- Title: Dawn Comes Early
- Author: Margaret Brownley
- ISBN: 9781595549686
- Page: 154
- Format: Paperback
Looking for a woman of good character and pleasant disposition willing to learn the ranching business in Arizona territory Must be SINGLE and prepared to remain so now and forever Will be given ownership of ranch Eleanor WalkerDisgraced dime novelist Kate Tenney fled the city that banned her latest book for a fresh start at a cattle ranch in the Arizona Territory.Looking for a woman of good character and pleasant disposition willing to learn the ranching business in Arizona territory Must be SINGLE and prepared to remain so now and forever Will be given ownership of ranch Eleanor WalkerDisgraced dime novelist Kate Tenney fled the city that banned her latest book for a fresh start at a cattle ranch in the Arizona Territory She hopes ranching turns out to be as romantic as she portrayed it in her novels.But what awaits her is a much harder life There is no room for mistakes on a working cattle ranch in 1895, and Kate is ill prepared for her new life She quickly learns that dawn comes early every day 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.
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About this book:“Looking for a woman of good character and pleasant disposition willing to learn the ranching business in Arizona territory. Must be SINGLE and prepared to remain so now and forever more. Will be given ownership of ranch. -Eleanor Walker Disgraced dime novelist Kate Tenney fled the city that banned her latest book for a fresh start at a cattle ranch in the Arizona Territory. She hopes ranching turns out to be as romantic as she portrayed it in her novels. But what awaits her is [...]
2.5I was a little disappointed in this one. I found the story dragged for me in parts and the romance was a let down. Kate is a writer and after her most recent book is banned in Boston, she decides to get a fresh start in Cactus Patch, Texas. She responds to an ad for someone to take over Last Chance Ranch. Kate has no ranching experience, besides what she has written in her books. Kate is surprised by just how much work goes into ranching, but throws herself into it. She has risen above a diff [...]
Morning came too early for me after staying up into the wee hours to finish this fascinating new book.Kate Tenney comes to Arizona Territory after answering an advertisement seeking an heir for a ranch owner. She is a city girl and former dime novelist who has romanticized the west in her mind and finds out quickly, as soon as she gets there, in fact, that it is nothing like she thought it was going to be. Faced with an outlaw from the get go, Kate is thrown into the wild and wonderful world of [...]
This was a truly fun read. Those who read my reviews most often know how I love realism and this book had a genuine feel of community to it. I didn't feel as if Kate & Luke's story was the only one going on (with everyone else there just as filler) but truly like we were seeing life through their eyes. The emphasis was on them, but the other characters were moving forward in their lives as well. It made the story more three dimensional.There was tension, action, romance, and comic relief rig [...]
PLEASE DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME!!This author needs to do a lot more research about the 1800s if she plans on actually catching my attention. Her use of modern words, the way her character's speak and act are all wrong. An interesting story-line, but it would have been much more believable if Kate and Luke had been living in the twenty-first century. Also, I love excitement and adventures, but Margaret Brownley turned every interesting escapade into a lame one-sentence.All in all, I think if she act [...]
Author Margaret Brownley begins her "Last Chance Ranch" book series with "Dawn Comes Early", and what a wonderful beginning it is! Historical Western Romance is my favorite genre--it's in my blood. I never tire of reading about the American Old West, and the reading is especially pleasurable when the author crafts the story with characterizations and descriptive writing so vivid that the words have "flavor". Kate Tenney is a Boston-based "Dime Novel" author who heads West when her latest book is [...]
DAWN COMES EARLY was entertaining, but did not capture my attention like some of Margaret Brownley’s previous novels.Author Kate Tenney has left Boston with her tail between her legs. When her current novel is banned, she decides to start fresh in the open Arizona territory. As a dime novelist, she has long romanticized the rugged West. Now, she is going to find out first hand that the untamed West is one part charm and three parts blood, sweat, and tears. Trying to impress the salty female la [...]
