A Rush of Wings (A Rush of Wings Book #1): A Novel

A Rush of Wings (A Rush of Wings Book #1): A Novel

by Kristen Heitzmann

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ISBN-13: 9781585588053
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/01/2010
Series: A Rush of Wings , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 382
Sales rank: 61,048
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Kristen Heitzmann is the bestselling author of seventeen novels, including the Christy Award winner Secrets. An artist and music minister, Kristen lives in Colorado Springs with her husband, Jim, and their family.
Kristen Heitzmann is the bestselling author of over a dozen novels, including Freefall, Halos, A Rush of Wings, and the Christy Award winner Secrets. She and her husband, Jim, and their family live in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where she serves as worship leader in their church. Visit Kristen's website at www.kristenheitzmann.com.

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Rush of Wings (Rush of Wings Series #1) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 67 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a beautiful and inspirational love story that shows Gods plan and His will. I strongly recommend this book to everyone no matter what your age is!!!!! HIS WILL BE DONE! FOLLOW HIM!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Overall, I thought this book was really good. The plot of the story had me sitting off my seat. The characters were well described and some of my favorite by far. I felt like I could really connect with them- which also made me deeply concerned for them. At the beginning of the book I thought Heitzmann started it out with a really slow beginning. I almost put the book down but I am glad I didn’t. Once I read past the first chapter or two the intensity and romance really picked up. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves romance and a good story with a little suspense. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a read by an amazing author. The story hooks you from the beginning - definitely a page turner. Be sure and check out the sequel, "The Still of Night".
HisChild More than 1 year ago
A Rush of Wings by Kristen Heitzmann is a re-release of the book, originally published in 2003. The cover is new but the story is every bit as good as it was the first time I read it. Noelle St. Clair is on the run. She has lost her memory and has no idea who or what she is fleeing from but she knows that there is danger and she must escape. In her flight, she leaves behind a loving but confused father and a frightened fiance. Her flight leads her from the pampered confines of a luxurious home, away from a doting father, and from an errant fiance to the small secluded horse ranch in the Rocky Mountains. It is here that she finds safety, respite, and refuge. In her attempts to hide from a danger that she cannot identify, Noelle finds herself forming new relationships and friends of a totally different ilk than any she had ever known. Bit by bit, her memories return until the day that she is forced to face head-on the very source of her fears. Kristen Heitzmann keeps the reader on pins and needles as she slowly reveals and unravels the tangled threads of Noelle's past. Just when you think you have it all figured out, another twist is revealed that makes you question all that you thought you knew and understood. Noelle slowly learns to trust, not only in her new-found friends, but she also learns to trust in a God who had been an utter stranger until Rick Spencer introduced Him to her through the Word. I first read this book in April of 2004 and enjoyed it just as much when I read it again in December of 2010. Noelle's story is a story that tells of hope in the time of despair, peace in the time of turmoil, and safety in a time of peril. It was a pleasure to watch as Noelle grew from being afraid to trust anyone to learning to trust in both God and others. It was exciting to see how Noelle discovered the truths that are found in Psalms 91:2: "I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in Him will I trust," and also in Psalms 46:1: "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble." (KJV) A copy of this book was provided to me by Bethany House Publishers for review purposes. I received no compensation for this review nor was I under any obligation to provide a favorable review. All comments are my own true and unsolicited observations.
SailinRae More than 1 year ago
I fell in love with Rick Spencer! He is like my dream man!! Mountain, Rugged, Good looking, and some sort of Cowboy! And did I mention Romantic? He's the quite one of the two brothers, God-fearin, and a real sweety! Morgan Spencer, He's the 'bad boy' sorts...You know the one you secretly like, but would never really marry? Yep, That's him! :) He brings Noelle out of her shell some, but can never get her to like the real him. Now Morgan is just as good looking as Rick, but he's not the Cowboy type...You all know what I'm talking about ;) He's the business man of the family. Flying everywhere for his job. Too much like Noelle's life before she ran away! Noelle, To put it bluntly...the girl has problems! She's been through a traumatic experience when she was a child, which her brain choose to keep hidden in her memory. And then when her Fiance got mad that she was breaking it up, parts where coming back to her, but she didn't know that it wasn't from that horrific time in her past...she thought it was the present. So she grabs all her cash she can find, and starts riding the bus. All I can say is, Read this Book! I loved it! It was moving in the fact that, in her darkest hours, God was able to help her, and how that no matter how much we tell ourselves, just ignoring it will help, it really doesn't. It sometimes (most of the time) makes it worse! ~ I received this book from Bethany House Publishers, for reviewing, but was told to give my own oppinion weither it be positive or negative.
