The book for me started out abit slow and that is only because in the 1st few chapters there were many characters and it took a little to get them all figured out, but after that the book was awesome. I love love it and all the characters and loved how they all interacted with each other. I really felt like they were my friend by the end of the book and would love to read more about them in another book. hint hint. And even thought I am an animal lover, the decription of the events had to be described that way and it worked out well and even thought it took me almost to the end to figure it out that was great. This was a perfect read for me. This was a great book and do yourself a big favor and read it, you will not be sorry in my opinion. The book was sent to me free from Water Book Multromah Publishing.
I just finished Indivisible by Kristen Heitzman and was very impressed. I kept going back and forth on whether to pick this book to review and I finally did on the review another blogger did about this book. She said it was a great suspense fiction and she was so right.
I was not disappointed in this story, it was very fast paced with lots of twists that had me guessing. The plot kept me involved with a few surprises which always make for a page turning book. The backdrop of the story is a small Colorado town that had had animal mutations. Were they the result of gang activity or something else?. The sheriff of the town has to find out. The story has than that, there are quite a few characters and each has a past they are trying to escape and find peace. Loved that part of the story the best and how they tried to find redemption. Great Christian book but not a preachy Christian book. If you want a book to curl up on a long winter night-this is the one. Can't wait for her next book to come out Thank you to Waterbrook for sending me this book for my honest opinion.
Indivisible by Kristen Heitzmann is set in a mountain town in Colorado, and revolves around the relationship of Tia, a local shop owner and lifelong resident, and Jonah, the police chief and also a lifelong resident. These two are both dealing with difficult past family situations, and have a long personal history which is slowly revealed in the book. If you aren't paying close attention you may miss key points in the story and dialogue. Add to this the story lines of Piper -a new resident and employee at the bakery, Sarge - owner of the bakery who must deal with life-changing health problems, Miles - a man afraid of contact with people, and Liz - the new vet in town, and you get a tightly woven story with a good plot that keeps moving along. When several mysterious animal carcasses are discovered around town, Jonah wonders if it is related to gang activity, but it ends up being much more sinister than that. The books ends with a shooting, a wedding, a kidnapping, a confession, and reconciliation! A good read!
From the very first page, Kristen had me hooked. i read every book of hers i can find, and never find them to disappoint. She wields her pen like a paint brush, and her scenes are vivid. You feel you are right there with her. The verses under each chapter number only enhance the story.
This is a story of relationships, with family, parents, friends as well as neighbors and co-workers. Kristen's story is a powerful one of forgiveness, of friendships made, maintained and some relationships lost. And as i read it, my heart hurt, laughed and sympathized with the characters. Only one thing, and that might be a personal thing, the way i read it, it seemed like one minor character was lost along the way, and i wasn't sure where the character stayed. Someone else may understand it differently.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. All i was required to do was to give an honest review.
This is the type of book that I have a love/hate relationship with. I pick it up, read the first few chapters, and then become increasingly frustrated as I learn facts about the characters lives that occurred several years in the past. These facts do not make much sense until more is revealed as the story progresses, then all is clear at the end of the book. I sometimes want to throw the book against the wall, then the next minute, I realize I am reading faster and faster because I want to find out what happens next.
Actually, I believe these are some of the things that make a good novel, especially a suspense novel such as Indivisible. I would rather be pulled into the story than be wondering whether I should continue reading because nothing is happening. Kristen Heitzmann seems to know how to do this really well. There was enough suspense and intrigue in the plot to keep this reader involved. There were some surprises and a satisfying ending. The romance in the story was not overdone, although I think the main characters were a little too selfish, which made the reading tedious in just a few places.
There were several places in the book where I wasn't sure what was being said until I read further or went back a few pages. I guess I was reading too fast, but this doesn't usually happen to me when I read a novel, so I became frustrated at times. I felt that there could have been more clarification in some of these places which would have made the story flow better.
In spite of that, I liked this book. I would probably give it 4 out of 5 stars.
Here is my favorite quote from the book:
"There is a fight going on inside of you, a fight between two hungry wolves. One wolf is fear, envy, sorrow and regret, greed, spite, arrogance, and self-pity. It is guilt, resentment, false pride, superiority, ego, and unfaithfulness. The other wolf is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, and forgiveness. It is integrity, benevolence, friendship, empathy, generousity, truth, compassion, and faithfulness. The fight goes on and on, each one trying for control. Which wolf wins? It is the one you feed."