Monday, August 6, 2012

Chasing the Wind by Pamela Bennings Ewen - REVIEWED

About the Book: (from B&H Publishing)

At 8:47 A.M. on Wednesday, October 12, 1977, new-to-town businessman Bingham Murdock flew his small plane into New Orleans, banking it in such a way that a ray of sunshine shot through the city at light speed.

Amalise Catoir saw the flash from her sixteenth floor law office window. Finally feeling alive after the death of her abusive husband, she imagined seeing the plane was a fate for her eyes only; a special connection between the unknown giver and she, the recipient of light.
But someone else saw it, a six-year-old Cambodian refugee in foster care for whom a sudden burst of brightness reminds him of artillery fire.

Destined to cross paths with the man and the child, Amalise doesn’t yet know the deeper spiritual lesson she will learn: that we are responsible not only for the things we do, but also for the things that we don’t.

My Thoughts:

Sometimes we have to choose what’s most important in our lives.” (p 274)
Sometimes those choices are so difficult they break our hearts.  And other times, making the right choice makes all the difference!  Amalise Catoir has been through a great deal, and she comes to the pages of  Pamela Bennigs Ewen’s novel, Chasing the Wind, broken and unsure of what her future should look like.  She could not imagine that a child would enter her life during her daily practice of law and forever make her reconsider what is most important.
There is a haunting sense of longing that lingers in the voice of Ewen’s prose.  I am always amazed at how she draws me into her story in unexpected ways, and surprises me with unexpected  emotion and plot twists.  Chasing the Wind is a book that will make you carefully consider what God is doing in your life.  You will be challenged and encouraged.  Prepare for your heart to be changed.
About the Author:
 Pamela Binnings Ewen practiced law for twenty-five years before she followed in the authorial footsteps of relatives such as James Lee Burke (The Glass Rainbow) and Andre Dubus III (The House of Sand and Fog). Chasing the Wind is her fourth novel. Ewen lives in Louisiana.
Learn more about this fabulous book and the author HERE.

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