MONTANA DAWN Book One in The McCutcheon Family Series 2010 Maggie Finalist, 2010 Gayle Wilson Finalist , RWA Golden Heart Finalist When Luke McCutcheon finds Faith Brown about to give birth in her rickety wagon, his first instincts are to ride for help Instead, he stays and delivers a beautiful baby girl Unable to leave the pretty young widow and her little son and newMONTANA DAWN Book One in The McCutcheon Family Series 2010 Maggie Finalist, 2010 Gayle Wilson Finalist , RWA Golden Heart Finalist When Luke McCutcheon finds Faith Brown about to give birth in her rickety wagon, his first instincts are to ride for help Instead, he stays and delivers a beautiful baby girl Unable to leave the pretty young widow and her little son and newborn unprotected in the Montana wilderness, he brings them along on his family s cattle drive, to the absolute delight of the other friendly cowboys I ENJOYED EVERY MINUTE OF THE BOOK AND THAT S ABOUT AS GOOD AS A BOOK CAN GET Philosophy of RomanceLuke, third son of Montana s wealthy McCutcheon family, is different from his brothers As the offspring of a Cheyenne warrior, he carries a chip on his shoulder for all to see His flashing eyes and handsome face make Faith feel she s stepped into some long ago tale where men cherish their women and keep them safe If only she could trust him Faith is on the run, and although she s pampered and protected by Luke and his family, she just can t risk the consequences of sharing the details of her past one that s hunting to take her back to the nightmare she s just escaped Happy ever afters are for fairytales, she reminds herself sternly as her heart feels the warm pull of his Still, she can t help but dream of a loving family, a home to call her own, a beautiful and bright Montana Dawn CAROLINE FYFFE S S
Montana Dawn MONTANA DAWN Book One in The McCutcheon Family Series Maggie Finalist Gayle Wilson Finalist RWA Golden Heart Finalist When Luke McCutcheon finds Faith Brown about to give birth in her ric
I would peg this as a weak 3 star book I like the author s writing and voice She created pretty good characters with a nice, fleshy mix of flaws and strength The plot, however, made me batty with how it hinged entirely on the heroine needlessly keeping a secret from the hero.
Rated 3.5 MONTANA DAWN by Caroline Fyffe is a good introduction to a historical western series featuring brothers who run a cattle ranch in Montana I picked up this digital copy free for my Kindle, which is how I try many new to me authors The cover attracted me to the book, but it was the historical setting of Montana Territory that made me select it I don t add every book I can get for free, although it does seem like it sometimes with the volume I add to my TBR pile I love the beginning of th [...]
I won this book through the First Reads Giveaway Thanks for the autographed copy.This is a sweet romance set in old west Montana Who couldn t help fall for our hero Luke and his warm and funny family and hands I have to admit like other reviewers that while, I kept championing Faith and her endeavor it got a bit old that she couldn t trust anyone but yet wanted to be with them Afterall she put Luke and his family through she wouldn t break through maybe I was hoping for a bit stronger heroine.Al [...]
4 stars Just my western cuppa tea
I love historical books but my favorites are usually set in the middle ages I made an exception with this book It has action, adventure, suspense and of course romance, everything a person could want Faith, a pregnant widowed, with a son sets off accross the wilderness on the run from the family of her abusive husband She gets stuck and goes into labor only to have Luke,a man on a cattle drive find her and help deliver her baby Faith thinks if she goes with the cattle drive that she will be safe [...]
I reviewed this novel for Romance Reader At Heart website RRAH s THOUGHTS AND PONDERINGS Luke McCutcheon is the youngest son of Montana rancher Flood McCutcheon, and he s in charge of his first cattle drive While scouting, he gets caught in a fierce rain storm and comes upon a woman and her eight year old son, stranded all alone in a wagon with no horses Faith Brown is one very young and determined woman She had only one goal in mind when she took her son, after her husband s death, and left beh [...]
