“Waiting for Morning” by Margaret Brownley, book review
Molly is just trying to take care of her brother, Donny. Since she feels it is her fault that he is crippled, she has to sacrifice her happiness to provide for him after her mother and father both died. She discovers that she has a passable singing voice, so works in the saloon as a singer, although all the women in town assume she does more to entertain the male saloon patrons.
When a fire destroys the town including their tent, Molly answers an ad for a hieress to a cattle ranch in the desert. This begins a new adventure for both Molly and Donny. While Molly is learning to break and train horses, Donny is reading the books in the library and learning about cattle. The new town Doc makes quite an impression on both Molly and Donny, although in very different ways. Doc Caleb helps Donny to become physically independent and helps Molly forgive herself for Donny’s accident and learn to love.
This book is easy to read and the story is a great take along for a Christmas trip.
Disclaimer: I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher. All opinions expressed are my own.