A Journey By Chance

A Word from the Author

“The older I get, the more intrigued I am with how hindsight reveals God’s hand shaping my life’s journey as I make my way home to Him. What I call detours are actually routes designed by Him to steer me toward a better path. In A Journey By Chance, Gina and her mother Maggie mourn the crumbling of their personal dreams. As they begin to experience the unconditional love of Jesus through family and friends, their resentment about unexpected detours blossoms into joy.”
Sally John, Author of A Journey By Chance

Editorial Reviews

“A Journey by Chance is a wonderfully moving book about Dr. Gina Philips, a veterinarian afraid to practice again after being injured by an elephant under her care, and Brady Olafsson, a best–selling Christian author. Gina visits Valley Oaks, Brady’s hometown, for her cousin’s wedding and is determined to leave as soon as it is over. Brady is to be her escort during the wedding ceremony and they have to spend much time together. Even though both fight the growing attraction each feels for the other, God’s plan for their futures prevails in the end.” —Christian Library Journal

“Everybody knows everything in tiny Valley Oaks. That puts Gina Philips at a distinct disadvantage when she arrives from California for a family wedding. Had she really thought four weeks in the Midwest would help her recover from a failed relationship, a lost job and a serious injury? Now, Gina can’t shake off Brady Olafsson, a successful Christian author who annoys her with hints of family mysteries. When Gina’s mom reveals a long–kept secret, it forever changes how Gina views her family, her future and her relationship to Brady. First impressions need second looks as Gina witnesses faith in action.” —Inspirational Market News

Reader Reviews

“This is the first book by Sally John I have read. I loved it so much I couldn’t stop reading! I learned so much about forgiveness and love. I can’t wait to read the rest of the books.” —Amanda Davis

“My favorite author has done it again! Many household chores went undone as I sat, unable to resist the urge to keep turning the pages. The characters were unique, yet believable, and stayed with me long after I finished the novel. I loved the contrast of circumstances and events taking place between a mother’s life and her daughter’s. I just didn’t want the story to end and am looking forward to reading the next book in the series!” —Deborah Piccurelli

“I couldn’t put this book down!! I am so anxious to read the next book in this series. It is such a personal story for each of the characters that you can relate and feel for each and every one of them (I even wished I could read Brady’s books!!) Keep up the good work of entertaining and spreading the news of God’s love.” —Anita Carbaugh

“After starting to read A Journey By Chance, if found myself not able to put the book down. Sally does such a wonderful job of making you feel as if you know the characters personally.... The story line is very interesting and deals with real–life issues. I have read all of her books thus far, and have never been disappointed.” —Amber Karns