Thursday, October 9, 2014

"Angels Walking" Book I in the Angels Walking Series" by Karen Kingsbury

Book Description:From #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury comes the first in a brand-new series about second chances—a dramatic story about a washed up baseball player, the love he left behind, and the miracles that might save them both.

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…

                                                             Author Bio:
No. 1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Karen Kingsbury is America's favorite inspirational novelist. There are nearly 20 million copies of her award-winning books in print, including several million copies sold in the past year. Karen has written more than 50 novels, ten of which have hit #1 on national lists.
Karen's newest novel, COMING HOME - The Baxter Family - releases June 26 and is the subject of much buzz on Karen's active Facebook page, where she had more than 250,000 friends. There is also great anticipation over THE BRIDGE, Karen's much-anticipated first hardback release with her new publisher - Simon & Schuster's Howard Books. THE BRIDGE is a love story set against the demise of the American bookstore.
In addition, Karen has ventured into the area of short pieces with her new non-fiction series - KAREN KINGSBURY, THE REST OF THE STORY. Her first piece, I CAN ONLY IMAGINE, has touched the hearts of tens of thousands of readers interested in knowing more about Karen's personal life and the motivation behind her Life-Changing Fiction (TM). I CAN ONLY IMAGINE shares the story of Karen's brother, his struggles, and his quest for redemption.
Karen's novel LIKE DANDELION DUST is the subject of a major motion picture currently in theaters. Like Dandelion Dust stars Academy Award winning Mira Sorvino and Barry Pepper, along with Cole Hauser and Maxwell Perry Cotton. The film has received more than 30 awards in the Film Festival Circuit including numerous Best Picture awards. Several of Karen's books are currently under theatrical development.
Karen's most recent series - the Bailey Flanigan Series, wrapped up in March. Coming Home - The Baxter Family - is a stand-alone novel about John Baxter's 70th Birthday and the tragedy that happens during June, 2010 with Take Four. The series is about two producers looking to change the world with the power of film. The Above the Line series also includes Karen's popular characters from the fictitious Baxter Family. The Baxters were first introduced to readers through the five-book Redemption series, and then the five-book Firstborn series, and finally the four-book Sunrise series.
Dubbed by Time Magazine as the Queen of Christian Fiction, Karen has also been a featured guest on the Today Show, Fox News, USA Today, and numerous other television programs and magazines. Her fiction has made her one of the country's favorite storytellers. Others of her emotionally gripping titles include the 9-11 Series, Even Now, Ever After, and Between Sundays.
Karen is also a public speaker, reaching more than 100,000 women annually through various national events. Karen and her husband, Don, live in Nashville, TN with their five sons, three of whom are adopted from Haiti. Their daughter Kelsey is an actress who has appeared in several Christian films. She is newly married to Christian recording artist Kyle Kupecky. The two also live in Nashville.

My Review:
"Angels Walking" by Karen Kingsbury is the first book in a new series by Karen Kingsbury and I cannot wait to read the other three books in the series.  It is about, angels walking the earth and doing little things that helps people's lives turn out the way they are supposed to but not necessarily the way the individuals want. 

In this book Tyler Ames has lost everyone he has ever loved and was on the way to the top, when he gets hurt in the baseball game that would put him at the top.

Sami Dawson, Tyler's high school love has moved on with her life, but is she really happy

Beck and Ember are angels who volunteer to go on the mission to rescue Tyler and Sami. They do things that happens to individuals in real life that seems coincidence and we never question that it might be angels. 

Ember is a waitress that gets Tyler's parents to pray for him and Beck poses as a man in a shelter to help Tyler apply for a job that leads Tyler to meet a woman with Alzheimer
How can Tyler's job as a janitor be his chance at healing ( I am not talking about physically healing but mentally and spiritually)?

This book is such a great lesson on what love really is and what it isn't!  Once again fiction shows what real life can be if we let it be! 

I will have to say that I didn't see the ending happening the way it did, ( well some of it I did),  I will say that the ending wasn't the way Tyler wanted it to go in the beginning of the story but in the end all the characters were happy and so was this reader.

This book had moments that made this reader wish life didn't happen the way it does but then that is why Karen Kingsbury is such a great story teller, she keeps fiction, real life.

Five stars is what this book is getting!

I was given an arc copy by NetGallery for an honest review!


  1. Good review Debbie!

    Judy B

  2. Great review. Haven't read any of her books yet.