Friday, March 1, 2013
On My Nightstand - Echoes by Kristen Heitzmann
Sofia Michelli knows she's been hiding from life. It's time to move from the cocoon provided by her Italian family and neighborhood to see if she can make some kind of future for herself.
In Sonoma, California, she finds the right balance of family and independence. Her brother, Lance, and his girlfriend, Rese, provide a place to stay. The Bed and Breakfast they started becomes a safety net for folks down on their luck.
Even though she meets social worker, Mark Hammond, the past still pulls at her heartstrings. When she gets a call for help, she returns to the old neighborhood to protect someone she thought was forever lost to her.
Will Sofia retreat into her dark past or move into the future built on love and hope?
This is the final installment in the 3-book series of the Michelli family. The cover proclaims that Echoes is "the captivating conclusion to Secrets and Unforgotten," and it fully lives up to those words. I couldn't wait to read this book, and felt both happy and sad...happy with the ending, but sad the series was finished.
Kristen is one of my go-to authors. I always know my reading experience will be satisfying.
Writers: What kind of lessons do you glean from the works of other authors?
Readers: What was the last book you read that made you want to run out and purchase everything an author has ever written?