Angels Walking by Karen Kingsbury

Angels Walking by Karen Kingsbury

Description

When former national baseball star Tyler Ames suffers a career-ending injury, all he can think about is putting his life back together the way it was before. He has lost everyone he loves on his way to the big leagues. Then just when things seem to be turning around, Tyler hits rock bottom. Across the country, Tyler’s one true love Sami Dawson has moved on.

A series of small miracles leads Tyler to a maintenance job at a retirement home and a friendship with Virginia Hutcheson, an old woman with Alzheimer’s who strangely might have the answers he so desperately seeks.

A team of Angels Walking take on the mission to restore hope for Tyler, Sami, and Virginia. Can such small and seemingly insignificant actions of the unseen bring healing and redemption? And can the words of a stranger rekindle lost love? Every journey begins with a step.

It is time for the mission to begin…

My Review

This is the first book in the Series “Angels Walking” Series.  I think I have read almost all of Karen Kingsbury’s books, she is such a gifted author who God uses through her stories.  I really believe that.

I loved this story so much and I hope you will enjoy it as well.  The story is about Tyler Ames, who wants to make it to the Bigs in Baseball.  He tries, but in the meantime he gets hurt while he is still in the Minor Leagues, I bet this was hard for him as it is hard for everyone of us.  He busts up his shoulder and the doc says it is worse than Tyler ever imagined.  The team “The Blue Wahoos” cut him from the team and they won’t pay for his surgery to his shoulder.  So, in the meantime, he loses his apartment, his job, and everything.  He is homeless.  He gets strung up on oxycodone, which is bad and with the help of some Angels, Beck and Ember, goes to a soup kitchen in Pensacola, Florida and one of the angels directs him to Merrill Place and he works there.  In the meantime, he becomes good friends with one of the residents.

Then, his old girlfriend back in LA, is dating another guy and he’s just too serious.  She has issues with this but her grandparents like him, he’s stable.  Ember, the angel, talks with her about life being too short to settle.

Then, Ember sees Tyler’s parents also and just tells them to pray.  So, they do this.

I won’t go on any further because I don’t want to ruin this story for you.  Oh my gosh, this is one book, I just couldn’t put down.  Karen, thank you for giving us readers something like this and I know everyone will agree with that as well.  You are one of the best if not the BEST author around.  Thank you.

I have cried in this book, which I always do because the Lord is in this book big time.  Thanks again, Karen.

The River by Beverly Lewis

The River by Beverly Lewis

This Book was supplied to me by Bethany House Publishers in return for a review.

Book Description

Tilly and Ruth, two formerly Amish sisters, are plagued by unresolved relationships when they reluctantly return to Lancaster County for their parents’ landmark wedding anniversary. Since departing their Plain upbringing, Tilly has married an Englisher, but Ruth remains single and hasn’t entirely forgotten her failed courtship with her Amish beau.

Past meets present as Tilly and Ruth yearn for acceptance and redemption. Can they face the future in the light of a past they can’t undo?

My Review

This Book is the first Stand Alone Book I have ready by Beverly Lewis.  She is one of the best authors who write about the amish.  I usually read series by Beverly, but am sure glad I read this one.

The book starts out about Tilly and Ruth.  Tilly and Ruth are sisters who were raised Amish.  They both left the Plain Way to become Englischers.  Tillly left first because she felt she just didn’t belong there in Eden Valley, Pennsylvania.  Ruth left shortly after her due to boyfriend problems and just had to get away.  In the meantime, Ruth hears from one of her brothers about an anniversary party for their parents.  Ruth and Tilly both have reservations about returning to Eden Valley, but they do after a lot of praying and soul searching.  This is when the fun starts, so to speak.  When they arrive in Eden Valley, Tilly really has doubts and thinks she should return home to her husband and 2 twin girls.  But, she stays there and so does Ruth.  As time goes by, after the party and all, they both find out that their father is in bad health and Tilly learns a secret and Ruth starts seeing her beau.

I will stop or else I will ruin this book for you.  This book was one that was very hard to put down, I thoroughly loved it so much.  You will not be sorry you read this book.  This is such a GREAT book, I definitely would suggest this book to my friends and family.  I loved every word of it and can’t wait until Beverly Lewis next book comes out.

Thank you, Beverly for giving us such a GREAT book and my GREAT thanks go to Bethany House Publishers for giving me an opportunity to read and review this book.  Thanks again.