Thursday, May 13, 2010

Book Review: Indivisible by Kristen Heitzmann (and GIVEAWAY!)

(Be sure and read at the bottom of this post to see how you can enter to win a copy of Indivisible!)

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.

Indivisible: A NovelActually, 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."

So true.

You can download the first two chapters of Indivisible from the Waterbrook Multnomah website here.

And, you can go here to hear an interview with the author, Kristen Heitzmann.

Now, for the GIVEAWAY! Would you like to win a copy of this new novel? All you have to do is add your name and email to the comment section. I will choose a winner on May 21, so don't wait to enter!

(This book was sent to me by Waterbrook Multnomah for review purposes. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed in this review are strictly my own.)  

18 comments:

Carrie said...

This book has been receiving quite a lot of positive reviews. If you throw my name in the hat- I'll be much obliged!

ham1299 said...

I loved that quote, too. (I don't need a copy - already have one!)

Caroline Clemmons said...

I love that quote, too, and have heard it before in similar language.

Caroline@carolineclemmons.com

Laura said...

Please enter me to win. I would love to read this.
Laura
laura.leahj@gmail.com

Barbara said...

I haven't read any of her books in a few years but I would love to try this one. Please enter me.

quiltyreader(at)gmail(dot)com

Linda Henderson said...

I have never read any of her books, but I'd like to try this one. It sounds like a very interesting read.

seriousreader at live dot com

skkorman said...

I would love to read this book—please enter me to win!

skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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Linda Kish said...

I would love to read this book.

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Julia M. Reffner said...

I've seen great reviews on this book. Please put my name in the proverbial hat.

julesreffner(at)gmail(dot)com

Cindy W. said...

I've heard a lot of great things about this book and would love to win it.

Smiles,
Cindy W.

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Carole said...

This book has been getting great reviews and you gave a good perspective, Judylynn. I believe I would enjoy it and appreciate the chance to win a copy.

You listed some wonderful books on your recommended list, by the way.

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Anonymous said...

Hi, Judy!

I wouls LOVE to be includedin the drawing for the book Invisible.

Name: Glenda
Email: res0k5vf[at]Verizon{dot}net

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

would enjoy reading this fabulous book...thanks for the chance :)

karenk
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Esther Y.M. said...

I love the quote.

Please enter me.

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A Musing Mother said...

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Pam said...

I would love to read this book.

Pam M.
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Anonymous said...

I have read all of her books and am anxious to read this one, too.
Please enter me...THANKS!!!
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