Monday, July 7, 2008

Book Tour - On The Edge of Recall

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

The Edge Of Recall

(Bethany House July 1, 2008)


Kristen Heitzmann


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


Of her three main interests, art, music and writing, Kristen Heitzmann 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 seventeen books, including 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.

I will admit that I began reading this book somewhat reluctantly. I didn't "click" with a previous book by this author, and labyrinths are a bit too New Age-y for me. However, I will say that this book was compelling and difficult to put down. The book itself was a labyrinth as I followed the winding path through Tessa's mind and dreams, her past and current relationship with Smith, the mysterious events plaguing their project, and the fears prompted by all of these situations. As Tessa hovers on The Edge of Recall, she discovers the importance of facing her monsters to diminish their ability to wield control over her life.

Happy Reading!


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CeeCee@Book Splurge said...

Hey Linda! Congrats on winning the CFBA award!