Item description for Twilight by Kristen Heitzmann...
Overview Intriguing drama and characters highlight a timeless story of hope an healing when the past is surrendered to embrace the promise of love. Returning to her hometown was the last thing Laurie ever expected. However, now she must begin anew, facing the life and love she turned her back on so many years ago. (July)
Publishers Description Returning to her hometown was the last thing Laurie ever expected. But with two children in tow, she must begin anew... and face the life--and man--she turned her back on. Cal has been struggling with his own problems, but the arrival of Laurie brings new hope and meaning to his life. Can he push aside his feelings to simply be the friend she desperately needs? And when the dangers of her hidden past threaten, can Cal overcome the haunting memories of his own past failures to rescue the only woman he's ever loved?
Citations And Professional Reviews Twilight by Kristen Heitzmann has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Booklist - 08/01/2002 page 1927
Romantic Times - 07/01/2002 page 120
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Studio: Bethany House
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.9" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2002
Publisher BETHANY HOUSE PUBLISHERS #7
ISBN 0764226053 ISBN13 9780764226052
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More About Kristen Heitzmann
While home schooling her four kids, Kristen Heitzmann wrote her first novel. It became one of a five book historical series. Since then, she has written three more historical novels and eight contemporary romantic and psychological suspense novels including The Still of Night, nominated for the Colorado Book Award, The Tender Vine, a Christy Award finalist and Christy Award winning Secrets. She lives in Colorado with her husband Jim, sundry family members, and pets. Follow Kristen online at www.KristenHeitzmann.com
Kristen Heitzmann currently resides in the state of Colorado.
Kristen Heitzmann has published or released items in the following series...
Okay, but certainly not one to keep in my library Jul 10, 2005
I like to rate books as to whether or not I would read them more than once. This isn't one I would read a second time. While the story is okay and the writing fine, it just felt a bit jerky to me. Certainly not one of Kristin Heitzmann's best books in my opinion.
Excellent and educational ........ Feb 22, 2004
This was the first book by Kristen Heitzmann that I have read and I thoroughly enjoyed the writers style and the depth of her characters. Even the "minor" characters were made real, and it was very easy to understand the way they related to one another. This book was great in sharing about the importance of fire safety; and the incredible pain and trauma of PTSD. It was also passionate about the need for relationship with God; and filled with the revelation of growth and knowledge of what "real love" is about and the need to know who we are in Christ. I hope many will read this book and enjoy!
Romancejunkie Aug 29, 2002
This is the first book I have read of Kristen Heitzmann. The characters were REAL and the plot interesting. I like getting into their struggles and watching them overcome.
... a satisfying read and a story that you?ll remember Aug 26, 2002
Cal Morrison used to be the best firefighter the town had ever seen. A horrible tragedy left him with a fear he couldn't shake. He continued working for the fire department in the capacity of inspector and educator. When his old girlfriend, Laurie Prelane, returns to town with two small children, Cal tries to pick up the relationship where they began but Laurie makes it clear she's not interested in him or his friendship.
Laurie thought marriage would give her everything she ever dreamed of. Riches, glamour and city life. She always hated the small town she grew up in. But life didn't turn out the way she planned. Now Laurie is determined to make it on her own for the sake of her children. She rents a house and takes a job as a waitress.
But danger followed her. When things start happening, Laurie turns to Cal for help since he's the only one she knows to call. Cal is quick to step in, even when helping Laurie forces him to face his greatest fear.
Twilight is the first book I've read by Kristen Heitzmann. It did take me a few chapters to get into the story but once I did I found the book hard to put down. This is a satisfying read and a story that you'll remember. I highly recommend this book.
Another Great Book by Kristen Heitzmann Aug 13, 2002
Cal and Laurie were meant for each other. From the time they met in high school, Laurie embodied everything Cal ever wanted in a woman - looks, personality, and she needed him.
For Laurie, Cal sent shivers up and down her spine by just walking into a room, but Laurie wanted more. Her parents had taught her that money and status made your dreams come true. Cal had neither so Laurie left the small town of Montrose, searching for what she thought would bring her happiness.
After Laurie left, Cal followed his dream of becoming a firefighter. He is the kind of guy everyone in Montrose turns to. Laurie had turned to him when her grandmother died while they were in high school. Ray, a friend with a mental disability, turns to Cal whenever he needs help with odd jobs.
Cal needs to be needed. He loves saving others, but in one fire, he can't. The little girl is killed only seconds before Cal can reach her. This experience forces Cal to see himself as a man and not a savior.
In the midst of Cal's turmoil, Laurie returns to Montrose with her two young children and more trouble than even she realizes. The husband she is leaving is involved with drugs.
Enraged at his behavior, Laurie dumps the drugs down the pool drain without his knowledge before running away with the kids. Like an old habit, she turns to Cal for emotional support, but she doesn't tell him about her husband or his involvement with cocaine.
Cal does all he can for Laurie and her two children, but he discovers only one thing can save Laurie and that's Jesus Christ, not Cal. Will Laurie find the answer?
Twilight not only explores the deep healing and spiritual journeys of Cal and Laurie. It also has elements of suspense through Laurie's husband and his desperate acts in trying to retrieve the drugs Laurie no longer has.
Then, there is the romantic tension between Cal and Laurie. Will Laurie realize what true love is or will she continue to seek material wealth?
Bookworm's Briefing Kristen Heitzmann is the author of several Christian Romance novels including Honor's Pledge and The Tender Vine. As usual, Heitzmann's research into her subject gives the book a depth of reality seldom found in romance novels. Though many of her books have a historical setting, Twilight is set in modern times. Kristen packs the story with strong characters and a moving plot. It has a little of everything - spiritual journeys, romance and suspense.