Walking on Air: A Valance Family Novel

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Mass Market Paperbound, Signet Book, 2014, ISBN13 9780451418333, ISBN10 0451418336
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Mass Market Paperbound, Signet Book, 2014, ISBN13 9780451418333, ISBN10 0451418336

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Mass Market Paperbound, Signet Book, 2014, ISBN13 9780451418333, ISBN10 0451418336

From "incomparable" ("Fresh Fiction") author Catherine Anderson comes a novel of lost souls, second chances, and love everlasting....
Random, Colorado, is just another stop on the road for solitary gunslinger Gabriel Valance. Known for his drinking, gambling, and womanizing, he prefers to remain a stranger to anyone who crosses his path. But when an upstart gunslinger catches Gabe off guard and shoots him down, he regrets his empty, lonely life with his dying breath....
Golden-haired beauty Nancy Hoffman settled in Random after fleeing an abusive past. Caring for her younger sister and working in a hat shop help her to forge ahead, though she remains fearful and mistrustful of men--and marriage....
Their paths will cross when Gabe gets a second chance at life and a divine mission: to sweep Nancy off her feet, gain her trust, and convince her to believe in his love. And in doing so, the once-hardened cowboy may save himself....

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Number of Pages: 424
Number in Series: 1
Original Languages: English
Author: Anderson, Catherine
Series Title: Valance Family
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Publication Date: February, 2014
ISBN-13: 9780451418333
Digital Video Formats: Paperback
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 4.25 x 6.75 x 1.00 Inches
ISBN-10: 0451418336
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All Second Chances Should Be This Wonderful
2/15/2014

Customer review by Tnbell48

5.0 stars 2/15/2014 by Tnbell48
by Tnbell48

Christmas morning. Gabe Valance, a notorious gunslinger, is walking down a street in Random, Colorado, and a young boy calls him out to draw. Gabe briefly considers letting the kid kill him. He feels nothing, his life is nothing. He welcomes death. Almost. At the last second, he draws on the boy and kills him but not before a bullet finds its way to Gabe's heart and kills him. He got his wish. As he lays dying in the street, his one regret is that there is no one to mourn him. For the first time, he feels lonesome and realizes all he ever wanted was to be loved and to have a home. But it's too late now. Gabe wakes up in a rickety shack, standing on a cloud, with two men speaking to him. The men introduce themselves as Gabriel and Michael, two angels sent to give Gabe a second chance at redemption. He is given a choice of 3 lost souls - an old man driven to drink after losing his entire family to influenza; a beautiful woman on the run from a murder charge who has shut herself off from feeling anything, and a homeless boy hiding beneath the stairs of a brothel. He's allowed to choose which one he wants to save in order to obtain redemption and gain access to the Pearly Gates. If he fails, he's doomed to live in the Lake of Fire for eternity. Gabe chooses the beautiful woman, Nan. She has determined she has no need of a man in her life, and has no desire for a man. She runs a dress shop and is raising her little sister as her daughter. He has one month to marry Nan and make her fall in love with him. BUT there are stipulations: he cannot divulge his mission to anyone; he cannot change any events that don't directly involve him and his mission, regardless of the circumstances. Gabe agrees, and he's placed in Random on Thanksgiving, giving him one month to accomplish his mission. Gabe coerces Nan into marrying him by threatening to turn her in to the authorities. Nan, frightened at the prospect of facing murder charges and having her little sister forced to return to their cruel father, reluctantly agrees to marry him. He tells her that he only wants to experience a real family and have a real Thanksgiving dinner. He ensures Nan he has no other reason for forcing her to marry him. Thus begins this sham of a marriage. Gabe's mother was a 'lady of the evening' who died when he was young. The only thing she left him was her gift of laughter, and that gift serves Gabe well with his new family. Gradually, Nan and her sister, Laney, begin to relax and learn to laugh and have fun. Slowly, ever so slowly, Nan learns how to trust and begins to fall in love. Gabe is already head over heels for her. Along the way, Gabe undergoes changes in his life as well. His heart thaws out when his new found family begins to worm its way into his heart - and he into theirs. He begins to notice the injustice in the world and wants to change the lives of some of the people he has encountered in Random. He knows doing so will condemn him to eternity in the Lake of Fire. Gabe decides to try to change their fate by setting in motion changes, but doing it behind the scenes so as not to gain the attention of those pesky angels! But he just cannot stand by and not try to help! What follows is a heartwarming, feel good story that will linger in your heart long after the last page has been turned. The outcome on Christmas morning plays out as before, but with a twist. Of course, we know it has a happily ever after ending – doesn't it? Just when you think the story ends, it takes a delightful twist and continues to an ending you wouldn't expect! This newest book by Catherine Anderson is filled with her trademark warmth, humor and family values. It goes a step beyond by instilling a strong sense of faith that is woven throughout the book. It's not preachy; rather she shows how faith has gotten the characters where they are today, and how faith plays an important role in their everyday living. Even Gabe learns that even he has faith he thought had left him, as it begins to manifest itself in his life, shedding its layers one by one until he's staring the very core of it and has to embrace it fully before he can find redemption. I finished the book, but the characters and the inspiration are still warming my heart and filling my thoughts. Catherine Anderson has managed to weave a story of redeeming love and inspiration into a story that will stand up to the tests of time. It will stay with you for a long time, and will make you believe in love again. This is a book I will read again and know I will take away something new each time. It has found its way to my keeper shelf.

