Title: Chasing Sunsets
Author: Karen Kingsbury
Rating: 5 stars
Chasing Sunsets is book #2 in the Angels Walking series. Haven’t read Angels Walking? Don’t worry! You will be able to follow the story here without any problems. However, I highly recommend reading Angels Walking to have the background stories behind the main characters.
If you read Angels Walking then you’ve been introduced to Mary Catherine, Marcus, Sami and Tyler. Chasing Sunsets is Mary Catherine’s and Marcus’ story.
Mary Catherine grew up in a comfortable home and 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 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.
Chasing Sunsets opens with an angels meeting in Heaven. This image is what has stayed with me from the first book in the series. I absolutely love the image of God’s helpers joining together to watch over and help us! This time they are together to protect and guide Mary Catherine and Marcus.
As with all other Kingsbury books you should consider reading Chasing Sunsets in the privacy of your home … unless you don’t mind sobbing in front of strangers! As always, Karen grabs me emotionally and doesn’t let go until I’ve read the last page.
What I take away from Chasing Sunsets is this … bad things happen, but evil doesn’t come from God. We will never understand the heartache of this world. We have to remember to call upon Jesus, he will be there for us. The enemy will win some battles, but not the war. Hearing the angel, Jag say “In Jesus name” gave me chills every time.
What will happen with Mary Catherine and Marcus? Book 3 will hopefully hold the answers as Karen leaves us with a bit of a cliffhanger!
Chasing Sunsets is another Kingsbury hit! I highly recommend it.
ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.
P.S. Read Karen’s letter to the reader at the end of the book. She tells about her own angel encounter … I was in tears again!
P.P.S. Book 3 in the Angels Walking series, Brush of Wings, releases next Tuesday (3/29). Look for my review and a giveaway next Monday.