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Bethany House Review: The Breath of Dawn by Kristen Heitzmann

on February 1, 2013

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?

My Opinion:

This book is a stand alone but there are also others that introduce you to the characters in this book, such as A Rush of Wings, which I had the chance to read in 2010, but whether you’ve read the other books this one can stand on it’s own as there is enough background information given to catch you up to what is going on.  Like the other book this was one was a little slow going at the beginning, Quinn is helping a woman whose mom has passed away clean up the estate and are searching for a missing piece of jewelry.   Morgan is still reeling from the loss of his wife about two years ago and is trying his best to raise their daughter with the help of his brother and sister in law.

Then it picks up and exciting twists and turns await as you keep turning the pages of this book – if you stick with it you’ll be in for a great and exciting read and a little low key romance thrown in for good measure!  Reading the book wasn’t as much about the budding romance but about the redemption and forgiveness that comes with letting Christ control your life.  Quinn isn’t sure and even seems a little ambivalent towards God, however it’s a little understandable when you read about her growing up years, and as she experiences more her faith comes alive and it’s so awesome to see how she comes full circle in this book.

If you enjoy a great Christian fiction book then this may be just what you need – and if you live where it’s cold and snowy – snuggle up with a comfy blanket a hot tea (or coffee) and dig in.  With the suspense and mystery and romance there is a little something for everyone as you enter Quinn and Morgan’s world and get swept up into some exciting events!

**Disclaimer:  I was given a copy of this book from Bethany House in exchange for my honest opinion, no other compensation was given.

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