The Chance

The Chance

Karen Kingsbury / Jul 20, 2019

The Chance 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

  • Title: The Chance
  • Author: Karen Kingsbury
  • ISBN: 9781451647037
  • Page: 271
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 tIn 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.

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      • Karen Kingsbury

        Karen Kingsbury, 1 New York Times bestselling novelist, is America s favorite inspirational storyteller, with than twenty five million copies of her award winning books in print Her last dozen titles have topped bestseller lists and many of her novels are under development with Hallmark Films and as major motion pictures Her Baxter Family books are being developed into a TV series slated for major network viewing sometime in the next year Karen is also an adjunct professor of writing at Liberty University In 2001 she and her husband, Don, adopted three boys from Haiti, doubling their family in a matter of months Today the couple has joined the ranks of empty nesters, living in Tennessee near five of their adult children.See at authorsmonandschuster K


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    1. I have read just about every book by Karen Kingsbury with the exception of the Bailey Flanigan series and some of the Fame and Firstborn series (she wrote so much about the Baxter family that I had started to grow sick of them especially when she started throwing the whole Hollywood thing in). Her earlier works, however, are some of the best Christian fiction I've ever read. In fact, Karen was the first Christian author I started reading. At the time, I was going through a rough patch and my mom [...]


    2. Ah, the second chance. Why is it that novels that stress that theme just seem to resonate for so many of us? Maybe it’s because we all know that we need them, right- a second chance, or in my case, third and fourth chances as well. You know what I mean- a second chance on a relationship that you thought was long over, or a chance to have a do-over on a job you messed up pretty well the first time. We are human, we are fallible and we all need a second chance. So if you take the concept of the [...]


    3. This book was absolutely amazing.The characters were believable and the story and struggles they went through hit right at home.Nolan and Ellie, when they were fifteen wrote a letter to each other and put in a box buried in the ground next to the tree they always hung out at. Ellie was leaving to California because her mother had an affair and the father felt like he was punishing the mother by kicking her out and moving away.After nearly 11 years had passed, Nolan and Ellie had no form of commu [...]


    4. A tender story of loss and love, of forgiveness and second chances, Karen Kingsbury has woven a moving tale in "The Chance ", one that brought tears to my eyes more than once. The characters are beautifully developed and their interwoven stories are soul-stirring, as they deal with heart-ache and shame and the messy reality of being human and making mistakes. But they also point towards the power of God to take what is broken and to breathe new life. While I enjoyed getting to know the main char [...]


    5. I found it difficult to believe a 26 year-old NBA player would still be carrying a torch for a girl he hadn't seen since both he and she were 15. Difficult to believe, also, was the story of the husband kicking his wife out of the house for coming home pregnant with another man's child, yet this husband never initiated the divorce process during those 11 long years. WTH? Surely, none of the above mentioned ridiculous plot points in this unbelievable book happen in real life, right? Right??? Gag [...]


    6. This was a somewhat predictable piece. This was predicated on a series of mistaken impressions by a number of people resulting in a happily-ever-after for all involved. Karen Kingsbury is a Christian author and there was no doubt that God was the leading character. I generally do not read "Christian" novels but was too far in before the predominance of the style dawned on me.


    7. The Chance by Karen KingsburyEllie Tucker learns that her father wants her mother to leave because she's pregnant with the other man's child. She leaves the house in search of her best friend, Nolan Cook who's playing ball at the high school.Her father tried to stop her by telling her to go to her room and pray to God and that some things just weren't meant for a teen to hear-that she couldn't comprehend it all We also learn of the mother's sideLove the idea of when they said goodbye to one anot [...]


    8. I could not put this book down - not for anything. I am so excited to have found a new favourite author in Karen Kingsbury. This was a beautiful, moving story that I would recommend to absolutely anyone. It brought both tears of sadness and tears of joy to me. Karen Kingsbury is able to write her characters in a way that their heart and soul is bared. Raw emotions are described with such accuracy that that you feel your whole being compelled to comfort characters when they are sad, to hug them w [...]


