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New York Times bestselling author Catherine Anderson presents the first novel in her contemporary romance series featuring the Harrigan Family... Born with second sight, Loni MacEwen has vowed to ignore the visions that have brought her so much heartbreak. Then she meets Clint Harrigan--and realizes she has no choice but to warn the handsome cowboy that his son is in dangeNew York Times bestselling author Catherine Anderson presents the first novel in her contemporary romance series featuring the Harrigan Family... Born with second sight, Loni MacEwen has vowed to ignore the visions that have brought her so much heartbreak. Then she meets Clint Harrigan--and realizes she has no choice but to warn the handsome cowboy that his son is in danger. A hardworking, no-nonsense rancher, Clint doesn't believe the pretty stranger--especially since he doesn't even have a son. But then he sees the drama Loni predicted unfolding on the local news. An orphaned boy is lost in the dense Oregon wilderness, and according to Loni, only Clint can save him. Loni and Clint forge into the woods to find the lost boy. As long nights follow exhausting days, their feelings grow stronger, and what began as a race against time becomes a shared journey of trust, understanding, and unexpected love......

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morning light Reviews

  • jenjn79
    2018-11-21 04:27

    Catherine Anderson is one of my favorite authors and I usually love her books, but I have to admit that this one was a bit of a disappointment for me.At the core, I liked the storyline - Loni, a clairvoyant, has a vision that a young boy is lost in the wilderness and only horseman Clint Harrigan will be able to save him. There's also the fact that the boy is Clint's biological son - which Clint doesn't know. After some disbelief on Clint's part, the two head out on horseback to rescue young Trevor.I enjoyed that part of the book. It was a very low-intensity story, but it still kept me reading and wanting to see how things with the boy turned out.But the rest of the parts of the book just didn't do much for me. The thing I disliked most was the heavy reliance on religion. Usually Anderson uses religion a little in all her books, but in this one, you couldn't go a page without reading God-this and God-that. It was just irritating - more so for me because I'm a true-blue atheist.Plus, both main characters were Catholics. Clint is sort of a born-again virgin and Loni a true virgin. There's all kinds of talk about sex before marriage being a sin and all that. Throughout the book, there is only one sexual, intimate scene. Which is kinda boring. Maybe I wouldn't have minded it so much if it weren't for the fact that the last book, Sun Kissed, was the same way. Too much religion, not enough intimacy. So all that was a turn-off for me.I also didn't really care for how sappy it got at times. All kinds of talk about "you're the one I waited for" and how perfect they are for each other and other sentiments like that. It made me roll my eyes. I don't know, this book just didn't really seem like a Catherine Anderson book to me. Her stories are usually so emotionally charged, with relationships that suck you in and stick with you long after you finish the book. This one didn't have any of that for me. The characters were just kind of there and didn't stand out in any way. I can't see this as being a book that I'd want to reread.And one last note - once again, I was disappointed by how much Anderson under-utilized past characters from this series. Samantha and Tucker (Sun Kissed) get small cameos just in the sense that they are part of Clint's family, and a couple other characters get negligible mentions. If it weren't for the fact that I knew this was part of set of connected books, just reading Morning Light wouldn't have clued me in. It's just disappointing to see much-loved characters left adrift once their books are done.So yeah...by far not one of my favorite Anderson books. It's probably my least favorite out of all the books by her that I've read. But it wasn't horrible. It's probably worth reading for those who enjoy the Kendrick/Coulter/Harrigan books, or Anderson's books in general.

  • Miss Kim
    2018-12-13 01:23

    The latest in the series tells Clint Harrigan's story. We met him briefly in his sister Samantha's book, Sun Kissed. He came off as a hot head, but of course a gorgeous hothead, in that one so I was interested to learn more about him. Clint is contacted by psychic, Loni, who tells him his son is in danger. What? He doesn't have a son. They begin a wilderness hunt for the child and end up falling in love. I was a little disappointed that there was only the single love scene, but then the characters have very strong religous beliefs about sex before marriage.

