As I mentioned on this blog before, I decided to read a few novels under the Christian Fiction genre this month. After all, it’s the month of Easter and I recently found books by two Christian authors that came highly recommended. One of my senior colleagues at work gave me two copies of Francine Rivers books and our library just got two copies of Kristen Heitzmann Books.
Review, Shall we?
Halos by Kristen Heitzmann
I saw this book at the library and picked it because of the lovely cover. I was intrigued by the blurb and absolutely had to read the book. Halos is a story about Alessi Moore, a twenty one year old looking for a fresh start. Lessi is somewhat naive; she believes in the goodness of everyone and seems to trust that halos are an indication of good things.
She arrives at a beautiful small town called Charity and spots what looks like a halo hence believing that she had found a new place where she could have a fresh new start in life. However, minutes after arriving in Charity, her red mustang gets stolen leaving her with nothing but the clothes that she was wearing. Alessi ends up stranded, at the mercies of strangers who not all are friendly and a psychopath who is taunting her.
The book is full of suspense. I kept trying to guess the identity of Alessi’s stalker. Everyone looked like a suspect at some point. There was also the constant mention of a pact that the town had. The Sheriff had an attitude that I just couldn’t understand. He wasn’t even trying to find her car. This book was definitely intriguing. It was also well paced with a number of twists along the way.
The characters were so endearing that I wanted to move to Charity. Well apart from the fact that a psychopath was running loose, stealing cars and taunting lone women. I liked the kind-hearted men who took Lessi in and even Steve with his mistrust issues. Alessi was effortlessly likable, her innocence and strength despite the hardships that she had gone through in life were charming. Heitzmann did a wonderful job with the overall character development in this book.
Halos by Kristen Heitzmann is a beautiful book about love, forgiveness and the power of prayer. It’s the kind of book that makes you think about your faith. I enjoyed this book and I definitely look forward to reading The Tender Vine by Christen Heitzmann which is now sitting on my bookshelf. Kristen Heitzmann is a skillful storyteller and I hope to read many more books from her.
I found Kristen’s Interview online. It is quite insightful.