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Publisher's Summary

Sometimes hope for the future is found in the ashes of yesterday.

Shane Galanter is a man ready to put down roots after years of searching. But is he making the right choice? Or is there a woman somewhere who even now remembers, as does he, those long-ago days, and a love that hasn't faded with time?

Lauren Gibbs, a successful international war correspondent, gave up on happily-ever-after years ago when it was ripped away from her. Since then, she's never looked back. So how come she can't put to rest the one question that haunts her: Why is life so empty?

Emily Anderson, a college freshman raised by her grandparents, is about to take her first internship as a journalist. But before she can move ahead, she discovers a love story whose tragic ending came with her birth. As a result, she is drawn to look back and search out the mother she's never met.

A young woman seeking answers to her heart's deep questions. A man and woman separated by lies and long years, yet who have never forgotten each other. With hallmark tenderness and power, Karen Kingsbury weaves a tapestry of lives, losses, love, and faith, and the miracle of resurrection.

©2005 Karen Kingsbury (P)2005 The Zondervan Corporation

Critic Reviews

"The latest offering from Christian publishing phenom Kingsbury spills over with her trademark sentimentality and easy prose." (Publishers Weekly)

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Beautifully crafted

A story that will make you cry and really think. I will save this for anyone I know with a teenagers in the home, or a teen themselves. Great thoughts on war and peace, friendship and true love.

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loved this book

easy to listen to, took me all the way from Florida to Kansas City. didn't want to stop for gas!

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As usual, I'm glad I read (ear-read) it.

Enjoyed the journey. A good illustration of how we have something so good I front of us but keep letting our own understanding muddy the waters. I find myself growing frustrated with the decisions of characters and then I realize a I'm doing something similar just a different topic.
I've grown fond kid other narrators so I've become biased.

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Made for an enjoyable easy listen

Overall a good story, though somewhat adolescent, it made for a good listen to pass the time.

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Awesome book!

I really enjoyed this book and the performance. I will seek out the other books by this author!

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  • Dana
  • Surprise, AZ, United States
  • 07-07-17

Not Her Best but Good

This had an interesting story but I just thought it was a little far fetched. Overall it ended up being a great story of love and triumph. The narrator is definitely not my favorite but I like Karen's book so I stuck with it! A nice easy listen that kept my interest.

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Interesting Story

Love and Forgiveness two of the Most Important parts of the Christian Gospel ," Family Love is Good Medicine " Grandpa Joe always said before he went to Heaven, Touched me deeply..

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Loved it!

Loved thus book by Karen Kingsbury. It was so inspiring. Can not wait to read "Ever After" to hear the rest of the story.

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Not her best

Karen Kingsbury is one of my favorite Christian authors. I've loved all of her books, but "Even Now" didn't make the mark. I found it to be very slow moving, and the narrator was poor. All of her voices were very similar, and the young adults sounded like young children.

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Recommend

Enjoyed this book like I have all her books. Excellent Christian writer. recommend all her books.

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  • Mrs. L. Lawson
  • 03-25-16

brilliant

I just could not put this book down. It's a book that increased your faith in love.