    9. I wanted to like this book. I try to support and encourage writers who write clean, uplifting literature. But I really didn't like this one. The trite way she wrapped up all the family issues at the end just wasn't believable. I picked it up because I enjoyed reading The Bridge last December. Perhaps she'll do better next time.



    10. WowI'm not sure where to begin. If you want to read a book about emotional self-flagellation - this is your book! It was page after page of "what an awful person am I" being sung by all but one of the main characters. I literally had to push myself through to the end. "The Chance" was hardly the uplifting read I expected from Christian Lit.I think perhaps, Karen Kingsbury needs to take a break and revamp. The Bailey Flannigan series was the first indicationd this is it's follow up. I found none [...]


    11. My Thoughts:with God, all things are possible. Matthew 19:26This was a very nice read. Clean, uplifting and touching. A nice story about having faith and not giving up hope, even when things seem dark. A few thoughts came to mind when I read this. First, learn to live life in God’s time (meaning - be patient Lisa). Also, that having faith doesn’t mean bad things won’t happen. It means we should use our faith to get through the difficult times. This story shared a nice message about all of [...]


    12. Estive bastante indecisa sobre qual a pontuação a dar a este livro só não tem 5 estrelas pois acho que a autora deu demasiada enface a Deus e á fé.Não fosse isso e teria 5 estrelas garantidamente, assim é um 4,5!


    13. Another amazing Karen Kingsbury novel! Heartwrenching and yet heartwarming The Chance is a love story that lasts through the years as two teens are separated through a long distance move but whose love for each other doesn't end. On their last night together they write a letter telling each other how they feel. Unread they place the letters in a tin box and bury it underneath a tree at their favorite place in the park promising to meet in eleven years to open the box and read the letters. Elle a [...]


    14. "The Chance" by Karen Kingsbury was simply fabulous. I rarely read fiction, but I had heard only amazing things about Kingsbury,so I decided to try this stand-alone title. I was not disappointed-Kingsbury definitely lives up to the hype.The book focuses on two childhood friends, Ellie Tucker and Nolan Cook, who are torn apart when Ellie's dad moves her family across the country. The night before she leaves, they write letters to each other sharing how they feel and how much they care about eacho [...]


    15. I received a complementary copy of this book from in exchange for an honest review. I have never read anything by Karen Kingsbury prior to The Chance. I am however a fan of Nicholas Sparks and Danielle Steel, and would say this book was along similar lines not only in terms of the formula of the story told, but also of the author's easily readable writing style. Long story short, 15 year old girl and boy are the best of friends growing up, mom of girl finds herself pregnant and alienated by hus [...]


    16. Oh my goodness, I love this book!It was so beautiful. So achingly beautiful. With Nolan, and Ellie, and Alan, and Caroline, and Kinzie, and everyone. They were all so beautiful, so perfectly broken and wonderful.I loved it. The entire book. The sorrow, the joy. Oh, how my heart ached for the characters. I love feeling the stories when I read books and I definitely felt this one. I hope you enjoy my heart, Karen Kingsbury, because I have a feeling I won't be getting it back. You better believe I' [...]


    17. This is a typical Kingsbury book where faith and family come together to teach values to the reader. There are so many opportunities for Ellie to remain bitter and hard hearted but the love of her little girl shows her that forgiveness it the path that must be followed to be free and happy. This was a perfect read while recuperating from surgery - enough excitement to want to keep reading but not stressful since I know all will work out in a Kingsbury work.


    18. I love Karen Kingsbury's books. As usual Karen continues to write amazing novels that make you feel like a part of the family of characters. Her devotion and ability to change lives through her writing amazes me. I love it when a reader is left more focused on God after reading her novels. In this day and age you can't find this in our literature today. I look forward to where Karen leads us with these characters!


    19. This is my first time trying Karen Kingsbury. I listened to this on audio and the book was excellent!It tells the story of two childhood friends that agree to meet up after years of being separated. This has a lot of different characters and as you hear their stories the author wonderfully ties them all together!


