Monday, March 12, 2012

Book Review // Dawn Comes Early by Margaret Brownley

Dawn Comes Early was a fun historical fiction novel about Kate Tenney who left her disgraced life in Boston for dreams of rebuilding a name for herself as an Arizona ranch heiress. It is a redemptive love story filled with action and adventure. Kate arrives thinking she knows a lot about working a ranch based on all the stories she hear back in the city – she learns quickly she didn’t know much at all! Even more, she realizes the life she tried to leave behind is only haunting her present and keeping her from embracing the life she is meant to live.

Overall, this book was entertaining and I recommend it for anyone who enjoys romantic, adventures from another time. However I felt there was a little depth lacking from some character development and especially the relationship that develops between Kate and the local blacksmith, Luke Adams. The reality of Kate’s hurt, her past and the hold it had on her, were all simplified to fit the purpose of the story. Although I was glad to read a tale in which love and faith were the strongest forces.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book for free through the book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.