Kate Tenney writes dime novels, otherwise known as potboilers. But her last novel was banned, being named immoral. Disgusted and disgraced, Kate answers an ad in the paper - a woman looking for an heiress. Kate has never ranched before but she's wrote about it. It should be a piece of cake to pass the test and soon become owner of the large ranch.She's in over her head, not realizing how hard ranch work is, but she won't quit. She'll even find the contract that she will remain forever a spinster [...]
Western comedy at it's best, but Dawn Comes Early will pull at your heartstrings too. Kate heads into Cactus Patch with a lot more baggage than the single trunk she brought from Boston . It takes a run-in with an outlaw and repeated associations with the local blacksmith to begin shaking that baggage loose. And all the while she's learning the rigorous work of ranch-life through hands-on experience. Let's just say there isn't a lull in this action-packed, emotionally-fraught and side-splitting h [...]
und another book I forgot to review last year! I enjoyed this humorous tale of Kate Tenney's life. She's quite the gal to grab hold with both hands and make her way in the world! I especially enjoyed the advertising idea that brings about the final climax of the story (no more hints, though; you'll have to read it yourself), and how the ending was brought together after everything went totally wrong for a spell.Definitely will be reading the rest of this series when I get the chance.
This was a re-read for me ams probably more like a 3.5⭐. Had I remembered more of the story I probably wouldn't have read it again. It's an okay story but not on of my favorites. Definitely worth the first read but probably not the second.
An interesting story about a young woman who had been abandoned by her father and then watched her mother be abused by the men in her life. She decides to answer an add about becoming the heiress to a large ranch run by another woman who didn't want anything to do with men. She is a writer who has lost face having written a story with a real kiss in it and thinks she know about the life in the west when she has lived in the city all her life.The characters in the book are cute and some of the th [...]
I really enjoyed the premise of this book and how it was so different from other historical fiction romance novels. I didn't think it spent too much time on the romance, unlike many other books I have read. I loved Miss Walker and Aunt Bessie's character development throughout this and the future two books.
Margaret inserts a sprinkling of Christian truths throughout the book in the context of the character's real life that gives you the truth without shoving it down your throat. Wonderfully done.I enjoyed the side plots that the main character's book created. Loved the play on words that the "simple" speaking character inserted.An enjoyable and deep read.
Good story. Loved how Luke won Kate in the end.
Good story. Kept me entertained.
Kate Tenney fled the city she was raised in for what she hoped would be a new life. One that would earn her the respect she sought her entire life. Kate would need to prove to the ranch owner that she was worthy of inheriting her ranch, and learning to ride a horse first would come in handy.Luke Adams is not one for fancy words, but when he meets the educated Kate Tenney, he’s willing to learn. But learning new words is not his greatest challenge. Convincing Kate that she shouldn’t throw her [...]
Strap on your spurs for this wild ride into the desert of Arizona, and keep a look out for wild boars, deadly rattlesnakes, prickly cactus, a wannabe infamous outlaw, and the most intriguing array of characters… because you’ll meet them all and more at the Last Chance Ranch in Cactus Patch in the Cochise County of Arizona. And try hard to stay seated in your saddle with the Laugh-Out-Loud humour that Margaret Brownley frequently and flawlessly weaves into this entertaining, yet heartwarming [...]
Margaret Brownley, in her new book, “Dawn Comes Early” Book One in her Brides Of Last Chance Ranch series published by Thomas Nelson takes us to the Arizona Territory in 1895 and into the life of Kate Tenney.From the back cover: Looking for a woman of good character and pleasant disposition willing to learn the ranching business in Arizona territory. Must be SINGLE and prepared to remain so now and forever more. Will be given ownership of ranch. -Eleanor WalkerDisgraced dime novelist Kate Te [...]
I’m not a farm girl. Not that I live on a farm. In fact, I live on an acreage. I don’t have cows or chickens, or windmills or saddles. Nor do I ever feel that there is so much work to be done that I have to wake up at 4:00 a.m. every day. But still, there are some days where I think it would be so much easier in the city.Kate Tenney feels the same way. Pretty much shunned from Boston for her latest novel that came across a little too racy, she replies to an ad in the newspaper, an ad to be a [...]
