Kristen Heitzmann books in order
Kristen Heitzmann is an American bestselling author of inspirational historical romance and historical fiction novels.
She had also penned contemporary romantic and psychological suspense novels.
A lover of art, music, and books raised in an academic family, Kristen enjoyed drawing, playing the violin, and reading while growing up.
Her passion for reading inspired her to start creating her own stories, so much so that she can't recall a time when she never had characters in her head.
A recipient of the Christy Award for her work on Secrets (2004), the first book in the Michelli Family, Kristen currently lives in the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountain with her beloved husband, Jim, and various family members and pets.
Whenever she isn't writing, the author enjoys cooking, listening to music, doing art stuff and immersing herself in the stunning beauty of the natural world.
Genres: Contemporary , Historical Romance, Inspirational, Romance, Suspense
- Twilight (2002)
- Halos (2004)
- Freefall (2006)
- The Edge of Recall (2008)
Diamond of the Rockies
- The Rose Legacy (2000)
- Sweet Boundless (2001)
- The Tender Vine (2002)
- Secrets (2004)
- Unforgotten (2005)
- Echoes (2007)
- Indivisible (2010)
- Indelible (2011)
Rocky Mountain Legacy
- Honor's Pledge (1998)
- Honor's Price (1998)
- Honor's Quest (1999)
- Honor's Disguise (1999)
- Honor's Reward (2000)
- A Rush of Wings (2003)
- The Still of Night (2003)
- The Breath of Dawn (2008)
- Told You So (2015)
- Told You Twice (2015)
Detailed book overview
Returning to her hometown was the last thing Laurie ever expected. But with two children in tow, she must begin anew... and face the life--and man--she turned her back on. Cal has been struggling with his own problems, but the arrival of Laurie brings new hope and meaning to his life.
Can he push aside his feelings to simply be the friend she desperately needs? And when the dangers of her hidden past threaten, can Cal overcome the haunting memories of his own past failures to rescue the only woman he's ever loved?
It was the halo that caught her heart between beats and made her pause to take notice. When Alessi Moore drives her red Mustang convertible into town, she wonders if this could be the place she was meant to find, a place to settle down. But when her convertible and all she owns is stolen, she is filled with doubt.
When a young woman stumbles out of the Hanalei Mountains on the island of Kauai with no memory of who she is or how she got there, Cameron Pierce reluctantly agrees to investigate the mysterious circumstances surrounding her arrival. As pieces begin to fall into place, he suspects her injuries were no accident, but he's far from convinced she's an innocent victim. And there's that nagging feeling he's seen her somewhere before....
Now known as Jade, the woman begins to recall fragments of what led her to this place, and she realizes the danger isn't over. Jade and the cynical Hawaiian investigator attempt to reconstruct the threads of her identity, but the stakes are far higher than either expected.
Tessa Young, an up-and-coming landscape architect who specializes in the design and creation of labyrinths, has immersed herself in the mythological, spiritual, and healing aspects of the elaborate structures. She also is searching for God and hoping to make sense of the nightmares that have plagued her since childhood.
When Smith Chandler, an estranged colleague--with whom she'd half fallen in love a dozen times before catching herself every time--calls to propose a project he claims is the opportunity of a lifetime, she reluctantly agrees to check it out.
Smith is reconstructing a pre-Revolutionary War abbey for wealthy clients. Among its remarkable features is an overgrown labyrinth. Unable to resist, Tessa accepts his offer to work with him.
Soon she is immersed in the project of a lifetime. But one evening, after weeks of work in the labyrinth, Tessa and Smith are attacked. While protecting Tessa, Smith is stabbed, and the nightmare begins...again.
Diamond of the Rockies
Driven by hope and vengeance, Carina Maria DiGratia leaves her idyllic home in Sonoma, California, for a new life in the mining town of Crystal, Colorado. Though the town has a rough element, Carina is determined that it is the place her dreams will come true. Early on, two men vie for her trust, but neither is what he seems. Will Carina discern the truth in time to prevent tragedy?
Newly married Carina DiGratia Shephard longs to make a home for herself and her husband, Quillan, in the rugged mining town of Crystal, Colorado. Quillan, however, has turned away to confront the haunting pain of his troubled childhood.
Out of her loneliness, Carina opens a restaurant, and through its success soon attains the independence and identity she has long sought. When Carina is attacked in retaliation for her kindness to the destitute families of miners, everything changes. Will Quillan exchange his bitterness for the forgiveness of God in time to save their marriage?
Aching from the recent loss of a constant companion, Carina DiGratia Shephard longs to return to the shelter of her close-knit family. Her husband, Quillan, is bent on proving his devotion, and they begin the arduous journey to the home of her youth nestled in the vineyards of Sonoma, California. But their arrival at the DiGratia estate is not the joyous occasion they expected. Will a confrontation with the past pull them apart--or will the love they once embraced be reignited?
