Monday, November 26, 2012

Breath of Dawn

Book Review

It becomes evident early in the story that Quinn Reilly is running from someone. Kristen Heitzmann’s The Breath of Dawn is a richly developed suspense story that gives vignettes that unfold slowly, gradually giving the reader more information about Quinn’s background. The vignettes build into a crescendo that continually raises the suspense making this a book that is difficult to put down.

Heitzmann also weaves a story within a story telling about the growing love story between Quinn and Morgan Spencer. The two plots are joined together with the Paris wedding of Quinn and Morgan. From that point on the suspense and the love story are one.

Quinn did what she felt was the right thing to do, testifying against a man who was sent to jail. The crime was a white-collar crime, but Quinn had reason to believe he could be violent. At the trial, he told her she was dead. When he is released after four years, Quinn’s nightmare begins. Morgan is a successful businessman who consults with companies that are in danger of failing. Morgan is good at fixing things. His unorthodox solution to solve Quinn’s dangerous problem is for the two of them to marry. Quinn’s baggage from the past and the memories of the death of Morgan’s first wife make the reader believe that this relationship cannot last. And, in fact, there are times when Quinn feels this way too. The story shows how in the middle of Morgan and Quinn’s flawed plan, God has a plan for both of them that is perfect. 

The book gives the reader suspense, a love story, the privilege of observing God’s protection and the plan He has for Morgan and Quinn.   This is a story that is very satisfying.

I highly recommend this book. I received this book from the publisher in return for a review. All opinions are my own.

About Breath of Dawn

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 at risk when the threats begin, she requests something she hopes 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?

About the Author

Kristen Heitzmann is the bestselling author of over a dozen novels, including Freefall, Halos, A Rush of Wings, and the Christy Award winner Secrets. She and her husband, Jim, and their family live in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where she serves as worship leader in their church.

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