Book Review: “The Chance” By Karen Kingsbury

March 15, 2013 at 10:18 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Karen Kingsbury in her new book, “The Chance book coverThe Chance” published by Howard Books takes us into the lives of Ellie Tucker and Nolan Cook.

From the back cover:   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.

It is not that often that we get to have a do-over, a second chance when we blew the first chance completely.  Karen Kingsbury has given us a story where Ellie and Nolan get just that; a second chance.  But it is more than that.  Ellie has changed, given up her very beliefs because of the trauma that life has given her.  Nolan is a superstar but he is lonely.  Now God gives them one more opportunity to replace that which they have given up and have this one do-over.  “The Chance” is one inspiring, romantic book.  Issues of faith, emotional healing, dealing with trauma and loss and love fill the pages.  Ms. Kingsbury has given us a great ride in this book and she has provided us with wonderful characters that we rally around and root for.

You can find “The Chance” at a discount at   http://www.deepershopping.com/item/kingsbury-karen/chance/5940607.html

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Howard Books.     I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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