Voices In My Head (The Rick Lee James Podcast) - Episode 533 - Karen Kingsbury
"In a novel that is part romance, part historical text, and part Christian fiction, Kingsbury tells the story of two average people from Bloomington, Indiana, who do extraordinary things together and apart during an extraordinary time, supported by their families and their faith throughout their entire lives." —Booklist
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR KAREN KINGSBURY - JUST ONCE
In her new book, Just Once, #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury brings a sweeping and unforgettable World War II love story about a young female spy torn between two brothers. In 1941, beautiful Irvel Holland is too focused on her secret to take much notice of the war raging overseas.
She's dating Sam but in love with his younger brother, Hank—her longtime best friend—and Irvel has no idea how to break the news.
Then, the unthinkable happens—Pearl Harbor is attacked. With their lives turned upside down overnight, Sam is drafted, and Hank wants to enlist. But Sam insists Hank stay home, where he and Irvel take up the battle on the home front.
While Sam fights in Europe, an undeniable chemistry builds between Irvel and Hank, but neither would dare cross that line.
Then two military leaders pay Irvel a visit to the classroom where she teaches. The men have plans for her, plans that will take her into the spy world of World War II. One catch. She can tell no one.
Then a telegram comes, and the news is devastating. Hank enlists the next day and just two weeks remain until he and Irvel ship out. Will any of them make it home alive? Or will Irvel lose everything? And can love find a way, even from the ashes of the greatest heartbreak?
The newest inspirational story from one of America's most beloved authors of life-changing fiction, JUST ONCE is a redemptive, breathtaking World War Il love story, timed to the anniversary of Pearl Harbor and perfect for longtime readers as well as fans of Jodi Picoult and Kristen Harmel.
Karen Kingsbury, #1 New York Times bestselling novelist, is America's favorite inspirational storyteller, with more than twenty-five million copies of her award-winning books in print. Her last dozen titles have topped bestseller lists and many of her novels are under development as major motion pictures.
Her Baxter Family books were developed into a TV series. Karen is also an adjunct professor of writing at Liberty University. She and her husband, Donald, live in Tennessee near their children and grandchildren. In 2022, she founded a production company called Karen Kingsbury Productions.
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury, “known for her deeply heartfelt novels” (Woman’s World), comes JUST ONCE (Atria; Nov. 14), a sweeping, redemptive, unforgettable World War II love story about a woman torn between two brothers—timed to the anniversary of Pearl Harbor and perfect for longtime readers of Karen’s inspirational stories.
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