When Breaks the Dawn by Janette Oke
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
The blurb: After surviving a harsh first year in the far north, Elizabeth Delaney and her Royal Canadian Mountie husband, Wynn, are settling into the small community of Beaver Creek. Elizabeth is once more teaching school, and they seem to be gradually making a place for themselves among the Indians. And then the news arrives…
My review: The third book picks up exactly where the second book finishes. Spring brings warmth, but it also brings long awaited friends back to Beaver Creek. Elizabeth and her best friend, Nimmie, start teaching the local Indian children, they build a vegetable garden, they go berry picking, and children are on the horizon for one of them too.
Elizabeth has settled into the Indian community. She has learned the language, made friends and found her place. Yes, she missing her family and, sometimes, she misses pretty things, but she has come to love her surroundings. Five years passes before new orders arrive.
The pace slowed yet again. At times, I felt this book should have been part of the second book. Yet I couldn’t stop reading and I continued to enjoy the characters that had come to be a firm part of Elizabeth’s life.
Still recommend this series.