Regular price: $19.95

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free.
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price.
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love.
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel.
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month.
OR
In Cart
How steamy is it? Sweet

Publisher's Summary

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

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    386
  • 4 Stars
    164
  • 3 Stars
    80
  • 2 Stars
    29
  • 1 Stars
    19

Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    352
  • 4 Stars
    130
  • 3 Stars
    73
  • 2 Stars
    16
  • 1 Stars
    15

Story

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    332
  • 4 Stars
    140
  • 3 Stars
    71
  • 2 Stars
    24
  • 1 Stars
    20
Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Ro
  • 08-02-14

Absolutely loved this book by Caroline Fyffe!

If you could sum up Montana Dawn (McCutcheon Family Series - Book 1) in three words, what would they be?

Delightful, heartwarming escape!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Montana Dawn (McCutcheon Family Series - Book 1)?

The tenderness of the cowboys with Faith and her newborn baby. Very sweet.

Which character – as performed by Corey M. Snow – was your favorite?

Luke. Impossible to keep from falling in love with Luke, as read by Corey Snow. Snow's great reading makes all the characters come to life!

Who was the most memorable character of Montana Dawn (McCutcheon Family Series - Book 1) and why?

Roady won my heart!

Any additional comments?

Very excited to hear Caroline Fyffe's Texas Twilight that will be available by Audio soon! Thank you so much for these wonderfully uplifting and fun books!

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Running Away to Somewhere Better

We've all been between a rock and a hard place at one time or the other. Faith has had a hard life which has recently reached the breaking point. She's on the run, but from what? Then there's Luke McCutcheon. A strong man with strong values, but with hauntings of his own. This first book in the McCutcheon Family Series introduces you to the whole family, their ranch hands, and some of the townsfolk of Y Knot, Montana. This is also one of the towns in the Mail-Order Brides series, of which Caroline Fyffe and Debra Holland each write compelling stories about finding out who you really are and what you didn't even know you were looking for.

The audiobook is a real treat. Corey Snow does great work putting voice to all the colorful characters along with a few unsavory ones that let us know there are those we need to watch out for. And that there is always a need for heroes. You feel like your part of the family. With all the action and nail-biting suspense to keep you looking forward to chapter after chapter. I highly recommend it.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

I love this book

This is the 3rd or 4th time I have read 'Montana Dawn' and every time l think more of it. l love the book and thank Caroline Fyffe for the series.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Loved it! Powerful and stunning....

What did you love best about Montana Dawn (McCutcheon Family Series - Book 1)?

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.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I believe my favorite, was Faith's son, he was such a huge character for such a small little boy.

What does Corey Snow bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I think it is his narration, his insight into the story, brings it more to life.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, I had a hard time getting up from listening to this tale of love and faith.

Any additional comments?

An absolute delight to listen to from beginning to end.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Truly wonderful listen by a truly wonderful author

What did you like best about this story?

There were so many, when Luke help give birth to Faith's baby, the wonderful cow to funny, the ending, how Luck showed respect and made love look like love and not lust. When Faith help deliver Luke's sister-in-laws baby.Really the whole dang story was outstanding.

Have you listened to any of Corey M. Snow’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No I have not, at first he was an okay narrator but he soon pulls you in. Some of the voice were to close for me I had to really pay attention to know who was talking. Corey really did do a great job and has a lovely voice that you can listen to for hours.

Who was the most memorable character of Montana Dawn: McCutcheon Family Series, Book 1 and why?

For me it was the cow, I know that sounds weird. The way she was brought into it, the laughs you get from her and how things play out made her the best.

Any additional comments?

I haven't read any of Caroline Fyffe books that I have not love, she has a way of bring the West alive, you just wish you could turn the clock back and live in another time. You fall in love with her characters and wish they could be part of your family. The men are to die for, it would be a pleasure to have one of your own. I can never decide which one is my all time favorite I love them all. The ladies are just ladies, so sweet and kind. They are strong women who believe in standing and supporting them selves but always have room for the right man.

You have some wonderful characters here with each having lesson they must learn in life before they can go on to be the person they want to be. Luck who is wonderful, truly any women would be happy to fall for this half breed. He has to overcome his past and how he feels about his self before he can truly understand and make a life with Faith. He is a caring, loving family man who is waiting for the right women. Trust is a big issue with him and when Faith won't give him that he is ready to walk away. His mother has a few things to tell him that might just change how he thinks and bring him closer to the man he wants to be.

Faith has a past and she is on the run, her past is about to catch up with her in the worse way. Pregnant and along expect for her son, scared and not knowing which way to turn. Luke comes running up on his horse to safe the day. She agrees to go with him thinking if she stays with him for a little she has a better chance to out run the man chasing her. You luck runs out now she is in a tug of war of what to do. What is the best for her children and will she have to give in and marry her brother-in-law and live a life of hell again.

