Saturday, May 7, 2016

Freefall


GIVEAWAY

HEITZMANN, KRISTEN
FREEFALL

The blow came like the torrent blow, hard and swift and unexpected. She screamed...and fell...

When a young woman stumbles out of the Hanalei Mountains on the island of Kauai with no memory of who she is, Monica Pierce knows she's been brought there by God. Her bother, Cameron, reluctantly agrees to investigate the mysterious circumstances surrounding the stranger's arrival. He suspects her injuries were no accident, but he's far from convinced she's an innocent victim. And there's that nagging feeling he's seen her somewhere before...

Now known as Jade, the woman begins to recall fragments of what led her to this place. Cameron believes the danger isn't over, but she just wants to recover what she's lost. Jade and the cynical investigator attempt to reconstruct the threads of her identity, but the stakes are higher than either expected.

My Review:

Published in 2006 this book is, in a word, mesmerizing. A layered tale of truth and deceit and how they affect relationship. The suspense is enthralling...from the moment Jade staggers out of the jungle until the final resolution, Heitzmann expertly weaves an intriguing mix of clues around a heart-stirring romance. And, oh my, is it ever complicated! She breathes life into her characters. They are realistically flawed, plagued by unique insecurities that motivate their actions for good...or evil. I especially love the depth of connection to God seen in different characters. They don't always get it right but they keep trying. An uplifting and captivating read that I inhaled in one day.

And just because I can totally relate to this line from the book I feel the need to share: "...while he didn't look for God's hand in everything, he paid attention when it slapped him in the face." (p.141) :-)

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of  Freefall please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday May 8 2016. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

23 comments:

  1. Good Saturday morning! I've only read one book by Kristen Heitzmann, but it was excellent. This one sounds very good. I love the quote you posted. I actually already have this one on my Kindle, so you don't have to put me in the drawing. I just wanted to read your review. Blessings...

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    1. Thanks for reading my review, Kay. Hope you enjoy the book as much as I did when you get around to reading it.

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  2. New author for me. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom.

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  3. Sounds intriguing! I recognize this author's name, but she's new to me. Great review, Kav!
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    1. Thanks, Nicole. She has quite a repertoire of books. Good luck.

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  4. I've always thought how terrible it would be to have no memory of anything. There is always a connection to God no matter what is going on in our lives.
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    1. And the author writes the whole situation so well. It's gripping. And amen to God being there no matter what. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  5. Hi! I love Kristen Heitzman books and would love to have to opportunity to read some more of her books. Thanks for the awesome review! mpturner96ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. You're welcome, Megan. Good luck.

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  6. Kristen is a new author to me and her book sounds great! Thank you for the opportunity, Kav!

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    1. She's really great, Melanie. Good luck.

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  7. I've read a few of Kristen's books but it's been a while! I'm sure I'd enjoy this one.

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    1. I think you would too, Trixi. Good luck.

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  8. I haven't read this one!! Looks like a good one! bookwormgal2011 at yahoo dot com

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  9. Hello Kav! I love your description...mesmerizing. Sounds great!
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  10. I have not yet read a book by this author so I'm adding Kristen to my author list. So many books, so little time. Thank you!
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  11. I am fan of this author, read most of her books, so I would love to win this. sonflower277at gmail dot com

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  12. I have heard of this author but haven't had a chance to read any of her books yet. Sounds like a great one.

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  13. Good luck, Diane, Karen and Deanne.

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  14. Always fun to discover a hidden gem from the past!

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