Title: A Rush of Wings
Author: Kristen Heitzmann
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Though her panic is real, Noelle St. Claire is uncertain what danger she is fleeing. Fragmented images and slivers of memory have driven her to abandon her wealthy, sheltered life in New York for the hope of a haven—remote and safe.
Noelle’s arrival at the Rocky Mountain horse ranch owned by Rick Spencer and his brother Morgan causes more than a little stir. Beautiful, vulnerable, yet strangely secretive, Noelle is an enigma the two contrasting brothers seek to unlock. But as their attentions breach the wall she hides behind, the past becomes a menacing threat from which Noelle can no longer hide.
A Rush of Wings takes readers on an amazing journey of pain, hope, and healing. Noelle St. Claire is running scared—she just isn’t sure what she’s running from. When she arrives at the Spencer ranch just outside Juniper Falls, Colorado, she finds what she’s looking for: a place she feels safe.
Rick Spencer and his brother Morgan are both attracted to Noelle, although Rick tries to deny it at first. Morgan tries to garner Noelle’s interest while drawing her out of her shell. While it wasn’t his original intention, his carefree, outgoing ways start to crack the wall Noelle has placed around her memories. Rick can see that the only way she can ever heal is with God’s grace and love, but she’s resistant to anything related to God or faith. Panic attacks triggered by harmless comments and gestures start to cripple Noelle, and she has to decide if she wants to continue to live in fear or if she wants the freedom and independence she first sought at the ranch.
Kristen Heitzmann has done a wonderful job of showing the devastating result of traumatic events and the healing power of God. The realism of the characters and their struggles makes them easy to identify with, and the vivid descriptions throughout the book bring the story to life. A Rush of Wings is a great read for anyone who loves realistic Christian fiction.