I truly enjoy each of Luke's family members each play a wonderful big part in this story. The cowhands were darlings as well as the adorable children. This story as most of Caroline does have lessons to remind us what is truly important in life. She gives love the true meaning and brings a compelling tale to all her stories. We get busy in today's world that we sometimes forget. Caroline always makes me remember why I fell for my husband, why he is my true hero in so many ways. She reminds me what is important and I give a little more TLC to my family.

The narrator has a very smooth and calming he puts just the correct amount of excitement into the listen. I did totally enjoy him but I have to say I like the other narrator she used in other books better. Don't get me wrong he did an outstanding job and it was a nice change. He does bring a lot to this story!

If you have not tried any of Caroline Fyffe books you really should. Her audio's are outstanding. One book or audio you will be hooked on the whole series.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

love every book written by Caroline Fyffe

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

really enjoyed all the books in this series ,beautiful listen for anyone to enjoy,loved the story lines and find myself always looking for her books to listen to , easy listening and great stories ,keep them coming for me ,

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

A truly great story.

What did you love best about Montana Dawn?

I loved the interaction of the family, the birth of a baby in a wagon and the name of that baby.

What did you like best about this story?

I could truly feel the great heart of Luke. His sincere caring about Faith and her children.

Have you listened to any of Corey M. Snow’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is a new experience for me. I enjoyed listening to Mr. Snow and his voice inflections as he read this book.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Listening to Luke's Mother relay the circumstances surrounding his birth and having an Indian father made me feel I could understand how this family came together.

Any additional comments?

I read this book a couple years ago and now have listened to the audio of this story. I can honestly say that I got more out of this book by hearing it read to me. I had forgotten how wonderful it is to listen to someone read to me. I loved it!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Enjoyable Story

What made the experience of listening to Montana Dawn the most enjoyable?

Montana Dawn is a story that has stayed with me. I read and listened to this story more than 2 months ago and I still remember the story and characters. I liked the sweet story with a happy ending. I am eager to read / listen to more books in this series.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Amazing Montana Dawn

Where does Montana Dawn (McCutcheon Family Series - Book 1) rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This account is in my husbands name. This is my first audible book and enjoyed it immensely.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Luke is favorite character because he has a heart of gold and genuinely cares about everyone around him.

What about Corey Snow’s performance did you like?

Corey Snow did a great job.

Any additional comments?

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.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Caroline at her best!

Would you listen to Montana Dawn (McCutcheon Family Series - Book 1) again? Why?

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!!

What did you like best about this story?

I love how Luke never really gave up on Faith even through all the adversity and Secrets she held.

Have you listened to any of Corey Snow’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No I haven't but I will.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

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.

Any additional comments?

Would recommend this story to everybody!! Caroline Fyffe is an amazing writer and her stories on audible just come to life.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Sort by:
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Jan
  • 09-19-15

Dull

I fell asleep listening to this book and feel that I didn't miss anything. I don't know if it is just the writing or a combination of narrator and storyline but it is so slow and uninteresting to listen to. This is a money back book for me.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Inishowen Cailin
  • 07-23-15

Easy listening- Highly recommended

What did you like most about Montana Dawn: McCutcheon Family Series, Book 1?

What I liked most about the book were the circumstances surrounding where Luke and Faith meet, when the characters are on the cattle run and when Luke goes off on his own to discover the truth behind Faith's situation.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Montana Dawn: McCutcheon Family Series, Book 1?

When Luke helps to deliver Faith's baby and he takes off his shirt to wrap the infant in it.

Which character – as performed by Corey M. Snow – was your favourite?

Corey M. Snow did an amazing job with the narration. I'm glad a male voice was chosen as Luke's character really stood out for me as the most likeable. There were a lot of male characters in this novel and the narrator made them individually come to life in a realistic way. They all sounded exactly as I would imagine cowboys to sound.
The narrator was excellent at completely changing his tone of voice for the female characters as well. Very well done.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I got caught up in this story very quickly and I could listen to it quite happily or a quite a lengthy period of time. I got a bit impatient with the storyline when Faith was staying at the McCutcheon's ranch as not a lot new happened. Ward was fairly quiet in the intimidation front and Faith was frustrating in her inability to confide in Luke despite the numerous opportunities he gave her.

Any additional comments?

I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook and would definitely check in with the McCutcheon clan again. There is a whole series ready to be enjoyed!
I would also jump at the chance to listen to books narrated by Corey M. Snow as it will be professionally produced, sound fantastic and the characters will really come to life.