject that is painful for many. It also examines parenthood from several viewpoints. Both topics may be sensitive for some readers, but I do recommend this work written by a prolific Christian author whose books have been made into movies.

I would like to extend my thanks to and to Howard Books for giving me the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

Rating: 4/5

Category: Romance, Christian

Notes:   1. This book is the latest in an extensive series of books about the Baxter family. I read it as a standalone and had no problem following the plot.

  2. There is a discussion guide at the end.

Publication:  April 2, 2019—Howard Books

Memorable Lines:

Ashley would do the most powerful thing she could. The best gift a mother could give her child. Grown or not. Now and forevermore like her life depended on it. She would pray.

Their lives were a trail of broken moments and closed doors when it came to having a baby.

“I never think of them as dead.” Her eyes grew softer. “They’re alive. They just have a new address in heaven.”


  1. Shalini says:

    Sounds so sweet but emotional…

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  2. Mama Duck says:

    An emotional issue that no doubt brings tears in this Kingsbury book. My daughter and I have read a few of her books and we’re always crying! Karen Kingsbury spoke at Liberty University this past semester and it was interesting to hear her talk about her life. It’s posted online if you ever want to watch it. Have a good weekend!

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  3. carhicks says:

    This sounds like a very emotional story. Great review Linda, it does not give too much away, but enough to know if this is a book you could get through.

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  4. Leigh says:

    I love Karen Kingsbury! Her books are amazing! Two Weeks was no exception! Loved it!


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