By Karen Kingsbury
A Time to bop: they're the fitting couple--envied by means of their neighbors, adored by way of their kids, well-known by means of their friends. yet John and Abby Reynolds comprehend they're simply pretending to be at liberty. in reality, they're looking forward to the proper time to inform the children they'll divorce. yet on the kin assembly the place they plan to inform their kids, Nicole stocks a shock of her personal: she's getting married. How can they wreck her pleasure with their statement? they could faux a bit longer--until after the marriage. yet questions start to hang-out them because the date attracts closer. What occurred to the affection and dedication that held them jointly for thus lengthy? Is it nonetheless there someplace less than the entire discomfort and false impression? And is it nonetheless attainable, by myself within the moonlight on an previous wood pier, to once again find...a time to bounce? the 1st novel in Karen Kingsbury's celebrated sequence in regards to the resiliency of affection, the ability of dedication, and the fantastic faithfulness of God. A Time to include: Like newlyweds, the reunited John and Abby Reynolds chuckle, love, and dream of an extended destiny jointly. yet right away, a vehicle coincidence renders John paralyzed, perpetually altering the Reynolds and their whole group. the driving force of the automobile totally chargeable for the twist of fate is Jake Daniels, the highschool soccer big name who understands John Reynolds as trainer, mentor, and good friend. within the wake of this close to demise coincidence, can tragedy be triumph over by way of the potential of a remodeling miracle?
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What was it . . ” Nicole’s exasperated grunt filled the silence and she grabbed his right arm with both hands, pulling on him like a petulant child. “Matt, this isn’t funny. I’m serious, come on. ” He grinned at her but said nothing. She huffed. “Okay fine, I’ll guess. You’re moving to Antarctica to take up ice fishing? Moving to Zimbabwe to be a missionary? ” They both laughed and their foreheads came together. ” Her voice was a whisper, their faces still touching, and in an instant the mood changed.
The image and voices changed, and the stadium noise was only a distant roar. “Dance with me, Abby . . ” There they were, on the pier. Dancing the dance of life, swaying to the sound of crickets and creaking boards long after the kids were asleep on nights when summer seemed like it might last forever. A gust of wind sent a chill down her arms, and she blinked back the fading visions of yesterday. No matter how he’d betrayed her, no matter what happened next, there would never be a better father for her children than John Reynolds.
Don’t pretend like it matters when it doesn’t. Images came to mind of her and John wandering the hallways of their house in recent years . . silent, tense, loveless. ” They stood planted there, face to angry face, the chasm between them growing with each breath. Abby broke the silence first. “Don’t make me the bad guy. ” She gestured at herself. ” He was struggling to keep his voice down. ” Her words were little more than a hiss. ” The muscles in John’s jaw flinched. “You think I like it? I’m not talking about us here, Abby.