I got this book because I wanted an american historical The book wasn t too bad but the heroine was as dumb as a bag of rocks She had this amazing man, his family, and their ranch hands all in love with her AND her children I have no idea why she waited so damn long to tell Luke what her problem was Instead she rathered put her children at risk, herself at risk and in the end Luke at risk.I just wish the heroine was written a bit smarter Oh and this was a clean book Hot kisses only no second, th [...]
loved this book gets 4.5 stars I only wished we d been given a glimpse into their future the rest of this amazing family the author really could have made this into a series of my favorite story themes is the hero delivering the baby of the shy modest heroine whether it s his baby or not even better when it s a cowboy dark and seemingly dangerous is even better, facing danger works well for me too
Montana Dawn was another heartwarming story from one of my favorite authors I love westerns almost as much I loved following Luke and Faith on their journey This story has everything mystery, secrets, and great characters
I enjoyed this clean American historical romance I was drawn in right away in the first scene where the hero comes upon the heroine attempting to deliver her own baby in a wagon I liked all the details of the journey and ranch life I was frustrated that the heroine would not reveal her secrets when asked repeatedly, and was so weak as to allow herself to be blackmailed into going with the villain That detracted from the story for me, but I will be reading the next in the series.
A really sweet romance
Boy meets girl, mutual attraction sparks up, problems loom, silly behaviour makes them worse, family and friends intervene, problems solved, bad guys punished, boy gets girl The End
I said in my review of Ms Fyffe s debut book, Where the Wind Blows, that she s an author to keep an eye on With Montana Dawn, she solidifies that opinion for me Her books are heart warming, optimistic, and life affirming stories.Her characters are people you like to know They re everyday folks just trying to live life the best they can, especially when life throws them curves that hurt and devastate They keep going on, however, just to get through to the other side where peace and contentment an [...]
Overall Review Montana Dawn will soften your heart and leave you wanting when this beautiful story finally comes to a close Caroline Fyffe s ability for writing astonishingly realistic characters is unequivocal She brings to life characters who deepen the meaning of loyalty and love, and who prove that family bonds are stronger than blood Watching the main characters, two secretly lonesome individuals, find fulfillment and peace with one another is captivating Montana Dawn tames the wild west w [...]
I bought this book on my own because I loved Ms Fyffe s When the Wind Blows I was hoping for another keeper Sadly, this wasn t so.The positive side of this story was our hero, Luke McCutcheon, and the unusual beginning to this historical western Who wouldn t fall in love with a male in the 1800 s who would help deliver a child from someone he just met, literally a darkened covered wagon the pouring rain On the run, our heroine Faith has started her labor early Writing about ladies giving birth i [...]
All in all, I really enjoyed this book I thought it was written really well compared to other books I ve read in this genre It didn t feel dated or preachy, which I appreciated Things I didn t really like This is a new genre for me historical romance , but this is the third book I ve read that centers around a woman who is just coming out of an abusive relationship marriage and has trust issues It may just be coincidence, but I m sort of tired of that storyline I also thought that it was somewha [...]
BACK OF THE BOOK BLURB taken from McCutcheon Family series In the tradition of the great western romance, Montana Dawn tells the story of a woman yearning for a place to belong and a cowboy with a heart as big as the Montana skiesA woman on the runRunning from an abusive past, widow Faith Brown finds herself in a rickety wagon, about to give birth With no one but her young stepson to help, Faith is both grateful to and wary of the handsome cowboy who comes to her aid Her first instinct is to run [...]
Disclaimer I got a free copy from the author via First Reads This has had about the same effect on this review as the typeset has and I m not referring to the swirly chapter titles, either.It s a love at first sight romance novel, I ll tell you right now On the bright side, it never pretends to be anything else and is in fact quite well written, especially considering some other books I ve read in the genre It s actually quite good Better than I d expected, by far Luke, Faith, and all the rest a [...]
