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.


  • 001 WhenWeWereYoung Open

    Duration: 38s
  • 002 WhenWeWereYoung Dedication

    Duration: 08min
  • 003 WhenWeWereYoung Chapter1

    Duration: 26min
  • 004 WhenWeWereYoung Chapter2

    Duration: 22min
  • 005 WhenWeWereYoung Chapter3

    Duration: 22min
  • 006 WhenWeWereYoung Chapter4

    Duration: 29min
  • 007 WhenWeWereYoung Chapter5

    Duration: 15min
  • 008 WhenWeWereYoung Chapter6

    Duration: 23min
  • 009 WhenWeWereYoung Chapter7

    Duration: 16min
  • 010 WhenWeWereYoung Chapter8

    Duration: 14min
  • 011 WhenWeWereYoung Chapter9

    Duration: 21min
  • 012 WhenWeWereYoung Chapter10

    Duration: 20min
  • 013 WhenWeWereYoung Chapter11

    Duration: 28min
  • 014 WhenWeWereYoung Chapter12

    Duration: 29min
  • 015 WhenWeWereYoung Chapter13

    Duration: 25min
  • 016 WhenWeWereYoung Chapter14

    Duration: 27min
  • 017 WhenWeWereYoung Chapter15

    Duration: 28min
  • 018 WhenWeWereYoung Chapter16

    Duration: 23min
  • 019 WhenWeWereYoung Chapter17

    Duration: 26min
  • 020 WhenWeWereYoung Chapter18

    Duration: 29min
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