Every once in a while, I get the pleasure of reviewing a novel that encapsulates every reason why I love to read. I want a story that makes me laugh, makes me cry, keeps me guessing, and includes characters, both major and minor, that are so vibrant and bursting with vitality that they stay with you long after the book is closed.Dawn Comes Early, by New York Times bestselling author, Margaret Brownley is just that kind of book…and then some!The first book in Brownley’s The Brides of Last Cha [...]
It is 1895 and 29-year-old author Kate Tenney has arrived in the tiny town of Cactus Patch, Arizona, having left her home city of Boston after one of her dime novels was banned for indecency. She has answered an advertisement seeking professional woman to be ‘heiress’ to the Last Chance Ranch, owned by Eleanor Walker. Kate has a lot of baggage in her past, including being abandoned by her father, neglected by her mother, and an upbringing that ignored God and taught her to trust no man.When [...]
Kate Tenney doesn't have much to believe in. Her father left when she was young and her mother spent the rest of her short life telling Kate that there is no such thing as true love and that men can never be trusted. God never seems to listen to her or even care that she exists and now that her latest dime novel has been banned by the Watch and Ward Society, Kate decides to leave Boston and her past behind her. She answers a want ad that promises her land and independence as the heiress to an Ar [...]
This is my first experience with Margaret Brownley's work and I liked it!Kate Tenney is a fiction writer—she is writing dime novels. Her latest novel was banned in Boston and now she is convinced that she will never get published again. So she went looking for something else to do with her life… When she’s reading an advertisement in a newspaper from a ranch owner looking for an heir, she decides to give it a try. If she's going to be the heir, she must sign legal documents that states tha [...]
I enjoyed this book. It was good and it was very clean and the characters were lovable. Mostly. Kate drove me crazy sometimesI understand that she was supposed to struggle a bit in the beginning. It's the (very) typical city-girl-moves-to-the-country story. So yes, she was supposed to struggle with the new way of life and the different kinds of people there. But Kate was an absolute idiot. And even that's a bit generous. To sum it up, I had to take a break from this book because Kate got on my n [...]
Having previously enjoyed several of Margaret Brownley's prior novels, I was anxious to get my hands on "Dawn Comes Early", especially since the desert setting sounded reminiscent of where I grew up. Unfortunately, the book was quite different from my expectations and I ended up being rather disappointed.The quality of the writing is good, I have no qualms about that--it's just the characters and story that I couldn't connect with. I honestly can't put my finger on exactly what the main issue wa [...]
Having read Brownley's previous series Rocky Creek Romance, I knew that I enjoyed her writing and was eager to pick up another romance set in the West. This time we journey to the Arizona Territory in 1895, getting a glimpse into ranch life. Although I don't usually seek out non-Regency romances, I will admit to a fondness for these interconnected trilogies.Our heroine is Boston-bred Kate Tenney, disgraced novelist whose latest book was banned by the prudish Boston watchdogs and who worked hard [...]
"HEIRESS WANTED - Looking for hardworking, professional woman of good character and pleasant disposition willing to learn the ranching business in Arizona Territory. Must be single and prepared to remain so now and forevermore."The advertisement at the beginning of the book interested me, but if I'd had to make a decision to buy this book after reading just the first chapter I wouldn't have made the purchase. Dawn Comes Early started out with characters I couldn't particularly relate to and a bi [...]
I really wanted to love this book. Margaret Brownleyis an author that I discovered just this year. And I really like her books. Dawn Comes Early is the first in a new series, "The Brides of Last Chance Ranch". If 1/2 stars were permissible, I'd be giving 3.5.So what kept this out of the 4 or 5 star range. Kate's previous occupation of dime store novelist just didn't sell right. Perhaps it was showing how educated she was that threw me. But more likely that she didn't try writing another kind of [...]
Kate Tenney arrives in Arizona Territory to a deserted town. Local outlaw Cactus Joe is up to his old tricks and has everyone in town hiding out. Kate has just arrived from Boston. She's a disgraced dime novelist who has answered an ad in the paper from local cattle rancher Eleanor Walker. Eleanor is looking for an heiress for her cattle ranch. If Kate can survive learning to run the ranch and sign a contract to never marry the ranch will be hers. Kate thinks that will be no problem for her sinc [...]
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