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Between Sundays (edition 2008)

by Karen Kingsbury

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Title:Between Sundays
Authors:Karen Kingsbury
Info:Zondervan (2008), Paperback, 320 pages
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Another great book by Karen Kingsbury. A professional football player as stereotypically selfish and vain as possible, finds out how he has allowed himself to be steered and manipulated when he is pursued by a young boy, and finds himself attracted to the boy's foster mother. The characters quickly invaded my heart, and I thought about this one more than once after it was done.

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  wareagle78 | Jan 23, 2014 |
Read it for a book club. While it prompted good discussion, I was not overly impressed with the book. It is not my taste, so my assessment may be a little tainted. The message was nice, but the writing left me wanting. ( )
  ChuckS65 | Oct 7, 2013 |
Predictable, sappy, churchy and amazing. This isn't the type of book I am into, but I really enjoyed the change of pace for me. Aaron Hill, Derrick Anderson and Megan Gunn were believable, strong characters. Kingsbury did a good job of demonstrating some problems with the foster care system, though I feel like she glossed over some of the positives and focused a lot on the worst case scenario statistics; appropriate, though, if you are trying to reach/scare an uninformed audience. Easy read that I plan to pass on to a foster kid that I am working with. ( )
  elektherelic | Jun 26, 2011 |
Football team and Foster children in Oakland
  pbhenry | Dec 15, 2009 |
Eight year old Cory Briggs believes San Francisco 49ers star quarterback Aaron HIll is his dad because that's what his mom always told him. AFter she dies, his mom's friend Megan takes Cory in. Through a series of heart changes, miraculous meetings, and lots of prayer, it begins to appear that Cory just might get the family he's always hoped for. Aaron and Megan also find themselves on the ride of their lives.

The narration in this novel felt a bit stilted at times, but she gave a true voice to her characters through dialogue. The most well developed character was Aaron's teammate Derrick, though one does also see growth in Megan and Aaron. Kingsbury incorporates the environment of San Francisco very well into her novel and does a good job of bringing the football games to life. She uses a great deal of detail in these scenes and makes the reader feel as though he or she is in the middle of the game.

The book also takes the reader on a bit of an adventure ride. In many places the plot could have gone any number of directions and it's any reader's guess as to what direction Kingsbury would take. This is a great book for those who like an element of plot twist and mystery in their romance stories. It's a good, clean read that leaves the reader feeling hopeful for the future of all characters involved.
  librarian4Him02 | Dec 16, 2008 |
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Aaron Hill has it all---athletic good looks and the many privileges of a star quarterback. His Sundays are spent playing NFL football in front of a televised audience of millions. But Aaron's about to receive an unexpected handoff, one that will give him a whole new view of his self-centered life. Derrick Anderson is a family man who volunteers his time with foster kids while sustaining a long career as a pro football player. But now he's looking for a miracle. He must act as team mentor while still striving for the one thing that matters most this season---keeping a promise he made years ago. Megan Gunn works two jobs and spends her spare time helping at the youth center. Much of what she does, she does for the one boy for whom she is everything---a foster child whose dying mother left him in Megan's care. Now she wants to adopt him, but one obstacle stands in the way. Her foster son, Cory, is convinced that 49ers quarterback Aaron Hill is his father. Two men and the game they love. A woman with a heart for the lonely and lost, and a boy who believes the impossible. Thrown together in a season of self-discovery, they're about to learn lessons in character and grace, love and sacrifice. Because in the end life isn't defined by what takes place on the first day of the week, but how we live it between Sundays.

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Three people--self-centered star quarterback Aaron Hill; pro football player Derrick Anderson, who has strayed from God; and social worker Megan Gunn, struggling to adopt a little boy--are brought together during a season of hope, self-discovery, and faith.… (more)

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