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The Breath of Dawn by Kristen Heitzmann
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He always promised that if he ever got out, he would come for her. He would make her pay. Now Quinn Reilly has received a cryptic phone call from Hannah, telling her just that. He's coming for her and now she will pay. As hard as she tries to stay involved in her work dealing with estate sales, Quinn knows that somehow, some way, she can't remain hidden for very long. Markham Wilder will use every resource possible to find her and that's why she has to stay on the move. She has one more house to deal with and find buyers for the items inside before she fears she must run again. Aside from the purchase of a small A-frame house with an oversized barn for the storage of the items she has up for sale, she has remained virtually off the grid. Until now.

Morgan Spencer has only one thing left to live for, his young daughter Olivia, whom he affectionately refers to as Livie. Still grieving over the loss of his wife, Jill who was killed during a freak accident and prior to that losing another daughter to leukemia, Morgan only has Livie left to care for. Spending some time with his brother, Rick and his wife Noelle, Morgan tries to find a way to move forward. Seeing the ranch house next door is for sale, he wonders if just moving far enough away but still close enough to get help if he needs it will help him find a way to get his own personal life back on track. Known for being a well sought after specialist that assists big corporations in these hard economic times turn their companies around, Morgan has made quite a name for himself and the money has been great. He also has turned some of his successes into best sellers sharing his tips for those willing to buy his books, but has remained a bit of a recluse and strives for a private life, after the death of his wife.

Now that Quinn has almost readied the home, she discovers help in the unlikely place, through her next door neighbors Noelle and her brother-in-law, Morgan. When Morgan shows up to investigate the potential sale of the home she's inventorying, it leads them both into an undiscovered secret in the basement beneath the house. What they both discover there, will unite them in a remarkable but unexpected way and Quinn will need Morgan's help to save her own life. If only she can trust the more than handsome but grieving man.

I received The Breath of Dawn by Kristen Heitzmann compliments of Christian Fiction Blog Alliance and Bethany House Publishers for my honest review. I have to say, for me, I can't read this one at night. The first time I got about half way through and needed sleep, I had nightmares, not the authors fault, but it does provide a blending of some intense genres, suspense, thriller, and romance. It's truly heart stopping at points and you hope that Quinn and Morgan will find solace in one another through dealing with truly difficult circumstances. I literally had a hard time putting this one down. I love that Kristen isn't in a hurry to move her book along and the details she takes in building the suspense and characters is remarkable. From the secondary characters like Consuela, Morgan's housekeeper in California to the Professor Dr. Jenkins with his old pipe, you can almost imagine them as if they were real but vital to the story. I can easily rate this one a 5 out of 5 stars. Any book that can keep me up at night, with the covers over my head, is truly a winner in my book. I'll be watch listing Kristen Heitzmann for future books!
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Started Reading
November 5, 2012 – Shelved
November 5, 2012 – Shelved as: chick-literature
November 5, 2012 – Shelved as: christian-action-adventure
November 5, 2012 – Shelved as: christian-fiction
November 5, 2012 – Shelved as: christian-suspense-fiction
November 5, 2012 – Shelved as: contemporary-fiction
November 5, 2012 – Shelved as: murder-mystery
November 5, 2012 – Shelved as: romance-fiction
November 5, 2012 – Shelved as: supense-thriller-fiction
November 5, 2012 – Finished Reading

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