Freefall by Kristen Heitzmann
I was introduced to Kristen Heitzmann several years ago by my mother in law. I fell in love with her style and her books, and have since read everything she has written- often more than once.
Freefall was one I had read before. But, when I saw it offered as a free Kindle read, I grabbed it. I had borrowed the hard copy I read a few years back, so I didn't own this one. I reread it over the last few days, finished last night, and still can't get it out of my system. I read about P.A.B.D. on this blog, and I definitely have it over any of Kristen Heitzmann's books.
In Freefall, Jade stumbles out of the forests of Hawaii and into the lives of Nica and her brother, Cameron. Jade has a head injury and suffers from amnesia. Cameron, a fraud investigator who is always suspect, has trouble believing her story. But, as Jade remembers her identity, all of the characters find themselves facing their past and struggling with danger in their future, even as they build new relationships.
Heitzmann's characters are always vastly deep. The story shifts, so that we are allowed a glimpse into each character's life and thoughts and perspective. I love the way she does this. The characters are always deeply spiritual, but never goody goody. They are real, flawed, lovely people. When I read Heitzmann's writing, I come away wanting a closer relationship with God. I come away entertained by a wonderful story. And I move slowly away wanting the tale to never end.
Those are all the earmarks of an amazing book to me. I guess I'll just have to find more to reread.
I give this one 5 stars. I would also give her books a PG13 rating. They are clean and the characters all seek to do the right thing, but they are also very deep, sometimes dark, and sometimes imply various sexual relationships.