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|Format: DRM Protected ePub|
Vendor: Howard Books
Publication Date: 2013
Availability: In Stock
The day before a teenage 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 buried them in a rusty old metal box. The plan was to return eleven years later, dig the box up, and read the letters. But now, as that date approaches, much has changed. Ellie has abandoned the faith she grew up with, her days consumed with loving her little girl and trying to make ends meet. Sometimes she watches TV to catch a glimpse of her old friend Nolan, now an NBA star, whose faith is known by the entire nation. But few know that Nolan’s own personal tragedies have fueled both his faith and athletic drive. Despite his success, Nolan is isolated and lonely, plagued by a void in his heart that has remained since that night beneath the old oak tree with Ellie. For both Ellie and Nolan, the coming date is more than just a childhood promise. It’s the chance to make sense of it all—the chance to find out if it’s ever too late to find love again.
Karen Kingsbury weaves a moving tale of heart-wrenching loss, the power of faith, and the wounds that only a forever kind of love can heal. She delves deeply into a theme that resonates within us all: Hope lives for those willing to take a chance.
Jennie WrenRoyalton, MNAge: 45-54Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5It's never too late to return to GodMay 25, 2014Jennie WrenRoyalton, MNAge: 45-54Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I just started reading Karen Kingsbury's book in 2013 and have grown to appreciate her writing. In The Chance, she tells a story about two best friends who are about to be separated by a continent, and make a promise to meet in 11 years. They lose contact but never forget. Kingsbury weaves the thread of prayer and turning to God throughout the story and it's the power of prayer that brings several broken people back together in a divinely-planned set of circumstances.
StacyFlorence, SCAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Excellent read!August 2, 2013StacyFlorence, SCAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I loved this book! Karen Kingsbury never disappoints, and this book was no exception! Always love to hear fiction with God's message of grace and forgiveness!
Merridy FriederichMetamora, Il.Age: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5easy readAugust 2, 2013Merridy FriederichMetamora, Il.Age: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5As always Karen Kingsbury did a excellent job. Her books are easy to read and they keep your interest so you want to keep reading. She has a story line that is down to earth and shows the human factor of life. I think I had read all of her books and can't wait for more.
Mary TerryAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5This was a beautiful story Loved it.June 4, 2013Mary TerryAge: Over 65Gender: femaleI love how Karen Kingsbury uses the scriptures in her story content. It is so down to earth and can apply to so many life situations. The books are the kind that you have a hard time putting down.
LoisHanover, Mi.Age: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A very good readMay 31, 2013LoisHanover, Mi.Age: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The Chance is one of the best books written by Karen Kingsbury that I've read in one setting. Just could not put the book down. It was so loving, so heartfelt, just such a good book. Knowing they loved each other for all that time, and when the 11yrs came due, they didn't forget. Oh, so very touching. I love these kind of books and only Karen can write them....thank you Karen.....