  • Gemma
    2018-12-17 07:16

    Okay, first off, I want to state that I am a HUGE fan of Catherine Anderson. I count down the days until another of her books is released. I own every single thing she's ever written, and they are all treasured keepers. But this book is going right in my "trade for credit" box. I cannot believe that this is written by the same author who wrote the moving reads of Annie's Song, Comanche Moon, Seventh Heaven, Baby Love or Phantom Waltz, just to name a few. People have complained about the heavy-handedness of the Christian (or more specifically Roman Catholic) element in this book. I thought that people were just being oversensitive, as many had said the same about Sun Kissed, and I hadn't agreed. But the religion in this book was so heavy-handed. I'm an actively practicing Roman Catholic, and even I found it horribly preachy and obnoxious. For instance, when the heroine tells the hero that she's a psychic, he says that it "goes against the tenents of his faith". Who talks like that? I've had to tell people that I don't believe in things before (and it's usually because of my faith), and I don't say it like that. What's wrong with saying "it goes against my beliefs" or "I'm not comfortable with that" or "I don't believe in that"? I've read actual inspirational romances that didn't lay it on as thick as it was in this novel. I started skipping the religious tangents (and there were a lot of them) to try and get back to the story. If I wanted to read about the lives of the saints and what is in the Catechism, then I'd read an entirely different type of book. I also felt that the romance aspect of this story was rushed. It was developing nicely, when out of nowhere the hero and heroine start talking about getting married. They haven't said "I love you" or anything; they've known each other for less than a week; they'd kissed once! I was left scratching my head, wondering where the heck it had come from. Attraction, sure. Talking about dating, of course. But marriage? After one kiss? What is this, the 1800s? It was as if the author had suddenly realized, "oops! I'm past page 200, better get these two engaged." Never mind if it completely derailed the flow to the story. Another thing that really bothered me was how hypocritical the characters were about their faith. There was all this talk about being chaste, because of what their faith teaches them. They're both waiting until marriage to have sex (the hero had vowed to never again have sex "outside of the holy bonds of wedlock" to directly quote him), then next thing you know, they're going at it like rabbits. Okay...was the premarital sex put in just so this book wouldn't have an "inspirational romance" label slapped on it? It was completely out of character and very irritating. If your characters are going to be Bible thumpers, than at least make them act like it consistently. The romance was then put on the back burner so that the author could focus on the suspense/paranormal aspects of the story. While I enjoyed the psychic element, I bought this book expecting a romance. Instead, I got a sermon and a suspense story with a relationship tacked on. I'm only glad this wasn't the first novel of hers that I tried, or there would never have been another. She is no longer on my auto-buy list; I'm just mad that I can't get my money back. Who is this author, and what has she done with the talented Catherine Anderson? Try just about anything else by her, especially the ones I listed above. She can write FAR better than this. As for MORNING LIGHT, I recommend you save your money--borrow it from the library if you're still determined to read it.

  • Michelle
    2018-12-04 06:14

    Another wonderful book by Anderson and once again I am reminded of why she is one of my favorite authors! Everything about Loni MacEwen and Clint Harrington was absolutely adorable! The paranormal aspect added a twist that I really enjoyed! Loni left her old life and moved to Crystal Falls where nobody knew of her psychic abilities. Ever since she was a little girl she’s had visions of a dreamy cowboy and would fantasize about him romantically. But now all grown up, and being unlucky in love, she’s put her fantasies behind her and has accepted that she’ll never find love because ever man she’s ever dated has run away after learning of her visions, which come and go with no control. When she first runs into Clint she is so shocked to see her dream cowboy in real life. She sees a vision of Clint’s son, Trevor, who was in a rafting accident and the only person who can save Trevor’s life is Clint. Clint thinks Loni is crazy when she confronts him with her story because he doesn’t have a son but as soon as Clint sees the tragedy on the news he starts to believe Loni. They go on a long search through the wilderness looking for Trevor while Loni's visions help lead the way. Slowly but surely Clint gains complete faith in Loni and her psychic abilities. During their long journey Clint falls in love with Loni and is scared of all the new emotions he’s feeling. Being 37 years old, he’s never had such strong emotions for a woman. Loni feels the same way, as if she’s loved him her whole life. They were both destined to be together and Loni finally finds happiness with her dreamy cowboy! I loved this book very much. Loni and Clint were so sweet to each other! During the entire journey Clint did not believe that Trevor was his son. But once they found Trevor and Clint took one look at his face he knew right then that Trevor was his boy. Trevor was injured and Clint would do anything to save his boy, even give him a blood transfusion. When Clint broke down in the hospital and started crying on Loni’s shoulders I got really teary eyed. You can’t help but love a big, strong man, with such a tender heart who is not ashamed to shed tears. Great Book!

