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Brad Cutler, twenty-eight, is a rising star at his New York ad agency, about to marry the girl of his dreams. Anyone would agree he has it all ? a great career, a beautiful and loving fiancee, and a fairy tale life ahead of him?when memories of a high school girlfriend begin to torment him.
Lost innocence and one very difficult choice flood his conscience, and he is no longer sure what the future will bring except for this: He must find his old love and make amends. Haunted by the past and confused about the future, he turns to God seeking forgiveness and redemption.
Number of Pages: 304
Publication Date: 2009
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)|
A Novel Idea: Everything You Need to Know about Writing Inspirational FictionTyndale House / 2009 / Trade Paperback$4.49 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 4 Reviews
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In between a checkered past and a fairytale future, a decision awaits. Brad Cutler, twenty-eight, is a rising star at his New York ad agency, about to marry the girl of his dreams. Anyone would agree he has it alla great career, a beautiful and loving fiancée, and a fairy tale life ahead of him … when memories of a high school girlfriend begin to torment him. Lost innocence and one very difficult choice flood his conscience, and he is no longer sure what the future will bring except for this: He must go back to the shores of Holden Beach in search of his first love, and a forgiveness neither of them has ever known. Three people must work through the repercussions of a decision made long ago before any of them can look toward a new future.
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.
PTB103Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Excellent bookJune 15, 2014PTB103Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is the most moving work of fiction I have read dealing with the life issue. I feel every young person, woman especially, should read this book to have an understanding of the ramifications of their actions. I would recommend all Christian high schools have this on their summer reading lists. Told with gentleness but with truth. I have found this to be the work of Karen Kingsbury that has most powerfully impacted me personally.
MadelineKerman,Ca.Age: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5I didn't want to put this book down!June 25, 2013MadelineKerman,Ca.Age: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I have read several of Karens books & this was one of the best.
SunshineVAAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5January 31, 2012SunshineVAAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This was the first time I read any of
Karen Kingsbury's books and I felt she did an excellent job keeping the reader in suspense and also telling how devastating abortion as be but a person can also receive healing from the Lord.
The book was very difficult to put down.
MoriahNMaineAge: Under 18Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5January 28, 2012MoriahNMaineAge: Under 18Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Wow. Great book. Awesome story of forgiveness and healing. This is the second book I've ever read of Karen Kingsbury, but I am definitely hooked on her writing. Shades of Blue is the kind of book that you will remember long after you read it.
rubyMissouriAge: 55-65Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5DisappointingJuly 16, 2011rubyMissouriAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 3Value: 3Meets Expectations: 2I expected so much more from this well known author. While the storyline was interesting, I got so distracted by the poor syntax (sentence structure). As an English writing professor, it was impossible for me to get past the clipped, fractured fragments. Perhaps a more articulate editor would have made the choppiness less invasive.