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Kim Carpenter is an American author of The Vow (2000), a contemporary romance novel that was inspired by real-life events.

The book, which is co-authored with Krickitt Carpenter, revolves around an accident that occurred to the couple in 1993, just two months after their wedding.

The tragic event left Krickitt with a massive head injury, leaving her in a coma for weeks–something that resulted in memory loss.

When Kim realized that Krickitt was no longer the woman he had married, he had the monumental task of making her fall in love with him again.

The book also inspired the 2012 film, The Vow, starring Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum.

Prior to getting divorced in 2018 after being married for 25-years, Kim and Krickitt Carpenter, lived in Farmington, New Mexico.

They have two children.

More about Kim Carpenter

Genres: Contemporary , Romance

United States

Non Series

The Vow

Life as Kim and Krickitt Carpenter knew it was shattered beyond recognition on November 24, 1993. Two months after their marriage, a devastating car wreck left Krickitt with a massive head injury and in a coma for weeks.

When she finally awoke, she had no idea who Kim was. With no recollection of their relationship and while Krickitt experienced personality changes common to those who suffer head injuries, Kim realized the woman he had married essentially died in the accident.

And yet, against all odds, but through the common faith in Christ that sustained them, Kim and Krickitt fell in love all over again. Even though Kim stood by Krickitt through the darkest times a husband can ever imagine, he insists, “I’m no hero. I made a vow.”

The Vow
Director: Michael Sucsy
Cast: Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum, Jessica Lange, Sam Neill, Jessica McNamee, Wendy Crewson, Tatiana Maslany, Lucas Bryant, Scott Speedman, Joey Klein, Joe Cobden, Jeananne Goossen
Author: Kim Carpenter
First Release: 2000
ISBN: 978-1433675799
Publisher: B&H Books