Thursday, December 9, 2010
Book Review: A Rush of Wings
A Rush of Wings: A Novel
By Kristen Heitzmann
Bethany House, 2010
English, 382 pgs
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. Award-winning and bestselling author Kristen Heitzmann has skillfully created a story resonating with emotion and depicting a poignant spiritual journey.
It took me a while to get into this book, but once I did, it was hard to put down. Noelle is running from memories which are surfacing, even though she has no idea what they are or why she's having them. She runs to Colorado and finds there are two places in the whole town to rent. She takes one on a horse ranch and begins to integrate herself into life in the mountains.
There really isn't anything new to the story line, but it's still a good read and there are quite a few places where I wanted to read ahead to see how it turned out.
I received a copy of the book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.