The Chance: A Novel

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Simon and Schuster, Mar 5, 2013 - Fiction - 320 pages
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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.

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.
 

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User Review  - judyg54 - LibraryThing

I like the way Karen Kingsbury writes. She makes me want to hurry up and keep reading to see what will happen next, but at the same time I tell myself to slow down and enjoy because I want this story ... Read full review

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User Review  - Amelia - Goodreads

"The Chance" by Karen Kingsbury is very good and interesting. It is about two people that love each other when they are young and then split ways and don't see each other for another eleven years ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
12
Section 3
22
Section 4
35
Section 5
50
Section 6
61
Section 7
69
Section 8
80
Section 17
169
Section 18
181
Section 19
188
Section 20
198
Section 21
207
Section 22
215
Section 23
229
Section 24
239

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
105
Section 12
113
Section 13
125
Section 14
138
Section 15
147
Section 16
159
Section 25
250
Section 26
260
Section 27
275
Section 28
281
Section 29
296
Section 30
301
Section 31
307
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About the author (2013)

#1 New York Times bestselling novelist Karen Kingsbury is America’s favorite inspirational storyteller, with more than twenty-five million copies of her award-winning books in print. Her last dozen titles have topped bestseller charts and many of her novels are under development with Hallmark Films and as major motion pictures. She lives in Tennessee with her husband Don and their five sons, three of whom are adopted from Haiti. Their actress daughter Kelsey lives nearby and is married to Christian recording artist Kyle Kupecky.

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