Sunday, June 12, 2011

Chasing Sunsets by Eva Marie Everson ~ review


Product Details:
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Paperback: 373 pages
Publisher: Revell (June 1, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 080073436X
ISBN-13: 978-0800734367

From the back cover:
From the Back Cover


Sometimes you get a second chance at your first love

Kimberly Tucker's life hasn't turned out the way she thought it would. While her ex is living it up, she struggles to understand what went wrong. When her two sons end up spending five weeks of summer vacation with their father, Kim plans a respite at the family vacation home on tiny Cedar Key. As she revisits the long-forgotten past, she discovers that treasures in life are often buried, and sometimes you do get a second chance at love.
Let yourself get swept away to an island retreat of warm tropical breezes, sandy beaches, and the most glorious sunsets you can imagine.

My take on this book:
Kimberly Tucker is not sure where her marriage went wrong,  She is a schoolteacher who has five weeks without her boys to figure it out though, because the court awarded her ex-husband the summer vacation with their boys which leaves Kim at loose ends. When her father suggests that she spend the five weeks at there vacation home in Cedar Key FL, a place she hasn't been since her mother died, she hesitates at first but decides to go. What happens though when she reconnects with her first love, who ironically broke her heart. Will her bruised heart find solace and perhaps a second chance with her first love?

I loved this story, it easily drew me in, and held my attention until the final pages. Filled with wonderful characters whose emotions literally jump of the pages. The plot revolves around Kim a second grade teacher who after a year still questions where her marriage went wrong. She is someone that is easy to connect with, and her feelings are so normal. I could easily understand how she wanted to protect her heart when she reconnected with Steven. The author easily transition's between the past and present allowing us a glimpse of what happened in the characters past that shaped their future.

I would easily say my favorite character is Patsy, she is a feisty senior that allows her love of God to shine thru. A book also gets extra kudos when a dog or cat is included and in this story we get Max, a wonderful companion to Kim and Oreo, Patsy's cat.

I loved my visit to Cedar Key and can easily say the only negative about the book was that it had to end! I hope the author takes us on another journey to Cedar Key soon! Highly recommended!

A complimentary copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Available June 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

8 comments:

  1. Thank you for your comments and review!

    Yes, you will go back to Cedar Key in the next novel, Waiting for Sunrise. This book features the story of how PATSY arrived at Cedar Key! :) So, I hope you'll love it...you'll find a lot of surprises within its pages.

    We all have a story to tell, don't we?

    Eva Marie Everson
    Author
    Chasing Sunsets

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  2. Thanks for your review. I have seen this book on quite a few blogs today. My book club discussed Things Left Unspoken on Friday -- most really liked it. This one looks really good too.

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  4. Sounds like a lovely book. Can't wait to check it out. I am following. Thanks for visiting the ranch and following!!

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  5. Like your blog as I am an avid reader. Following you back from Sunray Gardening
    Cher

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  7. Cedar Key is a great town and a wonderful place to use as a town for a book. I love to read books written about places I've been.
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  8. Patsy wants to forget everything about her past but it won't let her go. Even after she has a nervous breakdown, she refuses to talk about the events that brought her to Trinity, SC, the Buchwalds and Gilbert, her husband.

    Billy Liddle watches as his father beats his mother for whatever he feels like: a book in the wrong place, dinner not ready when he wants, a disobedient son, not answering the question about the whereabouts of his step-daughter. While his brother, Harold, becomes more like their father, Billy becomes more like his mother: loving, kind, a hard worker and someone that can be depended on.

    These two people are tied together in the most unusual way that will affect both of their futures and unravel Patsy's carefully hidden past.

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