TO THE MOON AND BACK
“Kingsbury skillfully weaves a tale of divine love, in an unlikely love story about healing, redemption, hope, and the belief that sometimes a new tomorrow can grow from the ashes of a shattered yesterday.
— Publisher’s Weekly (Starred Review)
“Kingsbury writes with seemingly effortless poetic elegance, capturing the tender, intimate moments of daily family life as well as heart-wrenching flashbacks to fatal tragedy. A moving story of beauty from the ashes.”
A love story about two people who lost their parents in the same national tragedy - two people desperate to find each other and the connection they shared for a single day...a day that changed everything.
Brady Bradshaw was a child when the Oklahoma City bombing killed his mother, and every year, on the anniversary, Brady visits the Memorial site to remember her. Eleven years ago, when he was sixteen, he met Jenna Phillips at the Memorial. Jenna was also a child when her parents were killed in the attack. As teens that long ago day at the Memorial site, Brady and Jenna shared a deep heart connection. But after that, Brady never saw Jenna again. Even still, every year when he returns, he leaves a note for her in hopes that he might find her again.
This year, Ashley Baxter Blake and her sister Kari Baxter Taylor and their families take a spring break trip that includes a visit to the site to see the memorial’s famous Survivor Tree. While there, Ashley spots a young man, alone and troubled. That man is Brady Bradshaw. A chance moment leads Ashley to help Brady find Jenna, the girl he can’t forget.
Ashley’s family is skeptical, but she pushes them to support her efforts to find the girl and bring them together. But will it work? Will her husband, Landon, understand her intentions? And is a shared heartache enough reason to fall in love?