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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (292 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Linda Nichols Narrator: Richard Ferrone Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2012 ISBN: 9781449800048
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When the pain of loss shatters two people—one from the inside out and the other from the outside in—how do they find their way to faithfulness, grace, and love? Only over time and distance will they eventually discover that it is through turning to the One who is faithful, whose love never fails.

Lenore and Daniel have a cozy home and a wonderful son, a mirror image of his father. Lenore loves her life and wants nothing to change—except for one thing. As innocent as it seems, her request is the beginning of the end, and their life together unravels. Lenore takes little Scottie and begins her quest for meaning, purpose, and a new start … as far away from those bittersweet memories as she can get.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A challenging, insightful, and fulfilling read.”

    RT Book Reviews

  • “Rich and unsentimental. [Nichols’] main characters are skillfully developed and draw readers into their struggles...Highly recommended.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer Boaz | 2/12/2014

    " Pretty standard Christian fiction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vanessa | 1/31/2014

    " This was a good story of finding salvation, forgiveness and community living but I don't recommend it because it was a slow read for my taste. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin | 1/29/2014

    " I liked this book. It was a very readable story. Free library books seem to have a religious theme which doesn't bother me, but I would like to know about it before I downloaded the book. Good story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bek | 1/24/2014

    " Great character development! Unique story. Loved it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christen | 1/24/2014

    " It was a good fast read, but it was a religious book which I don't normally read. The characters were a bit confusing and some of them didn't leave a great picture in my mind. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 1/2/2014

    " I would rate it for the type of book it is one of the best books ever. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maid4life | 1/1/2014

    " I liked this book. It was an enjoyable read. Not one of my favorites, but enjoyable nonetheless. It had some good life lessons in it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 12/31/2013

    " Excellent book about a couple who go in completely opposite directions in their lives. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 12/5/2013

    " Novel of a couple who splits up. Eventually they find God and return to each other. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jana | 12/4/2013

    " This is a great story of redemption...a good quiet read...one of those you read to help you fall asleep! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lizzy | 11/23/2013

    " Good book, but long and hard to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aurora Cray | 11/10/2013

    " A wonderful christian novel by a great author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catherine Gundersen | 10/6/2013

    " Not a terribly exciting book, but I did enjoy reading it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Penny | 10/4/2013

    " A story about the power of love and forgiveness even to those who don't seem to deserve a second chance. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 TB | 5/31/2013

    " Sometimes it moves a little slow, but the charaters emotions are true to life. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lola | 4/5/2013

    " Some of the latest books I've added, including this one, were books that my mother-in-law gave me after she finished them. They aren't books I would have chosen on my own. I read them mostly for her. I'm glad I did, even if I didn't love them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristin | 2/10/2013

    " this was a good book, slightly drawn out and a bit wordy, but I did enjpy it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbie | 2/2/2013

    " I really liked this book a lot... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 1/20/2013

    " It is a good book. I like the variety of characters the author includes in the book. The title is a great description of the book's message. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacque | 12/21/2012

    " This is one of the best books I've read. The message is clear. Recurrent throughout the book. Again and again...if i gained the world...the tears ran as I read this book. Will definitely get more by this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elsie | 6/30/2012

    " good characters, believable plots "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tammy | 6/1/2012

    " with love, all things are possible "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 4/5/2012

    " Linda Nichols is one of my new favorite authors. "If I Gained the World" is a believable novel with good characters and a unique storyline. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dru | 2/6/2012

    " It was a wonderful heartfelt book about love. Love in every sense of the word beyond the physical sentiment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 1/28/2012

    " I enjoyed the story and the characters very much. I felt the pain and the joy these characters were going through. I also enjoyed the religious awakening Lenore had. I am not a religious person, but this was not too sentimental or preachy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa W | 12/29/2011

    " I finally finished the book and when I got into the book last night, I couldn't really put it down. While the book didn't have a typical storyline that Christian fiction tends to have for the most part, it did have a fairly typical ending to the book. Overall, it was quite enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leah | 11/6/2011

    " This was really good. It explored the consequences of different choices on our lives and examined the priorities each of the main characters held. It also had a sweet romance and a happy ending. :-) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheila | 7/7/2011

    " Linda Nichols has a way of using everyday life to inspire you and draw you in. You really want her heroines to come out on top. Things are not easy for the lady in this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristy | 6/9/2011

    " Slightly cheesey, not fully realistic story. But cute, and easy read none the less. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marcie | 4/22/2011

    " I loved this book. It gave me lots to think about in my Christian walk. It is one of those few books that I will reread every few years. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbie | 4/15/2011

    " I really liked this book a lot... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marcie | 3/5/2011

    " I loved this book. It gave me lots to think about in my Christian walk. It is one of those few books that I will reread every few years. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lizzy | 12/26/2010

    " Good book, but long and hard to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 5/17/2010

    " I enjoyed the story and the characters very much. I felt the pain and the joy these characters were going through. I also enjoyed the religious awakening Lenore had. I am not a religious person, but this was not too sentimental or preachy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marissaschick | 4/19/2010

    " my favorite book from linda nichols...
    "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christen | 1/6/2010

    " It was a good fast read, but it was a religious book which I don't normally read. The characters were a bit confusing and some of them didn't leave a great picture in my mind. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leah | 6/29/2009

    " This was really good. It explored the consequences of different choices on our lives and examined the priorities each of the main characters held. It also had a sweet romance and a happy ending. :-) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 5/29/2009

    " Novel of a couple who splits up. Eventually they find God and return to each other. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dru | 5/17/2009

    " It was a wonderful heartfelt book about love. Love in every sense of the word beyond the physical sentiment. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacque | 3/28/2009

    " This is one of the best books I've read. The message is clear. Recurrent throughout the book. Again and again...if i gained the world...the tears ran as I read this book. Will definitely get more by this author. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lola | 1/26/2009

    " Some of the latest books I've added, including this one, were books that my mother-in-law gave me after she finished them. They aren't books I would have chosen on my own. I read them mostly for her. I'm glad I did, even if I didn't love them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristin | 1/17/2009

    " this was a good book, slightly drawn out and a bit wordy, but I did enjpy it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bek | 12/23/2008

    " Great character development! Unique story. Loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheila | 10/16/2008

    " Linda Nichols has a way of using everyday life to inspire you and draw you in. You really want her heroines to come out on top. Things are not easy for the lady in this book. "

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About the Author
Author Linda Nichols

Linda Nichols spent much of her childhood among the hills of Virginia, the setting and inspiration for Not a Sparrow Falls. She is the author of the romantic comedy Handymanas well as numerous articles for parenting magazines. She and her family make their home in Tacoma, Washington.

About the Narrator

Richard Ferrone has recorded over 150 audiobooks including thrillers, romances, science fiction, and inspirational novels. He has earned an Audie Award and four Audie nominations, including for Best Solo Male Narrator of 2003. He was also recognized as an AudioFile “Voice of the Last Century” and a “Rising and Shining Star.” He has earned nineteen AudioFile Earphones Awards, including the 2011 Best Voice in Mystery and Suspense as well as the 2009 Best Voice in Science Fiction and Fantasy. A science fiction fan, he narrated Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars trilogy. He has also narrated works by James Patterson, Walter Mosley, John Sandford, Eric Van Lustbader, and Stuart Woods.