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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Breath of Dawn by Kristen Heitzmann (Book Review / Kindle Paperwhite Contest Giveaway)

In association with Litfuse Publicity, Jersey Girl Book Reviews welcomes Kristen Heitzmann, author of The Breath of Dawn!

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.

Kristen Heitzmann's The Breath of Dawn Virtual Book Tour Page On Litfuse Publicity

Virtual Book Tour Contest Giveaway 
& Facebook Chat

Win A Kindle Paperwhite 
Connect With Kristen At Her 11/27 Facebook Party!

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!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun, RSVP todayTell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on Nov 27th!

The Breath Of Dawn Book Trailer

Book Review

The Breath of Dawn by Kristen Heitzmann
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Publication Date: November 1, 2012
Format: Paperback - 416 pages / Kindle - 1113 KB / Nook - 1 MB
ISBN: 0764210424
Genre: Christian Fiction / Contemporary Romance / Suspense

BUY THE BOOK: The Breath Of Dawn


Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Litfuse Publicity. 

Book Description:

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 counter proposal takes them in a direction neither is equipped to handle. Determined to confront the past, will they survive to build a future?

Book Excerpt:

Before using his computer, she went to the window and watched the storm.  The wind had teeth, and she'd have to face it again.  Cold just thinking about it, she turned away and activated his laptop.  It came right up, but she couldn't get in, so she went to the door of Livie's room.  The little girl wore footed jammies that made her too cuddly to bear.  Nestled in with her daddy, rocking and reading, the two of them entranced her.  - Page 116

My Book Review:

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. But then the man Quinn put behind bars is released and she's afraid for everyone around her. Can she face her greatest fear or flee to find safety in anonymity?

The Breath of Dawn is the third book in the A Rush Of Wings series ( A Rush Of Wings and The Still Of Nightthat features the Spencer family: Morgan, Livie, Rick and Noelle. In this book, the reader reconnects with the Spencer family and is introduced to Quinn Riley, who enters the Spencer family's lives with danger following behind her. Author Kristen Heitzmann weaves a riveting tale that mixes romance with suspense that keeps the reader sitting on the edge of their seat, guessing what will happen next. While this book is part of a series, it can also stand alone as the author brings the reader up to speed on the life stories of the Spencer family while seamlessly interweaving the new storyline. The reader can't help but get drawn into Morgan and Quinn's story, their emotions are palpable as their past collide and their relationship blossoms into a breathtaking love story. The story is full of gripping suspense scenes that keeps the reader turning the pages, while embarking on a wild roller coaster ride full of dramatic twists and turns. Author Kristen Heitzmann does a wonderful job of blending a romantic love story with the thrilling aspects of mystery and suspense.

The cast of characters are realistic, complex and endearing people, who easy draw the reader into their lives. Morgan Spencer is still reeling from the tragic loss of his wife Jill two years ago, his primary concern is raising their two year old daughter Livie. He's the kind of man that you can't help but want to put your arms around and hug. Quinn Reilly is an ebay trader dealing in antiques, whose testimony against a man four years ago helped send him to prison. Quinn's past is coming back to haunt her as the man has been released from prison and is coming after her. Morgan is a person who likes to "fix" things and he can't ignore Quinn's pleas for help. With a great secondary cast of characters; engaging dialogue and interactions; and a captivating storyline that draws the reader into the middle of the action; The Breath of Dawn is a compelling and thoroughly entertaining read that you won't be able to put down!

The Breath Of Dawn is a spellbinding continuation into the saga of the Spencer family. It is an intriguing tale that embodies the very best of a romantic suspense story.


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