The Chance

Author:  Karen Kingsbury
Publisher:  Howard Books                        

Pages:  352
Genre:  Christian Fiction
Source:  My friend Mary Ann

Goodreads:  In The Chance, New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury 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.

Ope’s Opinion:  I have read just about everything Karen Kingsbury has written and I have to say this is the best!  The story was engaging from beginning until the very end.  This was a “one more page” then I’ll do laundry, lunch, etc.  The story kept moving.  
                                        All the characters had flaws and were easy to relate to.  You cared about them and wanted what was best for each one.  It was wonderful to see them grow as individual which made them fit together better as couples.  God and faith are important to each of the characters, but I do not feel it was pushed at you in this book.

                                        I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good love story.  


Rating:  Five Chairs –  This book is so good it will be passed on and on and on ….


2 thoughts on “The Chance

  1. If you like Christian Fiction, she is awesome. Some of her books get preachy and some are very receptive, but she is a good writer. This is one of her best. Let me know if you enjoy it.

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