Monday, January 17, 2011
A Rush of Wings by Kristen Heitzmann
A Rush of Wings by Kristen Heitzmann has been in my "to read" pile for a while but made it to the top at the recommendation of a friend. It. Was. Wonderful. Noelle is running and wants to start her life over. She finds safety and new friends at a ranch in Colorado. Brothers Rick and Morgan Spencer both try to help Noelle heal and eventually both develop feelings for her. Noelle must choose between the brothers, but also deal with her feelings about God in order to find the healing she so desperately craves.
I thoroughly enjoyed A Rush of Wings!!! The author does a fantastic job of telling a romantic story that keeps you in suspense until the very end. The characters really come alive and their emotions were so real. The entire book points readers to faith in Christ in a way that is neither cheesy nor unrealistic. Rick finds joy in his faith but also struggles to trust in Christ in the midst of struggle. Noelle has a complete disdain for the faith of Rick's family and alternates between curiosity, disgust, unbelief, and awe of the God that they worship. I was truly sad to get to the end of this book and am already in search of another book by Kristen Heitzmann (perhaps The Still of Night, which follows up on Rick's brother?)! Bethany House is quickly becoming my favorite resource for new Christian fiction!
Note: This book was originally published in 2003 and was re-published with a new cover in 2010.
About the Book
Though her panic is real, Noelle St. Claire is uncertain what danger she is fleeing. Fragmented images and slivers of memory have driven her to abandon her wealthy, sheltered life in New York for the hope of a haven—remote and safe.
Noelle's arrival at the Rocky Mountain horse ranch owned by Rick Spencer and his brother Morgan causes more than a little stir. Beautiful, vulnerable, yet strangely secretive, Noelle is an enigma the two contrasting brothers seek to unlock. But as their attentions breach the wall she hides behind, the past becomes a menacing threat from which Noelle can no longer hide.
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. Visit Kristen's Web site at www.kristenheitzmann.com.
I received a free copy of this book from Bethany House in exchange for my fair and honest review.
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