Monday, July 23, 2018

Memorable Monday - July 23, 2018



It's Memorable Monday! This idea was created by Becca from The Becca Files to highlight books that we've read in the past and are memorable to us. 

Today I'm highlighting The Chance by Karen Kingsbury. This is one of my ALL TIME FAVORITE BOOKS! I really like friends-become-more stories  as well as stories with a character that really struggles and this book has both. I cried almost the entire way through this book, but that's not unusual for me with books by this author. This book is on my list of books I want to read again soon.

About the Book

The Chance is a heartwarming story about childhood friends, broken lives, and a long ago promise that just might offer the hope of love for today. In The Chance, Karen 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.

Now It's Your Turn!

Share in the Memorable Mondays fun by adding a comment below with the name of a book you've read in the past and enjoyed, along with a quick statement as to why it was memorable for you. Then head over to The Becca Files to see what she's sharing and click the blue blog hopping frog button to visit more blogs sharing memorable books. 

2 comments:

  1. I'm hit or miss when it comes to Karen Kingsbury books but this one looks intriguing. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I definitely recommend this one! I hope you have a good week!

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