Lance Michelli is on a quest to discover the secrets his grandmother cannot tell. What happened all those years ago, and what is it she so desperately needs him to find? The old villa in Sonoma holds the answers, but it is now owned by a young woman who neither knows nor cares about his mission. But Rese Barret is a force to contend with, and her own impending storm could sweep him up as their sparring creates a fierce and uncomfortable attraction.
Lance Michelli had traveled to his grandmother Antonia's old villa in Sonoma to find the truth behind the secrets of her past. There he met Rese Barrett, the woman who now owns the villa and hides secrets of her own.
Now Lance has returned to his grandmother with both Rese and the answers he has found. But Antonia refuses to hear what he has to say. Has she really misunderstood the events of that dark night so long ago?
Antonia sends Lance on another quest. But this time he discovers that the past has influenced the present far more than anyone realizes. Lance is caught between the two women he loves as he uncovers unforgotten truths that could change them all forever.
Even in the midst of her affectionate and chaotic Italian family all living in the Bronx neighborhood where she grew up, Sofie Michelli feels alone. For too long, she has been caught in a net of loss and despair.
When an old woman murmurs, "Finchè c'è vita c'è speranza" Where there's life, there's hope, Sofie feels the familiar words penetrate and awaken something. She is alive. 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.
An inseparable bond. An insatiable force.
Battling his own personal demons, Police Chief Jonah Westfall knows the dark side of life and has committed himself to eradicating it. When a pair of raccoons are found mutilated in Redford, Colorado, Jonah investigates the gruesome act, knowing the strange event could escalate and destroy the tranquility of his small mountain town.
With a rising drug threat and never-ending conflict with Tia Manning, a formidable childhood friend with whom he has more than a passing history, Jonah fights for answers—and his fragile sobriety.
But he can’t penetrate every wound or secret—especially one fueled by a love and guilt teetering on madness.
In a clash of light and darkness, can courage prevail?
Rescuing a toddler from the jaws of a mountain lion, Trevor MacDaniel, a high-country outfitter, sets in motion events he can’t foresee. His act of bravery entwines his life with gifted sculptor Natalie Reeve—and attracts a grim admirer.
Trevor’s need to guard and protect is born of tragedy, prompting his decision to become a search and rescue volunteer. Natalie’s gift of sculpting comes from an unusual disability that seeks release through her creative hands. In each other they see strength and courage as they face an incomprehensible foe.
When a troubled soul views Trevor as archangel and adversary, Redford’s peaceful mountain community is threatened. Together with Police Chief Jonah Westfall, Trevor presses his limits to combat the menace who targets the most helpless and innocent.
Rocky Mountain Legacy
Abigail Martin is a headstrong young woman who believes frontier life in the rugged Colorado Rockies possesses all the world she could ever want. As a woman who listens to her heart, Abbie is determined to hold out for the best even if it means dashing the hopes of her childhood friend and holding out for a love as consuming as her beloved mountains.
Montgomery Farrel is a handsome, refined gentleman who sees in Abbie a reflection of the untamed, pristine land he has come to call his own. Though he finds her penchant for adventure a refreshing change from the southern belles of his upbringing, Monte also holds honor above every virtue even love.
Their hopes suddenly collide when a debt must be paid and honor is the price. Can Monte and Abbie surrender to a destiny greater than the one their dreams can hold?
He claimed honor would be his only sword-until an enemy threatened his love and his land.
Montgomery Farrel believes his splintered world is about to heal when Abbie Martin accepts his love and his offer of marriage. But their dreams come crashing down when a vicious fire brings injury and devastation. When the fire proves to be intentional and the sabotage to Monte's property continues to escalate, Abbie's fierce determination takes over and a frightening gun battle ensues.
Confronted with a hate that runs deeper than the Colorado granite, Monte is swept back to the days of Confederate bloodshed, where his need for revenge battles his sense of honor. With both Abbie and his land to protect, can Monte find the strength to surrender it all to the God he is just beginning to discover?
IN THE MIDST OF TRAGEDY WHERE DO YOU FIND FAITH?
That is the compelling question at the heart of Kristin Heitzmann's new release, Honor's Quest. This third book in the ROCKY MOUNTAIN LEGACY series once again follows the joys and sorrows of Abigail Farrel in her life of faith and service under the shadow of the Colorado Rockies.
Still adjusting to her ladylike life as Montgomery Farrel's wife, Abigail discovers she is pregnant and the world seems more exciting than ever. She is unprepared however for the tragedy that will strike her cherished ranch. Left with only a determination to fight for her child's future and a fragile hope that the land she loves will not betray her again, Abbie begins to rediscover the will to live and the courage to face the truth about the God she serves.
