Romantic suspense the way it was meant to be written: GIVEAWAY & my review of "The Breath of Dawn" by Heitzmann

The Breath of Dawn

about the book...

Corporate turnaround specialist Morgan Spencer, dubbed the "success guru," has a Midas touch in business. But losing his wife sent him to the brink, and his two-year-old daughter, Livie, is all he's living for--until they encounter a woman whose trouble just might draw him out of his own.

Four years ago Quinn Reilly did the right thing. Now the man her testimony put in jail is getting out. Though she has put up barriers to protect herself and those around her, she has come to care for the Spencer family, especially the winsome Livie and her mercurial father. Unwilling to put them at risk when the threats begin, she requests something she hopes the super-successful Morgan might be able to deliver.

Fixing problems is what Morgan does best, but his counter-proposal takes them in a direction neither is equipped to handle. Determined to confront the past, will they survive to build a future?

my review....

Kristen Heitzmann has delivered a thoroughly enjoyable romantic suspense novel in "The Breath of Dawn". Her novel is equally devoted to both character development and to the unfolding suspense, and so is sure to appeal to readers who love either genre of romance or thrillers. Quinn is a spunky, likable gal who's big heart and past shrouded in secrecy had me immediately hooked into her story-line. The romance that develops between Quinn and Morgan lends itself to moments of humor and deepening love, and I greatly appreciated that this was not one of those books where the romance took eons to develop! The suspense scenes star an antagonist who is truly misguided and delusional, with supernatural elements that make him truly evil, though please be assured that the author does not write in a way that will gross any reader out. The last few chapters had me flying through the pages to see how everything would resolve, and I guarantee that the conclusion will be pleasing to all. New love, a crazed man bent on revenge, adorable children, great characters, all permeated by faith - this book has it all!

I highly recommend this book and award it 5 out of 5 star.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

about the author...

Kristen HeitzmannKristen Heitzmann is the bestselling author of over a dozen novels, including Freefall, Halos, A Rush of Wings, and the Christy Award winner Secrets. She and her husband, Jim, and their family live in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where she serves as worship leader in their church. Visit Kristen's Web site at 

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And now for the giveaway....

I am giving away 1 copy of "The Breath of Dawn" to readers from the U.S. and Canada, courtesy of the publisher, Bethany House, and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc

You can get 1 entry into the giveaway for each task you perform:

1. Become a follower of my blog (through Google Followers or Networked Blogs) then leave a comment confirming you became a follower. If you are already a follower, just leave a comment that you already follow and I'll give you 1 entry for that.

2. "Like" my Facebook page, and let me know you did so in a comment. (The link is at the top of the webpage). Let me know if you've already liked it, and I'll give you an entry.

3. Post about the giveaway on your own blog or on twitter or facebook and leave me a comment. You get 1 entry for each method of spreading the word!

4. Leave a comment answering the following question: "What is your favorite romantic suspense novel?"

++ Please include your email address in your comment so I can contact you to arrange to get the book in the mail to you.

That's all there is to it. Contest Ends December 15, 2012.

Good luck!


  1. Favorite romantic suspense novel is Submerged by Dani Petry.
    I am a follower. I read a review copy of The Breath of Dawn and would love to win a paper copy to share with my grand daughters.
    I would post on my blog, but posting from my i-pod.

  2. My favorite romantic suspense novel is "When the Smoke Clears" by Lynette Eason. I loved that book!


  3. I am now a follower through networked blogs (Facebook)


  4. I follow via E mail! Would love to read Kristen's book....have read all her other books! I am presently reading Fatal Disclosure by Dee Henderson ....and enjoying it!
    Jackie Smith

  5. Liked your Facebook page, posted about the giveaway on my Facebook wall, Tweeted the giveaway link.

    I don't have a true favorite above all others but its basically whatever Kristen Heitzmann or Teri Blackstock book I am currently reading.

    I think that makes 4 entries :) Thanks for hosting this giveaway!
    Jasmine A.

  6. Favorite romantic suspense is the Irene Hannon "Guardians of Justice" series...
    Would love to win a copy of this! Thanks for the giveaway!


  7. I love the startling cover, with her eyes looking up into the sky, reflected within.

  8. I 'like' your facebook page.

    There are so many good romantic suspense books out there it's hard to pick just one. I absolutely love the O'Malley series by Dee Henderson!

    Thanks for the entries into the giveaway.

    jess at joshuahouse dot com

  9. I don't really have a favorite that I can think of. I did give 5 stars to the 5th book of the Baxter series by Kathy Herman, "A Fine Line".
    I am a follower.
    may_dayzee (AT)yahoo(DOT)com

  10. It hard to choose a favorite. I really enjoyed Nora Roberts book The Search.
    Katie J. (

  11. Dee Henderson's O'Malley series is absolutely my favorite with Irene Hannon's and Lynette Eason's books close behind.
    I've read several of Kristen Heitzmann's books and enjoyed them, too. Would love to win this one! Thanks for the giveaway!


  12. I love Kristen Heitzmann's books.....and look forward to reading Kristen's new book....'The Breath of Dawn'.....sounds like a wonderful romantic, suspenseful book......I have shared on facebook and twitter too......babyruthmac16ATyahooDOTcom

  13. I'm a follower via GF.
    One of my favorite romantic suspense books is Breach of Trust by Diann Mills.
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

  14. I am a follower via GFC.

    I have liked your FB page.

    My favorite romantic suspense novel is Against All Odds by Irene Hannon


  15. My favorite would probably be one of the O'Malley books. I'm already a Google follower, liked your fb page, shared on fb, twitter, and my blog at! shopgirl152nykiki(at)yahoo(dot)com

  16. Follow your blog via GFC.

    jswaks at gmail dot com

  17. I don't have one favorite romantic suspense novel. Some romantic suspense novels I've enjoyed reading recently are: Formula for Danger by Camy Tang and Irene Hannon's "Guardians of Justice" series!

    jswaks at gmail dot com

  18. I would have to say that in terms of suspense novels I loved every book in Dee Henderson's O'Malley series!!!

    Thanks for the opportunity to win


  19. Replies
    1. We do! Sorry I didn't do up a separate post - I just placed it in the "Giveaway" section of the website. I'll put up a post now - Carol actually won :)

      Keep trying though - you are bound to win sooner or later!

      Merry Christmas


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