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Dawn Comes Early by Margaret Brownley
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bookshelves: read-in-2012, historical-fiction
Recommended for: historical fiction fans
Read from March 04 to 24, 2012

Novelist Kate Tenney answers an ad for an heiress on a ranch in Arizona. Once the Bostonian arrives, she finds out that ranch life isn't what she's thought it was in the novels she's written. Blacksmith Luke Adams isn't quite sure what to think of this beautiful eastern woman who knows nothing about ranch life. He causes Kate to question her own beliefs in men in general and makes her start to wonder if maybe she can have the happily ever after that she gives her characters. But she's got a choice to make - will she follow through with becoming Miss Walker's heiress which includes a vow to never marry or will she follow her heart?

This was the first book I've read by Margaret Brownley, but it won't be my last. I found Kate's struggles and her determination delightful. Add Luke's humorous matchmaking aunts to the mix and I found myself laughing at the their attempts to get Luke and Kate together. Luke didn't feel worthy of Kate because she's very educated and he doesn't have much book learning. She is determined to fulfill everything that Miss Walker wants in her heiress because of her distrust of men. Luke figures out a way to let her know that he's not like her father or the other men that had been in her life and Kate figures out a way to let him know that she's going to give love a chance. Both the main characters have to come to a point in the story that they have to let go of their own dreams and let God handle it. I think that's a lesson that everyone needs to know.

I received this book for free from Thomas Nelson's booksneeze program in exchange for my honest review. My thoughts and opinions are my own.

Rating 4 stars
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