Born in Long Island, New York, have lived in New Jersey, Connecticut, Arizona, California, and Oklahoma. Lived three years in Italy and Germany while in USAF.(Air Police: K-9 section). Now live in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Married after whirlwind romance to same wife for over 30 years. Currently run my own real estate school in Oklahoma. Like to study foreign languages for a few months just to see how they work. Also like Latin and giving speeches. I’ve taught Philosophy, Advertising, Property Management, and many real estate subjects at the University, Community College, and Technical School level. Now writing non-fiction book on the Romance genre. I was trained to be a philosopher and history teacher but have worked mostly in advertising, marketing, and real estate.
While the wagon shown on the cover of “Montana Dawn” may be slow moving, everything else in the story rips along like it was being driven by tornadic winds! Once you start reading "Montana Dawn", the 52 Chapters and 295 pages, seem to be over almost before they began.
Caroline Fyffe is a master storyteller. The action opens in the middle of a thunder storm, during the dark of night, on the open range, with the heroine, Faith Brown, about to give birth. She's crowded into a small covered wagon with her young son as her only companion. Faith has even more problems: she’s a recent widow, her horses have run off, she’s low on money, and she is running from a very bad situation back home. And yes, an evil villain is hot on her trail!
The hero, Luck McCutcheon, stumbles upon the lone wagon when he wanders too far astray from his cattle drive camp. With little other choice, Luke helps deliver the baby. A bond is created between the baby, mother and the hero that pulls them together even as necessity drives them apart.
“Montana Dawn” is a rugged and realistic romance with two graphic birth scenes, cruelty to people and animals , plus a fair share of violence. The men are western men and act like it. The friendships are real and lasting. The emotions are authentic and moving.
This high level of realism makes the growing love between Luke and Faith all the more powerful. It makes the characters so vivid, you’d known them if they knocked on your front door.
“Montana Dawn” is not a soft, fluffy, romance. It’s a story of real people, hard times and harder choices. I enjoyed every minute of the book and that’s about as good as a book can get!