Book Review: Halos by Kristen Heitzmann



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.


IMG_20160310_200103The 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.







Its Wednesday again so its time for WWW Wednesday. This meme is currently hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words

To take part all you need to do is answer the following questions:
• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?
So here’s my 3 W’s for the week.

Currently reading

I am currently reading Her Mother’s Hope by Francine Rivers. I am still in the first 100 pages but enjoying it so far.Its a beautiful story. Quite a big book but I am reading it slowly, savoring each page,getting lost in Marta’s dreams.




Merely Alive by Lalae Mozie
merely alive

I found this book last Saturday while shopping around Nairobi. The street vendor was selling it at only 50 shillings, that’s half a dollar. Whats interesting is that the copy i found was actually autographed by the author with the words, ‘ To Olivia, Love, Lalae‘. I don’t know who Olivia is but wherever she is, I hope she will one day know that her book made it all the way to Africa!This book is more of young adult fiction although the theme is quite serious. Its about Nazis and Auschwitz. The main character is a young Jewish girl who finds herself at the concentration camp. I have read up to the part where she is trying to escape from the camp.

Recently finished


I recently finished reading Halos by Kristen Heitzmann. It was a beautiful Christian fiction on love, friendship and the power of prayers. I will be sharing my review of the book sometime this month.







The Tumor by John Grisham. This was a nonfiction legal thriller that the author was giving out for free. John Grisham said that this is the most important story that he has ever written. Click on the title of the book to learn more about it and get your free copy.





Reading next
I know why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

indexI have already borrowed this book from the library and I am supposed to return it on March 23rd. I hope to read it immediately I complete the Francine Rivers books.

Her Daughter’s Dream by Francine Rivers


This is the second book on the Francine Rivers series. I already have the copy sitting on my shelf, just waiting to be read.






I got the next two books simply based on the numerous recommendations from other bloggers. Yesterday was Top Ten Tuesday and I found so many lists with Jojo Moyes book. Luckily, I went out and found myself a copy of the book by the end of the day.

The Girl in the Red Coat by Kate Hamer and  Me Before you by Jojo Moyes


So that’s my WWW.I would love to hear yours too, please share your lists and links.