Luke has hangups about his heritage, because he s a half breed His mother was abducted by Indians and he was the result of her being captured He s always felt like an outsider and stands apart from his family because of it But that seems to be his only flaw He s kind and considerate, strong and protective I really loved watching him come to care for Faith I understood his reasons for feeling separated from the rest of his family Especially considering how half breeds were looked upon then I also [...]
I received this book from the free book program My first, I am excited and pleased to have received it.I found it an interesting read To begin with Ms Fyffe is a skilled and talented writer The book is well crafted, draws the reader into to it and the characters are absorbing When it came to Luke s character this was a wonderful thing I was intrigued by his back story and the manner in which he finally addressed his origins with his mother Actually I felt the back story could well be a novel in [...]
This is the first book I ve read by Caroline Fyffe I really enjoyed Montana Dawn and am looking forward to reading of the series I quickly fell in love with all the characters including Luke s ranch hands and Faith s little boy Luke is an amazing man Any man willing to help a woman deliver a baby in a storm in the back of a covered wagon is an instant hero in my book.The writing was superb, descriptions of Montana were beautiful, and I felt transported back to 1883 It was exciting watching the [...]
I listened to the audio version of this book narrated by Corey Snow Montana Dawn is written like an old time historical romance from 20 years ago, which I enjoyed There is just the right amount of sexual tension and the right amount of humor The story centers on a cowboy Luke, the third son of Montana s wealthy McCutcheon family, who falls for a young widow and mother, Faith, who is running away from a nightmarish life.Corey Snow s narration was excellent She had good pace, inflections, and tone [...]
I won this book through the First Reads Giveaway I m not a huge reader of romance novels but sometimes, I just want to read a good love story and this was a really good one I was surpised at all of the mystery and cliff hangers that this book had, I had pegged it for just a straight romance novel and that isn t what it is Montana Dawn is a sweet novel about a woman running from her past and along the way getting a taste of what her future could be with a wonderful man and his family The way that [...]
Montana Dawn by Caroline Fyffe was just an ok read for me,but that is mostly because I really dislike romances that have an ANGSY threat hanging over a main lead character through the whole book It really kills the possibility of the romance fully blooming I also cannot stand when one of the romantic leads will not tell the interested party what is bothering them.I get so sick and weary of the suffering this causes to the interested party that I would just rather they kicked the secretive one to [...]
Edit Just your typical cute romance book I enjoyed it being set on a ranch but was confused about what year the story was supposed to be in I was annoyed with Faith through the entire book typical romance heroine and wishy washy If she would have just trusted Luke from the beginning Oh, well Like I said, it s a cute book with an adorable ending July 20, 2010 I won this book from Giveaways Once it comes in the mail I will read it review it here
I hate this type of book You know that bad things are going to happen but it takes forever, it seems This author was intent on prolonging the agony but didn t seem to care whether anything was added to the story I m sure the ending is a good one but I got tired of waiting for the story to move along so I stopped reading at 45 percent.
One of the better clean romance books I have read Good story and the characters were likeable I enjoyed the fact that the author did not try to write stilted love scenes and awkward moments Everything seemed to flow well and I didn t have to roll my eyes and giggle about anything bulging or heaving or swelling.
Caroline Fyffe s Montana Dawn starts off with a bang and a whimper The bang is the thunderstorm going on when Luke McCutcheon comes upon Faith Brown, alone with her young son in a broken down tarp covered wagon The whimper is emitting from Faith, who is in the process of giving birth As their fascinating story unfolds, every reader will be kept helplessly spellbound until the very end
DNF d at 79% I ran out of the will to live and wanted to slap Faith This needed serious editing a long, drawn out story with little tension and some of the most irritating characters I have ever read e.g Charity
This was a great read I loved the author s style, the storyline, and I m a sucker for a good western drama romance novel I actually got a little worried about the outcome of the novel towards the end, but the author didn t disappoint It was very enjoyable