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The Chance - A Novel

Karen Kingsbury

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.

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.
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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. 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

January LaVoy

Length:

9h 20m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:33


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

19:32


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

17:36


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

23:44


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

26:15


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

19:08


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

13:57


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

18:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

20:29


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:50


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

11:11


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

13:47


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

21:57


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

23:10


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

15:29


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

21:02


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

17:45


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

22:46


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

11:42


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

17:17


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

15:13


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

13:48


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

25:38


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

17:59


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

20:18


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

18:16


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

28:16


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

10:57


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

26:55


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

18:16


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

17:37


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

01:03