Another Dawn

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Overview

Betrayal had ruined Banner Coleman's wedding day, and on her wedding night she was a jilted bride.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780446356879
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/28/1991
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 139,911
  • Product dimensions: 4.25 (w) x 6.75 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Sandra Brown

Sandra Brown is the author of sixty New York Times bestsellers, including TOUGH CUSTOMER (2010), SMASH CUT (2009), SMOKE SCREEN (2008), PLAY DIRTY (2007), RICOCHET (2006), CHILL FACTOR (2005), WHITE HOT (2004), HELLO, DARKNESS (2003), THE CRUSH (2002), ENVY (2001), THE SWITCH (2000), THE ALIBI (1999), UNSPEAKABLE (1998) and FAT TUESDAY (1997), all of which have jumped onto the Times bestseller list in the number one to five spot. Brown now has over eighty million copies of her books in print worldwide, and her work has been translated into thirty-four languages.

Biography

In 1979, Sandra Brown lost her job at a television program and decided to give writing a try. She bought an armful of romance novels and writing books, set up a typewriter on a card table and wrote her first novel. Harlequin passed but Dell bit, and Brown was off and writing, publishing her works under an assortment of pseudonyms.

From such modest beginnings, Brown has evolved into multimillion publishing empire of one, the CEO of her own literary brand; she towers over the landscape of romantic fiction. Brown has used her growing clout to insist her publishers drop the bosom-and-biceps covers and has added more intricate subplots, suspense, and even unhappy endings to her work. The result: A near-constant presence on The New York Times bestsellers list. In 1992, she had three on the list at the same time, joining that exclusive club of Stephen King, Tom Clancy, J. K. Rowling, and Danielle Steel.

Her work in the mainstream realm has taken her readers into The White House, where the president's newborn dies mysteriously; the oil fields and bedrooms of a Dallas-like family dynasty; and the sexual complications surrounding an investigation into an evangelist's murder. Such inventions have made her a distinct presence in a crowded genre.

"Brown is perhaps best known now for her longer novels of romantic suspense. The basic outline for these stories has passionate love, lust, and violence playing out against a background of unraveling secrets and skeletons jumping out of family closets," wrote Barbara E. Kemp in the book Twentieth-Century Romance & Historical Writers . Kemp also praises Brown's sharp dialogue and richly detailed characters. "However, her greatest key to success is probably that she invites her readers into a fantasy world of passion, intrigue, and danger," she wrote. "They too can face the moral and emotional dilemmas of the heroine, safe in the knowledge that justice and love will prevail."

Critics give her points for nimble storytelling but are cooler to her "serviceable prose," in the words of one Publishers Weekly reviewer. Still, when writing a crack page-turner, the plot's the thing. A 1992 New York Times review placed Brown among a group of a writers "who have mastered the art of the slow tease."

Staggeringly prolific, Brown found her writing pace ground to a halt when she was given a different assignment. A magazine had asked her for an autobiographical piece, and it took her months to complete. Her life in the suburbs, though personally fulfilling, was nonetheless blander than fiction. That may be why she dives into her fiction writing with such workhorse gusto. "I love being the bad guy," she told Publishers Weekly in 1995, "simply because I was always so responsible, so predictable growing up. I made straight A's and never got into any trouble, and I still impose those standards on myself. So writing is my chance to escape and become the sleaziest, scummiest role."

When she started writing, her goal was always to break out of the parameters of romance. After about 45 romances, the woman who counts Tennessee Williams and Taylor Caldwell among her influences told The New York Times that felt she had reached a plateau. In fact, she doesn't even look at her books as romances anymore. "I think of my books now as suspense novels, usually with a love story incorporated," she said. "They're absolutely a lot harder to write than romances. They take more plotting and real character development. Each book is a stretch for me, and I try something interesting each time that males will like as well as women."

Good To Know

  • "I hate to exercise and only do so because I absolutely must."

