Saturday, March 3, 2012

Dawn Comes Early

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.

The  first half of this book was rather slow for me. It was spent in character development and describing how hard ranch life can be. I found myself getting tired of it when suddenly the story turned around. The second half of the book was filled with more action and curiosity about what the main character would do, which provided a lot more interest for me. All in all, I give it 3 stars out of 5, as it took a long time for me to get into the story enough to care about knowing how it would end.

I received a complimentary copy of Dawn Comes Early through the Thomas Nelson Publishing Booksneeze blogger program in exchange for an honest review.

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