AAR More than 1 year ago
A RUSH OF WINGS by Kristen Heitzmann is an amazing inspirational contemporary fiction set in the Rocky Mountains. It is well written with depth and details. It has romance,mystery,secrets,danger,faith,flashbacks of memories, love, tumultuous past,freedom,family,mystery,anger,ranch life and coming to terms with your past.The characters are engaging,challenging,believable,and will capture your heart. This is a fast paced story of love,healing,redemption,and a past that could threaten lives.It is the story on a spiritual journey and is full of rare emotions.If you enjoy inspirational stories with love,redemption and finding happiness this is the story for you. This book was received for the purpose of review from the publisher and details can be found at Bethany House and My Book Addiction and More.
Yiya More than 1 year ago
A wonderful testimony of how God's perfect love is the only thing able to change a person's life and heart, A Rush of Wings has quickly become one of my favorite novels. Noelle is confused and running away from something she is not even sure happened. She has always had someone to take care of her needs and lived the comfortable life riches can buy. But she is not safe anymore. In her escape, she ends up in a ranch in Colorado, where she meets Rich and Morgan, two brothers whose life is turned upside down because of Noelle's presence. Both of them sense her need to belong, her need of purpose, as well as her fragility, and seek to aid her in their best way. The ranch proves to be an oasis for Noelle. However, she finds there much more than just a physical refuge; it is the place that helps her realize there is more to life than the comforts money can buy. It is where her eyes are open to a spiritual reality that can fill her emptiness through the infinite love and care of Her Creator, even if she does not really care about anything like that. It is in this stage of her life that her confusion turns into depression and almost takes her life, but it is also when her soul begins to mend, thanks to other people's care. At one point, she decides to go back to her father, apparently leaving everything - and everyone - behind. But little by little, she comes to terms with that Creator she was able to sense in the Colorado mountains, allowing Him to show her what true love and forgiveness is. By the end, Noelle is able to say: "Surrendering to Jesus gave me the only hope I have," finally giving her a true identity and sense of belonging. True to Christian principles, this is a highly recommendable book, fast to read and sure to entice everyone with the thrills of the story. Bethany House Publishers gave me a complimentary copy of the book for review, but this does not bias my opinion on the book nor on the author.
TammyPhillips on LibraryThing 10 months ago
This book had several interesting twists, yet a little too much angst and heartache for my taste. I appreciated the integrity of the lead male character and the fight for self-actualization in the lead female character. All in all, another good story by Kristen Heitzmann.
HisChild on LibraryThing 10 months ago
A Rush of Wings by Kristen Heitzmann is a re-release of the book, originally published in 2003. The cover is new but the story is every bit as good as it was the first time I read it. Noelle St. Clair is on the run. She has lost her memory and has no idea who or what she is fleeing from but she knows that there is danger and she must escape. In her flight, she leaves behind a loving but confused father and a frightened fiance. Her flight leads her from the pampered confines of a luxurious home, away from a doting father, and from an errant fiance to the small secluded horse ranch in the Rocky Mountains. It is here that she finds safety, respite, and refuge.In her attempts to hide from a danger that she cannot identify, Noelle finds herself forming new relationships and friends of a totally different ilk than any she had ever known. Bit by bit, her memories return until the day that she is forced to face head-on the very source of her fears. Kristen Heitzmann keeps the reader on pins and needles as she slowly reveals and unravels the tangled threads of Noelle's past. Just when you think you have it all figured out, another twist is revealed that makes you question all that you thought you knew and understood. Noelle slowly learns to trust, not only in her new-found friends, but she also learns to trust in a God who had been an utter stranger until Rick Spencer introduced Him to her through the Word. I first read this book in April of 2004 and enjoyed it just as much when I read it again in December of 2010. Noelle's story is a story that tells of hope in the time of despair, peace in the time of turmoil, and safety in a time of peril. It was a pleasure to watch as Noelle grew from being afraid to trust anyone to learning to trust in both God and others. It was exciting to see how Noelle discovered the truths that are found in Psalms 91:2: "I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in Him will I trust," and also in Psalms 46:1: "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble." (KJV)A copy of this book was provided to me by Bethany House Publishers for review purposes. I received no compensation for this review nor was I under any obligation to provide a favorable review. All comments are my own true and unsolicited observations.
