Waiting For Morning - A Novel by Margaret Brownley

12.16.12 | Trudi Cook | Comments[0]

Courage in The Old West

Looking for a fresh start after losing everything in a fire, Molly Hatfield moves her teenaged wheelchair-bound brother and herself to Arizona Territory in response to an ad for an heiress. If she can succeed at cattle ranching and will agree to remain single for life, she can inherit the ranch, and Molly is determined to succeed so she can provide for herself and Donny.  The presence of attractive young Dr. Caleb Fairbanks threatens to derail her plans, as he takes an interest in Donny and works to improve his situation.

Margaret Brownley is adept at writing entertaining historical fiction.  Her characters are well portrayed and the theme of learning to trust runs proactively through the story.    There are several amusing scenes including those where Dr. Fairbanks introduces a noisy and unpredictable “motorcar” to a remote western town.

While Waiting for Morning was an amusing and enjoyable story, it also portrays some interesting foibles of our human nature.  Molly throws herself into learning many new things - training horses, chasing cattle, and more, with courage and determination  – but continues to fear the “unknown,”  especially when it comes to possibilities for her brother’s health. 

That’s a characteristic that applies to many of us, as we trust in what we believe we can control, but fear those areas were we may “lose control”.   Sometimes it’s easier to learn those lessons while enjoying an engaging fictional tale!

(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my fair and honest review.)

Christian Fiction, Copyright 2013, ISBN 978-1-5955-4970-9

 

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