Brett Fraser has quit his job, loaded his earthly possessions into his black sports car and headed out to find himself in the great Southwest. Somewhere on his successful climb up the corporate ladder, he lost sight of the man God intended him to be. But Brett intends to find himself again. Rafaela De Silva has an art gallery to run, a sprawling piece of family property with back taxes due, and a younger sister to care for who suffers from anorexia. She doesn’t have time for broken shoe laces, sprained ankles or tumbling into the arms of a handsome stranger, especially one whose past involves scandal. Brett’s determined to help the beautiful runner he rescues from a fall. After examining the smooth edges of her broken shoelace, he’s convinced her accident wasn’t accidental. But if he’s going to help her, he’ll have to convince her to trust him, a difficult task given his past. Under the sun-kissed skies of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Brett must rediscover his purpose in life before he loses Rafaela forever. Who is trying to harm Rafaela? Will she live long enough for Brett to win her heart?
Title: Santa Fe Sunrise
Author: Tanya Stowe
Genre: Fiction / Christian Fiction / Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Pelican Book Group
Release Date: October 16, 2015
Source: Author via Singing Librarian Books
FTC Disclosure: I received a copy of Santa Fe Sunrise from the author via Singing Librarian Books in exchange for a fair and honest review. Opinions expressed are mine.
As you have likely gathered from the synopsis, this is the story of two strong people. Brett is intent on getting to know Rafaela, and Rafaela is certain she can’t trust Brett. Doesn’t make it easy for Brett, does it?
Tanya Stowe has taken the boy meets girl storyline and dressed it in Santa Fe finery. Stowe’s description of the scenery in and around Santa Fe is transporting. I have never been to Santa Fe but have seen photos of the area, and I can tell Stowe has taken the time to educate herself on its landscape. Her vivid scenes, well-equipped with sunrises and sunsets, makes this an enjoyable read.
Equally well crafted are Stowe’s characters in Santa Fe Sunrise. She has taken the time to get acquainted with Brett and Rafaela so the reader can become acquainted with them as well. And Stowe gives great thought to her plot line and sees that it continues moving in the right direction at the speed it should go and all the time keeping the reader engaged.
All in all, this is a perfect winter weekend read. Easy to fall into, and easy to keep up with page turns.
This is an easy book to recommend because I enjoyed it so much myself. Anyone who enjoys mysteries with a dash of suspense and an ounce of thriller thrown in will turn the last page in Santa Fe Sunrise by Tanya Stowe having enjoyed the read.
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Novelist Tanya Stowe has had eclectic career. Working as a freelance writer, her profiles have featured celebrities such as Fabio and New York Times Bestselling authors LaVyrle Spencer, Shirlee Busbee, and Heather Graham. Tanya wrote grants, participated in a collection of women’s survival stories and collaborated on a full length Christmas musical. She also worked as a marketing assistant, and an event coordinator doing a stint with the American Cancer Society.
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