on January 5, 2004
This book was just as promising as it's prequel! I couldn't put it down! The plot wasn't as thrilling, but Hietzmann did pick up on the unanswered questions that nagged at you in the first book. Well, as you know if you've read the first book(if you haven't you are VERY NAUGHTY), Quillan is having trouble allowing himself to love his wife, Carina. Meanwhile, she is suffering while he is away...heartbroken that he "doesn't" love her. Well, when a new man comes to take care of the New Boundless(the deceased Cain's mine, now left in Quillan's hands), his budding love for Carina threatens to lure her away from her love for Quillan. When disaster strikes, will Carina's husband comes home to her? Can he ever make peace with his dreadful past? The ending was wonderful, although Quillan's doubts about Carina's feelings for him were somewhat dissappointing. Anyway, I loved this and highly reccommend it!!
on October 5, 2001
"Sweet Boundless" as a sequel to "The Rose Legacy" is just the way I wanted it to be! I was really sucked into the book badly. I couldn't wait to finish it! I can actually feel the emotion that Carina and Quillan were going through. I wanted to yell at both of them for the dumb things they do. This kind of book is what I love to read. It has romance, emotional conflicts,forgiveness and a reverence to God (Signore). I also love the way Kristen Heitzmann sprinkles Italian words in the dialogue and applies it to the plot as well. I wasn't disappointed at all in this book. If you have read "The Rose Legacy" you'll want to read this book. You won't be disappointed. I can hardly wait for the 3rd one when it is released!
on June 19, 2001
I throughly enjoyed reading this book! I finished it in a day! I was just as captivated by the characters and their plight in this book as I was when I read The Rose Legacy. This was a great continuation of a great story! I would totally recommend this book to any and all of my friends and family. I got so caught up in the story that I found myself thinking of it when I put the book down. There were some great tense moments, and this book is full of feeling! If you haven't read it, read it! I am so used to being disappointed with sequels (except the Left Behind series) that I was a little wary about buying this book. I was surprised to find that it was every bit as good as the first one.
on May 9, 2001
I have been waiting impatiently for this book for months, and it didn't disappoint me. Whereas "The Rose Legacy" started off a little slow, "Sweet Boundless" takes off running. Kristen Heitzmann does a good job of making the reader feel the struggles and joys of our hero and heroine as they each try to find who they are and who they will become. I love it when a book can make my heart both ache and hope as "Sweet Boundless" was able to do. I was disappoined with how quickly the story ended. It left me thinking, "It can't be over yet!" Will there be another??????
on May 18, 2001
As soon as I read the Rose Legacy, I really anticipated reading the next book in this series; because the last book ended in such a way to where you just had to get your hands on this book to find out what happens between Quillan and Carina. I must tell you I was not disappointed with Sweet Boundless! In fact I thouroughly enjoyed it! I read this book in one day, because its written in a way that compells you to keep reading and reading and reading. I can't wait for the third book in this series! You must read this! You will really enjoy it!
on June 3, 2001
Although I had to refresh my memory of details from the first book (The Rose Legacy), it kept me enthralled throughout. With the vivid descriptions and deep characterizations I could not be a passive reader. My emotions flared with impatience, wanting to control the situation. This captivating story is filled with truths about the human condition and God's willingness to intervene on our behalf. I want more!!!! ;-)
on November 18, 2001
This was my first book in the series. I loved it. The characters were clearly drawn. I could taste the ravioli and empathize with both Carina and her yearning for her husband's love and his inability to give it. I won't spoil the story, but this was a compelling, real book. I think most women will be able to identify with Carina in some way. Great job! I'll be waiting for book 3.