It was over a decade ago when Ellie moved to California. Back in Georgia, she and her confidant Nolan wrote letters to one another under the shade of an old oak tree. Safely kept in a metal case, Ellie and Nolan were meant to reopen and read their letters to one another in eleven years.
Now that the time quickly approaches for this reunion, the changes of their life paths cannot be greater. Ellie has lost the faith of her youth and lives in a rundown home, as a mom, alone. Only occasionally does she catch a glimpse of Nolan on t.v.
Nolan, a star basketball player has been driven to the heights of success in athletics and in his connection to his faith, all because of some very difficult personal losses; though he has soared to the top, Nolan has always felt an unrelenting sense of absence.
Will faith, loss, and the wounds that love can salve finally unite Nolan and Ellie? Find out in Kingsbury's The Chance.
Karen Kingsbury was born in 1963. She writes Christian novels. Her career in writing began with the Los Angeles Times and the Los Angeles Daily News where she kept a sports column. She has been published in People Magazine, and her first novel Missy's Murder was based on a murder story she had covered as a journalist in Los Angeles. Over forty novels later, Kingsbury is a number one New York Times bestselling author and has over thirteen million copies of her books in print.
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.
Dubbed the “Queen of Christian Fiction” by Time magazine, #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Karen Kingsbury is arguably America’s favorite inspirational novelist with a dozen bestsellers to her credit. In The Chance, she 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. Download and start listening now!