Shades Of Blue by Karen KingsburyShades Of Blue by Karen Kingsbury

Shades Of Blue

byKaren Kingsbury

Paperback | October 20, 2009

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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 fiancée, 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. Three people must work through the repercussions of a decision made long ago before any of them can look toward a new future.

New York Times best-selling author Karen Kingsbury is America’s favorite inspirational novelist with over 20 million books in print. Her Life-Changing Fiction™ has produced multiple best sellers including Unlocked, Leaving, Take One, Between Sundays, Even Now, One Tuesday Morning, Beyond Tuesday Morning, and Ever After, which was named...
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Title:Shades Of BlueFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.44 × 5.44 × 0.88 inPublished:October 20, 2009Publisher:ZondervanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:031026622X

ISBN - 13:9780310266228

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from 100% Amazing This book is by far my favorite that she has written. Every time I started a new chapter in this book I just wanted to keep on going and I didn't want to stop. Sometimes I feel that some of her books relate to me. I thank God that I didn't and hope to never have to go through having an abortion. But in someways I feel the same way as the main character, in many of her books actually. I just love Karen Kingsbury books, they are phenomenal. Sometimes I feel like Brad Cutler, someone who needs to finish a chapter before going on to the next. You certainly can't do that in this book, cause you will miss VERY important parts.
Date published: 2010-05-12

Editorial Reviews

The author of more than 40 bestselling fiction titles whose combined sales hover near 15 million, Kingsbury takes her loyal faith-based fans on an exploration of the emotional and spiritual effects of abortion. Interestingly, the author frames the story through a young adult male character, Brad Cutler, an up-and-coming ad agency executive; he revisits a former relationship in which he encouraged his pregnant girlfriend to have an abortion. Years later, Brad continues to feel guilty, and as he readies to marry his fiancée, a new ad campaign for baby clothes has immobilized him. Emma, the former girlfriend, also cannot move past what happened. As the pressure mounts, Brad travels home and reunites with Emma to find closure, but what he discovers in the encounter is far more different than he hoped or expected. Kingsbury tackles a touchy, difficult topic, yet in her characteristic style, her gentle approach wins the day. It will also overcome any reader resistance, no matter what position one takes on this volatile issue. (Nov.) -- Publisher's Weekly