"Nichols's follow-up to Not a Sparrow Falls is rich and unsentimental. Her main characters are skillfully developed and draw readers into their struggles. This high-quality relationship novel is highly recommended for most collections."
"Linda Nichols' emotionally gripping style renders a challenging, insightful and fulfilling read."
"I don't want to say Linda Nichols is a great storyteller because I feel those words are inadequate. There is so much more to IF I GAINED THE WORLD than a story. It is an experience. She touches the tender part of the soul that is often hidden away, protected by a wall of life experience and pain. I devoured the 386-page book and had to deliberately slow down and read the last few pages because I didn't want it to end. And, at the same time the end was so good, I'm sorry I didn't get to it sooner. IF I GAINED THE WORLD is a must read. Five stars."
——About.com Guide, Romance Fiction