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Age:65 or older
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Walking on Air - A Valance Family Novel
2/10/2014

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5.0 stars 2/10/2014 by An anonymous customer
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WALKING ON AIR"....by Catherine Anderson is one CHAMPION read! I am a HUGE fan and have read every book she has ever written. She has done it again. This story sweeps you right into the place she writes about, I swear you can almost smell it. She gives you a cast of characters that go right to your heart and soul. as hers always do and will remain with you. Where the hero, Gabriel Valance gets a second chance to change the life he has endured, with a spiritual twist, sure to delight you. How does this roaming gunslinger, loner of a man, accomplish this? You must read his story to find out. What a story it is..full of emotion and laughter. Every single book Catherine Anderson has written, gives you very strong emotions to the moral of the story. "Walking on Air" delivers! How the actions of one person can change the life of many, is just one of them. Bravo, to Catherine Anderson for creating such a beautiful story of love, compassion, honesty, trust and faith.

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Mukilteo, Wa
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:55 - 64
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Female
Exceptional Read
2/13/2014

Customer review by Maiabella

5.0 stars 2/13/2014 by Maiabella
by Maiabella

Catherine Anderson is known for her down to earth novels with every day people as the characters. She is also known for her subtle use of present day domestic and social issues, even in some of her historical novels. Catherine Anderson’s latest novel, “Walking On Air”, is the first in a series about the Valence family. This novel is a book to be savored as Ms. Anderson addresses more than one social and domestic issue. “Walking On Air” is about faith, both in God and one’s self, second chances, trust, miracles and how love can overcome most problems. This novel also addresses the issue of family which does not have to always mean the traditional type of family. I highly recommend this novel as one of the best Catherine Anderson has written. A word of warning though, be prepared to laugh, to cry and to be so caught up in the story that at the end you are also hoping for a different outcome, a miracle. You cannot go wrong with this novel if you enjoy love stories written by the best.

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Maiabella
Enterprise, AL
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A touch of the Divine from a divine author
2/26/2014

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4.0 stars 2/26/2014 by An anonymous customer
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"Walking on Air" is a tender story - with a twist. Unexpected second chances. Blessings in disguise. And a Divine boot in the rear! Although I found the first part of the story a bit slow, I very much liked Gabriel and Nan. These characters are so real that I felt as if I'd always known them. I'm pretty particular about historicals, as a genre, and often avoid them. But if Catherine Anderson is the author, the book is going home with me, no questions asked. The beginning of the story ends with a bullet and the end of the story begins with - well, dreams come true. For a once-hardened gunslinger and a wary spinster, blessings in disguise turn out to be the only blessings worth having. The redeeming power of love touches not only these two dear souls but ripples outward and blesses others as well. Grab a cup of tea (or coffee!), settle in with a cozy blanket and get absorbed in a trip to another time and place, touched by another dimension. Catherine Anderson is your ticket there.

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Healdsburg CA
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Age:45 - 54
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Female
Another CHAMPION book by Catherine Anderson
2/13/2014

Customer review by seashellmomma

5.0 stars 2/13/2014 by seashellmomma
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my thoughts on the book r good and bad *ducking at the rotten tomatoes thrown at me) I LOVED the book for the most part. It was hard for me to get thru the religious aspect of the book first. Honestly had to read it twice. I've read a lot of your books n this is I think a 1st where religion or some aspect has been to me a major part in the plot. That being said I LOVED Gabe an Nan!!! I loved how Gabe learned what the true test was for him an it felt like I was there every step of the way in his journey. I was nervous an anxious while he debated on saving little Charity. I laughed when he talked with Christopher an cried when the towns people stepped out an threatened the gunslinger. After reading it a 2nd time I understood the "religious" aspect an it didn't bother me as much as before. I give this book 10 stars an 2 thumbs up! Thank you so much for giving me a chance to read this story.

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