This is one of the most suspenseful, romance thrillers I've read in a long time; a book that was hard to put down but also kept rolling through my thoughts at bedtime. I had read one of Kristen Heitzmann's book quite awhile ago, but it wasn't as suspenseful as this.
From the back cover of the book: "Corporate turnaround specialist Morgan Spencer, dubbed the "success guru," has a Midas touch in business. But losing his wife sent him to the brink, and his two-year-old daughter, Livie, is all he's living for-until they encounter a woman whose trouble just might draw him out of his own. Four years ago Quinn Reilly did the right thing. Now the man her testimony put in jail is getting out. Though she has put up barriers to protect herself and those around her, she has come to care for the Spencer family, especially the winsome Livie and her mercurial father. Unwilling to put them as risk when the threats begin, she requests something she hope the super-successful Morgan might be able to deliver.
Fixing problems is what Morgan does best, but his counterproposal takes them in a direction neither is equipped to handle. Determined to confront the past, will they survive to build a future?"
This book has so many twists and turns, you are never quite sure what will happen next. A good plot that keeps you on the edge of your seat. The characters are well developed and you can imagine that you know them. I will say this isn't for the faint of heart; but if you like mysteries, you'll like this. Check your library to see if they have it on their shelves, you won't be disappointed.
I received this book free from Bethany House for my honest review and did not get any compensation.
I had a hard time getting into this story, perhaps because I hadn't read the first two books. For about a third of the book, it felt like I was missing some background information. Still, once I got past that it was entertaining enough and I enjoyed the suspense that Quinn's past created. Most of the storyline was intriguing, but I'm not sure that asylum part added a whole lot to the story, Not till near the end did I find out why it was actually pertinent to the story - by then it didn't matter anymore, and seemed like an unnecessary addition to the book. As far as characters are concerned, I liked the spunky Quinn, even though her spunkiness and spontaneity led her to make disappointing rash decisions. Morgan is somewhat unrealistic - how many men in real life have wealth, power, looks, always make sound decisions, are very likeable, fly off to Paris and come home married to a mere stranger (just to help her) and it actually works out well? All this, while still grieving the loss of a spouse. Unless you like an â€˜it all works on paper' type of story this character, as wonderful as he is in the story, is just a bit too perfect. Granted sometimes a touch of fantasy is fine, if it's not too farfetched.
"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group".
Complex. Multi-layered. Consuming. I've been wrestling with finding the right words to convey the power and depth of this story for hours. Characters became family and danger became personal. What a riveting read! I'd have tons to say at a book club meeting but am hesitating here because I don't want to post any spoilers.
One of the things that struck me the most is the incredible characterization. Heitzmann has thought each one through from motive to reaction and on to redemption. Amazing. This reads real.
The suspense is drawn out with expert care. There are scenes I knew were significant early on in the book but I didn't know how they would play out in the full spectrum of things. Thankfully Heitzmann did...and I just have to say 'amazing' again!
If you like depth and spirit paired with romance and hope mixed up in an incredibly suspenseful plot, you are going to love The Breath of Dawn!
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group".
We fall in love with the fiestiness of Quinn Riley and her compassion for others, while fleeing a danger no one knows about. Morgan Spencer can "fix" anything, except himself. He lives totally for Livie, his daughter, while cloistered at his brother's ranch. When the danger Quinn is running from finds her, she has to turn to the one man she thinks can fix her problem: Morgan. His solution ends up being the "fix" they both are needing. This was a fabulous Kristen Heitzmann novel and a wonderful conclusion to the Rush of Wings trilogy! I could not put it down and have read through some of my favorite parts several times!
Kristen Heitzmann has delivered a thoroughly enjoyable romantic suspense novel in "The Breath of Dawn". Her novel is equally devoted to both character development and to the unfolding suspense, and so is sure to appeal to readers who love either genre of romance or thrillers. Quinn is a spunky, likable gal who's big heart and past shrouded in secrecy had me immediately hooked into her story-line. The romance that develops between Quinn and Morgan lends itself to moments of humor and deepening love, and I greatly appreciated that this was not one of those books where the romance took eons to develop! The suspense scenes star an antagonist who is truly misguided and delusional, with supernatural elements that make him truly evil, though please be assured that the author does not write in a way that will gross any reader out. The last few chapters had me flying through the pages to see how everything would resolve, and I guarantee that the conclusion will be pleasing to all. New love, a crazed man bent on revenge, adorable children, great characters, all permeated by faith - this book has it all!
I highly recommend this book and award it 5 out of 5 star.
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group.