Book Reviews of Glorious Dawn

Glorious Dawn
Glorious Dawn
Author: Dorothy Garlock
ISBN-13: 9780446361828
ISBN-10: 0446361828
Publication Date: 6/1/1992
Pages: 368
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 37 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Glorious Dawn tells of a woman's daring choice. Johanna Doan was a golden-haired, slender woman whose tragic beauty hid her bold, determined spirit. She had lived through her parents' murder and her sister's rape and pregnancy; now she could survive the intrigues at the Macklin ranch. For here, housekeeping with her sister, Johanna is expected to marry the son of the cruel landowner himself. And young Burr Macklin is everything Johanna fears and desires: a courageous man who arouses her passions, but one who needs to learn that a woman's heart can never be taken by force . . . only won with love.
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Great Book.
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After the comancheros murdered her mother and father, and raped her sister, Johanna is the sole provider for her and her pregnant sister. The good women of each community they have moved to have asked them to leave becuase of the shame of her sister's pregnancy. In desperation, and hope, Johanna accepts the job of housekeeper and takes off across country with her sister in tow to the Macklin ranch. There she encounters the mean-spirited owner, and the bitter son, who runs the ranch. Through her kindness and diligence, Johanna brings light and love into Bur's life, even though he does his best to ignore her.

A book from an earlier generation of Dorothy Garlock's treasures, but still enjoyable.
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Realistic, gruesome details of American pioneer West. Wonderful development of story line and characters, great setting. In the best Garlock tradition, a real page turner.
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Johanna Doan was a golden haired, slender woman whose tragic beauty hid her bold, determined spirit. She had lived through her parents' murder and her sister's rape and pregnancy; now she could survive the intrigues at the Macklin ranch. For here, housekeeping with her sister, Johanna is expected to marry the son of the cruel landowner himself. And young Burr Macklin is everything Johanna fears and desires: a courageous man who arouses her passions, but one who needs to learn that a woman's heart can never be taken by force...only won with love.
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This is one of the heaviest historical romances Ive ever read; there is so much hate and rage expressed that I became overwhelmed with the negative vibes. After thinking on this, Ive bounced from a score of 4 to 5 stars several times. This is an incredibly well-written book about things I dont usually see in romances prejudice, racism and unbridled hate.

The book opens with the murder of Johanna and Jacys parents; then the outlaws cruelly rape Jacy and steal her away. Three days later, the neighbors find Jacy in shock and speechless.

Because of Jacys obvious condition (shes pregnant and unable to speak), Johanna is having a hard time getting and keeping a job any job. Finally a lawyer says he has a job for her in New Mexico. Johanna is to be the housekeeper of a powerful land owner, Mack Macklin.

These are two innocents thrown to the wolves; Mack and his two illegitimate sons, Burr and Luis, hate and rage at each other. However, there is a strong bond between the two sons. Luis is the lover and Burr is the fighter in the family.

Luis is immediately captivated by Jacy and she with him. He does not look down on her for a pregnancy she could not prevent; he promises that they will be a family and the baby will be theirs.

Love doesn't come so quickly and easily with Johanna and Burr; he has many of his fathers worst habits. Burr can be just as cutting and insulting as his father and he takes his rage out on Johanna. Now, Johanna is looking for a way out; she is desperately unhappy with Mack and Burr. Johanna is a woman with a strong backbone but even she finds the two men impossible to live amongst.

All of the characters are fully fleshed-out. The story is action-packed and moves at a rapid pace. This is one of Dorothy Garlocks earlier works and it packs a wallop.
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Johanna Doan was a golden-haired, slender woman whose tragic beauty hid her bold determined spirit. She has lived through her parents murder, and her sister's rape and pregnancy; now she could survive the intrigues at the Macklin ranch. For here, housekeeping with her sister, Johanna is expected to marry the son of the cruel landowner himself. And young Burr Macklin is eveything Johanna fears and desires: a courageous man who arrouses her passions, but one who needs to learn that a woman's heart can never be taken by force .. only won with love.
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This is one of the heaviest historical romances I've ever read; there is so much hate and rage expressed that I became overwhelmed with the negative vibes. After thinking on this, I've bounced from a score of 4 to 5 stars several times. This is an incredibly well-written book about things I don't usually see in romances prejudice, racism and unbridled hate.

The book opens with the murder of Johanna and Jacy's parents; then the outlaws cruelly rape Jacy and steal her away. Three days later, the neighbors find Jacy in shock and speechless.

Because of Jacy's obvious condition (she's pregnant and unable to speak), Johanna is having a hard time getting and keeping a job any job. Finally a lawyer says he has a job for her in New Mexico. Johanna is to be the housekeeper of a powerful land owner, Mack Macklin.

These are two innocents thrown to the wolves; Mack and his two illegitimate sons, Burr and Luis, hate and rage at each other. However, there is a strong bond between the two sons. Luis is the lover and Burr is the fighter in the family.

Luis is immediately captivated by Jacy and she with him. He does not look down on her for a pregnancy she could not prevent; he promises that they will be a family and the baby will be theirs.

Love doesn't come so quickly and easily with Johanna and Burr; he has many of his father's worst habits. Burr can be just as cutting and insulting as his father and he takes his rage out on Johanna. Now, Johanna is looking for a way out; she is desperately unhappy with Mack and Burr. Johanna is a woman with a strong backbone but even she finds the two men impossible to live amongst.

All of the characters are fully fleshed-out. The story is action-packed and moves at a rapid pace. This is one of Dorothy Garlock's earlier works and it packs a wallop.
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Loved it. I also love how Dororthy Garlock adds a second "side" romance in most of her books.