Another Dawn - Sunset Embrace, Bk 2 Author:Sandra Brown ANOTHER DAWN is the sequel to Sandra Brown's SUNSET EMBRACE, set 20 years after the Colemans and Jake Langston make the wagon train journey that changed their lives forever! — Lydia and Ross?s daughter, Banner, finds herself left standing at the altar on her wedding day. She turns to Jake Langston, her parent's best friend and one of the toughest... more » men in Texas. Unable to resist Banner, Jake lets emotions go unsealed that have them both wondering why they didn't know how they felt about each other long before now. But this love could end a friendship that has lasted many years and destroy her family.
Jake Langston wasn't a man to go looking for trouble, though if it found him he'd settle it--with a gun or a soft threat. But the night beautiful Banner Coleman forced his hand, he was lost...
Torn by secrets he'd never shared, Jake Langston had grown to bitter manhood on the wagon train west to Texas. Baptized by the senseless murder of his brother, introduced to passion in the arms of a woman incapable of love, Jake wanted no part of the seductive purity of the spirited daughter of his best friends Ross and Lydia. But on a night when her dearest illusions about love had been shattered, Banner Coleman went in search of the one man who could never refuse her anything. Shame warred with desire--and lost...
In the cold light of morning their guilt stilled their raging passions, and they turned from one another in sorrow and remorse. But when their enemies joined in a plot of jealousy and revenge that threatened all they held dear, they were forced to confront the demons of a shadowy past. Only then would they be free to face the new day, a future limited only by their dreams...and their love for each other....« less
Kirbe J. reviewed Another Dawn (Sunset Embrace, Bk 2) on
This is actually my favorite book of all time. I read it before reading Sunset Embrace (which I'm reading now, again) and am actually naming my daughter from the book - her name will be Banner Cole Cross. I've had to replace my copy several times because of how often I've read it, but there will be a permanent copy one in Banner's room for when she's older . . . :-)
In the late 1800's Nanner Coleman's wedding to Grady Sheldon is the talk of Larsen, Texas. Banner, the much beloved daughter of Lydia and Ross Coleman, is marrying the man of her dreams and anxious to become a wife and mother. When a woman bursts into the church on the day of the wedding and announces she is pregnant with Grady's child, Banner calls off the wedding in disgrace. Shattered by Grady's betrayal, Banner turns to another man in her time of need. Cowboy Jake Langston has returned to Larsen in order to attend Banner's wedding as the guest of his old friends Ross and Lydia. Jake has deliberately stayed away from Larsen over the years due to the fact that he has secretly been in love with Lydia, his best friend's wife. Due to his great love for Lydia, Jake has never married and refused to settle down. When Banner approaches him in the barn the night of her aborted wedding and begs him to make love to her, Jake cannot refuse her request. In the harsh light of day, both Jake and Banner are ashamed of their actions. As Jake and Banner fall head over heels in love, their unorthodox relationship turns into a scandal. As Jake and Banner fight to legitimize their relationship, Jake's friendship with Lydia and Ross is in tatters and a twenty year old secret threatens to ruin all of the Colemans' happiness.