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About If Tomorrow Never Comes

Childhood sweethearts Kinna and Jimmy Henley had simple dreams–marriage, children, a house by the sea…everything they needed for happily ever after. What they didn’t plan on was years of infertility, stealing those dreams, crushing their hopes.

Now, all that’s left is the memory of young love, and the desperate need for a child to erase the pain. Until…

Kinna rescues an elderly woman from the sea, and the threads of the past, present, and future weave together to reveal the wonder of one final hope. One final chance to follow not their dreams, but God’s plan.

Can they embrace the redemptive power of love before it’s too late? Or will their love be washed away like the castles they once built upon the sand? The past whispers to the present.  And the future shivers.  What if tomorrow never comes?


If Tomorrow Never Comes is a touching story of hope through surrender. Marlo Schalesky weaves a poignant story with a unique twist, touching the heart of those who struggle with unfulfilled dreams, reminding us things are not always as they seem.”
–Rachel Hauck, bestselling, award winning author of Sweet Caroline and Love Starts With Elle

If Tomorrow Never Comes is another beautiful, outside-the-box story from Marlo Schalesky. At times painful and joyful, it was inspiring to see God work in the lives of two people who are so in love and yet so broken by infertility and the shadows of the past. Highly recommended!”
–Tamara Leigh, author of Faking Grace and Splitting Harriet

“Marlo Schalesly is one of my favorite authors. Within just a few pages of If Tomorrow Never Comes I was drawn into a world that is hauntingly beautiful, and yet real-life all the same. I was swept away in this enchanting story about a mysterious locket, and as with all Schalesky’s books, I wasn’t disappointed. What a heart-filled, powerful, and well-told story!”
–Tricia Goyer, author of ACFW Book of the Year winners Night Song and Dawn of a Thousand Nights

If Tomorrow Never Comes is a beautiful and bittersweet story of dreams crushed, but not destroyed. Of first love dying, but not yet dead. And of a merciful God who holds all our fates in his hands. Marlo Schalesky has woven a magical tale you'll have to read twice: once quickly because you have to know what happens next, and once slowly so you can savor the evocative poetry of her writing.”
–Rick Acker, author of Blood Brothers and Dead Man's Rule

“Kinna’s mom had always led her to believe that fulfillment in womanhood is achieved most fully through motherhood. But when Kinna’s can-do determination collides with the devastating desperation of infertility, her heart and life feel as barren as her womb. Through surprising plot twists reminiscent of Angela Hunt’s style, Marlo Schalesky keeps readers guessing as she offers a challenging new perspective on God’s possibilities.”
–Jennifer Saake, author of Hannah's Hope: Seeking God's Heart in the Midst of Infertility, Miscarriage & Adoption Loss

“This story gripped my heart from the first page right through to the triumphant conclusion and beyond. Marlo Schalesky has penned a masterful tale about wrestling with both God and shadows from the past, with glimpses of the miraculous woven through. You won’t be able to put this one down!”
–Janelle Clare Schneider, author

About Marlo Schalesky

MARLO SCHALESKY is the author of several acclaimed novels, including Christy Award winner Beyond the Night.  A graduate of Stanford University, Marlo also has a masters of theology from Fuller Theological Seminary.  She’s a regular columnist for Power for Living and lives with her husband, Bryan, and five children in California.

Product Details

352 pages | Published by Multnomah

On Sale Date: Mar 17, 2009

Trim Size: 5-3/16 x 8

Carton Quantity: 24