Wow! The Rose Legacy by Kristen Heitzmann is without a doubt one of my favorite books this year. Though it starts out just a tad slow, it quickly becomes a page turner. It’s a story that is riveting and dramatic, full of twists and turns, with engaging, suspense-filled tension, which brilliantly blends the present (though historical) with the past in a sweeping, sensational conclusion that leaves you wanting more. Much more. The characters have depth and are realistically flawed. Heitzmann superbly blurs the lines of right and wrong, and clearly shows us that appearances can be deceiving. Who can be trusted? Who will deceive?
This is the first book in the Diamonds of the Rockies Series. I personally cannot wait to read book #2. For anyone who enjoys historical fiction – especially about the Great American West, this book will captivate. For anyone looking for a book that is a cut above, this book will satisfy. And for anyone who appreciates masterful storytelling, The Rose Legacy is for you!
This book was provided to me for review by Bethany House Publishers.
The Rose Legacy
Diamonds of the Rockies Series ~ Book 1
By Kristen Heitzmann
Fleeing her idyllic home in Sonoma, California, Carina Maria DiGratia journeys to the mining town of Crystal, Colorado. Clinging to hopes of a new life, she finds reality has a harsh welcome for her. Overrun with men seeking their fortune and women bound by circumstance, the town hosts both dreams and nightmares, with little surety for tomorrow. But at least here Carina is far from the betrayal that still pierces her heart.
Early on, two men vie for her trust, but neither is what he seems. Will Carina discern the truth and confront the turmoil hidden in her own heart in time to prevent tragedy?