Sunrise Over Texas
Texas Frontier, 1826
Kit Barclay followed her husband into the wilds of Texas only to be widowed. Stranded with her mother- and sister-in-law to care for, with no hope of rescue before winter sets in, Kit has only one goal: survival. So when a lone horseman appears on the horizon, and then falls from his mount in fever, Kit must weigh the safety of her family against offer...more
In great style MJ Fredrick brings the reader a great western romance set in the untamed Texas frontier with two people whom have lost greatly but still cling to life. The fated meeting between Trace Waston and Katherine (Kit) Barclay, opens a lot of wounds between the two, but also heals with...more
Taking place in the Texas frontier in 1826, Sunrise Over Texas tells the story of the remarkable Katherine Barclay (Kit) who fights for survival every minute of the day as the...more
There is a great sense of reality with this book, which I particularly liked. The main secondary characters (MIL and SIL) are irritating beyond belief, and where...more
Sunrise Over Texas is a the story of a three women left alone in a Texas fort in winter. Katherine "Kit" Barkley is a widow taking care of her late husband's mother and sister. They have no way to get to the nearest settlement, and don't have enough provisions to last the winter. Indians are also a concern. Into this scene rides Trace, a man running from a painful past and now too sick to...more
The slow relationship between Trace and Kit was fanta...more
If it weren't for all the unnecessary twists and turns in the final quarter of the book, this would've been a really great book. Great characterization, strong sense of time and place and sizzling tension. A shame she couldn't stick t...more
I do wish the secondary women (Kit's mother-in-law and sister-in-law) had experienced some character growth, especially the m...more
Such a great heart felt adventure that involves love, death, heart ache, suffering, and new life while making it in the Texas great plains.
This story was neat as I read about my own home state in its beginning stages with Stephen F Austin in control over the new claims in Texas. I felt so many emotions as I read how life was back in the early days on how people looked upon others and chastised them with what was propper for a lady and a man and how they had to be chaperoned...more
I really didn't feel the emotional tie between these two and I really wish we could have felt a little more about their surroundings, their adventure, and the random obstacles they continue to face. Instead it felt like reading a list of things that were happening rather than a story.