Dime novelist Kate Tenney has just had her most recent book banned in Boston. Her publisher wants nothing more to do with her. With no family and no career, Kate is ready for a fresh start. An ad for an heiress seems like the perfect lead.
But Kate is barely off the train in Cactus Patch, Arizona when she’s taken hostage by an outlaw with a gun who shoots a hole in her trunk. Is she ready for this new life? Kate is determined to be.
Convinced that all men are unfaithful, but land lasts forever, Kate takes on ranch owner Eleanor Walker’s challenge to learn all she can about ranching in just four months. If she succeeds—and agrees to never, ever, ever, ever marry—the ranch, along with the security she craves, will be hers.
There’s just one little problem: a single blacksmith named Luke.
I really got a kick out of this book. It’s a fun story full of great characters (Ruckus, the banker, Aunts Bessie and Lulabelle)—and Margaret Brownley promises more! I’ll be watching for the sequel in January 2013. Read Dawn Comes Early, and you can watch for it with me.
I thank Thomas Nelson Publishers for sending a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review. I wouldn’t have wanted to miss this read!