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The Chance: A Novel

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January LaVoy

9 Hours 21 Minutes

Simon & Schuster

March 2013

Audio Book Summary

#1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury proves it’s never too late for love in this heartwarming story about childhood friends, broken lives, and an age-old promise.

Years ago, the day before Ellie moved from Georgia to California, she and her best friend Nolan sat beneath the Spanish moss of an ancient oak tree and wrote letters to each other, sealing them in a rusty old metal box. The plan was to return eleven years later and read them in 2013, the year Nolan’s time traveling books say all the mysteries of the world will be understood.

Now, as that date approaches, much has changed. Ellie, bereft of the faith she grew up with, is a single mom living in a tired apartment and trying to make ends meet. Nolan, now an NBA star, has dealt with terrible personal tragedies that fueled his faith and athletic drive in equal measure. Ever since his father and coach succumbed to a heart attack, Nolan has suffered from a transcendent loneliness. Drowning in an ocean of grief, he often thinks about Ellie and the innocence of their childhood days together.

As Ellie and Nolan move toward the possibility of a reunion at the oak tree, Molly and Ryan, the central characters from author Karen Kingsbury’s previous novel The Bridge, return in their own ongoing story. Written by the “Queen of Christian Fiction” (Time) with eloquence and grace, The Chance is a beautiful tale of heart-wrenching loss, the power of faith, and the wounds that only love can heal.

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    I love Karen Kingsbury! I'm reminded over and over again with each book how great of an author she is!

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  • Georgia W

    Absolutely loved this book! An amazing story of love and forgiveness, anger and redemption. My only critique is that it was a easy to see where the story line was going. Would absolutely recommend this book!

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  • Summer Dehner

    I bought this audio book through my job on clearance and I loved it.

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  • Carla Corwin

    I loved the book and the narration. It was such a great book I couldn't put it down. I loved the ending. Such a great author.

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  • jill dennis

    Loved this book! Loved the story and the ending, all the twist and turns made it hard to put down!

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  • kevin welch

    This book is wonderful! If you've never read a Karen Kingsbury book before but you enjoy Nicholas Sparks, this is the book for you! Enjoyable from beginning to end. Touching story line and powerful message of forgiveness and redemption. Thank you Karen, thank you for sharing!!

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  • pam drake

    great book and I love this narrator, she is fantastic with multiple voices.

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