In love for the first time, a son’s decisions about the future divides his family in this fearless and thought-provoking novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author of the “heart-tugging and emotional” (Romantic Times Book Reviews) Baxter Family books.
In the shadow of very great loss, the only way to live with passion is truly, madly, deeply.
When eighteen-year-old Tommy Baxter declares to his family that he wants to be a police officer after graduation, his mother, Reagan, won’t hear of it. After all, she’s still mourning the death of her own father on September 11 and she’s determined to keep her son safe from danger and disaster. But Tommy’s father, Luke Baxter, is proud of Tommy’s decision, even arranging for his son to take part in a ride-along program with the Indianapolis Police Department.
Meanwhile, Tommy is in love for the first time. Annalee Miller has been a family friend for years. Their relationship is sweet and too good to be true. After prom, Tommy begins seriously thinking about asking her to marry him but she hasn’t been feeling well. Days later, tests reveal the unthinkable.
While his girlfriend begins the fight of her life, Tommy is driven to learn more about the circumstances surrounding his birth…and the grandfather he never knew. Realizations come to light that rock Tommy’s world, and he becomes determined to spend his future fighting crime. Or is this just his way to wage war in a battle he cannot win—the one facing Annalee?
Blending romance and family drama into an emotionally satisfying story, Truly, Madly, Deeply is a testament to living and loving without fear, so that each moment is marked by reckless abandon and breathtaking passion.
Karen Kingsbury, #1 New York Times bestselling novelist, is America’s favorite inspirational storyteller, with more than twenty-five million copies of her award-winning books in print. Her last dozen titles have topped bestseller lists and many of her novels are under development as major motion pictures. Her Baxter Family books are being developed into a TV series slated to debut soon. Karen is also an adjunct professor of writing at Liberty University. She and her husband, Donald, live in Tennessee near their children and grandchildren.