Abbie Farrel is just beginning to settle back into living again after the financial crises that have rocked her ranch since her husband's death. With the rugged Cole Jasper back as her foreman, Abbie dares to hope that his laughter and steady hand will bring serenity to the ranch.
But trouble comes in the form of two bounty hunters trailing Cole. Captured and beaten near death, Cole is tied to a horse for the journey back to Texas and a trial for his part in the death of a saloon girl. Abbie heads for Texas determined to save Cole from certain death at a hanging trial.
STILL HAUNTED BY YESTERDAYS GRIEF, ABBIE HAD PLEDGED COLE HER LOVE....WOULD IT BE ENOUGH?
As the newly married wife of Cole Jasper, Abbie is certain life will never again be dull. What she doesn't know is whether her blossoming love for Cole will allow her to bid farewell to the nightmares that have plagued her since Montes brutal death. But Cole is determined to capture her whole heart, and he means to win over her pint-sized son, Elliot, too-even if Cole has to trample a bit on Abbies tight rein. With little orphaned Jenny and the wayward young woman, Birdie, filling out their ragamuffin family, Cole and Abbie have their hands full riding the ups and downs of life at the Lucky Star.
When rumors of the evil, vengeful Crete Marlowe and his unsavory band of comrades reach Rocky Bluffs, Cole knows he must bring them to justice. Can Abbie ever forgive Cole for allowing honor to once again jeopardize their love?
When fragmented images and unfocused panic force Noelle St. Claire to flee her wealthy, sheltered life in New York, she gains sanctuary on a ranch in the Rocky Mountains.
There Noelle finds solace in the breathtaking scenery she paints. But as the attentions of two brothers, Rick and Morgan Spencer, breach the wall she hides behind, the past she yearns to escape becomes a menacing threat from which she can no longer hide.
Though he is professionally successful, the one life Morgan Spencer can't seem to set straight is his own. Behind his charming rebel facade is a need that drives him toward perfection--and emptiness. Morgan has been haunted for years by the tragic decision his first love made when they were still in high school, but everything changes for him when Jill Runyun reenters his life. And the news she shares will either set him free or bring him to his knees.
Following the tragic death of his wife, Jill, Morgan Spencer retreats to his brother's Rocky Mountain ranch to heal and focus on the care of his infant daughter, Olivia. Two years later, Morgan begins to make plans to return to his home in Santa Barbara to pick up the pieces of his life and career.
Quinn Riley has been avoiding her past for four years. Standing up for the truth has forced her into a life of fear and isolation. After a "chance" first meeting and a Thanksgiving snowstorm, Quinn is drawn into the Spencer family's warm and loving world, and she begins to believe she might find freedom in their friendship.
The man Quinn helped put behind bars has recently been released, however, and she fears her past will endanger the entire Spencer family. As the danger heightens, she determines to leave town for the sake of the people who have come to mean so much to her.
Fixing problems is what Morgan Spencer does best, and he is not willing to let Quinn run away, possibly into the clutches of a man bent on revenge. But Morgan's solution sends him and Quinn on an unexpected path, with repercussions neither could have anticipated.
From the minute Grace Evangeline throws her sweet tea in Devin Bressard’s face, their battle of wits and cross-purposes overtakes their lives. Sassy “angelic” Grace Evangeline will stop at nothing to see her romance novel produced for Broadway. Devin Bressard knows all about the commercial success of Ms. Evangeline’s “novels”—as far from his literary, nerve-striking plays as anything could be.
Grace intends to pull his head out of the rarified air long enough to make her point, even if it involves stalking him and infiltrating his friends and colleagues. Devin knows she’s trouble, but who would guess the spokesperson for strength and virtue would be a calamity vortex? He mounts a fierce resistance, but when he’s forced to work with Grace, his profession and sanity aren’t the only things at risk. Collapsing walls on both sides bring a détente that could shatter their bond—or resound through more lives than their own.
Alexis Murphy is done messing with the wrong kinds of men. She could not be happier planning a personalized Grace Evangeline wedding with her fiancé, Jeffrey, who is so right for her. Or is he?
Stage star and spokesmodel, Bo Corrigan, could be the ultimate disruption. Alexis—Exi—is caught by his talent and sexual magnetism. Yet under the glow, she senses trouble, not only danger from Bo’s past mistakes, but something inside tearing him apart.
From the moment Bo sees Exi, he knows she’s special, but not only that—she’s real. Unlike the theater scene he’s been immersed in, she sees the man he is and won’t stop until she’s reached inside and brought that person from despair to life … if only they have time.
With violent forces against them, can they get beyond the damage to love that heals and restores?