Romantic suspense from a best-selling novelist. Sequel to Unforgotten, Sofie Michelli goes to Sonoma to unravel her past, but returns to face the future.
The whimper came, no more than a note of longing–or fear–in a child’s throat. Sofie reacted instinctively, each nerve pulled taut. But when she opened her eyes, there was no warm, damp cheek, no tiny brow wrinkled with sleep-swept worries. She sank back as sorrow, marrow deep, found a familiar fit…..
Even in the midst of her affectionate and chaotic Italian family in the Bronx, Sofie Michelli feels alone. Caught in a net of loss and despair, Sofie knows it is time to let go, to start again.
Rese is not sure what to make of Lance Michelli’s healing gift, but she feels protective of this humbled version of the swaggering man who turned her life inside out. As they find new footing, the Sonoma villa they once intended as an inn becomes a refuge for the downtrodden–including Lance’s sister Sofie.
Driven to protect the weak and innocent, Child Protective Service worker Matt Hammond responds to a call and finds an infant abandoned to the care of an odd assortment of misfits. He reserves judgment on the unconventional caregivers–who both concern and fascinate him–but he is especially drawn to Sofie, the mesmerizing woman with a dancer’s poise, eyes like dark copper pennies–and scars on her wrists.
Praise for Echoes
“The characters and setting are rich with details, placing the reader in the midst of the story. Exquisite spiritual truths resound throughout the novel.”
“Seamlessly woven around Matt and Sofie’s story is the ongoing tale of Lance’s love for Rese and his battle to win back her trust while coming to terms with his God-given gift of healing. Every single character in this story is drawn with great depth and dimension, showcasing Kirsten’s exceptional talent. I was drawn to each one and shared their heartaches and joys as if I was rooming at the villa.”
Rel Mollet, Relz Reviewz
“Just when you think it cannot get better Kristen hits another home run with not only a dynamic story but one that shines with hope, healing and faith beyond imagination…..I want to go live with this wonderful family wrap my arms around the warmth and family all of us yearn for, settle comfortably into the arms of grace, and welcome the healing that seeps into my bones”.
“Kristen is a gifted writer. Her character development is phenomenal. She gives so much depth to her characters, the reader is drawn in to the story completely. She has a special ability to see both the believer and unbeliever’s point of view.”
“Heitzmann displays her images of faith and the motion of the holy spirit through her characters sometimes moving with, resist, deny and breath him through her story. She realizes the Christian life that helped me experience Catholic culture from my Christian evangelist perspective. Right on sister!”
Bruce H. MacKenzie
“Kristen has created an unforgettable cast of characters in the Michelli family series of stories. She excels at exposing their weaknesses as well as their strengths as she weaves the life stories of many generations skillfully together.”
“Echoes is a wonderful conclusion to the series. A definite page turner, it draws you in and uplifts your spirit as well. Certainly highly recommended . . . Gripping, touching and poignant.”