  • "I love to eat and my favorite foods are all bad for the body. Fried chicken and gravy, TexMex, red meat (hey, I'm from Texas!). My only saving grace is that I'm not that fond of sweets. Salty is my thing. Chocolate cake and ice cream I can skip. But a bag of Fritos. . ."

  • "It takes me a long time to go to sleep, usually because I read in bed and hate to put down the book. But when I do nod off, I'm a champion sleeper. I can easily do eight or nine hours a night."

  • "My worst "thing" is mean-spirited people. People who deliberately belittle or embarrass someone really irk me. The people I admire most are the ones who find something good about even the most undesirable individual. That was a quality my mother had, the one I hope most to emulate."

  • "I have a fear of gravity. Recently my whole family went to Belize. We had several adventures. We tubed a river through miles of cave, wearing head lamps so we'd have illumination. No problem. I scaled Mayan ruins. I rode horseback (on a monster named Al Capone) through the rain forest. No problem. But I couldn't zip line. Even though my five-year-old grandsons did it with glee, I just couldn't make that leap."

  • "I and my husband are huge fans of Jeopardy! We never miss it if we can help it. Does that make us complete dorks?"

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      1. Also Known As:
        Laura Jordan, Rachel Ryan and Erin St. Claire
      2. Hometown:
        Arlington, TX
      1. Date of Birth:
        March 12, 1948
      2. Place of Birth:
        Waco, Texas
      1. Education:
        Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, Texas Christian University, 2008
      2. Website:

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    Customer Reviews

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    • Anonymous

      Posted January 2, 2014

      Great book

      Read it

      2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted September 5, 2008

      Kinda upsetting...

      I have read the prequel to Another Dawn, Sunset Embrace first. I just fell in love with Lydia and Ross. Their chemistry, undying love, passion for each other was amazing to read. Not to mention the life trials and heartache Ross and Lydia experienced, just gave them so much character depth. I was excited to read this book, but was kind of disappointed in the end. Now I understand why hardcore Brown fans, who loved Ross in Sunset Embrace, hated what happened in the sequel. There was no just cause or reason for what happened in the ending. I understand if Brown did what she did to Ross for a just cause, but it wasn't like what happened to him happened for a valiant reason, or that he was a hero for some just cause...or tried to save someone. But to do that to his character so viciously and without merit was just sad to me. I wished I didn't even picked up this book. The best thing about this book, was catching up on characters 20 years later from the prequel.

      2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted June 6, 2004

      Neen the Bean, A.H., NJ

      My introduction to Sandra Brown was CHARADE two years ago. Since then, between the public library and Barnes and Noble, I've been lucky enough to read most of Sandra's novels (46 including one as Erin St. Clair). Sandra has a unique gift for writing romantic novels, each different from the other...fascinating stories with believable, endearing, appealing characters and great sex. I loved ANOTHER DAWN, and plan to reread SUNSET EMBRACE which begins the tale of Ross, Lydia, and Jake. It's with a definite sense of sadness that I close this book a final time; hopefully Sandra will give us a sequal to extend further Jake's and Banner's story.

      1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted June 3, 2004

      I don't recommend this to sensitive people

      ANOTHER DAWN is disappointing to me. The writing style is fine, but the thought of the main character being so close from the past; Jake can practailly be her Uncle! Then the main character girl, herself! She vows not to have her pride hurt again, yet she continually does the same mistakes over and over again. Her chracter is headstrong yet weak in the aspect as being ignorant to a point that any normal person can figure the problem out but she can't. Some of her characters are annoying; she's not very far sighted. It creeps me out that Jake is about her father's age and is like a close family to her.

      1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted March 16, 2008

      Love this Book

      I can't begin to describe how much I loved this book. There are parts that leave you breathless. So passionate. I stayed up to 3am finishing it because I couldn't put it down.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted January 27, 2007

      Another dawn is great!

