Have you ever wanted to start over? Do something different? Establish your future on your own? Kate Tenney, the main character of Dawn Comes Early by Margaret Brownley, decides to take her life into her own hands. A dime novelist by trade, Kate decides to trade in her typewriter for the life of a ranch owner after her latest novel is banned. Kate has four months to learn the ins and outs of ranching and convince the current owner of the ranch that she is worthy to be the heiress. As part of her agreement, she must promise to never marry.
In her books, Kate writes about handsome heroes who are faithful and true, but, in her real life, she doesn’t believe that such a man exists, so the no-marriage clause doesn’t matter much to her. That is, it doesn’t matter until she meets Luke, an uneducated blacksmith who truly does have a heart of gold. As Kate learns how little she knew about ranch life and slowly becomes acclimated to waking before dawn, mucking stalls, and riding horses, she finds out that perhaps what she wants more than just land and a stable future. Against all odds, Kate earns her right to the ranch, but faces a choice between land and love.
Dawn Comes Early is a great love story with adventure thrown in. But, more than that, it’s the story of one woman’s journey towards a faith in God that allows her to trust Him with her heart and her future.
Disclaimer–I received a free e-copy of this book from Booksneeze in return for my honest review.