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  1. Indivisible: A Novel - eBookeBOOK
    Indivisible: A Novel - eBook
    Kristen Heitzmann
    WaterBrook Press / 2010 / ePub
    $8.43 Retail: $9.99 Save 16% ($1.56)
    4 Stars Out Of 5 62 Reviews
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  1. Upstate, SC
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Excellent Suspense without the Gratuity
    April 28, 2011
    Larri at Seams Inspired
    Upstate, SC
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Indivisible.
    I'm gonna be honest. I chose this book from WaterBrook Press using a completely non-intellectual decision making process. The cover intrigued me. Why would a suspense novel have a needle and red thread on the cover? Hmm...that alone was interesting enough for me to make the choice to read this novel by Kristen Heitzmann. My contrived selection process paid off with a fantastic storyline.

    A tiny mountain setting with realistic characters quickly captured and held my attention. From Jonah, the brooding sheriff, to Piper with the questionable family, I met some authentic people on the pages of Indivisible. I especially loved cranky old Sarge and Miles, the germaphobe. The author wrote characters that came to life for me. If walking through the town of Redford, I know I'd meet up with Jonah, Tia, Piper, Sarge and Miles.

    As the story unfolds, someone is mutilating animals and leaving them around town. Though mutilation sounds gruesome, the author does an exemplary job of detailing this horrific act without grossing out the reader. As new characters enter the story, I immediately became suspicious, looking for clues that might indicate they were indeed the mutilator. I loved that I needed to keep reading to find the answer. Typically, I can solve the crime midway through a book. I'm delighted I did not have definitive proof until the author wanted to make the revelation known.

    What I loved most about this novel is the flawed characters who rely on their faith to get them through. While the storyline was finished, the characters are not. I'd love to meet them again and see what life in Redford is like for them today.

    If you like mysteries and suspense novels that leave out the cussing and gratuitous scenes, yet are meaty enough to hold your attention, I encourage you to read Indivisible. I look forward to finding more of Kristen Heitzmann's novels to add to my bookshelves.

    Disclosure: I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. The opinions are my own. I was not required to write a positive review.
  2. Iowa
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Indivisible
    April 26, 2011
    Sara
    Iowa
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 3
    This review was written for Indivisible.
    Indivisible by Kristen Heitzmann.

    This book started out slow, but I was determined to finish, and I'm glad I did.

    Heitzmann did a great job of intertwining the lives of the characters in the story and gives readers a glimpse of their past to keep you guessing. All of the main characters in the book have had to overcome hurdles from their past, which makes them either stronger in their faith, or introduces them to the faith. There is some reference of cruelty to animals as the mystery and suspense of the story builds, but there is also a great part about a normally wild animal that learns to trust humans and adds a great touch to the story.

    This book is not very strong in the Christian aspect. Some of the characters go to church, and Tia runs a Hopeline which gives moral and even Christian advise to its callers, but there are not many scripture references, other than a few chapter quotes.

    I enjoy reading mystery books and after getting past the slow start, this mystery really kept me intrigued to the end.

    I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.
  3. Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Good exciting novel
    April 22, 2011
    jojo30598
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    This review was written for Indivisible.
    "Indivisible" by Kristen Heitzmann is a dramatic novel about new beginnings and mending broken relationships. Police Chief Jonah Westfall has got some serious skeletons in his closet. A fatal confrontation with a family member has got him estranged from his family. A betrayal of an ex-fiance has him at odds with the only woman he's REALLY ever loved, who's been living across town and avoiding him for the past nine years. Now he has to grapple with these personal demons whilst investigating repeated acts of bizarre violence towards animals. The calculated, careful deeds suggest that a psychopath may be on the loose - and Jonah is determined to get to the bottom of it before the perpetrator escalates to more than just animals for prey.

    This book was definitely an interesting read. It was not just your typical murder mystery - Heitzmann really put some thought into the crime and the motivations behind the perp. I figured out who it was early on - but it could be that she intended for it to be somewhat obvious. I feel like Heitzmann's writing is a cut above many authors in her genre...beautifully crafted prose and AMAZINGLY developed characters. The entire book is complex, with several different plots woven throughout. At times I thought she might have tad too many sub-plots, as often she would abruptly switch the narrative over to a completely different situation that I'd nearly forgotten about. I did like how she introduces several main characters and develops them well, as opposed to the often-standard {hero, heroine, villian and maybe one other supporting role} formula that many novels stick to. Also, I kind of felt like she exhausted me with the constant delving into the most private places of the characters' psyche. Jonah could be chasing a criminal or having a conversation over dinner - and he'd be having flashbacks to a traumatic episode with his father. I do understand that she wanted to show how our childhoods deeply affect who we are as adults - but I felt like having the characters mentally dredging up old hurts all day, every day was a little over the top and distracted from the story at times. Having those past secrets such a integral part of the plot also made things a little hard to follow in the beginning as well. It was hard to really understand any of what was going on when so many catalysts had yet to be revealed.

    Overall, however, I enjoyed the book and it definitely kept me turning pages! I have always enjoyed Kristen Heitzmann's writing. It had been a while since I'd read anything of hers so it was a pleasure to be re-introduced. I would certainly recommend it!

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Waterbrook Press as part of their Blogger Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising"
  4. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Excellent Read
    April 10, 2011
    Sharon
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    This review was written for Indivisible.
    Indivisible by Kristen Heitzmann is enthralling. As soon as I turned the first page, I knew I was going to have a hard time putting this one down! We are immediately introduced to Jonah, Tia, and Piper and want to learn more about how their lives intertwine. Along the way we meet other characters that take us deeper into the lives of these people and we long for resolution.

    Mrs. Heitzmann did a wonderful job of building the characters and keeping several plots going without it being confusing or overwhelming for the reader. You really see how lives are joined together even when you try to separate them. It brings heartache. It brings joy. We are reminded how we are to share the joys, we are to share the heartaches. We are reminded to make Christ the center.
  5. Central Point, OR
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Excellent Book - Indivisble
    April 9, 2011
    KarissaAngel
    Central Point, OR
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Indivisible.
    Author, Kristen Heitzmann has written another incredible book. This book was one of the hardest books to put down. Police Chief Jonah Westfall has experienced the dark side of his life battling alcholism. In his town he continues to battle the dark side in gruesome act investigations. Seeking to unmask the perpetrator before the crime escalates and destroys the tranquility of his small mountain town, Jonah fights for answers. Besides Jonah's never-ending conflicts with his childhood friend, Tia Manning whom he has more than a passing history, he has another women in town that is passionate to have all of his attention. But Jonah can't penetrate every wound or secret, especially one fueled by a love and guilt teetering on madness. Kristen Heitzmann has written a spellbinding tale of severed connections and the consequences of lfe lived alone. This book was not a disappointment to read.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Waterbrook Press as part of their Blogger Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
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