Chasing Kate

Chasing Kate Librarian note alternate cover edition of B U F IG Twenty eight year old Kate Denai generally finds living life a challenge to her sanity She s single alone in a new city and facing rock bottom ag

  • Title: Chasing Kate
  • Author: Kelly Byrne
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 276
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Librarian note alternate cover edition of B006U1F9IG.Twenty eight year old Kate Denai generally finds living life a challenge to her sanity She s single, alone in a new city, and facing rock bottom again And she s not exactly child friendly, so when she finds a tiny stowaway, five year old Sadie Beck, in the back of her Jeep on Halloween night, she s in no mood to play.Librarian note alternate cover edition of B006U1F9IG.Twenty eight year old Kate Denai generally finds living life a challenge to her sanity She s single, alone in a new city, and facing rock bottom again And she s not exactly child friendly, so when she finds a tiny stowaway, five year old Sadie Beck, in the back of her Jeep on Halloween night, she s in no mood to play.Then her world gets weird.Against her will, Kate begins to feel a surprising connection with the odd little girl And when she realizes Sadie may be in real trouble, she vows to protect her at any cost.On their frantic journey across several state lines Kate rips through a complex landscape of moral choices her prior transgressions have left her woefully unprepared to handle She begins, very seriously, to wonder who s saving whom.When they exhaust all other options, Kate s forced to go to the one place she swore she never would again, and to make the most difficult decision of her life.At once hilarious and heartbreaking, Chasing Kate is a raucous voyage of self transformation, fueled by an unconventional love story, wending down the twisty road to redemption.

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    1. I read this book in one day, despite the impression potentially left by my rating. In fact I read it in a little less than 4 hours. It is very fast paced. You need not worry about spending the first few chapters languishing in exposition and character development. The author does an amazing job of slapping you in the face with action from the first sentence. In fact it might actually be one of the greatest first sentences ever for a novel.So why the rating? Well, first off you must understand I [...]

    2. It's a rare story that can make you laugh on one page and later bring you to tears, but this is it. Kate Denai has made a mess of her life. In the beginning of the story, I found myself laughing our loud at her wry observations. Kate is a smart aleck, but despite the predicaments she winds up in, you know that deep down she's a loving, strong individual. It takes a serendipitous little stowaway, Sadie Beck, to bring out that side of her. Bit by bit, Kate inspects her past and what has brought he [...]

    3. One day, after a great lunch at PF Changs, a friend of mine and I were talking about how we tend to lose sight of our inner child as we grow older, we tend to lose our "wonder" through all the troubles and disappointments we inevitably face in life.He said, "they should prosecute people for inner child abuse." That simple, funny, poignant statement was the seed that sprouted "Chasing Kate" in my mind. I just let it grow from there. Rather, Kate and Sadie let it grow. I was just the lucky witness [...]

    4. Part of my rating system depends on whether I can keep reading a book through as long as I don't have something absolutely pressing to take care of. Chasing Kate fits that requirement.WARNING: There are frank descriptions of sexual abuse in this book. If you're seriously triggered by such, don't read this book (or steel yourself, if you want to try, anyway). This book is a quick read, but that doesn't mean it's easy reading, emotionally.Without giving away the the plot, this story involves a you [...]

    5. Chasing Kate opens with the kind of line that makes you ask, “WTF?” From that moment, you’re compelled to find the answer.Kate is a lost, broken, closed-off woman who is a professional at making bad choices. I found myself whipsawing between feeling sorry for her—after all, she did have just about the crappiest childhood one could imagine—and wanting to take my motherly foot and shove it up her rear. Just when you soften to her, when you see her vulnerability and struggle with doing th [...]

    6. Grabbed hold of my bumper & never let go! I got the chance to read the beginnings of this story a few years ago, before it was the polished and addictive tome it has become. I had every intention of reading it slowly, savoring the opportunity to find out how Kate and Sadie ended up. Instead, I found myself unable to put my phone (hooray for the Kindle app) down for an entire day. Okay, there was the occasional need to place it on a counter or balance it on my knee (and I think I discovered n [...]

    7. Unfortunately I still read the old fashion way… no kindle… no iPad… it means I miss out on books like Chasing KateThat said… I was lucky enough to get a hold of an advanced copy years ago. I loved it, the only problem was that it was such a good read I was finished to quickly and I felt like I had lost a good friend… Kate and Sadie we’re so well developed that I felt as if I knew them and missed them when it was over!I recently recommended it to a friend… she summed it up best… [...]

    8. I loved this book. The main character is a wonderful, messy, funny, screwup that makes you laugh, cry an cringe. And that is part of why I love this book.She is very human and therefore believable and relatable. And Sadie? Oh SadieI fell in love with Sadie.I read it in mere days which is rare and I always love it when that happens. I love the writing style of Kelly. Which is why I also started following her blog. Lots to love there too. (Clear your afternoon, you will want to keep reading).

    9. It's a rare book that can grab you in the first line and keep you hooked until the end. I laughed and cried and fell in love with little Sadie (who wouldn't?). The author does a great job of showing the character arc for Kate, who is deeply flawed but relatable. My only advice is to make sure to read the last couple of chapters in the bathroom with the door locked and the water running so nobody will hear you crying!

    10. Great voice, great humor, great characters, great message. Kate isn't always a sympathetic character, but she's one we can all understand, and her journey with stowaway angel Sadie is a comedy of errors that hauls us along--if just to see what happens next. How it could end anywhere but in flames, as the well-done cover suggests? Readers want to know and will love this debut novel.

    11. I stopped reading this book because I couldn't stand it any longer. I wasn't a fan, at all. However, to be fair, I kept thinking about the book and after reading another one, I came back to it. I liked the ending and I'm glad I finished it. While it's not my favorite book, I give credit to the depth of the characters and the storyline because it brought me back.

    12. I liked this book!! The "wild, crazy and promiscuous" Kate in her 20s was so understandable when you learned about her early life. As she absconded with a precious 5 yr. old, fleeing from child abuse, Kate gained wisdom and strength to take ownership of her own life. While this book dealt with a very serious topic, there were many "laugh aloud" moments.

    13. Not my usual cup of tea, but good. The main character, Kate, is a believable mess. At first the tone of her adventures crosses the line into slapstick, but the story enters much darker territory. The word "bittersweet" was coined for tales like this. There's enough edge to prevent the taste from getting too sugary. The family story is strong, and the voice of the child is especially well done.

    14. This novel was a quick read, thankfully. Kate's life is a train wreck. I was often frustrated with her because I have a low tolerance for hysterics and chaos and she has plenty of both. But everything turns out ok in the end, which is a story element I am quite fond of.

    15. This one of the best books I have ever read. You know you have a great book when you are mourning the loss of the characters 3 days later. Katie and Sadie will always have a place in my heart. I laughed and criedl at the same time!

    16. Loved, Loved, Loved this book. I could not put it down. You feel every emotion there is when reading this book. You laugh, you cry, you think! Great self-published author!

    17. I enjoyed this read. Plenty of action, some soul searching and just a tad of dark humor. Will Kate every start making good decisions? You'll just have to read and find out :)

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