From number-one New York Times best-selling author Karen Kingsbury comes a heartwarming story about childhood friends, broken lives, and a long ago promise that just might offer the hope of love for today.
Dubbed the "Queen of Christian Fiction" by Time magazine, number-one New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Karen Kingsbury is arguably America's favorite inspirational novelist with a dozen best sellers to her credit. In The Chance, she delves deeply into a theme that resonates with us all: It's never too late for those willing to take a chance.
Years ago, the day before Ellie moved from Georgia to California, she and her best friend, Nolan, sat beneath the Spanish moss of an ancient oak tree where they wrote letters to each other, and sealed them in a rusty old metal box. The plan was to return 11 years later and read them. But now, as that date arrives, much has changed. Ellie, bereft of the faith she grew up with, is a single mom living in a tired apartment trying to make ends meet. Sometimes she watches television to catch a glimpse of her old friend - Nolan, now an NBA star, whose terrible personal tragedies fueled his faith and athletic drive in equal measure. But Nolan also suffers from a transcendent loneliness that nothing has ever eased.
In their separate lives, as Ellie and Nolan move toward the possibility of a reunion at the oak tree, Kingsbury weaves a tale of heart-wrenching loss, the power of faith, and the wounds that only love can heal.
©2013 Karen Kingsbury (P)2013 Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Loved this story it kept me riveting! Enjoyed this whole story. Real love does last when God is your center - all things are possible.
I really enjoyed this audio version of this book. Once it started I couldn't stop listening. I highly recommend it.
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A story of young love, hope, and triumph through God! A must read on my list! 5 Stars+ Excellent performance
Yes. There is no way any of this would happen in real life. No way this girl would not look up this guy. No way this guy could not find this girl. No way this woman would be with a star, just so far off from real life I can't say. I would make it more believable and less of a ridiculous fairy tale.
No reaction, but huh.
Not a chance. Would be great for the Hallmark or Lifetime channel. Predictable.
It is unreal that first time writers can't get a book published, but seasoned writers can role any piece of junk off the shelf like this one. Just because it has their name people will buy it not expecting it to be disappointing, just like this one.
I would definitely listen to this book again. It was interesting and inspiring. Great character development and it kept me intrigued.
I loved the moments when forgiveness was offered
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