    20. Não sabia que esse era um livro religioso, e tenho que admitir que a constante menção e a justificativa de tudo em nome de Deus me incomodou um pouco. Mas o que me irritou e me fez desgostar do livro foi a Ellie, uma das personagens mais chatas que eu já tive o desprazer de encontrar num livro. Fez besteiras do começo ao fim do livro, com justificativas idiotas. Não ligava pra ninguém enquanto todos os personagens queriam vê-la feliz, buscavam reecontrá-la e blablabla.Vou listar alguns [...]


    21. From :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 ma [...]


    22. Depois de ler a sinopse de Cartas da Nossa Paixão fiquei imediatamente interessada em lê-lo mas, de tudo o que me deixava adivinhar este resumo, houve um "elemento" que eu não planeava encontrar ou, pelo menos, não com tanto destaque: Deus!… Este é um livro muito religioso, com personagens crentes em Deus e que depositam n'Ele muita fé. Actualmente, esta «componente» é rara na literatura, pelo menos fora dos livros de desenvolvimento pessoal/espiritual ou thrillers de conspiração… [...]


    23. Ellie and Nolan are two young teenagers, who are best friends. Ellie and Nolan are forced apart. The separation comes when the father leaves his wife and takes, Ellie, his daughter to the other side of the country and allows no communication between her and those in her past, including her mother. Before Ellie leaves she and Nolan each write a letter revealing their feelings about one another. Then, they bury it with a promise to meet and read it in eleven years. Nolan becomes famous, playing ba [...]


    24. Having browsed only the summary, and being in the mood for a love story, I did not notice it was a "Christian novel".Honestly, this is not a genre I read spontaneously. Often, the moral lessons taught disturb my reading and make it less fluid. Why? Because in France, we are less accustomed to speaking openly about religion, politics and money than across the Atlantic. Everyone's beliefs are a private matter.In this type of novel, I am led to think and compare my views, my education and my cultur [...]


    25. Like many of her books that I have read, The Chance starts out pulling at my heartstrings. It starts when Ellie is a young teenager and her parents' marriage is falling apart. It is so emotional seeing her blame herself and the conclusion that her mom must not love her because she chose another man over her and her dad. Ms. Kingsbury knows how to write emotions so that you feel them right along with her characters. I didn't expect to hear from the parents of Ellie at the beginning but it was nea [...]


    26. Nolan, a basketball player, and Ellie, each 14, have been best friends for since grade school. Unfortunately her family is falling apart and in the blink of an eye, she and her Dad are moving to San Diego. They have a tree they go sit under to talk, so when Ellie tells him the news Nolan decides they need to write what they feel for each other, put it in a tackle box, and bury it beneath the tree. In 11 years, no matter where they are, they will meet under the tree to dig up the box and read wha [...]


    27. " The Chance" by Karen Kingsbury is a five star book! I have to say another "Wonderful" book by her! It won't disappoint her fans! Her books are so good and so true to life. Ellie and Nolan are best friends and are 15. But then everything changes, Ellie's mom has done something that has made Ellie's father kick her out of the house and then he moves Ellie and himself from Georgia to California.The night before Ellie and her father move, Ellie and Nolan write each other a letter and bury it benea [...]


    28. In The Chance Karen Kingsbury brings us back to the writing style that we’ve all come to know and love. Yes, it is a storyline that has been done before and some of the characters are larger than life and way above reproach. Do they have flaws? Maybe, but they are few and far between.The truth is that none of that matters. In The Chance we are taken on a journey through some seemingly impossible situations and in the end God provides a way. We are reminded that our good intentions often have n [...]


    29. I am at a point in my reading where I no longer have a list of Karen Kingsbury novels that I've not yet read, and am reading them as they come out. I have been looking forward to this book's release since Karen first mentioned it on Facebook.After several years of setting her books in Bloomington, IN with the Baxter and Flannigan clans, it was nice to have some new characters and a new setting from Karen. As with her other books, her characterisations are what really made the book for me. These [...]


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