MRShemery on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Overall, this book was a thoroughly enjoyable read. It is not mainly a love story, but there is love in it. I would say that this book is mainly about a young woman who has had traumatic experiences and ends up finding herself in a place that is in complete contrast with everything she knows. She matures emotionally and mentally and is finally able to create her own persona. By doing that, she has finally come to accept who she is, can now begin to work through what has happened to her and is stronger because of it.
jewelknits on LibraryThing 10 months ago
We first meet Noelle at a bus terminal, fleeing from ... something ... she can't quite remember. The images are fragmented and broken, but it appears that her former fiancee Michael, her father's protege', has something to do with it.Noelle eventually finds her way to a Colorado mountain town that appeals to her. She inquires at a local shop, and is told of two places that may have space to rent to her. The first is a rundown house. The second entails a hike up the mountain to a horse ranch, where she meets two brothers, Rick (the owner) and Morgan. Rick runs a Christian ranch, and his guests arrive by word-of-mouth. Unfortunately, the cottages are booked up for the season, but Morgan talks his brother into letting Noelle rent a room at the main house, which goes against Rick's policy of letting rooms to single female guests; however, for some reason, Rick feels that Noelle is in need of a safe place.As Morgan attempts to woo Noelle, she welcomes his friendship, but rejects his advances. Afraid to use her credit cards or pull money from the bank for fear of being traced, Noelle finds a way to make her own way by selling her artwork at a local shop.Michael Fallon, her ex-fiancee', is enraged that Noelle would leave. In his mind, he loves her, and what happened between them was an isolated incident. He sets one of his former clients to work tracking her.William St. Claire, Noelle's father, is worried, but Noelle HAD left a message for him letting him know she was all right. He can't figure out why she was calling from a small town in Ohio, but she is twenty-three, and old enough to make up her own mind. He keeps this information to himself, as he puzzles over how much Michael had to do with her decision to leave. He has kept Noelle safe and sheltered since a frightening incident when she was five years old, but maybe it's time for her to spread her wings.For me, this story was a bit saccharine, but that's just my own reading taste. Even understanding that Noelle had something bad happen to her didn't help me feel a lot of sympathy for a fragile personality that could so easily break apart because of one incident. Later on, with the understanding that the incident when she was five made her fragile to begin with, I understood a bit more, but I think I'm much more attracted to strong female characters.There is some romance and suspense, and we finally gain an understanding of why Noelle is so set against God and religion in general. QUOTESWho was the real Noelle? What did Morgan hope to see? The person she had been? The helpless, pleasing, dutiful person others rules? She had left her behind as a snake sheds its skin, leaves it lying useless in the sand.Now the last of her resistance melted and she surrendered to the incredible love. The sadness was still deep inside her and the knowledge that she might never recover what she'd lost as a five-year-old child. But she no longer faced it alone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has a good story line. It was spiritually encouraging without being too much. I looked forward to reading it every time I had time to dedicate to it. I liked characters - they really came alive in the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldnt put it down.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An excellent story. Please read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book! Romance, mystery, and spiritual encouragement. Finished it and went immediately to book two.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book. I will read more from this author for sure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the entire trilogy! I kept wondering how she could top the last book but she did with each book that I read. Would recommend this author to anyone. The Christian theme is so refreshing and needed.
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The was much i liked about this book. Unfortunately, something about it made it drag. It seemed to taje much too long to learn where the main characters angst came from. As a result, I found myself skipping ahead. I ended up with the jist of what happened, without reading all of the details. The story has a great premise and interesting characters. I am sorry it didn't keep me engrossed throughout. Maybe a different reader will find it compelling.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this book and want to read more books from this author