Monday, July 7, 2008

The Edge Of Recall by Kristen Heitzmann

Hello Readers! 

Go grab a copy of this book if you can, because I think it was actually extraordinary! I loved the small twists and turns in the plot. This was a wonderful read, that I didn't want to put down. I was sorry when it ended, because I wanted more. Tessa is a smart, talented collage graduate. Her speciality is landscaping, and more than that, labyrinths. The labyrinth aspect of this book was very nice. Tessa has had issue since childhood, but the lines are starting to blur. Are the monsters in her dreams real, or will her passion for labyrinths take her past the brink of reality into a place where no one but God can get her out? Did Tessa stab Smith, the man she is falling in love with again, or is the monster of her dreams a real flesh and blood creature? She has a "shrink", but can he be trusted, or is his real job just to keep her from remembering something life altering?

I am not going to tell, because this book is worth reading. I don't give away endings, but I would love to read more of Kristen Heitzmann's books to see how they compare to The Edge Of Recall. And, before I post this, I have to add that any older teen-ager could read this book. The romance in it is clean and sweet, like fresh soil waiting to grow flowers. ;) 

Carol :) 

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

The Edge Of Recall

(Bethany House July 1, 2008)


Kristen Heitzmann


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, the Diamond of the Rockies series, and the Christy Award winner Secrets. Most recently, she has written several contemporary fiction novels, including Echoes, Freefall and Unforgotten.

Kristen and her husband, Jim, and their family live in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where she serves as worship leader in their church.


Tessa Young, an up-and-coming landscape architect who specializes in the design and creation of labyrinths, has immersed herself in the mythological, spiritual, and healing aspects of the elaborate structures. She also is searching for God and hoping to make sense of the nightmares that have plagued her since childhood.

When Smith Chandler, an estranged colleague--with whom she'd half fallen in love a dozen times before catching herself every time--calls to propose a project he claims is the opportunity of a lifetime, she reluctantly agrees to check it out. Smith is reconstructing a pre-Revolutionary War abbey for wealthy clients. Among its remarkable features is an overgrown labyrinth.

Unable to resist, Tessa accepts his offer to work with him. Soon she is immersed in the project of a lifetime. But one evening, after weeks of work in the labyrinth, Tessa and Smith are attacked. While protecting Tessa, Smith is stabbed, and the nightmare begins...again.

If you would like to read the first chapter, go HERE

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