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Publication Date: 2008
A riveting story of secret sin and the healing power of forgiveness. Airline pilot Connor Evans and his wife, Michele, seem to be the perfect couple living what looks like a perfect life. Then a plane goes down in the Pacific Ocean. One of the casualties is Kiahna Siefert, a flight attendant Connor knew well. Too well. Kiahnas will is very clear: before her seven-year-old son, Max, can be turned over to the state, he must spend the summer with the father hes never met, the father who doesnt know he exists: Connor Evans. Now will the presence of one lonely child and the truth he represents destroy Connors family ? Or is it possible that healing and hope might come in the shape of a seven-year-old boy? This title is also available as an unabridged Audio Pages® CD.
New York Times best-selling author Karen Kingsbury is Americas favorite inspirational novelist with over 20 million books in print. Her Life-Changing Fiction™ has produced multiple best sellers including Unlocked, Leaving, Take One, Between Sundays, Even Now, One Tuesday Morning, Beyond Tuesday Morning, and Ever After, which was named the 2007 Christian Book of the Year. An award-winning author and newly published songwriter, Karen has several movies optioned for production, and her novel Like Dandelion Dust was made into a major motion picture and is now available on DVD. Karen is also a nationally known speaker with several womens groups including Women of Faith. She lives in Tennessee with her husband, Don, and their five sons, three of whom are adopted from Haiti. Their daughter Kelsey is married to Christian artist Kyle Kupecky.
Tina Hoover5 Stars Out Of 5Forgiveness is HardMarch 10, 2018Tina HooverQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I was SO moved by this book. I'm not a teary person, but I cried 5 times, while reading this book. I also stayed up all night reading it, because the content was so compelling.
Max is 7 years old, he has the perfect life with his mom Kiahna, who is a stewardess and his best friend in the whole world, Buddy, his dog. His mother's and his friend Raimey who has looked after Max, for his whole life. Raimey is an older lady with complicated health issues. Everything was perfect, until one day, Max's mommy didn't come home.
Raimey took care of him and Buddy, as Raimey notified Kiahna's attorney that she was dead. Raimey found that Kiahna's will stipulated that Max spend two weeks with his biological father, before he be put up for adoption. Max has never heard of, or seen his father. It has always just been him and mommy; with Raimey helping out some.
Kiahna and Conner met at an airport in Honolulu, when Conner, a commercial airline pilot gets stranded at the airport, when a hurricane is blowing around. One thing led to another, after a series of misunderstandings and the following day, Conner flew home to his family.
Kiahna & Max lived in their own, special little world. It devastated everyone around Max, because he was such a wonderful little boy with all of this tragedy all around him.
t5 Stars Out Of 5forgivenessJuly 17, 2017tQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0It seems like everyone is wanting Connor to pay for the mistake he had made. I guess i'm not getting where so many are coming from in these reviews. The point is that forgiveness will heal and keep peace. We are all called to forgive no matter what the circumstances. We are all sinners and have fallen into temptation in some way.
so what exactly should happen to someone who committed adultery?? Apparently they should pay for it for the rest of their lives...??If more people forgave like Michele did, I think more people would have restored marriages; as long as both were willing of course.
Even looking at someone lustfully is considered adultry in the eyes of Jesus.
sin saddens me and i hate sin, but we are still called to love and forgive.
kickiInyokern, CAAge: 55-65Gender: female1 Stars Out Of 5Oceans Apart for Reality!June 12, 2017kickiInyokern, CAAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 1Value: 1Meets Expectations: 1Kingsbury didn't craft one believable character in this work of total fiction. Max speaks like a 12 year old. The girls are clueless. The wife is a doormat. The Hawaiian mistress is the epitome of immaturity. Conner is an absolute UNREPENTANT JERK!! From the first to last page Kingsbury supports adultery with cheap grace. There was zero take away value with no key idea, roller-coaster undeveloped plot lines, mismatched details, and NO credible ending. Conner and a butterfly!! Really?? Realize this is one of her earlier books - but how did a Christian publisher print this?
Lenair1 Stars Out Of 5Oceans ApartApril 24, 2015LenairQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0What a HUGE disappointment. The author spent so much time trying to make the husband (and mistress) sympathetic, she forgot to make him repentant! I spent the whole book waiting for him to see the devastating impact of his sin, but I waited in vain. Especially as the author seemed to be working just as hard to portray a reality in which there were none. She couldn't seem to make up her mind about which petty excuse would get the reader to accept this loser. Was it "I thought it was my wife" excuse? Or the "thrown together by circumstances but I wasn't really attracted to her" excuse? The "he really loved her (but apparently only for one night) excuse that both he and the wife tell the kids? or the one I found to be the most disturbing....the subtle but eerie unspoken implication tht God somehow WANTED and willed this to happen...? That one was just creepy!!! It would have been better to leave him unlikeable but RESTORED. the way she does in her other series, REDEMPTION
In the end, everyone paid the consequences for the husband's sin but him; and everyone repented and made peace with God but him. This is not the way marriages are restored. in real life, the consequences of infidelity are devastating...and not patched up in two weeks by a pouting adulterer and a guilty wife.
Rachel5 Stars Out Of 5Oceans ApartDecember 18, 2014RachelQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Excellent book about how a secret can come out even though you think it is so deeply hidden that no one will never know. The Evans family life seemed perfect until fast forward eight years later when that secret shows up on your doorstep in the form of a lost little boy who's mother death brings him to meet his dad for the first time. Can they Evans family heal and forgive? Read Oceans Apart to see.
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