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Chasing Happy
Title : Chasing Happy
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ISBN : 9781310645495
Language : English
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : None

After an epic fail in the hetero world, Ash Jackson heads cross country to Arizona to figure out his bisexuality and make peace with himself and God.Nashville Star Samma Templeton’s music career bankrolls her future husband’s political campaigns. But she throws up before every concert and feels relegated to an item on the senator’s calendar.When Ash moves into Samma’s aparAfter an epic fail in the hetero world, Ash Jackson heads cross country to Arizona to figure out his bisexuality and make peace with himself and God.Nashville Star Samma Templeton’s music career bankrolls her future husband’s political campaigns. But she throws up before every concert and feels relegated to an item on the senator’s calendar.When Ash moves into Samma’s apartment building their childhood friendship resurrects, and Samma must choose between promoting a political agenda that will benefit millions or following her heart. Ash must face his inner demons for the girl who was his past and feels


Chasing Happy Reviews

  • Dianne

    Ash is drowning in his own turmoil, his own identity and that of his earthly father, who has openly declared he is gay. For Ash, his sexual preference is not as clear cut and his spiritual beliefs and desire to follow the word of God are at polar opposites. He enjoys the company of women, but he also desires the company of men and he blames his father for his torment. When he finds Samma again, they both discover they are both just playing a role in public, roles that are eating away at their so [...]

  • Anne Campbell

    I knew when I began this book that it would be something to test my faith and beliefs, but among my faith and beliefs is in regard to those whose writings I've read and trusted before, growing in faith and belief in God's love as I read. Ann Lee Miller is one of the authors who tackle difficult subjects and use them to teach us how much God loves even me.Chasing Happy has a couple of difficult subjects in it. You might be tempted to toss it out at the close of the first chapter--but I encourage [...]

  • Wall-to-wall books - wendy

    A huge Bravo to Ann Lee Miller for taking on such a controversial subject! I love books like these, books that make you think, contemplate, challenge your beliefs, and make you put yourself in their place.It says nothing of this in the book's blurb, but - one of the main characters is struggling with their sexuality and the fact that they may (or may not) be bi-sexual. First off I am a Christian, but- I am not prejudice - at all! So the subject matter of this book did not bother me. But it might [...]

  • Drew

    I received an ARC from the author in return for an honest review. "Chasing Happy" offers an accessible introduction into Ash's world, who as a young adult faces significant identity questions, particularly in relation to his sexuality. That pursuit moves the story forward, punctuated with points of literary prowess that keep the reader engaged. That's the reason for the second star. While the struggles Ash faces are surely complex, the depiction of LGBTQ+ characters "Chasing Happy" is flat with [...]

  • Fran

    I was delightfully surprised, yet again, with this story from Ann Miller. She captures not only current issues. but also has a way of drawing you in with remembrances of times gone by. So many times during this book I had thoughts of my younger years and the trials and tribulations of growing up. The connection of divorced parents, uncertainty on where you belonged or what you thought, connections and disconnections with personal faith, were all parts of my life at some point. The controversial [...]

  • Tracy Krauss

    If I could only choose one word to describe Ann Lee Miller’s Chasing Happy, I would have to say ‘Monumental’. Homosexuality, especially within the context of the Christian community, is confronted head on. Instead of judgment or pat answers, readers come away with a deeper understanding of the inner struggles faced by real people – even Christians – who are struggling to make peace with God. I appreciated the sensitivity with which she writes from the point of view of someone who wants [...]

  • Ginger Solomon

    I finished Chasing Happy, and I have to say it is a very powerful book. I didn't look to see if it was categorize as Christian or Inspirational, but I’m one of “those” with the opinion that curse words have no place in either of those genres. I was stunned by the number included in this book. Do I think Chance would speak like that? Probably. Did it have to be written out so I had to read it? No.I think the one intimate scene close to the beginning was well done though he goes over it so m [...]

  • Sandra Stiles

    I really enjoyed this book. Ash's father walked out on his family when Ash was in sixth grade. He had announced he was gay. This was horrible for Ash. Later on in life he fears he is gay. Since he was a small child he has loved Samma. Samma has loved him. She is engaged to Storm. She has always felt she was supposed to support his campaign with the money she earned from her concerts. What happens when you are no longer sure what God wants? This author is definitely not afraid of subject matter t [...]

  • Tina Hunt

    This not is an easy book to read. This book is probably not for everyone. But it should be.Ann Miller has done an outstanding job telling a difficult story. The issues are real,as are the struggles, and no one is helped by denying them or trying to sweep them under the carpetor into the closet.On the one we have a young man struggling with his sexuality. He seeks answers from many sources, but in the end finds an answer that fits him and his faith. And on the other, we have a young woman stuck i [...]

  • Susie

    I was asked by the author to read Chasing Happy and write a review so this is not a genre I would normally pick for myself. That said, I was pleasantly surprised. It took a few chapters for me to get engaged in the story, but after that, I found myself thinking about the story and characters when I was away from the book. That is always a good sign.I especially enjoyed the juxtaposition of Mormon, Christian and homosexual themes in the book. It made it very interesting to have this mix all toget [...]

  • Andi

    Ann tackled a very big controversial issue in this book, and I give her props for doing so. A young man struggling with his sexuality, believing he is gay because his father came out and left him and his mother. The story was good, characters Ash and Samma are dimensional and believable. The biggest issue that I have with this book overall is that for more than half of the book all Ash is worried about is whether or not his body will respond to a female. I felt like I was reading soft porn and h [...]

  • Steve

    Nice to see a Christian author tackle such a timely and controversial topic. I was quickly pulled into the story. I really didn't want to put the book down. I cared about the characters and wanted to see what would happen with them. This is a great book to spark a discussion between people on both sides of this controversy. It is non-judgmental enough that any LGBT reader could get through it and engage in a great conversation. The author does hold out the standard, modern day interpretation of [...]

  • Alma

    Struggling with his sexuality, Ash takes a journey on coming to grips with the ways of God, forgiveness, finding himself, and having hope in the future. Upon opening "Chasing Happy," I found myself captivated by the words and how impactful they are in today's world. Ash finding his identity through returning home.Chasing Happy is well written, interesting, and captivating. I recommend this book to many who have endured battles within themselves over their own brokeness and sexuality.

  • Gloria

    Wow is all there is to say. Very heartwarming and engaging. This book took me through a range of emotions. I can honestly say this is one of the best books I've read this year so far.