Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Dawn Comes Early by Margaret Brownley

Book Description:
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.

My Thoughts:
This book was pretty good.  Kate was/is a novelist and has determined she is going to be the heiress of Last Chance Ranch.  When she gets to town, her ride isn't there, an inept outlaw shortly kidnaps her and she is rescued by the town's handsome blacksmith.  Ranching is harder than she'd ever thought possible, she wasn't expecting everything that is being thrown at her.  Especially the feelings she begins having for a certain blacksmith that could end her plans to be an heiress.
I liked Kate.  She was a hard working, if a bit off balance character.  She is determined to make sure she is the 'heiress' to the Last Chance Ranch and the never get married clause will never be a problem.  Luke is a strong steady man that could just awaken the heart she believed would never love.
I rate this a 4/5.  It was entertaining.
Thank you to Booksneeze for the review copy of this book.  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.

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