Get Ready to Hold Your Breath! Heitzmann Delivers in “Breath of Dawn”

The Breath Of DawnDon’t bother thinking you can put this book down once you start! Kristen Heitzmann delivers again! Both Widower Morgan Spencer and Quinn Reilly have their own story to tell and Heitzmann weaves them together in a tale of love and suspense that had me curled under my blankets with my breath caught in my throat at what might happen next. Heitzmann writes a fast-paced story—and though I was tempted to rush ahead at times it’s better to keep a good pace to avoid missing any of the intriguing details she leaves like breadcrumbs. I also appreciate the way the author intertwines the story of faith—never heavy-handed—and enough to lift my own face in thanksgiving and grace. Great read!

“Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group”.

Book Summary: Morgan Spencer has had just about all he can take of life. Following the tragic death of his wife, Jill, he retreats to his brother’s Rocky Mountain ranch to heal and focus on the care of his infant daughter, Olivia. Two years later, Morgan begins to make plans to return to his home in Santa Barbara to pick up the pieces of his life and career.

Quinn Riley has been avoiding her past for four years. Standing up for the truth has forced her into a life of fear and isolation. After a “chance” first meeting and a Thanksgiving snowstorm, Quinn is drawn into the Spencer family’s warm and loving world, and she begins to believe she might find freedom in their friendship.

The man Quinn helped put behind bars has recently been released, however, and she fears her past will endanger the entire Spencer family. As the danger heightens, she determines to leave town for the sake of the people who have come to mean so much to her.

Fixing problems is what Morgan Spencer does best, and he is not willing to let Quinn run away, possibly into the clutches of a man bent on revenge. But Morgan’s solution sends him and Quinn on an unexpected path, with repercussions neither could have anticipated.

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Courting Cate by Leslie Gould, A Review

Courting Cate by Leslie GouldCourting Cate, an Amish fiction take on the Taming of the Shrew has all the markings of a fun story: a sharp tongued savvy woman coupled with an undaunted handsome guy whose snappy dialogue sparkles off the page from the get go. Feisty Cate, is the sharp-tongued elder sister whose sweet gorgeous younger sister is the epitome of an Amish young woman—everything Cate is not. With Cate’s father pronouncement that Betsy may not marry until Cate does, Betsy begins a desperate search for a male, any male that Cate has not already driven away!

I love inspirational romance, but I have to be honest that I tend to avoid the Amish fiction. I generally like my novels to at least have some basis in reality. While I am not immersed in Amish life, I found myself often skeptical that the thoughts, feelings and action in Courting Cate were true to life. I know, I know, its fiction…but this is the first book I’ve read by Leslie Gould and she just didn’t convince me. I also found that the story seemed to drag a bit in the middle.  But if you can manage to suspend your disbelief and keep reading until the end, I think you’ll be happy you did. Courting Cate is a cute, fun tale that helped me pass a few hours in leisurely relaxation.  Enjoy!

“Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group”.