When you're learning all about working on a ranch, dawn does come very early. A young girl learns all about ranching life in the historical fiction Dawn Comes Early by Margaret Brownley. Kate sets off for adventure that will lead her away from the rough life she's had in Boston. A change of scenery and promise of owning land makes all the work worth the effort for her. What Kate doesn't count on is meeting a man that makes her heart beat harder than she's ever known.
Disgraced dime novelist Kate Tenney fled the city that banned her latest novel for the emptiness of the desert. Answering an ad to be “heiress” to a vast cattle ranch in the Arizona Territory, Kate hopes ranching turns out to be as romantic as she portrayed it in her novels.
But what awaits her is a life harder than the one she just left. There is no room for mistakes on a working cattle ranch, and Kate is ill-prepared for her new life. She quickly learns that dawn comes early. 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.
I got right into Dawn Comes Early. I have always said historical fiction is my favorite genre to read. The book captures your attention when you are thrown into the action of the old western town in the first chapter. The characters are very real, and I identified with them right away. I read this book very quickly, and now I'm intrigued by the next book in this series by Margaret Brownley. This is the first book, but it's just the start to The Brides of Last Chance Ranch series with the next book set to be released in a year. If you're into historical fiction, especially of the Christian romance variety, this book will not disappoint.
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