Waiting for Morning is Book Two in The Brides of Last Chance Ranch series by Margaret Brownley. In this book, we meet Molly Hatfield, a young woman doing all she can to make life good for her 14-year-old brother, Donny, who was paralyzed in an accident as an infant. When the town where Molly and Donny live burns to the ground, Molly answers an ad, applying to be Eleanor Walker’s heiress. All she has to do to inherit the Last Chance Ranch is learn everything there is to know about ranching and agree never to marry.
Enter Caleb Fairbanks, the new doctor in town. (Also Lucy’s younger brother from one of Brownley’s other books, A Vision of Lucy. I loved that Brownley worked him in!) Recruited by Ms. Walker to serve as a veterinarian for her horse, he meets Molly and Donny en route to the ranch. His offer to help Donny learn to be more independent is met with resistance, suspicion, and a touch of hostility.
To learn how it all works out, you’ll need to read Waiting for Morning. I’m happy to recommend this light-hearted series. (Note: Reading the books in order is not absolutely necessary. References are made to the previous book, but Molly’s story is hers alone.) I thank Thomas Nelson Publishers for sending a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review.