  • Paraphrodite
    2018-11-16 03:18

    3 stars.This is the story of the oldest Harrigan brothers, Clint. I liked the psychic elements. However, similar to the previous bookSun Kissedthat featured the only Harrigan sister, Sam, there's a bit too much talk of religion and horses in this book for my taste. Hopefully this trend doesn't continue with the rest of the Harrigan brothers.

  • ReadingWench
    2018-12-14 23:02

    Let me first say that I hate Inspirational or Religious books of any kind. They are always too preachy for me. I'm not the least bit religious.I loved this book. I stayed up all night to the point of grabbing my magnifying glass once my eyes went all fuzzy. I loved the story line ! Some people have review they didn't like the aspect of the mom tuning in and spying on her daughter. Come on...what mother wouldn't like to peek into the life of her daughter?? I thought it was rather funny. Another review was it was too religious because he named all his horses bible names. Ok, no one complained when his sister named all hers after spices, what is the difference ?? None that I can see. It is awesome to have themes for names. One reviewer said something about Catherine trying to write paranormal romance and fails. Another book I don't like is paranormal. I've read some and they are over the top, at least the ones I read were. I like stories that are believable. I think most of the reviews that are low due to the fact that no one seems to know a lot about what Catherine was writing about. Psychics, second sight. When someone knows little of something, they dismiss it, they fear it, they ignore it. I for one am GLAD Catherine wrote about such a subject. I have known a few people like she writes on both the catholic side and on the psychic side. How Catherine writes it in her book is how it goes. At times I thought I was reading exactly what a friend had told me happened to her. When someone find out you have a "gift" some friends, seems to just disappear from your life. Others treat you like a freak. Then anyone religious tells you its the work of Satan, and you should pray about it. They tell you they can't believe it because it is against their religion. They shun you. You try to deny who you are, why, to be... "normal", to fit into what others consider normal. You hide yourself. Even I, a non-religious person at all, can take away from Catherine's book. Except those around you, believe in yourself, except yourself, expand on your talents, and believe in what you believe in, not what someone else tells you to believe in.

  • Ian
    2018-11-16 05:12

    This book was a bit of a mixed bag for me. There were things I liked about and things that made me uncomfortable. Before this I had never actually read any books in which one of the primary characters was a clairvoyant. Add to that, both the male and female protagonist were devoutly christian and you have a book which is a bit of a departure for me. I don't really know why but I was more able to deal with the clairvoyance than the religious overtones. I think there was a little too much going on in this book. The primary story about a boy lost in the wilderness and a man and a woman packing in on horses to rescue him was solid. Catherine Anderson could have kept to that and had a very good book on her hands. As it is, all those other things end up detracting from the story (in my opinion).

  • Jessica
    2018-11-27 01:07

    Awesome Book. Will be reading more by Her.

  • Sara
    2018-12-02 07:04

    This one was sort of a mixed bag. I like that this one didn't rely on the usual cliches: a playboy cowboy who never wants to get married ever, the heroine needing to be rescued from an evil stalker ex, the hero teaching the heroine it's okay to trust men again. Instead, we have a woman whose gift of clairvoyance has been a curse rather than a blessing, and her Big Trauma was being unable to save a kidnapped child instead of a rape or a failed marriage. Loni was no Laura Townsend, but I liked her just fine, and Clint wasn't bad either. He could be a real ass sometimes and I liked that his last romance ended on friendly terms rather than his ex being a Bad Woman. And the wilderness adventure was pretty fun to read about.However...the romance was a wee bit too rushed for me. I can forgive a fast romance, but there was way too much emphasis on Clint being Loni's "dream cowboy" whom she'd been seeing in her visions since childhood, how God apparently sent them to each other, that they were Destined To Be, yadda yadda yadda. Sorry, Catherine, that only works in shoujo anime! Still, it was a sweet romance for what it was, and at least they spent some time getting to know each other before rushing into Eternal Foreverness.But of course, Loni tries to run away near the end. Thankfully this time it's not because of a contrived misunderstanding but because the media is going batshit crazy, but I wish they'd thought of the security idea before Loni felt the need to run away to protect Clint.I'm glad Trevor survived, he was cute as far as little kids go, and the truth behind his relationship to Clint was handled...eh. Could've been worse. I liked reading about the Harrigans, and Loni's family was pretty colorful too. Deirdre was what initially drew me in, honestly, she was a fun character.So overall, I did enjoy this book even if it was a little too sappy for my tastes.

