Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Book Review - The Breath of Dawn

"Heitzmann weaves a many-layered tale keep[ing] readers entertained and wondering when the next bit of drama will occur." -Publishers Weekly
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?
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.

Find out more about Kristen at http://www.kristenheitzmannbooks.com/

This book started out a little slow but quickly ignited into a fast-paced, couldn't-put-it-down kind of book that I love! Honestly, I got way too little sleep while reading this book because instead of sleep, I would "read just one more chapter" again and again.
Quinn is an e-bay trader, living out in the woods in a little house, seemingly content with her life. She's a very nice person that people take to right away. As she is cleaning out an estate house for a woman whose mother has died, she meets Morgan, a professional corporate expert who lost his wife 2 years before. Something ignites between them but for many reasons they do not pursue it but remain friends.
Unfortunately, Quinn has a psycopath after her. She testifed against him several years before and now he's out of prison and bent on revenge against her. Despite her best efforts to stay hidden, he finds her through a family member. 
Morgan has a little girl that is almost 2 years old and he realizes his need to get back out on his own after living with his brother and sister-in-law since his wife died. He also realizes he need someone to cook and take care of Olivia while he travels for his work. 
Quinn and Morgan strike a deal that brings them each what they need, but it complicates things in ways they hadn't imagined. The story is quick paced at this point as they dodge the crazy person after Quinn. 
There is also a back story regarding the RaeAnn, whose mother's house Quinn was clearning out for her. This is very interesting and adds to the story, rather than detracting from it. It involves an old asylum that is both creepy and interesting at the same time.
I highly recommend this book. I enjoyed it so much and didn't want it to end.
*This book was provided to me for my honest review by LitFuse Publicity Group
Blessings - Julie 

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like an interesting book. Thanks for your thoughts and the review. Hope you have a wonderful holiday week! :O)


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