Montana Dawn - Book One in The McCutcheon Family Series
2010 Maggie Finalist, 2010 Gayle Wilson Finalist , RWA Golden Heart Finalist
Montana Territory, August 1883
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.
Luke, 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.
©2010 Caroline Fyffe (P)2013 Caroline Fyffe
Yes I would and will! Luke and Faith, the perfect picture of love, come together thru a chance meeting on a rainy night. Faith giving birth and Luke finding her and her son Colton and helped deliver baby Grace Elizabeth. This is a story of true love and the problems they go through to trust in love. Amazing story that makes you feel as if you are on the journey with them. Too be loved by a McCutcheon. WOW. If you love true romance you must read this book. Caroline Fyffe is a wonderful writer.
Luke. He is described as my dream man. Tall, dark and handsome and all man!
You must read he whole series.
Family unity. Large families and the large group of cowhands.
Loved his voice for Luke. Didn't particularly care for his female voice for Faith
I wouldn't it sounds good how it is.
Loved the story that involved family and the ranch hands. A tight group willing to help in any situation. The part about Luke delivering the baby, thus bonding with the baby and falling in love with Faith was great. Loved Colton and his part and him being able to save the day so to speak. I didn't like Faith being so stupid when she left the hotel room roaming around the town lost. She should have stayed put. The story brought out how fear can make a person do things they wouldn't ordinarily do. Enjoyed the story and will read or listen to the next books in this series.
Faith Family Trust
When Dawn is born
Luke. He is a good man
I really liked how Luke and Faith showed each other how to trust again
Each book I listen to, has it's own fingerprint and it is really difficult to rank it among the diverse and eclectic genres of audiobooks that are my listening preferences. Suffice it to say It was a moving and touching experience to listen to Montana Dawn.I really like Caroline Fyffe's writing style and will read more of her books
Luke was my favourite character. He was loved by his family, peacemaker among his siblings, loyal to the very end. He had his own demons to manage, but above all, a man of honour ready to move decisively when the occasion warrants it, a romantic at heart, tender and loving. He had a heart as big and overflowing as his family at the ranch itself.
Corey Snow as a male narrator used his higher range of speech to give a great rendition of the ladies he had to portray. He was really a good match for Faith's voice, and personality. Also Luke's mother and sister Charity were well done also. I wondered how he would manage the female voices as he was so excellent with Luke and all the other men, as he rendered the nuances of the emotions of rage, pain, sadness, joy and laughter. All in all as a narrator, he rocks.
Why rename it? As the name is so evocative of the baby Dawn, who was the crux of the story and the underpinning of the romance and tenderness of this wonderful audiobook, the name was the best.
Running away does not solve problems as we all know and this book reminds us of 'what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive' It was an enthralling and exciting adventure and the romance was tender and heartbreaking sometimes. At times one wonders how come minds become so terrified when our families seem to be at risk.
Caroline Fyffe's use of descriptive prose, imagery and wonderful dialogue carries one straight to the wagon trail along with her characters. She brought life back in those days vividly to your imagination as you traveled with the lowing of cattle and the camaraderie and lively banter of the stock hands at suppertime on the trail.
The adventures of living in the West among a loving and very happy family with their own stories was indeed a treasure unfolding along the way. The tender love story kept my attention and Corey Snow's voice dramatics kept me listening anxiously to hear what comes next.
No wonder Caroline was a Golden Heart Award winner!
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 also liked the differing voices, not only between the genders, but the generations as well.
What I didn't particularly like was Faith's waffling between whether or not she should trust Luke. He gave her no indication that he was anything like her deceased abusive husband and he is from a good natured family. It was unbelievable near the end of the book when she runs away when it is clear that Luke wants her to stay and become his wife and she wants the same. Besides those few scenes, which should have been deleted entirely, Montana Dawn was a nice way to pass a long car trip.
I grew up reading and watching westerns. I was very excited to get into this one but the narrator ruined it for me. Seriously he was the wrong guy for the job. He made the Faith sound whimpy, and I'm sorry folks but cowboys can be friendly but these guys were pathetic and it all came down to performance for me. I will try to find this book and read it, I really think that I will enjoy this book so much more by creating the voices and personalities in my head.
From what I could stand to listen to the story itself is good, but couldn't stand the voices.
I enjoyed the narrator. His voice is very smooth, calming and exciting. I absolutely love the McCutcheon Family and look forward to their next grand adventure.
I believe my favorite, was Faith's son, he was such a huge character for such a small little boy.
I think it is his narration, his insight into the story, brings it more to life.
Yes, I had a hard time getting up from listening to this tale of love and faith.
An absolute delight to listen to from beginning to end.
This account is in my husbands name. This is my first audible book and enjoyed it immensely.
Luke is favorite character because he has a heart of gold and genuinely cares about everyone around him.
Corey Snow did a great job.
I love everything that Caroline Fyffe writes. The one thing I enjoyed most, was to be able to close my eyes and go back into a whole different world. I felt like I was right there. Looking forward to more by Caroline Fyffe.
Yes I will!! This was my first audiobook and I loved it. The story of Luke and Faith was brought to life by the telling!!
I love how Luke never really gave up on Faith even through all the adversity and Secrets she held.
No I haven't but I will.
When Faith and Luke were left alone by Charity out on the ranch and they were just standing there together looking out over the ranch.
Would recommend this story to everybody!! Caroline Fyffe is an amazing writer and her stories on audible just come to life.
Loved the narration! Each narrator has a different style. I put the speed at 2.
The Redbournes. It's very family orriented,close knit but each family member stands out. Luke tries to be tough,but once he gazes at Faith he slowly melts. Normally only his family sees this side. Faith loves Luke but tries to save her children but her soul yearns for Luke.
When Luke hears Faith crying he quietly goes into her room,she's sobbing into her pillow,he gently kisses her and holds her.He feels a connection so great it seems to pull him. He knows that Faith is holding back,but he can't stop himself. She very fragile,he just holds her.
Luke's salvation! Over commuting his past,being comfortable in his skin. Learning real love does exist,even for someone like him a half breed.
Very descriptive! I envisioned in my mind each setting. The tall grass,the trees,dust,foaming water!
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