Friday, June 17, 2011

Book Review of Chasing Sunsets by Eva Marie Everson

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 REVIEW-This was an interesting book. It was a new author to me and I was pretty pleased with the book. Not your normal Christian fiction and it was a beautiful southern story. Almost a warm summer read that I felt like I was sitting out on the beach while I was reading it.

The characters were well written. I fell in love with Kimberly and her daily troubles and life struggles were things that any normal person can relate to. It was a fight for her and she had to learn that she couldn't always help everyone and solve their problems for them. You see her love for her children and her love for her family, even through the things she finds out about her families early life. She is a strong fighter!

Steven was a different character. I see where he was coming from as a teenager but I still think what he did was wrong. He seemed to be in love with Kimberly and then it was all just brushed off when he left for college. At least it seemed that way to me.

Patsy, the next-door neighbor, was quite a character! I loved her! She had such wisdom to impart to Kimberly and Steven. She was all go get em and ready to care for herself but when she needed help, she wasn't afraid to take it. Such a sweet character that I almost felt like I knew. The other character I feel needed to bring up is Rosa. She was Kimberly's friend from when they were little and they meet again after they are both grown. I felt sorry for her as I did with many of the characters in this book.

The down home feel of this book makes me want to visit Cedar Key. The people are friendly and the small town has a wonderful feel to it. I will be checking out the rest of Eva's books as I loved this one. Great southern novel!

Available June 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. I received a copy of this book for review purposes. I did not receive any monetary compensation. All thoughts are 100% mine.

1 comment:

Josiah said...

Sounds interesting.

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