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They would always be friends. Forever and ever. Settle down. Then she smiled at them. Next week is a special day. Who knows what it is? A day where we celebrate St. Valentine and friendship. A few of the boys around him laughed again. There he goes. Ashley shook her head. Miss Wilson took a step closer. So later today we are going to discuss St. She never got the most valentine cards. Everyone was supposed to give one to every boy and girl.
But she always felt like the other kids got more.
Then, while she was still looking outside, the most amazing thing happened! The smallest, softest, most delicate snowflakes began to fall to the ground. Just like the ones she was pretending to be when she climbed off the bus. How would that feel, being a real snowflake? Dancing and twirling and drifting down from heaven? Out of nowhere she felt Lydia give her a jab in her side.
Ashley let out a little laugh and smiled. Please stay with us. Do you know what that means? The word was on her spelling list. She tapped her desk.
Bubbly and enthusiastic. Suddenly Ashley thought of something to explain herself. They were out before she could stop them.
She blew at a piece of her hair and shook her head. But she was met with absolute silence. Clearly no one was with her on this. Eric Powers whispered loud enough for Ashley to hear.
She was still standing in front of Ashley. Lydia shook her head and stared down at her desk. But I think everyone else would like to have the lesson inside. Ashley slouched in her chair and tried to pay attention. All day long the edges of her mind spilled over with extra thoughts. Miss Wilson reprimanding her in front of the whole class, and the fact that no one else wanted to go outside. Lydia tried to be a snowflake, but she got dizzy and fell in the snow. Only it was actually not very much snow.
More like mud. At the end of the day, when the bell rang, Lydia gave Ashley a look. Miss Wilson was never going to say yes to that. Learning in the snow? Can you imagine? Too cold, if you ask me. And I would do anything for you. So they could be snowflakes together—even in the mud. Then she turned to Lydia. She gripped the straps of her backpack and used her most quiet voice.
Alone with Miss Wilson, Ashley rocked back and forth on her toes. You mean well. I see that. But you need to pay attention in class. Miss Wilson had never asked her to be in charge of anything this important.
She gave Miss Wilson another hug. Let me know what you girls need. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Even Now by Karen Kingsbury.
Sometimes hope for the future is found in the ashes of yesterday. Shane Galantera man ready to put down roots after years of searching. But is he making the right choice? Or is there a woman somewhere who even now remembers as does he those long-ago days. Lauren Gibbs a successful international war correspondent who gave up on ha Sometimes hope for the future is found in the ashes of yesterday. Lauren Gibbs a successful international war correspondent who gave up on happily-ever-after years ago when it was ripped away from her.
Since then, shes never looked back. So how come she cant put to rest the one question that haunts her: Why is life so empty? Emily Anderson a college freshman raised by her grandparents, and about to take her first internship as a journalist. But before she can move ahead, she discovers a love story whose tragic ending came with her birth.
As a result, she is drawn to look back and search out the mother shes never met. A young woman seeking answers to her hearts deep questions. A man and woman separated by lies and long years. With hallmark tenderness and power, Karen Kingsbury weaves a tapestry of lives, losses, love, and faith and the miracle of resurrection. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. More Details Original Title. Other Editions Friend Reviews.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Even Now , please sign up. Is a good book? Susan Duncan It was a terrific book even though I read it our of sequence. See all 5 questions about Even Now…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. Sort order. Feb 20, Cathy rated it it was amazing. If you've ever doubted the power of one moment, you won't after reading this.
Kingsbury is without question the best in Christian fiction, delivering a powerful message that does not come across as preachy or ignore the realities in life. No goody-two-shoes characters cripple her prose. Real people struggle with their faith issues and come out closer to God and each other because of it. Aug 04, Tiana rated it liked it. I've been putting off writing my review on this book because I'm not sure what to say.
Generally, I don't especially like Christian fiction. This book is an example of why I don't like it. The story felt contrived and forced, like the author tried to imagine everything that could possibly go wrong and made it happen.
