Sunday, November 04, 2012

The Breath of Dawn by Kristen Heitzmann

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
The Breath of Dawn
Bethany House Publishers (November 1, 2012)
Kristen Heitzmann


From the time my dad taught me to read at sit-on-the-floor school when I was four—launching me past kindergarten into 1st grade—I have loved learning and expressing what I know through art, music, and especially writing. Education came easily, and I grew accustomed to having my work read and displayed. But breaking out of the family mold, I left college to marry my husband Jim (celebrating our 29th this year.) Since then, life and all kinds of research have provided the grist for my stories. We have three awesome adult kids, and one incredible teenager. (You might think I’m biased, but ask anyone who knows them.)

While home schooling my four kids, I wrote my first novel. I pitched it for publication, and it became the first of a five book historical series. Since then, I have written three more historical novels and nine contemporaries. The Still of Night was nominated for the Colorado Book Award. The Tender Vine was a Christy Award finalist and Secrets won a Christy in 2005.

People often ask why I started writing, and I say to get the stories out of my head. Some say they’d like to write a book, but I say if you’re not wracked with labor pains, there are easier ways to express yourself. Being a writer is a solitary, eccentric, and often compulsive path. But I wouldn’t trade it for anything.


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.

If you would like to read the first chapter of The Breath of Dawn, go HERE.

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Andrea said...

posted -

Angela Breidenbach said...

Post goes up at 430am.

Lisa Johnson said...

jenmom said...

My post is up:

Another GREAT story from Heitzmann!

Erin Slocum said...

Nicole said...

Review is up at Into the Fire.

Deanna said...


MJ @ Creative Madness Mama said...

preview posted, review coming:

abi said...

tour posted

Athena said...

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Ernie W. said...

Posted at

Georgiana Daniels said...

Scheduled for tomorrow morning.

jsparrow747 said...

Passionate and Chilling. A Wonderful read!!

Heitzmann's writing is among the best of the best!!!

See my review at:

Tori Theriot said...

loves to read said...

posted with review

Heart2Heart said...

Absolutely LOVED this book. The fact I could not put it down and that it kept me wide awake in suspense is the signs of greatness. Looking forward to more from this author.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Charity said...

Posted with review-

Joy Hannabass said...


Susan Stitch said...

Posted with review at

LOVED this book!

Julie J. said...

April Erwin said...

Outstanding as always, Kristen is a genius. Love her work. :) Mine's up at:

Jill said...

My post is up!

Kim said...

Kim Ford
Window To My World

Margie Vawter said...


jsparrow747 said...

Great Book!

See my review at

Lauri said...

Here's my review:

as always Kristen wrote a great book!

Delia said...


Jen said...


Pam at Daysong Reflections said...
Posted with review.

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Jasmine said...


Janna said...

Posted and reviewed!

Molly said...


The IE Mommy - Christine said...

Melanie said...

Posted earlier.