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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The Chance

The Chance

by Karen Kingsbury
  • Christian Fiction
  • my rating is 5 out of 5 stars

                       This is a story of family and love. When Ellie is a teenager, she and her close friend Nolen talk of the future and marriage. When Ellie learns of her Mom's affair and that her Dad is planning to take her away with him, she panics. 
                        Before leaving, Ellie and Nolen bury letters they have written in a box written to each other, declaring their true feelings. The plan is to return and read them in exactly 11 yrs to the date if they don't meet up before that.
                         Choices are made by everyone involved which cause a multitude of heartache, and life is forever changed. There is a search not only for each other, but for God. They are all driven to a place of forgiveness throughout the story. 
                         It's an amazing journey of seeing how the Lord can work all things for good.

                         As always when reading a Karen Kingsbury book, this book had me in tears. Not only is the story well written, but the message of life, choices and ultimately forgiveness, lies throughout the book and can really touch the readers heart.
                         We find that through anger and trials that God is always with us and uses those around us to bring us home to him. 
                         I have read all of her books, and can truely say that in each one, I can relate to something in it. Her books draw me closer to God and always makes me examine my life and realize any changes that I need to make. Don't miss this wonderful story!

Disclosure: I received only an ebook of this in order to do the review. My opinions are my own and may differ from others.

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  1. I love a good story that makes me cry :)

  2. I've only read one Karen Kingsbury book (about 9/11), but it was a good read...very sweet and a tear jerker!

  3. I like books that make you think and apply the messages to your own life. Great review!.

  4. I love an emotional rollercoaster book! Thanks for sharing :)


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