I just kept feeling frustrated that the characters weren't using common sense to prevent these horrible things from happening. But worse was that I felt like the author was trying t I've been putting off writing my review on this book because I'm not sure what to say.
But worse was that I felt like the author was trying to make a political statement that I was neither going to appreciate nor agree with. In the end though, she surprised me and came to a conclusion that was better than I had given her credit for. So I ended up giving it 3 stars because the author showed a broader sense of tolerance than I thought she would. If you like Christian fiction, you will probably like this book because it's pretty much the epitome of Christian fiction.
If you're not a Christian fiction fan, I would steer clear of this one View all 8 comments. Honey Reyes This is helpful.
While your comment on being surprised at the end had me curious, I feel like I would be frustrated reading through this for the reaso This is helpful. While your comment on being surprised at the end had me curious, I feel like I would be frustrated reading through this for the reasons you outlined.
Lenito Agreed. Also rated this 3 stars. Jul 27, Tracey rated it it was ok Shelves: Let me start by saying that had I known this was Christian fiction I may not have picked it up to begin with.
I sometimes find the religious writing a little too over-the-top for my liking. I had a couple of issues with this story line: The parents of these two teenagers conspire against them by taking deliberate steps to separate them from each other. One family moves across the country and the other into the suburbs and neither leaves a forwarding address.
My issue Say what? Being lacking in a strong Christian faith is not synonymous with lacking compassion and empathy! It takes two decades to reunite this couple who have remained deeply in love. Their daughter has grown up without her parents. The events set in motion twenty years ago have caused irreparable damage. You would think that there might be at least one of them that is holding onto a bit of anger and perhaps would like to lash out and express their grief about the years that have virtually been stolen from them?
Apparently not. The story had potential to be very good but it just was not realistic to me. The reunion was too easy; the author wrapped it up in a nice little package and stuck a bow on it. View 2 comments. Jan 15, Sam rated it it was amazing Shelves: It wasn't outstandingly beautiful prose, or a praise-worthy plot line, but this book made me cry. And for that, I give it 5 stars. There have been around, maybe 6, 7, books in my life that have had me sobbing it's not easy to get my tears going in books and this one had me wailing into the book in the middle of the night.
Even Now had me smiling and laughing and making some sort of sound in my throat that sounded like sobbing and choking all at once When Lauren and Shane were finally reunit It wasn't outstandingly beautiful prose, or a praise-worthy plot line, but this book made me cry. When Lauren and Shane were finally reunited, I felt like throwing myself to the ground in relief, tears streaming down my cheeks. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to read a touching book. Once in a while, perhaps because my tears come hard when I read, I appreciate reading a book so beautifully written that it sends my emotions on a rollercoaster.
This book is definitely one of those books. If you don't mind shedding a tear or clutching fearfully at your chest for the sake of the characters, this book is definitely for you.
Jan 21, Ky rated it it was ok Shelves: I feel like I'm really going against the grain here by saying this book was OK since Karen Kingsbury is such a famous author.
However, I just wasn't caught up in this book. It was very "average" for me. In my opinion, the characters were forgettable and the development was slow. There were elements of the story that were somewhat implausible - I found myself thinking "why on earth would she do that?
There were definitely some stretches. I just I feel like I'm really going against the grain here by saying this book was OK since Karen Kingsbury is such a famous author. I just didn't really feel it and wouldn't read it again.
Jul 28, Rissa rated it it was amazing Shelves: She was told the baby died so she needed to find her boyfriend. The childs father, no one would keep them apart now. They would grow up and start a family again. But Laurens daughter Emily didnt die it was a mistake but Lauren didnt want to talk to her parents. Her parents were the reason she was miserable. So being good grandparents they took Emily in and made Emily the best life.
All the mistakes they made with lauren were lessons and taught them how to be great parents to Emily. But even though emily had everything she still didnt have her parents. It was beautiful and I loved it!! Jun 10, Trey Atkins rated it did not like it. I read this because Kingsbury's books encourage my wife. The theme of God's control of our lives and situations is one I am fully behind, but this now ranks as my least favorite book.
