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The Chance: A Novel

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January LaVoy

9 Hours 21 Minutes

Simon & Schuster

March 2013

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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.

Dubbed the “Queen of Christian Fiction” by Time magazine, #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Karen Kingsbury is arguably America’s favorite inspirational novelist with a dozen bestsellers to her credit. In The Chance, she delves deeply into a theme that resonates with us all: It’s never too late for those willing to take a chance.

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 where they wrote letters to each other, and sealed them in a rusty old metal box. The plan was to return eleven years later and read them. But now, as that date arrives, much has changed. Ellie, bereft of the faith she grew up with, is a single mom living in a tired apartment trying to make ends meet. Sometimes she watches television to catch a glimpse of her old friend —Nolan, now an NBA star, whose terrible personal tragedies fueled his faith and athletic drive in equal measure. But Nolan also suffers from a transcendent loneliness that nothing has ever eased.

In their separate lives, as Ellie and Nolan move toward the possibility of a reunion at the oak tree, Kingsbury weaves a tale of heart-wrenching loss, the power of faith, and the wounds that only love can heal.

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  • Kallie C.

    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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