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Thursday, September 8, 2011

A Beautifully Sculpted Story

Indelible
Kristen Heitzmann
Pub. 2011.  322 pp.
As a long-time fan of Kristen Heitzmann’s books, I could not wait to crack open my copy of INDELIBLE.  Knowing that, within its pages, Heitzmann had no doubt crafted a world of intrigue and mystery that blended beautifully with romance.  I was not disappointed.
Returning to the small mountain town of Redford, which Heitzmann introduced her readers to in INDIVISIBLE, local business owner/search and rescue worker Trevor MacDaniel races after a mountain lion and rescues a young boy from its teeth.  The whole heroic display in only the first five pages!  Little does Trevor know, however, that the rescue will end up changing his life.  The first change comes when he finds out that the boy he rescued is the nephew of his new business neighbor, Natalie Reeve, a sculptor plagued with an eidetic memory which allows her to capture the faces of those she sees in vivid sculptures.  Their lives twist together as Trevor attracts the attention of a grim admirer, who we catch glimpses of throughout the book.  Natalie and Trevor, both guarded from past life experiences, must learn to rely on, and trust, each other as they deal with Trevor’s “admirer” and the other obstacles thrown into their path.
Within the pages of INDELIBLE, Heitzmann weaves a story of redemption, acceptance, and perseverance.   I could not turn the pages fast enough.  It was as if the words themselves demanded that you speed through them in eager anticipation of what was to come.  My one complaint about the book was the abrupt ending which felt anti-climatic after the urgency of the rest of the book, and left me feeling dissatisfied.
All in all, however, Heitzmann proves her talent once again with a book that will keep readers on the edge of their seats and aching for more.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review

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