The Chance

The Chance

Book - 2013
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Baker & Taylor
After living separate lives, Ellie and Nolan move toward the possibility of a reunion at the oak tree where they had buried letters to each other 11 years earlier, in a tale of heart-wrenching loss, the power of faith and the wounds that only love can heal.

& Taylor

Vowing to meet eleven years after sealing letters they wrote to each other in an old metal box, best friends Ellie and Nolan both have reservations about seeing each other again as loneliness, personal tragedies, and a lack of faith haunt both of them.

Simon and Schuster
From #1 New York Times bestselling 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.

From #1 New York Times bestselling 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.

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.

Publisher: New York : Howard Books, c2013
ISBN: 9781451647037
Branch Call Number: FIC KIN
Characteristics: 320 p. ;,23 cm.


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May 07, 2018

What a wonderful book. I loved how God's love, grace and faithfulness was weaved through the story. I also enjoyed how the story flows, nicely written, and how the author develops the characters. Beautiful.

Sep 04, 2014

The Chance was beautifully written, true life feelings and emotions, full of bravery and weakness, and a compationate, patient presence of God. A great christian romance!!!!

Aug 12, 2014

Karen Kingsbury weaves a story that shows God's hand in the complete restoration of this family that had been severely broken. She shows how God can do anything for us and that our prayers are powerful! She also shows that good things happen in God's timing so we need patience as we go through trials, for He will bring us through to a better life.

Jun 11, 2014

nice love story-easy read

Oct 08, 2013

Awesome book! Couldn't put it down. Very inspirational book. Loved the Christian perspective.

Jul 19, 2013

Loved this book from start to finish... and was left wanting more. I hope she turns this into a series.

Apr 14, 2013

It didn't draw my interest after reading the first few chapters. However I finished it later with a lot of disappointment.

I could guess the ending from very beginning. Hence the talk about god takes so much of it and I skipped all of them. It was annoying. After reading I found it was a great waste of my time. I really have no idea what makes it best selling in new york. I don't like the description the author make in the book. I will for sure not read her book again.

sablegirl Mar 26, 2013

A great book with a bit of religion and hope thrown in - not a bad idea. Very inspirational book. I enjoyed it from start to finish and would recommend it to everyone. I'm hoping to read more of Karen Kingsbury's books. It's always nice to read an inspiration book.

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