As an avid Kristen Heitzmann fan, when I saw that she had a new book coming out, I had a little party inside my head. Heitzmann was the first Christian fiction author that I read and her books are what got me hooked for life. A couple of my favorites are “A Rush of Wings” and “The Still of Night”.
So imagine my surprise when I open up the novel and realize that the hero of “The Still of Night” is now a widower with a two year old daughter! I’ll admit that I was shocked and grieved for the loss of one of my favorite characters, as only a devoted reader could. I paced back and forth in front of the book until I had the guts to continue, knowing that I would experience heartache alongside one of my favorite characters.
Morgan Spencer, the beloved character from “The Still of the Night”, finds himself a widowed father of a baby girl, Livie. He’s become a recluse, holing up in one of his brother’s cabins in Colorado. The last thing on his mind is falling in love again. Petite and feisty Quinn Reilly, an online trader that’s found herself in Juniper Falls, Colorado, has made her life as “invisible” as possible. She lives day to day, knowing that she might have to leave everything at a moment’s notice. When that fear becomes reality, Morgan suggests an outlandish proposal that might just answer all of their problems.
If you take a step back and think about the plot that Kristen Heitzmann has set up, you’ll find that not many authors are brave enough to tackle the road she went down. Sure, I read plenty of novels where the lead is a widow or widower, but I can’t remember the last novel I read where the previous book was centered that person falling in love with the spouse that will “widow” them. Never. Ever.
That author? Kristen Heitzmann? She has guts.
Thankfully, she also has the talent to weave real, heartfelt emotions into her characters. Only an author with real chops would attempt that, and Heitzmann pulls it off with flair.
I’ve always recommend Heitzmann’s novels and will continue to do so. I did have the pleasure of reviewing this novel for free for Litfuse Publicity. A positive review was not required, but freely given.
About the Author: Kristen Heitzmann is the bestselling author of twenty novels, including Colorado Book Award finalist The Still of Night and Christy Award winner Secrets. She lives with her husband, Jim, and lots of extended family in the Rocky Mountain foothills of Colorado, where she climbs trails into God’s great beauty. Learn more at http://www.kristenheitzmannbooks.com.
Kristen Heitzmann is celebrating The Breath of Dawn by giving away one of the new Paperwhite Kindles and hosting a fun Author Chat Party on Facebook. (11/27)
One fortunate winner will receive:
- A Kindle Paperwhite
- The Breath of Dawn by Kristen Heitzmann
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on November 26th. Winner will be announced at the “The Breath of Dawn” Author Chat Facebook Party on 11/27. Connect with Kristen, get a sneak peek of her next book, try your hand at the trivia contest, and chat with readers just like you. There will also be gift certificates, books and a Book Club Prize Pack to be won (10 copies for your book club or small group)!
So grab your copy of The Breath of Dawn and join Kristen on the evening of the November 27th for a chance to connect with Kristen and make some new friends. (If you haven’t read the book – don’t let that stop you from coming!)