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 “This standalone novel will appeal to any readers
looking for faith-filled love story, concerned with the
deleterious effects of social media.” — Publishers Weekly

“I can’t encourage you enough to read this book. Do it now! It was heartbreaking, powerful, emotional and thought-provoking!” — Bookish

What if you could see into the future and know what will happen tomorrow, if you really walk out that door today? Pay attention. Life is not a dress rehearsal. 

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury comes a classic story about second chances, featuring a young and famous father who finds his whole world turned upside down on the eve of his divorce.

From their first meeting, to their stunning engagement and lavish wedding, to their happily-ever- after, Noah and Emily Carter seemed meant to be. They have a special kind of love—and they want the world to know. Millions of adoring fans have followed their lives on Instagram since the day Noah publicly proposed to Emily. But behind the carefully staged photos and encouraging posts, their life is anything but a fairytale, and Noah’s obsession with social media has ruined everything.

Distraught, Emily reaches out to her friend Kari Baxter Taylor and tells her the truth: Noah and Emily have decided to call it quits. He is leaving in the morning.

But when Noah wakes the next day, everything is different. Emily is gone and the kids are years older. Like Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, bizarre and strange events continue throughout the night so that eventually, Noah is certain he’s twenty years older - desperate for a second chance. Desperate to be young again.

Now it would take a miracle to return to yesterday.

When We Were Young is a rare and beautiful love story that takes place in a single day. It’s about knowing what tomorrow will bring if you really walk out that door today—and the gift of being able to choose differently.

© 2022 Karen Kingsbury Productions

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