Will leave you eagerly waiting for more: "Chasing Sunsets" by Karen Kingsbury


about the book....

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury comes the second novel in a brand-new series about divine intervention and the trials and triumphs of life—the dramatic story of a woman desperate to find deeper meaning in her life.

Growing up in a comfortable home, Mary Catherine wanted for nothing. Though she loves her wealthy parents, their lifestyle never appealed to her. Instead, Mary Catherine pursues meaning through charity work, giving away a part of herself but never giving away her heart.

Mary Catherine lives in Los Angeles with her roommate, Sami, and volunteers at a local youth center with coach Tyler Ames and LA Dodger Marcus Dillinger. Despite Mary Catherine’s intention to stay single, she finds herself drawing close to Marcus, and their budding romance offers an exciting life she never dreamed of. That is, until she receives devastating news from her doctor. News that alters her future and forces her to make a rash decision...

my review....

"Chasing Sunsets" is a moving follow-up to "Angels Walking", one that had me gripping the pages one minute and battling tears the next. Mary Catherine is an incredible character, one that will inspire you with her selflessness, but also perhaps make you wish you could reach into the pages and talk some sense into her about some of her decisions too! Professional ball player Marcus Dillinger is an equally likeable character, and I thoroughly enjoyed watching his transformation over the pages of this story. Add in some romantic tension between Marcus and Mary Catherine, and readers are sure to be hooked! But I think what I love most about this story is the way the angels interact not only with these characters, but with the dark side of Los Angeles as well, particularly as they are launching the youth centre in the heart of gang territory. There are some truly suspenseful scenes that had me racing through the pages to see how things work out, and while of course I can't say for sure whether angels act in the manner they do in this fictional book, there were many times I was left hoping they do!

Readers will not only be wonderfully entertained by the moving drama contained in the pages of "Chasing Sunsets", and not only captivated by the romance playing out scene after scene, but be left thinking about the impact their own lives are having. Are we making a huge difference in the lives of the lost and the hurting like Marcus and Mary Catherine and their friends are? Are we remembering the power of prayer, and so petitioning God to move in the world around us and bring hope where there is none? I, for one, can heartily recommend this book not only to Karen Kingsbury's already large fan base, but for anyone looking for a great contemporary fiction read that will lift their hearts and stir their minds.

I can't wait to find out where this series goes next! I award "Chasing Sunsets" 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Book has been provided courtesy of the publisher, Howard Books (Simon & Schuster Canada), for the purposes of this unbiased review.

about the author...

Karen Kingsbury#1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury is America’s favorite inspirational novelist, with more than 20 million copies of her award-winning books in print. Karen has written more than fifty novels, ten of which have hit #1 on national lists. She lives in Tennessee with her husband Don and their five sons, three of whom are adopted from Haiti. Their daughter Kelsey is married to Christian artist Kyle Kupecky.

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Chasing Sunsets: A Novel (Angels Walking Book 2)