The Still of Night (A Rush of Wings Series #2)

by Kristen Heitzmann

Paperback, 2003



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Bethany House Publishers (2003), Edition: Repackaged, 432 pages


Fiction. Romance. Christian Fiction. Once high school sweethearts, a couple reunites to news that could devastate them or bring healing needed by their wounded souls. A powerful novel.


Original language


Physical description

432 p.; 8.5 inches


076422607X / 9780764226076

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LibraryThing member judyg54
This story is a very tender hearted look at how a young girl, who is dying of a cruel disease can take heartache and sorrow and turn it into love and forgiveness for two very special people in her life. I loved this girl's testimony for her Lord throughout this story and shed tears near the end of
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this book. Although you can read this as a stand alone, to really understand all the characters in this story I highly recommend you read "A Rush of Wings" first.

Morgan Spencer in a man who seems to have it all in life; money, a highly successful career, a family who is always there for him, and a heart that seeks to help others. But one thing he thinks he can never have is the child his "one true love" aborted 15 years ago. His anger over this seems to be his driving force in life. Jill Runyan is the girl he has always loved, but who he can never forgive for what she did. The problem is, through circumstances you will have to read about, she never did abort the child but gave it up for adoption. Now "their" child needs them for a bone marrow transplant in order to live. This will bring Jill and Morgan back together to save a child's life they have always loved, but never have gotten to know. It is an emotional struggle for all involved.

I was very taken with the feelings that Jill and Morgan still had for each other after all the years apart. I also appreciated the tender love they had for their child, even though they had nothing to do with her upbringing. This was a very moving and tender love story and it was hard to put down and walk away from, because I wanted to know how it would end. I would highly recommend this series of stories, and I haven't even read the third book yet (but I am going to start book 3 "The Breath of Dawn" as soon as I finish here). Good job Kristen Heitzmann!
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LibraryThing member vintagebeckie
The Still of The Night is the second book in the Rush of Wings series by Kristen Heitzmann. It continues the story of the Spenser brothers, Morgan and Rick, but unlike the other two books in the series (A Rush of Wings and The Breath of Dawn) the book does not feature a suspense element, at least
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not in the typical sense. It does, however, feature tension-filled relationships and real-life situations.

Rick and Jill were high school sweethearts until Jill became pregnant and her parents intervened to break them up. Jill has been trying to live an upstanding life to make up for her past mistakes. Rick has become successful, yet cannot get past Jill’s betrayal. When a phone call from adoptive parents turns their worlds upside down, they are forced to face their guilt and grief and look towards redemption.

I listened to the audiobook version and wondered if I drew any funny looks while I walked — this book had me choked up . . . a lot! It is a very emotional read. There are also some wonderful themes explored — abortion, adoption, sick children, wounds of the past, organ donation. A complex novel with realistic characters, I highly recommend The Still of The Night. The narrator’s voice was a bit rough, but the story soon overcame any weaknesses in his reading.

HIghly Recommended.
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LibraryThing member KaylaLowe
This wasn't my favorite Kristen Heitzmann book, but I did like it.

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