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Multnomah Books If Tomorrow Never Comes

Childhood sweethearts Kinna and Jimmy had dreams---marriage, children, a house by the sea. What they didn't foresee was infertility. When Kinna rescues an elderly woman, threads of past, present, and future weave into one final chance to follow not their plan---but God's! Can they embrace the power of love before it's too late? 352 pages, softcover from Multnomah.
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Customer Reviews for If Tomorrow Never Comes
Review 1 for If Tomorrow Never Comes
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4 out of 5
4 out of 5

Date:November 18, 2009
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Denese Artis
Very heartwarming story about surrendering to God's will, and loving as He has loved us.
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Review 2 for If Tomorrow Never Comes
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:July 15, 2009
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Aileen B.
This book was wonderful! It truly encourages me and changed my way of thinking about infertility, life and God.
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Review 3 for If Tomorrow Never Comes
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:June 3, 2009
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anita
I have never read a Christian themed fiction book before - and I am so thankful this is the first one I read! I'm definitely going to read more now. When Joe tells Jimmy that he never learned how to be a son, my jaw dropped. I was amazed at how powerful those few paragraphs were. If we all learned how to be children of God, we would totally surrender to His will. Thanks for a wonderful read!
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Review 4 for If Tomorrow Never Comes
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:May 28, 2009
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Jillian
What a great read! By the time I got to CH 3, I couldn't put the book down until I was finished. You get to know the charachters so well, that you have an investment in reading to the end to see how they turn out. A lot of great twists and surprises. Although the book is about a couple's journey with infertility, it is also about so much more. Anyone who has a dream that they feel God has not heard, or even ruined, will want to read this book. For me, the draw was the marriage relationship. So much in marriage is a choice, choosing to love, in spite of frustration, hardship, selfishmess, etc. There were no easy answers, but a great ending! Can't wait till Schalesky's next book comes out.
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Review 5 for If Tomorrow Never Comes
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:April 14, 2009
Marlo struggled with what Kinna and Jimmy Henley agonized over. One lesson learned by all, "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways" (Isaiah 55:8)Marlo's characters ask the tough questions, "If God asked you to give up your dreams for Him, would you? What are you willing to give up, suffer or sacrifice to do God's will? Are you willing to follow His plan for your life and not your own?" These are just some of the great questions that Marlo brings up in this powerful, moving, and gut-wrenchingly honest story of two people chasing their dreams not thinking of what it cost in the end. These are people looking for that "happily ever after" here on earth, that God never promised us.Which brings up another question, "Can we be happy in this life?" Answer, yes, if we CHOSE TO BE!! We always have a choice. It's a choice of OUR will every time!"Love wasn't just a feeling. It wasn't a kiss on a doorstep or a dance under the streetlights. It was a life lived together, facing the good and the bad. It was laying down your life for another. It was sacrifice. It was taking a risk. It meant doing right even when it was hard."Marlo has walked in the shoes of her characters. She tells it like it is and doesn't hold back sharing the pain or the joys discovered in life's journey. Marlo reveals scripture in a unique way and exposes a few lies her characters believe as well. Scripture says the truth will set you "free." The author has her main characters struggle to do the right thing against some incredible odds. You will definitely want to read this story. It's one you will find yourself thinking about and later returning to it to review treasures found. Wow! You will just have to experience it for yourself. I highly recommend it!Book Club Servant Leaderwww.psalm516.blogspot.com
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Review 6 for If Tomorrow Never Comes
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:April 3, 2009
If you like books with strong characters, this is one Christian fiction you cannot miss reading. Kenna and Jimmy are beautifully written. They think like I have thought. They argue like my husband and I have argued. Marriage experts say that communication is all important, and yet spouses continually guess at the other's motivations rather than ask about it. Communication may be Kenna and Jimmy's weak point. Characters like these are not found in most books.On the other hand, if you prefer a plot-driven novel, here's your book! Schalesky writes a tapestry of a tale with clever interweaving of childhood memories. At one point, I actually said aloud, "Ahhh" as I figured out one twist. This plot moves along smoothly, with plenty of surprises. There's a locket, something about tulips, and games of "Let's Pretend" to figure out.Thea's thoughts are written in first-person, while the other characters are written in third-person narrative. This helps separate her from the crowd. She's a confusing, crazy old lady who plays with everyone's minds, including the reader's. Because of her, the story seems a bit confusing at first, but hang on because like a roller coaster, it's about to take off!A Reader's Guide is included. This is a perfect book club book because once finished, you will want to have someone around to discuss it.
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Review 7 for If Tomorrow Never Comes
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:March 20, 2009
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Jenni Saake
If you are a fan of Angela Hunt, you are going to love Marlo Schalesky's new love story with a twist too! In this story, Kinna very realistically lives out the desperation I felt in the midst of our own overwhelming journey through childlessness. Just like the heartache of infertility holds no easy answers in real life, neither does this book follow a cookie-cutter plot line. Enjoy the journey as Marlo leads you on an adventure that will stretch your imagination and leave you thinking about the depths of God's love!Jennifer Saakeauthor, Hannah's Hope: Seeking God's Heart in the Midst of Infertility, Miscarriage & Adoption Loss
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