Sunday, June 12, 2011

Book Review - "Chasing Sunsets"

Eva Marie Everson has started a Cedar Key series, the first book being "Chasing Sunsets." A great summery read that will transport you to a Florida beach!

Kimberly does not know what she did to have her husband divorce her, but he did and now he has 5 weeks of visitation with their 2 sons this summer. Kimberly's father sends her to the family beach house to find a new housekeeper, however Kimberly finds healing, a past love, a new friend, and truths that have been covered. As soon as Kimberly enters Cedar Key she can feel some of the tension leave her and she is transported back in time to when she was young and carefree and vacationing with her father. Kimberly meets up with Steven, a local boy who she lost her heart to in high school and also had her heart broken by. Following her heart instead of her head, Kimberly agrees to go out with him and they share about their lives since that summer years ago and discover that there may still be love between them.

This is a beautiful story of second chances and relationships of all kinds. I love how Everson ties in flashbacks and memories throughout the story as it allows the reader to relive these moments along with the characters. Kimberly is dealing with a lot at this time as she is still coming to terms with her divorce and having her sons away from her, but she is also having to deal with issues from the past such as her mom's drinking problem and current issues in her sisters' lives as well. Kimberly is such a believable character and one the reader will come to love and empathize with. I am looking forward to reading the second book in this series, "Seeking Sunrise." There is a sneak peak at the end of "Chasing Sunsets!"

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

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