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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.
Publishers Weekly Review
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Karen kept me on the edge of my seat with this one. Many laughs & tears following the characters through their journey of life. Sometimes feeling His nearness while others feeling a time of abandonment, then realizing the hand of God was there the whole time, we just need to surrender to Him. I loved the diversity in their lives, so much like real life. Great book!
Another awesome book by Karen Kingsbury. her books always leave you with such a great feeling of wanting to be a better person. I hope she never quits writing. I am always anxious for the next book to come out and recommend her books to so many as well as share the books I have with others. her books are definitely all keepers and line up on one of my shelves. Thanks you so much Karen for sharing your God given talent.
This story is filled with so much faith & hope. Very moving!