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Most Helpful Favorable Review

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

The chance!!!!

I love this story!! I honestly felt for awhile that karen's books were missing something but i never gave up.. the bridge and the chance i feel more god than in her past series... so glad that she seems to have listened to what her readers were saying and the story god ...
I love this story!! I honestly felt for awhile that karen's books were missing something but i never gave up.. the bridge and the chance i feel more god than in her past series... so glad that she seems to have listened to what her readers were saying and the story god truly wanted her to write...

This is a story about a young girl of fifteen and her best friend nolan who loved one another so much .. then one day her parents split up and ellie had to move far awy frim savannah but before doing so nolan and ellie go to the park and write letters to one another that must nit be opened for 11 years..... find out what god has planned for them in this new release by karen kingsbury

posted by simplyjewels on March 5, 2013

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9 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

A nice, chaste novel and makes you want to believe in a better f

A nice, chaste novel and makes you want to believe in a better future.

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 ...
A nice, chaste novel and makes you want to believe in a better future.

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 cultural differences at the same time I read.

Attention, I took great pleasure in the messages full of hope that the author sprinkled in her adventure.
And as the end is happy, it gives a fairy tale of modern times dimension. This is very nice, very chaste and makes you want to believe in a better future.

Thus, Ellie and Nolan are separated by life. Adolescents, they can not go against the obstacles that fate puts on their way up and even though they love each other deeply, they lose sight for eleven years. 

In the background, the author tells of the difficulties of being a married couple and the daily involvement of the choices that reflected on an entire family.

Anyway, Ellie does not have all the cards in her hands to continue to believe. Moreover the decisions taken by her parents have a direct impact on her adult hapiness.
As for Nolan, a tragedy has deeply marked him but also gives him the strength to pursue his dreams.
After eleven years of separation and lives diametrically opposed, fate is knocking miraculously on their doors.

Much hope is putting in this romance. The author also discusses the importance of forgiveness and continue to believe despite the difficulties. Karen Kingsbury has a way to make the reader turn the pages eagerly and makes you want to hope ...

Lucie
newbooksonmyselves.blogspot.fr

posted by lucieparis2011 on March 20, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2014

    Very disappointed

    I've read two of her stand alone books and cried my eyes out. So i was looking forward to this one. As the wife of a retired Marine, I was very disappointed to see that she obviously did no research. It's very unrealistic. Nothing adds up. By the time he's working at the brig, he'd have been in for 28 years. Most retire at 20. And none that senior would be doing such menial work. Regular hours on drill instructor duty?! My kids moved four times between 3rd grade and high school. I realize she's writing to a general audience, but if you're going to include the military, make it more realistic. One more thing, members of the Marine Corps are not soldiers, they are marines!

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2014

    Book is preachy and bad

    Dont bother with this one

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 27, 2014

    Too much for me

    While I am a committed Christian, this story is just a little too much for me. Maybe some lives are like the ones in this story, but I do not know these people. I seldom drop a book I purchased, I could not finish this one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2014

    Please give a h c publishing date could thus have been a

    Early book? What is the genre combo? Romance with spiritual teen age too many low reviews by her readers or is this a new combo for her mom

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2013

    So unrealistic

    Karen Kingsbury is one of my favorite authors so chose this for my book club to read. I plan on telling them to not base their opinion on her books from this one. It was over the top unrealistic. None of the characters were age-appropriate based on how they talked or acted which i just found annoying. So bummed....i was really looking forward to this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2013

    I honestly do not understand all of the high ratings for this bo

    I honestly do not understand all of the high ratings for this book. I read and love all of Karen Kingsbury's books until the Bailey Flanigan series. A Broadway and Hollywood actress? Give me a break. Karen used to write about real people. Now she's consumed by fame -- actors, singers, NFL coaches, NBA players. What about the rest of us? Aren't people like Ashley, who worked in an Alzheimer's home good enough anymore? Even Brooke the doctor and Luke the lawyer were more real to me than these fictional famous people. I beg you, Karen Kingsbury, to please return to your writing roots and write characters we can identify with and come to love. In the meantime, I'll be reading Colleen Coble instead.

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