Friday, June 27, 2014

Bookshelf Friday - A Rush of Wings Series by Kristen Heitzmann

I've read several books by Kristen in the past. She tends to walk the line between contemporary romance and contemporary romantic suspense, and she walks it well! I always enjoy the balance to her books, her characters, and the amazing story lines that move at just the right pace. Having read several years ago A Rush of Wings and The Still of Night, I was surprised to discover there was a third recently written for the series entitled Breath of Dawn. I had no idea! So when a friend told me about it, I immediately snapped it up. But I can't tell you any of the specifics because you have to read the other two first. So...I'm talking about the first in the series here today:)

When fragmented images and unfocused panic force Noelle St. Claire to flee her wealthy, sheltered life in New York, she gains sanctuary on a ranch in the Rocky Mountains.
There Noelle finds solace in the breathtaking scenery she paints. But as the attentions of two brothers, Rick and Morgan Spencer, breach the wall she hides behind, the past she yearns to escape becomes a menacing threat from which she can no longer hide. 

Just a little FYI before we start, the book has been rereleased with another cover, so you'll see both out there.

Ok. This series was wonderful. I loved not knowing which brother she'd choose. I loved the scenery in this book and the relationships that develop. As I noted above, Kristen does a great job of keeping the immediate danger in the background for most of the book and allowing her characters to be the focus on page. And, oh, do they shine. You all know I love dialogue, and Kristen does it well. I love the tenderness and strength of her leading men, and I couldn't wait to read more about the brother who didn't win Noelle's heart...his story takes place in The Still of Night. I also loved the focus on healing that her books tend to take and how that is always accomplished through the only One who can truly heal. Not only is the scenery in her books breathtakingly beautiful, but so are her scenes.

That being said, if you choose to read this series it is one that must be done in order! I don't normally say that, but this time I'm going to. Each story is encapsulated in it's own, but there are other factors at play here that will make your read much better if you start here with book one and finish (without looking at the blurbs even until you're at that book) with Breath of Dawn.

And while Rush of Wings I gave 4 out of 5 stars, the final two I gave 5 out of 5, making this a series I'd very happily give 5 out of 5 stars on overall.

You can pick up Rush of Wings here. Hope you grab it and enjoy!

To learn more about Kristen and all her books (another favorite of mine was Freefall) visit her website Kristen Heitzmann Books.


  1. I haven't read Kristen Heitzmann yet! This series looks really good! Thanks, Susan!

  2. OH! You'll love her Jill:) She's a great author!