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Author: Kristen Heitzmann
It was the halo that caught her heart between beats and made her pause to take notice. When Alessi Moore drives her red Mustang convertible into town, she wonders if this could be the place she was meant to find, a place to settle down. But when her convertible and all she owns is stolen, she is filled with doubt.
ISBN-13: 9780764228261
ISBN-10: 0764228269
Pages: 288
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 87 ratings
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
This book flows well, it is easy to read. I enjoyed it overall, but I did get frustrated with how stubborn the main character, Alessi, is throughout the book. Her behavior does a lot to add to the tension of the story, which I guess is the whole point!
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Great combination of suspense and Christian romance. Heitzmann fans won't be disappointed and if you've never read one of her books before you'll soon become a fan!

Alessi Moore is a naive 21-year-old who still believes in fairy tales and miracles, despite a past that has left her orphaned and alone. As she drives across the country, looking for a new life, she stops in the snowy northern town of Charity. Her car and worldly possessions are stolen, and Alessi finds herself dependent on the kindness of strangers. She takes a job working in a bookstore for Steve, who distrusts all women; a cliched, angst-ridden romance follows. But something is rotten in Charity. The sheriff seems uninterested in finding Alessi's car; her stolen clothes turn up piece by piece in occasionally gruesome circumstances; and Alessi bears an eerie resemblance to a woman who disappeared several years ago. As the townsfolk talk of a mysterious "pact" they have made with one another, they muse cryptically, "Maybe they'd slain the devil, but his works were not forgotten." Will miracles be enough to save those in danger? Heitzmann paces her story well, and there is an appealing tension as the plot unfolds. Occasionally, Heitzmann overwrites ("The longing for Alessi's face filled his stomach more completely than the eggs and sausage"), but she also offers many solid descriptions and humorous moments. The use of the verboten word "damned" may surprise some conservative Christian readers. The joy of this novel is in Heitzmann's competent voice, engaging characters and many original touches.
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I loved this book!!! I couldn't put it down from the very beginning. It kept you on the edge of your seat and have a hanky ready the last couple of chapters.
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Love books by Kristen Heitzmann, this one was no exception. Great book.
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Very good book. I couldn't put it down.
Keep the tissues handy.
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I loved this book. I ordered it strictly on reviews because the written synopsis seemed kind of goofy. But it was a wonderful book that I couldn't wait to finish and the characters were much more realistic and sympathetic than the write ups imply.