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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Chasing Sunsets...Review

About the book:
Kimberly Tucker's life hasn't turned out the way she thought it would. A divorced mother of two, Kim resents her ex-husband for moving on with his life and living it up while she struggles to understand what went wrong. When her sons end up spending five weeks of summer vacation with their father, Kim's own father suggests a respite in the family vacation home on tiny Cedar Key Island. As Kim revisits her childhood memories and loves, she soon discovers that treasures in life are often buried, and mistakes--both past and present--become redeemable in God's hand.

Readers will be swept away to an island retreat where they walk alongside Kim as she discovers that God's answers may not come easily, but they do come.

Still reeling from a divorce, Kimberly struggles when her ex-husband manipulates a judge into allowing him a longer summer vacation with their boys.  At a loss for what to do, Kim finds herself back in Cedar Key, Florida at her family's vacation home.  Yearning to recover from the emotional upheavals in her life, she also learns secrets about her own family and finds herself reacquainted with an old friend and an old flame.   As she rediscovers past memories and experiences, she also reacquaints herself with God and his role in her life.

Chasing Sunsets deals with serious topics of divorce and alcoholism, but it's not a heavy book. It's also not a light-hearted beach read, but a terrific combination of both.  Eva Marie Everson tackles these topics well and her characters are likeable, real people with strengths and weaknesses.  I liked Kimberly and Steve.  I can't wait for more of Patsy's story to be revealed in the next book.

This is the first in a new series and I look forward to more Cedar Key novels.

Available June 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.   You can learn more about Eva Marie Everson here.  You can purchase your own copy here.

 Read 6/11

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4/5 Stars

2 comments:

Darlene said...

This book sounds so good. I saw it on Amazon the other day and thought how much I'd probably like it. After your review, I'm pretty sure I would.

Amused said...

This book sounds very good. I like it when a book deals with a tough topic but doesn't have to be melodramatic.