Monday, December 27, 2010
A Rush Of Wings by Kristen Heitzmann ~ review
Running from terrors both recent and remembered, Noelle flees her New York mansion for the Rocky Mountains, seeking a place to hide from the men who betrayed her. Her sanctuary is a horse ranch, where she discovers solace in the breathtaking scenery she paints. But as the attentions of two brothers slowly soften the wall she hides behind, the past she yearns to escape becomes a menacing threat she cannot deny. Will Noelle find courage to give her broken heart to the One whose perfect love casts out all fear? Kristen Heitzmann skillfully creates a story resonating with emotion and a poignant spiritual journey.
My take on this book:
The protagonist in this story is Noelle St. Claire.Although she comes from a wealthy privileged family, she is afraid, and knows she needs to run. With fearful dreams and bits of memory, all she knows is she needs to leave New York if she is ever to feel safe.
When she winds up on a horse ranch in Colorado with Rick and Morgan Spenser, she hopes to find the peace and safety that she needs to heal. While Morgan lives a wild playboy lifestyle, his brother Rick, has a deep faith in God. While Morgan tries to woo her, Rick knows she is suffering so he is anxious to share his faith in God with her. She soon finds herself falling in love. Which brother does she choose? Will she ever figure out what memories are just out of reach?
I really enjoyed reading this story. There were plenty of twists and turns that held my attention thru the entire story. The author doesn't give us alot at one time instead stringing us along,giving us bits and peaces, which really held my attention throughout. It was interesting to read about the two brothers Rick and Morgan, they were as different as night and day. Rick really had a strong faith in God, but his faith doesn't go untested. While I really didn't connect to Noelle right away, by the end of the story I felt as if she had grown, allowing me to connect with her.
A Rush of Wings was originally printed in 2003, and was reprinted this year. If you are like me and somehow missed it the first time around, I recommend that you pick it up, especially if you enjoy reading contemporary suspense fiction, that also gives a great inspirational message as well.
Book provided by Bethany House in exchange for an honest review.