In this moving sequel to Even Now, Emily Anderson, now twenty, is attending college on a soccer scholarship when she 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, Lauren Gibbs and Shane Galanter.
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I could not pull myself away from this book from about a quarter of the way into it. I felt it started off a bit slow in comparison to many others by this same author. Once into it about three or four chapters, it took off, and I could not put it down until I finished. Get the tissue box out because you are going to need it! Awesome story about those who make sacrifices both at home and abroad!
i thought that this was a wonderful book, even though i cried right through the end. still, to me the end didn't feel quite right. That was not what was supposed to happen! i won't give anything away, but the ending was not what i thought it should be. If you dislike books that make you cry, i would suggest staying away from this one! on the other hand, it's that kind of book that stays with you for days after you close the cover.
I liked this better than the first one. It was moving and quite sad but it reminded me what an anchor God is even in life's biggest storms. It painted a strong picture of American patriotism and how Iraq has affected the lives of many Americans- especially those with loved ones in the crossfire. While I wish things turned out a little less tragic I've come to accept that life does deal harsh cards sometimes- and Kingsbury tells us that having God in such times makes all the difference. A hard but more than worthwhile read.
After I read her first book "Even Now" I was soo happy to find out that there was a second one. I couldn't wait to get it in! This book was a Wonderful book but it was kinda bittersweet. I would recommend having a box of tissues with you as you read this. Great love story. This was the hardest book I've had to read. But the thing that I loved about the book was, how God gave them the strength and how He carried them through everything. My heart goes out to all the Military Men and Woman and their families who defend this country. Thank you for the Amazing Sacrifice y'all have given. Great read!
I thought it was very good. I can relate with Emily when her boyfriend was sent to Iraq,because my late husband served in Vietnam from 1967-68 but he came home. I was so sad when Emily's boyfriend was killed.
A friend gave me a stack of Kingsbury books and though well written, I cannot recommend them to anyone who reads for enjoyment. Because I do not enjoy a book with so much sadness and Kingsbury seems to have a habit of killing off a main character in each book that I've read. In fact, I put the stack away, I cannot read anymore.
I love all Karen Kingsbury's inspirational books. All except this one. I couldn't even read the last 100 pages. I couldn't handle it. It is by far the most sad and depressing book I have ever read in my entire life. After reading some other reviews, I did go back and read the last chapter. HATED the twist.
I can understand wanting to read this book after reading Even now, but I must warn you that it is depressing. I'm all for sad books that make you cry, but this story didn't make me cry - it just angered and depressed me to the point where I didn't even really finish it - I just skimmed to the end so I would know how it turned out. If you have a problem with authors who let their bias show in their story, then you might not like the way in which Kingsbury lets her conservative side show through. All in all, it was disappointing.
This book has got to be the best one I have EVER read!!! KK is a most amazing author - films and books dont usually make me cry but this one really touched me emotionally. I could not put it down and finished it at 3am. If you are new to KK I highly recommend this series it will, like me, get you totally hooked on all Karen's books.
This book has moved me beyond belief. I did not expect so many tears. I would just keep looking at the cover in disbelief with what had happened. I felt as if I was Emily in some parts of the book. It has ruly left me crying with days after finishing the book. Just Make sure you have plenty of tissues!
It's a lovely book, but like one reviewer said, it was "lacking." I didn't cry; the way it ended was pretty predictable, though it was written well. It's very right-wing, pro-war, which didn't bother me, but there's a warning to folks who cringe at that point of view; it permeates the book. It's a sweet story, but didn't "do it" for me.
Don't believe the hype. I found the back lacking. Too unrealistic is my main gripe. For example, Kingsbury makes Justin Baker practically Jesus reincarnate but hunkier. His biggest flaw is that he doesn't walk his dog enough? C'mon. I won't give the ending away but not only was it highly unsatisfying, it was also highly disturbing. Don't get me wrong: I like "chick flicks" and even secular romantic fiction books like "The Notebook" so I had really high hopes for this oft-praised Christian romantic fiction book, but neither I nor my wife cracked a tear once. We did roll our eyes quite often, though. The only thing that kept this book from a lower rating is it has an interesting perspective on the Iraq war. But not that interesting.