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
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.
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.
When Luke helps to deliver Faith's baby and he takes off his shirt to wrap the infant in it.
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.
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.
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.
"Absolutely loved this book by Caroline Fyffe!"
Delightful, heartwarming escape!
The tenderness of the cowboys with Faith and her newborn baby. Very sweet.
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!
Roady won my heart!
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!
"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.
"Another wonderful experience from Caroline Fyffe"
This was the first audiobook that I had read and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I had read the book and knew it would be great, but hearing it was another experience. I could picture the action as it took place and really picked up on some things that my mind drifted over in the reading. I recommend this book to everyone that enjoys historical romance.
I think Luke was my favorite character. He is a strong, take charge guy, yet he was sensitive enough to understand Faith.
I really liked the beginning, when Luke came upon the wagon and when he entered, to find out what was happening, Colton hit him with the frying pay, defending his Mom.
I don't know.
I enjoy all of Caroline Fyffe's books and will definitely be listening to more audiobooks.
"Loved it! Powerful and stunning...."
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.
"love every book written by Caroline Fyffe"
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 ,
"A truly great story."
I loved the interaction of the family, the birth of a baby in a wagon and the name of that baby.
I could truly feel the great heart of Luke. His sincere caring about Faith and her children.
This is a new experience for me. I enjoyed listening to Mr. Snow and his voice inflections as he read this book.
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.
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!
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.
"Amazing Montana Dawn"
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.
"Caroline at her best!"
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.
"Amazing Story of Love and Adventure."
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.
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