Thursday, March 15, 2012
Book Review: Dawn Comes Early
Kate Tenney steps off the train into Arizona Territory in 1895 to make her way as a single, female rancher. She answers an ad sent out by the ranch's current owner, a stately older woman who is looking for an heiress. The qualifications are for a woman of good character, willing to learn the ranching business and to remain single forever more. Kate is sure she fits all those conditions, and welcomes the new challenge. However, Kate didn't count on being rescued by Luke Adams. She does her best to put her focus on the task at hand, but much to her dismay finds feelings she thought she could ignore for the rest of her life. Obviously her feelings for Luke stand in the way of all she has to gain if she is chosen as heir to the ranch. Kate must weigh all the choices, and then decide if she's willing to trust God to have a hand in her future.
Margaret Brownley does an excellent job of ending the story in a different way than you would imagine. Let's be honest: you pretty much know the end of the story whenever you pick up a Christian romance. And maybe you can guess the end of this story, but there are definitely enough surprises to keep you engaged until the very end. The story is delightful and the characters are smile-worthy.
Thomas Nelson Publishers provided me with a free copy of this book as a part of their blogger program called BookSneeze.