      I haven't read Sunset embrace yet, but through Another dawn , I can understand the story.I'd like it very much, especially the thoughts of Banner and Jake each other.It is one of the most fanstatic Sandra Brown's story.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted November 2, 2006

      Terrific Book

      This is my favorite Sandra Brown book. I love the connection between Banner and Jake. The whole forbidden need for each other was greatly written. The whole story was gripping. It was a bit sad at the end but, very good.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted March 1, 2006

      Laughter and Tears!!!

      After reading Sunset Embrace I immediately went out for Another Dawn! From the opening pages I enthralled! However, I was shocked by the ending that left me with tears streaming down my face. I wish that Sandra Brown would rewrite this book to give the reader a happy feel-good sappy smile.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted November 4, 2004

      This book is amazing!!!

      From the first chapter I couldn't put the book down.It's got everything you need.Love,scandal,and heroism.I recommend that everyone read this book!!!!

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    • Anonymous

      Posted October 2, 2004

      I really like this book, but

      I was absolutely hearbroken at the end. I picked up this book not realizing that it was the sequel to Sunset Embrace. Maybe I read the sequel too close to the first one, because I cried like a baby at the end of this book. I really wish that Sandra Brown would re-write this book and change the ending. If you don't read Sunset Embrace first, it may not be too painful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted August 17, 2004

      LOVE IT

      I read this before Sunset Embrace. I would suggest reading SE before. I just loved this book. It's one of my favorites. I liked the boldness of Banner when she traps Jake in the barn. From there the book just takes off. All the characters were well developed and had a story that needed to be told.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted June 15, 2004

      ROMANTIC NOVEL !!!!!!!!!!!!

      I love this book ,the main characters are so vivid you can acually see the sparks between Banner and Jake. They love each other but they can't let the other know how they feel. Read this book and you will find out how it will end between them. I recommended anyone to read this book including the first one.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted February 28, 2004

      Fabulous!!!

      What can I say, What girl doesn't dream of a cowboy sweeping her off her feet!?!?!? This is romantic and touching, and so deep...It just sinks into your heart and soul, and you feel like your a part of the book. I have been a avid Sandra Brown reader for many years now, and it seem's they never fail to let me down! Don't stop sending out the romances Sandra!!! Can't get enough!

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    • Anonymous

      Posted June 30, 2003

      One of my favorites!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Another Dawn is one of my favorite Sandra Brown books. The characters seem so real. Jake Langston sounds so sexy!! Just the kind of man a woman wants. I truly enjoyed this book and hope to continue my Sandra Brown crusade.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted December 29, 2002

      Excellent

      This is the best romance I have ever read, the characters and sexual tension, and humor between them is wonderful!

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    • Anonymous

      Posted February 12, 2003

      my favorite!!

      This was one of the most intense and romantic novels she has written yet. I am a huge Sandra Brown fan but this is off the charts!

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    • Anonymous

      Posted November 8, 2002

      i love sunset embrace

      sunset embrace was one of the best books i have read frome her collection, i am just so excited to get my hand on another dawn!!!!!

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    • Anonymous

      Posted October 2, 2002

      YUM!!!!!!

      Another winner!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVED Sunset Embrace and could not WAIT to get my hands on Another Dawn! It was well worth it!! I am now the hugest Sandra Brown fan! I wish she'd write another book for this series...the characters seem so real to me. It's hard to snap myself back into reality after reading her books!

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    • Anonymous

      Posted July 22, 2002

      Best Book Ever!!!

      I have read a lot of romance novels this has got to be the BEST!!!!!! She should write another one what happens with Jake and Banner as they grow older!!!

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    • Anonymous

      Posted January 27, 2002

      Can't get it off my mind!

      This was the best book I've ever read. I could not put it down. I really liked Sunset Embrace and this story just continued it on. I just loved all of the charachters in these two books and at the end of this one I just cried and cried. You have got to read it!!!!!

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