Grand Rapids, Mich., July 11, 2011 – As Karen Kingsbury fans anxiously await the release of Longing (November 22, 2011 ) and  Loving (March 27, 2012), the final books in the Bailey Flanigan Series, they are faced with the ultimate decision in team loyalty: Team Brandon or Team Cody. Title character Bailey Flanigan must choose between her first love Cody Coleman and the man who stole her heart in New York, Brandon Paul.

In the first book of the Bailey Flanigan series, Bailey leaves her hometown of Bloomington, Indiana to follow her dreams of becoming an actress in New York. She leaves behind Cody, who walked out of her life and broke her heart. As Bailey begins to move on in New York, Brandon relentlessly pursues Bailey and eventually wins her heart, but her feelings for Cody still linger.

Bailey is in a wedding dress on the cover of Loving, but who is the groom?

Karen Kingsbury wants her over 200,000 Facebook friends to decide.

In a contest announced today, Kingsbury fans can vote on her Facebook page by writing a paragraph about who they think Bailey should marry. One randomly selected lucky winner will receive the actual wedding dress worn by Bailey on the Loving cover. Starting on Oct 1, 2011, the contest will run until November 30, 2011.

Kingsbury will reveal the man readers have selected for Bailey on March 27, 2012 when Loving releases.

About Karen Kingsbury
New York Times Bestselling author Karen Kingsbury is America’s favorite inspirational novelist with over 16 million books in print. Hailed as the “Queen of Christian Fiction” by Time Magazine, Kingsbury has been recently featured on NBS’s Today and in USA Today. Her latest release, Learning, is the second novel inthe Bailey Flannigan series and debuted at number four the New York Times Bestseller List.

Kingsbury’s Life-Changing Fiction™ attracts readers from all walks of life and from around the world.  Through her 200,000 Facebook fans (which she calls friends), Kingsbury keeps up consistently with a solid core of devotees who thrive on Karen’s consistent message of hope, faith and courage.  Her works have produced multiple bestsellers and have positioned her as one of the most sought after authors in the world of fiction today. 

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