Mainly due to disappointment. When I read self-published work, mistakes are common and expected. However, this is a well-known author with a respected publisher, yet the mistakes in storyline and editing seem to indicate both are interested far more in the profit to be had and than in a quality story and book.
A few I read this because Kingsbury's books encourage my wife. A few examples: I am not an editor and read fast, yet, was distracted by dozens of simple editing mistakes. They are embarrassing to list and would result in a "F" at a high school or college. The storyline is not realistic.
The reaction to the loss of a baby, the story of how they remain apart and unable to contact one another, and the actions of the parents to keep them apart begin the list of plot and storyline that simply could not happen. The storyline has conflicting facts.
Ages and dates have conflicts. The timing of high school, college and military training makes it impossible for Shane to have served in the Gulf War. At most points in the story Shane is said to be a baseball player, except when it is football.
This list could go on, but I'm only growing more disappointed in the lack of professionalism. I appreciate the Christian teaching about prayer, trusting God, and God's control over events.
However, I've never wanted a refund on a book before, but feel disappointed enough in this one to consider asking. Sep 14, Kylie Stichler rated it it was amazing.
Spoiler Alert!!!!!! The book even now is about a girl Lauren and a boy Shane their parents separate them after they find out Lauren is pregnant. Lauren thought Emily died 4 weeks after being born all because of a miscommunication with the hospital after she leaves Emily there overnight. Lauren runs away and her parents take care of the baby 18 years later both of Emily's parents find out that Emily is actually alive.
Her dad meets her for the first time, and her mom is reunited with Emily. It is an amazing Christian book, and an emotional roller coaster. The main characters are Lauren, Shane, Emily, and Angela. The protagonist is Emily, she finds her parents and reunite them after 18 years apart, she shows her mother, Lauren, that God is amazing and miracles do happen everyday, and helps Lauren find her connection to God again.
Even though Shane wants to marry Lauren and help her raise the baby. I can't relate to the story, other than the fact that her family has such strong faith and believes in her, like my parents believe in me. I relate to Emily more than the other characters because she is smart, athletic, and has such strong faith.
Also, that she trusts that God will show her the right path. I loved the book, it is so inspiring and encourages you that anything can happen. My favorite part of the book was when Lauren finally got to see Emily after 18 years. The author really brought your whole attention into the book and showed to never give up hope and your plan can be different from God's plan, but it always works out in the end. I would definitely recommend this book to a friend.
If you love romance, christian, and suspenseful books you will love this one. View 1 comment. Jan 22, Tammy rated it it was ok. It is a good thing that this is not the first Kingsbury book that I have read, because if it had been, I would not have read another and that would have been a loss.
The constant emotional pain that the characters in "Even Now" endure most of it brought on by themselves for a solid eighteen years and pages left me wrung out and exhausted. Even when the happy ending came, I couldn't feel the joy. The experiences shared by the seven main characters were told and retold endlessly through ea It is a good thing that this is not the first Kingsbury book that I have read, because if it had been, I would not have read another and that would have been a loss.
The experiences shared by the seven main characters were told and retold endlessly through each of their different perpectives. I felt like I was being beaten to death with the plot and could have rehearsed it in my sleep. Too much drama, too much anguish, too much unrelenting, heart-wrenching pain and regret for all of us.
The beautiful thing about time is that it heals and softens our losses and sorrows, even if not able to completely erase them. It was unrealistic that the pain of these characters especially Lauren's never dulled. The story felt contrived and forced. Too many bad things happened for it to be believable. That being said, Karen Kingsbury has written some beautiful novels.
I have been touched, uplifted and motivated by her books. Just not this one. It is wonderful to read the words of someone who includes the reality of God in her works, and is not afraid to let sacred things remain sacred i.
View all 5 comments. Oct 25, Julie rated it it was ok. I would have given it 1 star if it hadn't been for the lessons on forgiveness. My first issue with this book is the fact that Shane and Lauren had no idea where the other was moving to. They didn't even exchange addresses or at least the name of the town?