Chasing the Sun #Giveaway

by Nancy


It’s been 4 months since Andres’s wife, Marabela, left him for a short period of time before returning to him and their 2 children. Now Marabela’s disappearance is not of her own volition — she’s been kidnapped. Peru in the early 1990’s was a time of political unrest and terrorism and was also plagued by kidnappings, and when Andres is strictly commanded by the kidnapper not to involve the authorities, Andres complies.

Andres enlists the help of his estranged mother and hires a kidnapping consultant who helps him through the process of negotiating with the kidnappers so he can get his wife back. He tries to maintain a sense of normalcy but he’s not used to being home during the day and is awkward with the maids, unsure of how to act around his children, and has to fend off Marabela’s friends, all while trying scrape together the money to get his wife back. How much can Andres sacrifice in his life to get back the woman he loves?

Interspersed with the present day are flashbacks to important moments in Andres and Marabela’s life together — how they met, her influence in his starting his own business rather than following in his father’s footsteps, the reason for the estrangement from Andres’s mother, the reason Mari left Andres for that short period of time.

What makes Chasing the Sun such a good novel is it brings to light real issues — how much can an already broken marriage survive? How can two people on the opposite sides of the same event share their experiences without belittling what the other went through? The fact that the story is based on real events in the author’s life makes it all the more haunting.

With clear writing, realistic characters, and a high-tension setting, Chasing the Sun is a novel that I recommend. Find out more at the TLC Book Tours page.

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Nancy enjoys reading, cross stitch and carting her kids to sports practices and games. She chronicles life with her boys and books at Life With My Boys and Book

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 anne June 10, 2014 at 2:10 pm

This novel sounds captivating and memorable. Thanks for this feature.


2 Linda Kish June 10, 2014 at 10:08 pm

This sounds like an interesting story that I would enjoy reading.


3 Sarah June 11, 2014 at 8:45 am

I was on this tour as well and I liked the book, but was expecting more given the exciting topic and interesting backdrop of the political unrest in Peru. I felt there wasn’t enough action for a kidnapping novel and it was just lacking that special “something”. I had thought I would love it going in…


4 Jeanna June 11, 2014 at 9:44 am

This sounds like one you won’t be able to put down!


5 Anita Yancey June 11, 2014 at 5:48 pm

I would love to read this book since it is based on real events. I can’t imagine what it would be like to be kidnapped. Thanks for having the giveaway.


6 Misha Estrada June 12, 2014 at 10:33 pm

I would like to read this book, it sounds good.


7 Les Johnson June 13, 2014 at 11:53 am

I would love to read this book. Sounds like a good summer read.


8 Angela Saver June 15, 2014 at 2:03 am

I would love to win this as it sounds like a really intriguing read!


9 Heather J June 15, 2014 at 10:11 pm

Thanks for being a part of the tour!


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