Wednesday, April 23, 2008

More Book Reviews

The Witness (Shield of Hope Series Book #1) is the first book I've read by Dee Henderson. Although it is the first, no other books have come out in this series. That is one of the main reasons I chose it. Most of her books are in series, and I didn't want to get too tied down with a long series.

Synopsis: from book cover "Police Chief Luke Granger's witness to a murder, Amy Griffin, has been on the run for years. Her family thinks she was murdered eight years ago, but Amy chose to accept a life in the shadows in order to protect her sisters' lives. Now unveiled secrets about their father have thrust the sisters into the public spotlight. The man who wants Amy dead now sees her sisters as the way to locate her. Luke and two of his homicide detectives are determined to stand in the way. They are each falling in love with a different sister, and it's become a personal mission to keep them safe. But chances are that at least one of them will fail, and facing the future will take a faith deeper than any of them currently knows."

At first, I couldn't get into the book because I had a hard time with her writing style. But, after about the third or fourth chapter, I began to enjoy it. It had a nice storyline with three cops and three sisters pairing off. The book did have a few graphic scenes relating to the murders, but I was able to handle them ok. And I don't want to give too much away, but it was a bit sad. If you enjoy detective type books, this one won't disappoint, and it doesn't leave too much of a cliffhanger since no other books have followed.

A Rush of Wings by Kristen Heitzman was my second book by the author. I reviewed her other book, Freefall, here.

Synopsis: from book jacket "Running from terrors both recent and remembered, Noelle flees her New York mansion for the Rocky Mountains, seeking a place to hide from the men who betrayed her. Her sanctuary is a horse ranch, where she discovers solace in the breathtaking scenery she paints. But as the attentions of two brothers slowly soften the wall she hides behind, the past she yearns to escape becomes a menacing threat she cannot deny. Will Noelle find courage to give her broken heart to the One whose perfect love casts out all fear? Kristen Heitzmann skillfully creates a story resonating with emotion and a poignant spiritual journey."

She is one of my new favorite authors. I loved A Rush of Wings as much as I did Freefall. I think I'm really able to identify with her characters. She interlaces her stories nicely with God's word. Again, I love her balance of romance and adventure. And I just found out there is a second book following A Rush of Wings. The Still of the Night will immediately be added to my wishlist!


The Wooden Porch said...

Heitzman's books sound great! I just requested Freefall from the library based on your review.

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Look, an awesome set of book reviews (that's what happens when you give a girl a shiny new laptop, hehehe!) :)

I haven't read either of these authors yet, but plan to. I picked up a Dee Henderson book at a library sale last year, but it's part of a series, so I haven't started it yet (don't have the others all available to me).

Great reviews girl, I love hearing your thoughts on books :)

Sonya said...

I've never read these authors so I'll have to put them on my list of new ones to check out. Thanks for the great reviews!

Nene said...

Hello Shawna,

I hope your doing well! Just checking in on you;-)) Looks like great books to read. Thank you for telling us about them.

Have a great weekend,