Tuesday, November 9, 2010
A Rush of Wings by Kristen Heizmann
Noelle St. Claire has taken flight from her home on her father's estate in New York. She doesn't know where she is going, but is determined to get away from whatever it is that she fears the most. She winds up in Colorado and finds a place to stay at a ranch owned by Rick Spencer and his brother Morgan. Will Noelle find comfort and a chance to just be herself and not be afraid of whatever it is that has brought her to this place?
On the surface I liked this book. Getting to the end was a real challenge because of the anger and frustration that I often felt with Noelle. She seemed to be a headstrong, spoiled rich girl who wasn't willing to accept anyone's rules. That's fine for some things, but when it comes to other people's property and especially the animals under their care, I can't accept the audacity of a person to just do what they want regardless of what someone else has told them not to do. Maybe some people think it's cute for a sweet, pretty rich girl to go against authority, but I kept finding it to be terribly annoying. I don't like people taking their own problems out on innocent animals, either directly or indirectly.
In spite of my occasional aggravation with Noelle and how she acted throughout the book, I did enjoy the book. Anger isn't something that should be held onto, and Noelle did have a lot of reason to have problems with enjoying her life and opening herself up to people who want to help her. In the end, the story does have a good conclusion that should satisfy almost everyone.
I received this book from Bethany House Publishers to read and review.