“Angels Walking” ~ Book Review

Mar 7, 2016 by

Welcome back to Rachel’s Back Talk! I’m so glad you could join me again. Today I am reviewing Karen Kingsbury’s book, Angels Walking.


As is my custom, if I could ask Karen one question about Angels Walking it would be — “What made you want to write about professional baseball players?” And if you want to know why I asked that question, I guess you’ll just have to read the book to find out!


And without further ado, onto Rachel’s Back Talk!

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From the Back Cover:

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…



Rachel’s Back Talk:

5 – award winning covers

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A beautiful, tear-jerking story from Karen Kingsbury. I absolutely love how Karen weaved in the idea that angels are indeed walking on the earth, intervening on our behalf.

Tyler and Sami are characters that you can relate with. Tyler thought that he had to be perfect at baseball. He loved the thrill of it and spent his whole life working to make it to the “big players.” Sami, on the other hand, thought she had to be perfect and that led her to led a safe, predictable life she planned for herself.

Both realized that being perfect doesn’t necessarily make you happy. And it sometimes comes at the cost of those you love and who love you. Tyler and Sami’s journey to God can be an inspiration to all who are also drawing closer to Him.


“Perfect is God’s job. You’ll live your life a lot happier if you stop trying to be perfect. Do your best for Jesus. When you fall short, He’ll carry you.”“Angels Walking” p. 282


Other books by Karen I will read next:

Chasing Sunsets: A Novel (Angels Walking)

Brush of Wings: A Novel (Angels Walking)

The Bridge: A Novel

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