Saturday, June 4, 2011

Indelible by Kristen Heitzmann

My Review:

Is Trevor an Archangel or just a local hero?

That is the question I asked myself throughout Indelible.  Trevor is former Olympian who now teaches skiing/hiking and surviving skills to kids along with whitewater rafting and rock climbing.  On the side he is a local hero who is always helping local police find the missing or injured along the mountainside.  He rescues his new neighbor Natalie's nephew from the jaws of a lion and that is how they meet each other.  Natalie owns the art gallery next to Trevor's store.  Natalie has a gift (or disability) for sculpting but it doesn't come without a cost.

I really enjoyed Indelible even though there were moments I was completely freaked out! Total Page-Turner!! I knew there would be some mystery involved but I never thought I'd literally get the chills reading this book. This book reminded me a lot of a favorite show of mine, Criminal Minds where you are seeing things from multiple angles.  You are in the mind of the evil right from the start and at times I didn't understand what was going on but it all made sense the more you read.  You also got to see things through the main characters point of view along with the detectives and police force as well. I could not read Indelible fast enough!!

I loved the unique story line the most.  I had never heard about this sort of disability with Natalie before and I was fascinated with her story.  I also really enjoyed being in the mind of the evil. The ending is unpredictable and I never knew what was going to happen next.

The characters were so compelling and passionate.  Both Trevor and Natalie were dealing with some pretty awful history and hated a lot of things about themselves but as this story unfolded I loved seeing them grow and mature in to accepting who God made them to be. I was immersed in their stories right from the start.

Not only was this about learning to happy with yourself, this is also about family, love, and forgiveness all wrapped up in a thrilling mystery which a romance woven in throughout! This book was fascinating and I will be thinking about the characters and the story for a while!

I received this book from WaterBrook Press's blogging for books program for free. In exchange I give my honest review of the book.

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Book Blurb:
In a clash of light and darkness, the tenacity of love is illuminated.
When Trevor MacDaniel, a high country outfitter, rescues a toddler from the jaws of a mountain lion, he can’t foresee the far-reaching consequences of his action, how it will entwine his life with gifted sculptor, Natalie Reeve—and attract a grim admirer.

Trevor’s need to guard and protect is born of tragedy, prompting his decision to become a search and rescue volunteer. Natalie’s gift of sculpting comes from an unusual disability that seeks release through her creative hands. In each other they see strength and courage as they face an incomprehensible foe.

Drawn by the heroic story of the child’s rescue, a twisted soul sees Trevor as archangel and adversary, and threatens their peaceful mountain community—testing Trevor’s limits by targeting their most helpless and innocent.

About the author:
Kristen learned to read at age four in the sit-on-the-floor school her father taught at home. That was the start of her love affair with stories. Skipping kindergarten, she went to first grade at five and dove into learning with a passion. In elementary school, she wrote and illustrated her own miniature books and the highlight of the week was the mile and a half walk to the book mobile.

A bit of a tomboy, she and her brother played numerous make believe games of cowboys and Indians. She played the Indian because the toy bow really shot arrows (a distinct advantage over caps.) Other early interests were catching frogs and exploring, playing baseball and football, and any form of art she could put her hand to. She studied violin from age seven to seventeen, taught herself piano, guitar, recorder and tambourine.

Of her three main interests, art, music and writing, she chose to study English at the University of Colorado and thrived on Creative Writing and Literature classes. She married her husband Jim, and turned her energy to building a family. They have four children whom they have home schooled for all or most of their education. Kristen is a music minister with the ecumenical covenant community People of Praise.

Once she realized the stories in her head were truly a calling from the Lord, she made writing not just a passion, but a ministry. She has written seven historical fiction novels as part of the The Rocky Mountain Legacy series and the Diamond of the Rockies series. Most recently, she has written seven contemporary fiction novels: Twilight, A Rush of Wings, The Still of Night, Halos, Secrets, Unforgotten, and Freefall.

Writing is not only a passion for Kristen, it is a commission, her way of sharing the themes of grace and forgiveness and dependence on Christ. She believes God gave her a voice, and she joyfully uses the talent for His glory.

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1 comment:

  1. This is in my pile to read too! I'm glad to hear you liked it!