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December 1, 2013

COLORADO DAWN by Kaki Warner


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RATED 4 BROKEN HEARTS
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COLORADO DAWN
A Runaway Brides Novel
Book TWO
by
Kaki Warner
Colorado Dawn (Runaway Brides, #2)
Paperback, 368 pages
Published January 3rd 2012 by Berkley Trade
original title  Colorado Dawn (Runaway Brides, #2)
ISBN  0425254046 (ISBN13: 9780425254042)
edition language English

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QUOTE

“Puir lass." "I ken ye're confused, love. As am I. But this I know, Maddie Wallace. We belong together. Apart, we're less than we were meant to be. But together, we can be more than either of us dreamed.” Angus Wallace

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OVERVIEW
(from Goodreads)
The next in Kaki Warner's sweeping new series about unlikely brides who make their way west-discovering newfound freedom and rediscovering love...

After only three letters and one visit during her six-year marriage to a Scottish Cavalry Officer, Maddie Wallace decides to build a life without him. Accepting an assignment from a London periodical to photograph the West from a female perspective, she sails from England, determined to build a new life as an independent woman.

After injury ends his military career, Angus Wallace returns home to find his wife gone, his family decimated by fever, and himself next in line to an earldom. His new mission is clear--find his wife and sire heirs. His search takes him across an ocean and half a continent, but he finally tracks her to Heartbreak Creek, Colorado. There his biggest challenge awaits--to convince his headstrong wife to return home as his viscountess.

Amidst statehood struggles, claim jumping, and railroad disputes their passionate battle rages...until word comes that Angus has become the earl. Now they must decide between a life in the mountains of Colorado, or in the glittering ballrooms of London...and between duty and desire.

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CHARACTERS
  • Maddie Wallace: Wife of Angus Wallace, a photographer who came to Heartbreak Creek to show the West through the female perspective
  • Angus Wallace: Maddie Wallace's husband, Scottish warrior, recently titled The Fifth Viscount of Ashby he has come to take Maddie back home to Scotland
  • Mr. Satterwhite: Maddie Wallace's assistant
  • Lucinda Hathaway: Owns the hotel in town
  • Declan Brodie: Rancher, temporary sheriff, husband of Edwina Brodie
  • Edwina Brodie: Wife of Declan Brodie, friend of Maddie's who is pregnant with her first child
  • Prudence Lincoln: Ex-slave, friend of Maddie's, Edwina's half-sister; runs the school in town
  • Thomas Redstone: Native American, temporary deputy, in love with Prudence
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REVIEW
When Maddie Wallace married the dashing cavalry officer,Angus Wallace, she had high dreams. She an Englishwoman and he being a Scot there is bound to be trouble.   In six years of marriage, Maddie has had more than enough.  In those six years she received two letters and one visit.  He was either a cad or a very devoted officer. She was scorned by the Wallace family because she was English.  She was near abandoned by her husband and she felt so all alone.She has to return to England to take care of things after their deaths.  While there she decides to go on with her passion of photography.  She would start a new fife.. She left her absent spouse and her lonely old life behind when she accepts an assignment with a London paper. She was going to take pictures of the American West.
Angus (Ash) Wallace has only wanted to be a soldier.  But he was forced to leave the military because of a serious injury.  He goes back to Scotland and realizes that everything he knew had changed. He has to now face the fact that he's heir to an earldom.  He doesn't and never has wanted this. As if this wasn't enough he finds his lovely wife has left for another land.  Ash decides to go back to America and he finds his wife in Heartbreak Creek, Colorado.  He was full of confidence that he would take Maddie back home to Scotland and start siring some heirs. He has led military men for years, how much trouble can a little wife be?  Oh is he in for it. His wife is now a strong, independent woman with her "family"  around her.  She is going into a wild and daring land.   Taking his wife home isn't going to be quite what he thought.  Complications upon complications.

The setting for the book is the 1800's, the beautiful Colorado Rockies in the background.  Ms. Warner hasn't disappointed once again.  This addition to the historical western series, Runaway Brides is full of adventure, heartache, tears, and some humor.   Oh and we must not forget the romance.
 HEARTBREAK CREEK, the first in the series ties into the story of COLORADO DAWN. The characters follow from HEARTBREAK CREEK  into COLORADO DAWN. There are many characters which the author has given them their own story along with being involved with the other characters. Ms. Kaki Warner writes fantastic adventures set in the American West with characters that will keep your attention even when you're done with the book. The author wrote with great detail in her characters and settings.  You can almost picture yourself in Maddie and Ash's lives. I would suggest you start with book one and follow through.  You won't be disappointed.

I would give this book 4 BROKEN HEARTS.

I was given a complimentary copy of COLORADO DAWN from the author, Kaki Warner for my unbiased view.

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AUTHOR
Kaki Warner
 Kaki Warner is an award-winning author and long time resident of the Pacific Northwest. Although she now lives on the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains in Washington State, Kaki actually grew up in the Southwest and is a proud graduate of the University of Texas. Her years spent riding horses and enjoying the expansive views of Texas became the Historical Romance Author, Kaki Warner inspiration for the backdrop of her novels - the wide-open spaces of historic New Mexico Territory.

Several years ago after their two children had left for college, Kaki and her husband, Joe, moved from the city to their hilltop cabin overlooking the scenic Methow Valley. Kaki now spends her time gardening, hiking, reading, writing, and soaking in the view from the deck with her husband and floppy-eared hound dog.

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LINKS
http://bemiown.blogspot.com

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11493656-colorado-dawn?ac=1


http://www.shelfari.com/books/23830085/Colorado-Dawn

http://www.amazon.com/Colorado-Dawn-Runaway-Brides-Novel/dp/0425254046
 

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