Sometimes hope for the future is found in the ashes of yesterday Shane Galanter—a man ready to put down roots after years of searching. Lauren Gibbs—a successful international war correspondent who gave up on happily-ever-after years ago, when it was ripped away from her. Emily Anderson—a college freshman raised by her grandparents discovers a love story whose tragic ending came with her birth. A young woman seeking answers to her heart’s deep questions. A man and woman separated by lies and long years, who have never forgotten each other. With hallmark tenderness and power, Karen Kingsbury weaves a tapestry of lives, losses, love, and faith—and the miracle of resurrection.
In this moving sequel to Even Now, Emily Anderson, now twenty, meets the man who changes everything for her: Army reservist Justin Baker. Their tender relationship, founded on a mutual faith in God and nurtured by their trust and love for each other, proves to be a shining inspiration to everyone they know, especially Emily’s reunited birth parents. But Lauren and Shane still struggle to move past their opposing beliefs about war, politics, and faith. She says a painful good-bye to her long-ago love and returns to her job as a war correspondent in Afghanistan. When tragedy strikes, can they set aside their opposing views so that love—God’s love—might win, no matter how great the odds?
SHADES OF BLUE
In between a checkered past and a fairytale future, a decision awaits. Brad Cutler, twenty-eight, is a rising star at his New York ad agency, about to marry the girl of his dreams. Anyone would agree he has it all—a great career, a beautiful and loving fiancee, and a fairy tale life ahead of him … when memories of a high school girlfriend begin to torment him. Lost innocence and one very difficult choice flood his conscience, and he is no longer sure what the future will bring except for this: He must go back to the shores of Holden beach in search of his first love and a forgiveness neither of them has ever known.