Tags: Book Review, Christian Fiction, Margaret Brownley, Romance Fiction
Margaret Brownley, in her new book, “Dawn Comes Early” Book One in her The Brides Of Last Chance Ranch series published by Thomas Nelson takes us to the Arizona Territory in 1895 and into the life of Kate Tenney.
From the back cover: Looking for a woman of good character and pleasant disposition willing to learn the ranching business in Arizona territory. Must be SINGLE and prepared to remain so now and forever more. Will be given ownership of ranch. -Eleanor Walker
Disgraced dime novelist Kate Tenney fled the city that banned her latest book for a fresh start at a cattle ranch in the Arizona Territory. She hopes ranching turns out to be as romantic as she portrayed it in her novels.
But what awaits her is a much harder life. There is no room for mistakes on a working cattle ranch in 1895, and Kate is ill-prepared for her new life. She quickly learns that dawn comes early . . . every day. But she is tenacious.
Having been abandoned by a string of men, Kate has no intention of ever marrying. But she didn’t expect to meet Luke Adams either. Luke awakens feelings inside Kate she doesn’t recognize, and his steady presence is a constant distraction. She has only written about love in the past, never known it herself. But her feelings for Luke stand in the way of all she has to gain if she is chosen as the heir.
Perhaps God brought Kate to the barrenness of the desert to give new life to her jaded heart.
No doubt about it I like Westerns. I grew up watching and reading a lot of them when I was younger and still watch and read them today. Margaret Brownley knows how to write a western. In her new book, “Dawn Comes Early” Ms. Brownley gives us a working cattle ranch, a kidnapping, a rescue attempt, cowboys, blacksmiths and an outlaw. On top of everything “Dawn Comes Early” is an incredible romance that is full of charm and humor. It asks the question would you trade your future of being married for stability and security? All of this is set against a historical backdrop that is fascinating to read. Margaret Brownley has done it again. I am so looking forward to book two in this series.
I also want to point out Ms. Brownley’s association with Heifer International, an organization that gives away livestock to change people’s lives. Ms. Brownley is working with Heifer International to purchase two heifers. If you are interested in helping her by making a donation please go to her website
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