Monday, November 19, 2012

Book Review: The Breath of Dawn by Kristen Heitzmann

As a longtime fan of Ms. Heitzmann, I am thrilled to say that her latest book does not disappoint!  The Breath of Dawn is the story of Quinn Reilly and Morgan Spencer. The story of the Spencer family began in A Rush of Wings with Rick and Noelle's story. It continued in The Still of Night where Morgan was reunited with his high-school sweetheart, Jill, and the daughter he didn't know existed. It seemed that they were on their way to love and healing after a lifetime of hurt, but sometimes life just doesn't work the way we think it should.   Jill died in a tragic accident, and Morgan has closed himself off from the world so that he will never be subjected to the pain of love and loss again.  Quinn is running for her life from a man that she helped send to prison.  When they first meet, they feel an attraction, but Morgan is too afraid to let himself love again.  They bond while working together on a house project and through Morgan's adorable daughter, Livie.  Quinn is the first person to be able to reach past Morgan's pain and fear to love him.  She is afraid for his and Livie's safety if they pursue a relationship.  When the man who wants Quinn dead finds her, can Morgan save her in time?
Kristen Heitzmann is a master storyteller!  This book literally had me from the first page!  Ms. Heitzmann has a unique way of drawing readers in with her vivid descriptions of scenery and characters.  She makes it possible to feel that you are visiting in the Rockies in the middle of a snowstorm, or wandering around Paris in the rain.  The story is believable, but not predictable.  It has a few surprise elements, including a locked medicine cabinet filled with drugs, a creepy cellar filled will old asylum equipment and a "merger" marriage.  It is intriguing right up to the last page. 
I enjoyed this book so much that I will probably purchase the hard copy to add to my Heitzmann collection.  I recommend this book to anyone who likes their romance with a little suspense mixed in.  It is not necessary to read the other two books first, but they are so great, I recommend them too.  I am immediately adding this book to my list of favorite books.  Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Happy Reading!

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