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Publisher's Summary

In this heart-pounding New York Times best-seller by RITA Award finalist Romantic Times Career Achievement Award winner Catherine Anderson, a seasoned horseman and a tenderfoot guide face long odds to rescue an eight-year-old from the Oregon wilderness.

Reluctant clairvoyant Loni MacEwen tries to ignore the visions that bring such heartbreak. But she feels compelled to warn the handsome Clint Harrigan of his son's imminent danger. A no-nonsense rancher, Clint thinks the pretty stranger has gone plumb loco—especially since he’s convinced he’s childless! But after watching Loni’ s predictions unfold on the local news, he asks her help to find the boy who just might be his son. As Loni and Clint ride into rugged terrain, a desperate search becomes a shared journey of trust, understanding, and unexpected love.

©2008 Adeline Catherine Anderson (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC

Critic Reviews

“Superbly written… Romantic through and through.” ( Booklist)

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Too Preachy For Me

What did you like best about Morning Light? What did you like least?

I typically enjoy stories with characters with psychic abilities, and this book was not an exception in that respect. I enjoyed the realistic treatment of Loni MacEwen's psychic abilities...not so much as a gift...but as a curse that she couldn't control...which kept messing up her life. That part of the story was good. I enjoyed the hero who was a good match for her on many levels.

What I didn't like was the preachy nature. The author seemed to hit quite hard on how wrong premarital sex is...right before her characters engaged. The preachy nature overwhelmed a lot of other things that I liked and made what might have otherwise been a 4 or 5 star read only an average one.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

I liked the ending. It was satisfying on all levels.

Which character – as performed by Julia Gibson – was your favorite?

I liked her performance of Clint - the hero.

Did Morning Light inspire you to do anything?

LOL - certainly NOT to remain abstinent till marriage. :)

Any additional comments?

Catherine Anderson is one of my favorite authors. I buy and read most of what she writes - though she is one of the authors that I tend to read sparingly because I don't ever want to be without one of her books to read. Though this wasn't my favorite it was a good read on a lot of levels and would have been a good read if she'd left out the heavy handed approach to premarital sex...particularly since her characters engaged.

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Loved It!!

Especially liked the Paranormal Angle to the story. Story is well written & fast paced.

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Morning Light is a Christian paranormal romance.

I'd call this a contemporary Christian western romance with a paranormal twist. It is about a horse rancher and a psychic, and both are devoutly religious Catholics. There's adventure, romance, and dollops of sin and guilt during a horse trek through the Oregon mountains while they try to rescue a lost child. They confront the wilderness, their own personal prejudices, and consider their actions in light of their religious training. If you haven't read it and aren't offended by religious overtones, I'd suggest it.

I prefer the print version of this book. Julia Gibson's reading of this book made the woman seem whiney, and somewhat unlikeable. I wanted a more upbeat voice with more energy. She did a better job with the male voice.

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Just Weird

As I listened to this book I felt like I was listening to a story written by a 15 year old girl who had grown up in a convent and is the president of her schools environmental club. This girl decides to write a paranormal, Catholic romance, which includes a sex scene and a smidgen of environmentalism for good measure. The narrator sounds like she is reading it with a flashlight to her friends late at night. The narrators voice his so high pitched and sweet, and the love interest keeps telling her that she is so sweet that I felt like I needed insulin shots. The sex scene was weird in a Christian Romance. It really detracted from the appeal of the characters in my opinion. The male lead had made a vow after a tragedy not to make love again until he was married...three days in the wilderness with Ms. Bubblegum and he breaks his vow. I have only read Protestant Romance books to this point, so I don't know if sex is normal in Catholic Romances, but it just seemed wrong. I paid for it, so I listened to it. But it felt like purgatory.

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Light listening

Not a bad story line, but author alternates between sounding like a textbook, and a romance writer! Could not stand the narrator (sorry) but I did manage to get through the whole thing. Might have been better with another narrator, but maybe not.

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More believable than some

At least the heroin was not as whiney as some have been. Knowing the interconnected families is a plus. The narrator is better than some.

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I guess it takes all kinds.

I started with book 1. Not out of interest or author because I had neither. Like with all series with 5 books or over you get Awesome than good then eh... then great. I personally loved the story. I loved that alpha hot men can cry. That try to change themselves instead of the way almost all us do & blame someone else. Which is why I had ZERO ISSUE WITH RELIGION. I am not a catholic my hubby is Irish catholic. Clint in early books had issues. Finding how he blamed himself for his mom's death. The guilt & love he had for is catholic mom sent him her faith. I can see why that is a leap. I have 1506 romance audiobooks the sex sense get old. I happen to think with M. K. EDIM way of PRODUCTIONS would have turned this book way the other way. Based on the book alone I have learn to ff 15 sec when they get chatty or in some cases the sex is boring or not my type its useful. Most authors I don't have to do that. Unless an Alpha Man who sounds like a pansy or 100 different things. Overall I would buy this book but it is free. Infact this One is MY FAVORITE OVERALL so far. Counseling for Cliff worked. I wasn't looking for his story like some of the other's. Like I said this is my favorite. Now to find out how a fake death & crazy hubby is going work its self out. Honestly I may have been in the 2 star place if that 15 sec wasn't there. I would have missed out on a great story. I am against all religions because they are man made. However I believe in God my faith is my rock. So anyone who knows me & reads this wouldn't believe it.

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The narrator’s voice

So far seems a bit shallow. I’m just not into the narrator voice but that’s just me. Definitely a girly romance

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New refreshing plot

Loved the plot, the horse involvement and the description of a search and rescue using a horse pack trip. The help and guidance of God and his role in the lives of the characters.

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Sweet, but weak

The sporadic story line felt like the vehicle for a sweet, but soppy, love story. And for me, there was too much religion.