Sunday, December 23, 2012

Waiting for Morning

Book description:  "Molly Hatfield comes to Arizona Territory seeking stability and security. But living in Cactus Patch provides her with more than she ever dreamed.

There is nothing Molly wouldn’t do for her teenaged brother, Donny. Blaming herself for the accident that left him wheelchair bound, Molly has dedicated her life to his care. But in 1896, gainful employment for a woman is hard to come by. So when Molly learns that an eccentric rancher in Cactus Patch, Arizona, is looking for an heiress—someone to take over management of the ranch in exchange for future ownership—she jumps at the chance to provide a real home for her brother.

However, Molly didn’t bank on meeting Dr. Caleb Fairbanks, the town’s charming unmarried doctor. Caleb has a way with Molly that makes her nervous. But it’s how he is with her brother that really alarms her. Caleb sees past the wheelchair and genuinely likes Donny, but Molly fears he’s putting unrealistic ideas into her brother’s head. Falling in love with Caleb would threaten everything she’s worked for, even her brother’s future happiness. But it could be the very reason God brought her to Last Chance Ranch."

My review:  This is one of those books that was good, but didn't hold my attention.  I had enjoyed the first book in this series, so I was looking forward to reading this one, however; it was nowhere near as good as Dawn Comes Early.  The intensity that was in the first book was missing in this one.  I think the plot for this story was a good one, it just was not developed as well as it should have been.  Also, the purpose for Molly being in Cactus Patch, Arizona was to inherit a ranch and that seemed to get lost in the rest of the story.  Even though this is the second book in the series, it can stand alone.  I received a complimentary e-copy of this book from Thomas Nelson Publishers through their Booksneeze Blogger Program in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own.   

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