The Breath of Dawn

In the middle of this hectic holiday week I am still finding time to read.  You need to know that when playing hide n seek with the Grandbabes make sure you have a book in your hands.  Honestly.  I would hide in pantries, bath tubs or even in the green house.  Then have a good 15 minutes of uninterrupted reading while they were looking for me.  Pretty smart Nonnie here!

Kristen Heitzmann learned how to read at the feet of her father much like I did.  Loving the written word from birth I think.  So it is nice to read from an author that is both an educator herself as well as a fellow reader.  The only thing I did not like is that once again the knight charging in on his white stallion has all the funds you can imagine at his finger tips.  That really gets old.  You know that money sure helps fix problems but it is not falling from trees nor are their rich single men roaming the streets looking for a nice hard working middle class lady.

Now that I have had that say so let me tell you what I did like about 
The Breath of Dawn by Kristen Heitzmann.  I loved that the main character was a woman who was willing to work hard for a good job well done.  I admire that.  She also had her flaws, namely that fear can really skew the way one processes thought.  But of course she also was able to keep her head in the middle of a crisis.  I know that is me, straight forward thinking til all is alright.  Then I fall apart!    

To CELEBRATE the release of her newest novel, The Breath of Dawn, Kristen Heitzmann is giving away a Paperwhite Kindle Fire! Then on 11/27 she'll be hosting a fun Facebook Party where she will be chatting with readers and giving away fun prizes! Click for details and don't miss the fun. 

ABOUT Kristen Heitzmann. 
From the time my dad taught me to read at sit-on-the-floor school when I was four—launching me past kindergarten into 1st grade—I have loved learning and expressing what I know through art, music, and especially writing. Education came easily, and I grew accustomed to having my work read and displayed. But breaking out of the family mold, I left college to marry my husband Jim (celebrating our 29th this year.) Since then, life and all kinds of research have provided the grist for my stories. We have three awesome adult kids, and one incredible teenager. (You might think I’m biased, but ask anyone who knows them.) 

While home schooling my four kids, I wrote my first novel. I pitched it for publication, and it became the first of a five book historical series. Since then, I have written three more historical novels and nine contemporaries. The Still of Night was nominated for the Colorado Book Award. The Tender Vine was a Christy Award finalist and Secrets won a Christy in 2005. 

People often ask why I started writing, and I say to get the stories out of my head. Some say they’d like to write a book, but I say if you’re not wracked with labor pains, there are easier ways to express yourself. Being a writer is a solitary, eccentric, and often compulsive path. But I would not trade it for anything. 


Kristen Heitzmann Delivers Powerful New Romantic Suspense 

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. 

If you would like to read the first chapter of The Breath of Dawn, go HERE.   Thanks so to Litfuse for sharing with me once again!  I love reviewing for you!

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