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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.

The day before a teenage 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 buried them in a rusty old metal box. The plan was to return eleven years later, dig the box up, and read the letters. But now, as that date approaches, much has changed. Ellie has abandoned the faith she grew up with, her days consumed with loving her little girl and trying to make ends meet. Sometimes she watches TV to catch a glimpse of her old friend Nolan, now an NBA star, whose faith is known by the entire nation. But few know that Nolan’s own personal tragedies have fueled both his faith and athletic drive. Despite his success, Nolan is isolated and lonely, plagued by a void in his heart that has remained since that night beneath the old oak tree with Ellie. For both Ellie and Nolan, the coming date is more than just a childhood promise. It’s the chance to make sense of it all—the chance to find out if it’s ever too late to find love again.

Karen Kingsbury weaves a moving tale of heart-wrenching loss, the power of faith, and the wounds that only a forever kind of love can heal. She delves deeply into a theme that resonates within us all: Hope lives for those willing to take a chance.


The Chance
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The chance
August 25th, 2014
How wonderful this story is. You never disappoint. The emotions in your books keep the tears flowing. The message is loud and clear.
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May 3rd, 2014
Every time I read this book it reminds me that with God anything is possible. He is a relentless lover and will always chase after you.
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The Chance
July 8th, 2013
I love Karen Kingsbury's books. She us the most amazing author and I can't wait for her next book to come out.
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The Chance is incredible
June 1st, 2013
Karen Kingsbury is an incredible writer who takes the hardest matters of life and helps readers too see the grace and forgiveness of God available because of His generous love for us. Great job Karen...I can't wait to read what you write next!
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The Chance
May 14th, 2013
got this as a gift. I love Karen's spitting. So its super a good read...pick it up foe a friend or book club. Its good.
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April 21st, 2013
Just finished The Chance. It was AMAZING!
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Another beautiful book
March 17th, 2013
Karen Kingsbury has written another wonderful book that I read in one sitting!
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