Monday, March 5, 2012

Dawn Comes Early by Margaret Brownley

About the book:

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 Review:

Kate Tenney thinks she is cut out for ranching based on the sole reason that she writes stories about it, but she learns quickly how hard it is yet very rewarding. Join Kate on her adventures, which are rather numerous at times, as she learns to be a rancher and as she learns what she really wants in life.  

This was a very fun book to read and I am looking forward to the next book in the series, Waiting for Morning, which comes out in January 2013. Having never read Margaret Brownley before I was excited to try her out, well I am sold and will be reading more of her books. I just loved Kate in this book! Her spirit and determination to learn how to be a rancher was both inspiring and encouraging. So many people today and in the past would just give up when things were hard and seemed hopeless, but not Kate! This is a great book for anyone who loves a good western story filled with romance, hard work and some humor. Final rating 4.5 stars out of 5!

* I received this book through in exchange for my honest review.


  1. You should read her first series, its great.

  2. This one looks like a great read. Thanks for telling us about it.- Susan F.

  3. Hey Jen! I posted my review of Dawn Comes Early today also. I thought it was a fun book also! Great review!

    Julie@ My Favorite Pastime