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Breath of Dawn, The by Kristen Heitzmann

Breath of Dawn, The

by Kristen Heitzmann

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I honestly almost didn't read this one because I thought Morgan has been tortured enough in books 1 and 2. I wanted to stay in the happy ending bubble at the end of book 2 ... Except the synopsis of this book told me that bubble bursts pretty quickly. And now that I knew that, it was going to bug me until I saw it through. And I'm so very glad I did! I really loved Celia's take on things - Morgan & Jill's love was brittle, built on what could have been. Didn't make it any less real but would have always been a struggle for them. With Erin, Morgan has a mature love that brings out the best in him, the parts that were buried for years. His redemption and healing have come full circle - this last book in the trilogy (that has really been his story all along) was refreshing, a breath of grace-filled air to inhale deeply as we watch him heal and become whole again. ( )
  MeezCarrie | Aug 31, 2015 |
The Breath of Dawn is romantic suspense with captivating characters and a plot that keeps readers in its clutches.

Female lead Quinn Reilly takes her business of estate buying and eBay trading seriously. But why is this diminutive but determined, independent, and conscientious 27-year-old living alone and is if on the run in a doll-house-sized cabin nestled in the mountains of Colorado?

Morgan Spencer, whom we see in the prologue roaring away from his infant daughter after his wife's funeral has moved from his California business headquarters to the Colorado ranch. There his brother Rick, wife Noelle and nephew Liam are helping him parent now two-year-old Livie.

Quinn and Morgan meet, there is chemistry between them but the story really heats up when Markham Wilder, a bad actor from Quinn's past surfaces after serving jail time because of Quinn's testimony against him. Heitzmann's description of the reptilian Wilder gave me shivers.

Though the book is long (448 pages) the story of the growth of Quinn and Morgan's relationship woven together with the ever-tightening noose of Quinn's past kept me reading long into the night.

In addition to spinning a captivating tale, Heitzmann addresses themes of trust (in people and God--beautifully illustrated by little Livie's trusting attitude and actions), family, prayer, faith and integrity.

The Breath of Dawn under the tree would be a great treat for the romantic suspense lover in your life!

I received this book as a gift from publisher Bethany House for the purpose of writing a review. ( )
  Violet_Nesdoly | Jan 4, 2015 |
A nice light read. Predictable but still enjoyable. ( )
  yonitdm | May 4, 2014 |
I loved the beginning of this book and thought that I would love everything about this book. I fell in love with all of the characters and the plot was great but when I was about half way through the book I just couldn't get into the book anymore. I think the problem for me was the fact that the turn of events seemed so far fetched that I just couldn't see it actually happening. Since I couldn't see it happening in really life I had a hard time finishing the book. The author is a great author and I can't wait to check out her other books but I can't recommend this book simple because it was so far fetched at least to me. ( )
  mattidw | Dec 17, 2013 |
After losing his wife, Morgan Spencer tries to hide his pain by wrapping himself up in his 2 yr old daughter Livie while living with his brother and sister-in-law (Noelle) on their ranch. Hiding from an ugly past and a man (Markham) who Quinn Reilly hoped would be put away for a long, long time she tries to start over. Fate throws Morgan and Quinn together during a Thanksgiving dinner Quinn prepares for her new friend Noelle. Quinn soon falls head over heels in love with Morgan’s daughter Livie. Markham’s release is made known to Quinn when she starts getting threats on her phone which are seen by Morgan. Quinn decides to run but Morgan having become fond of Quinn offers her a solution that could possibly keep her safe and help her to disappear too. When those plans don’t work they find that facing the past in order to be able to have a future might be the only choice they have. ( )
  mookiekat | Dec 6, 2013 |
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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.

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Fixing problems is what Morgan Spencer does best, but following the tragic death of his wife he retreats to his brother's Rocky Mountain ranch to heal and focus on the care of his daughter. Quinn Riley has been avoiding her past for four years, and when a Thanksgiving snowstorm brings her into the Spencer family's warm and loving world, she begins to believe she might find freedom in their friendship. But the man she helped put behind bars has recently been released, and is bent on revenge.… (more)

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