Chasing Sunsets (Angels Walking, Book 2) by Karen Kingsbury {Contemporary Romance Review}

Chasing Sunsets (Angels Walking, Book 2) by Karen Kingsbury

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Angels Walking, Book 2
Karen Kingsbury
Contemporary Romance

The moment was ending--Mary Catherine could sense it. 
She took a half step back and looked at him one last time, memorizing his face. "If . . . " 
Tears filled her eyes and she had to blink to see him clearly. 
"If I was going to love someone . . . it would be you."

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.

Inspirational and moving, Chasing Sunsets is the story of one woman’s deep longings of the soul, and the sacrifices she’s willing to make in search of healing.

My Thoughts

If you liked Karen Kingsbury's book Divine then I'm pretty sure that you will enjoy this book as well. It is a bit grittier than her usual stories and I enjoyed that added element. It is still a romance, but it has side stories that deal with tragic but real situations. 

Chasing Sunsets picks up where Angels Walking left off but this time the main story shifts from Tyler and Sami to Mary Catherine and Marcus. We're also introduced to two new angels, Aspyn and Jag. This group is asked to be a part of a new program called Last Time In. The program pairs at risk teenage girls with mentors and takes them through a rigorous intervention meant to keep them out of prison.

Marcus and Mary Catherine are paired up with Lexy Jones, a sixteen year old gangbanger that is headed down a dead end road. Lexy's situation is bleak and seems impossible to escape from but Mary Catherine is determined to help her find a new path in life. I really liked how Mary Catherine had the ability to look past the circumstances and see the hurting girl underneath.

While Mary Catherine is helping Lexy uncover who she really is destined to be she's desperately trying to hide circumstances in her own life that make it impossible for her to pursue a lasting relationship with Marcus. How she resists such a wonderful man is beyond me!

As I said in my review of Angels Walking the added element of angels did not detract from the story but rather enhanced it. At the end of the book Karen Kingsbury opens up and shares about a beautiful encounter with what her family credits to an angel among them. 

The only downside to this novel . . . it has a cliff-hanger ending of sorts. The good news is that the third book in the Angels Walking series is scheduled to hit book stores this fall. I for one can't wait to see where this journey takes us next.

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