The Breath of Dawn by Kristen Heitzmann – Book Review

by Katie on January 7, 2013

I know I said I was taking the month off of blogging, and I am, but I needed to review this book that I just finished!

About the Book:
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 counterproposal takes them in a direction neither is equipped to handle. Determined to confront the past, will they survive to build a future?

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.

My Thoughts:
This was my first book by Kristen Heitzmann and I really enjoyed this book. When I first got it I realized it was quite a big book, over 400 pages, so I guess it was a good thing it was such a good book…I didn’t want it to end. The Breath of Dawn is full of suspense and romance at the same time – a great combination!

This book is a stand alone book, but there are two books written prior to it that have some of the same characters – “A Rush of Wings” and “The Still of the Night”. I loved the book even though I hadn’t read the other books, but I would recommend reading them first because I probably would have loved the book even more if I had more insight to the characters.

After testifying against someone Quinn Reilly finds herself estranged from her family and in hiding. She moved to a small town and is making a living by selling estate sale items on ebay. While she is cleaning out a clients home she meets Morgan Spencer and his family – Livie, Rick, Noelle, and Liam. In desperate need of friends she opens up to the Spencer’s and they open up to her. A great friendship blooms and more. Quinn finds the help she needs in Morgan Spencer and at the same time he finds in her what he needs to heal his heart.

I really enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more books by Kristen Heitzmann. I would highly recommend it!

Disclosure: This book was given to me for free by Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

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Kimi January 27, 2013 at 11:38 am

Hi! Been a while. Not sure how I got off track but my daughter asked for your orange chicken the other day. I had completely forgotten about it. Her words “the best chicken you ever made!” So here I am again. The books sounds wonderful and I’m going to try and hunt it down. I hope you’ve had a great break. Now, back at it. Everyone would benefit by cutting out or down on gluten. You recipes were always full of flavor but not silly ingredients. Fast and awesome! Not to mention budget friendly. So I really hope you will carry on.


Katie January 30, 2013 at 8:56 am

Hi Kimi! Glad to see you back here! I haven’t made that chicken in the longest time…I will have to make it again, too.


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