When We Were Young: A Novel

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

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 their first meeting, to their stunning engagement and lavish wedding, to their happily-ever-after, Noah and Emily Carter were meant to be together. Theirs is a special kind of love and they want the world to know. More than a million 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 Noah is certain he’s twenty years older, and he is desperate for a second chance.

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 the gift of knowing what tomorrow will bring if you really walk out that door today.


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    Duration: 25min
  • 022 WhenWeWereYoung Chapter20

    Duration: 14min
  • 023 WhenWeWereYoung Chapter21

    Duration: 14min
  • 024 WhenWeWereYoung Chapter22

    Duration: 27min
  • 025 WhenWeWereYoung Chapter23

    Duration: 31min
  • 026 WhenWeWereYoung Chapter24

    Duration: 27min
  • 027 WhenWeWereYoung Chapter25

    Duration: 20min
  • 028 WhenWeWereYoung Chapter26

    Duration: 18min
  • 029 WhenWeWereYoung Chapter27

    Duration: 14min
  • 030 WhenWeWereYoung Acknowledgements

    Duration: 05min
  • 031 WhenWeWereYoung DearReaderFriend

    Duration: 03min
  • 032 WhenWeWereYoung TheBaxterFamily

    Duration: 07min
  • 033 WhenWeWereYoung ReadingGroupGuide

    Duration: 03min
  • 034 WhenWeWereYoung Credits

    Duration: 01min
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