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Colorado Dawn (Runaway Brides #2)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  494 Ratings  ·  59 Reviews
The next in Kaki Warner's sweeping new series about unlikely brides who make their way west-discovering newfound freedom and rediscovering love...After only three letters and one visit during her six-year marriage to a Scottish Cavalry Officer, Maddie Wallace decides to build a life without him. Accepting an assignment from a London periodical to photograph the West from a ...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published January 3rd 2012 by Berkley (first published January 1st 2012)
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Lisa Kay
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★★★★ I loved this one, the second in the Runaway Brides series; however, not as much as the first. Keep in mind, I’m not a big fan of “second chance at love” themes – or reconciled relationships. However, it may just be your cup of tea; and it is very well written and well edited. (A delight after a few too many self-published books in a row.)

The best parts were found in Maddie, the strong yet gentle heroine with a dollop of spunk and a passion for photographing the new American West, while fall
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Catherine
*DNF*

I took a break because I wasn't enjoying the book, but now I find that I can't work up the energy to pick it back up. I liked the author's voice, so I'll probably try her again, but I was not a fan of the characters or storyline.
Mandi Schreiner
Dec 07, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: historical
Maddie Wallace has been married to her Scottish husband, Angus, for four years. But for those four years, Angus has been serving in the British army, and she has received only two letters and one visit from him. Heartbroken that he has basically abandoned her and not feeling as though she fits in at his family's estate in Scotland, she feels lost. After her parents die in a carriage accident, she decides to pursue her passion of photography and lands a job with a publication in London to photogr ...more
Pj Ausdenmore
Englishwoman Maddie Wallace had high hopes when she married dashing Scottish cavalry officer, Angus Wallace but after only two letters and one visit during their six-year marriage, Maddie has had enough. Tired of being looked down upon by the Wallace family for being English, virtually abandoned by her husband and feeling alone in the world, when Maddie returns to England to settle her parents' affairs following their sudden deaths she decides to follow her passion for photography and embark upo ...more
Lyuda
Jul 12, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: western
Closer to 3.5 stars.
From Heartbreak Creek we know that marriage between Maddie and Angus was a love match. The newlyweds' bliss didn't last long as Angus had to return to his military duties leaving his wife in the care of his noble Scottish family on the remote Highland estate. Turned out it wasn't a good plan. Strong, feisty English lass with unnatural hobby of taking pictures didn't sit well with a father-in-law who couldn't abide the English and a mother-in-law who rarely left her room. To
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Jenn
Jul 20, 2014 rated it liked it
3.5

Highlights:
1. Tricks
2. Angus aka: Ash-funny, sarcastic, playful, protective, loving, faithful and definitely doesn't lack of thoughts of his wife.
3. The boys wrestling "fights"
4. Ash & Maddie's POVs although there were a few others.
5. The banter between Thomas and Ash.
6. The pranks.
7. Maddie and Ash's relationship.
8. The Heartbreak Crew
9. Good pace and flow; felt like something was always happening so you never get bored.
10. Pru & Thomas' progress.
11. The very ending when they have
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Regan Walker
May 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
2nd in the Brides Trilogy is Simply Delightful!

Second in the Brides trilogy (Heartbreak Creek, Colorado Dawn and Bride of the High Country), this is a great tale and continues from the first book with a Scottish hero and an English heroine and their difficult romance in the Old West.

Set in the Colorado Territory in 1870, this is the story of Maddie Wallace, who we met in book one—the English auburn-haired beauty with a soft heart whose Highlander husband went off to fight for the British and fo
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Linda
Kaki Warner is fast becoming a favorite author of mine. She writes magic. COLORADO DAWN is the second 'Runaway Brides' novel, her third is to be released in June, 2012 and I can't wait for more.

Immediately following HEARTBREAK CREEK this is Maddie Wallace's story. One thing I love is the author continues to include all the characters from HEARTBREAK CREEK and then adds some new ones. And what a hoot they are. I dare you to read the story and not laugh at least once.

It starts off a little slower
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Tin
Apr 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013
They married in haste and enjoyed a searing passion -- and then Angus Wallace returned to his regiment and to his duty as a soldier, leaving behind his new English wife, Maddie, in the care of his very indifferent Scottish family. In three years of marriage, he wrote to her twice and visited once -- and Maddie wonders if this is what the rest of her will look like.

When her parents die suddenly, Maddie is given a brief respite and returns home to England to settle their affairs. And out of the g
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Kat Latham
Jan 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
In Colorado Dawn, Kaki Warner's trademark humor, grit and attention to detail come together in a beautifully vibrant, entertaining, and emotionally gripping story.

Maddie and Angus Wallace have spent only a few nights together in their six-year marriage. The last time Angus deserted her to rejoin his regiment, Maddie struggled unsuccessfully to make a life with his family in Scotland. She finally leaves and strikes out for Colorado Territory, where she becomes a celebrated photographer introducin
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Kaki Warner is an award-winning author and long time resident of the Pacific Northwest. Although she now lives on the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains in Washington State, Kaki actually grew up in the Southwest and is a proud graduate of the University of Texas. Her years spent riding horses and enjoying the expansive views of Texas became the Historical Romance Author, Kaki Warner inspirat ...more
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