I was pleasantly surprised by Kristen Heitzmann‘s A Rush of Wings. When seeing the cover I first thought “romantic suspense” and I was half right it’s a romance novel, but I would rather call this a drama. When guys like me hear about romance novels we get the soap opera feel, but I’m happy to say this wasn’t the case. I feel this is a book best for young adult, Christian women and yet I also found it appropriate for a selective group of men and women too, because it was neither cheesy nor obnoxious in its plot and references of God.
A Rush of Wings, is about a 23 year old named Noelle St. Claire who abandons her wealthy, New York life in order to start over and find herself. She travels to Juniper Falls, Colorado where she decides to live at the Spencer Ranch, but avoids contact or detection from her father William and her ex fiance Michael. While growing accustomed to the ranch life, her presence becomes intriguing to the Spencer brothers Morgan and Rick as they constantly interact throughout the story. I liked how deep things became with Noelle and the Spencer brothers, I also found certain moments to be funny and pretty exciting, and the story wasn’t very predictable either. However I thought at times Noelle was a bit too moody despite the reasons for her emotions, and I felt the ending of the story was a bit rushed, but nevertheless the ending itself was realistically right.
Book Rating: 4 out of 5 stars.
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