  • Katherine 黄爱芬
    2018-11-22 07:19

    Loni, seorang cenayang mengalami penglihatan tiba2 ttg koboi ganteng, Clint Harrigan yg akan menyelamatkan putra kandungnya yg selama ini tidak pernah diketahuinya.Awalnya Clint menganggap Loni orang gila. Tetapi setelah mengetahui ttg kecelakaan tsb, Clint langsung menguber Loni dan membujuk Loni utk ikut serta dlm pencarian anak itu. Dlm pencarian tsb, Loni dan Clint saling curhat dan memutuskan saling jatuh cinta. Walau secara tema seharusnya bisa diusung dgn lebih menarik, entah kenapa kesan yg saya dapatkan malah isinya cuma ttg kuda melulu, transfusi darah, kegalauan dan trauma Loni sbg cenayang yg diulang2 terus. Dan yg terparah, saya serasa baca buku Christian Catholic Fiction. Nama2 kuda yg diberikan dgn nama2 Alkitab membuat saya pening. Blm lagi ttg pengakuan dosa. OMG!!!!Karakter hero dan heroine-nya, saya lihat datar2 saja, kurang tereksplorasi sisi emosionalnya dan sejujurnya saya jadi sulit menilai kepribadian mereka sebenarnya. Seperti di awal cerita dikatakan Clint sulit meminta maaf, di pertengahan Clint dgn mudahnya curhat kpd Loni asal muasal sifatnya tersebut, sehingga terkesan Clint tidak ada masalah dlm soal meminta maaf. Tidak adanya konflik yg berarti dlm buku ini, tidak heran banyak yg bilang membosankan. Mau tidak mau saya harus setuju dgn opini yg mengatakan buku ini bikin bosan. Saya jg merasa terjemahannya kurang enak dibaca, sehingga mempengaruhi opini tsb.

  • Cátia Santos
    2018-11-19 00:07

    Quando iniciei a leitura deste livro estava muito entusiasmada, pois era um livro de uma autora que criou histórias pelas quais tenho uma carinho muito especial. E inicialmente estava a gostar muito e mesmo quando cheguei ao fim o saldo foi positivo, mas a história não me encheu as medidas. A escrita continua, como sempre, cativante e envolvente e a autora mantêm a capacidade que têm de falar de sentimentos e emoções de uma forma que apela ao coração do leitor e faz com que fiquemos envolvidos com os personagens. Mas houve aspectos que me chatearam e diminuíram o meu prazer ao ler este livro. Em primeiro lugar, a inclusão da religião e a fixação por esse assunto ao longo do livro. Não tenho nada contra em relação a livros que abordem esta temática, de facto li dois livros muito especiais este ano de uma autora que escreve literatura cristã. Mas esta série não era voltada para esse âmbito e assim parece ser algo "forçado". Outro ponto que me desagradou foi a autora tentar justificar certas atitudes por personagens do livro, que para mim não tinham qualquer justificação. Mas mesmo com os aspectos de que não gostei, o saldo ainda é positivo como já referido e vou continuar a acompanhar o trabalho desta autora, pois tenho a certeza que esta vai conseguir " arrebatar-me e fazer sonhar" de novo!

  • Christine
    2018-12-04 00:21

    This book was disappointing, compared to the other Catherine Andersno books I've read. Since this book featured a clairvoyant, I expected to like it quite a bit, because I am drawn to paranormal stories, but I just wasn't drawn into these characters or circumstances. Loni, the daughter and granddaughter of gifted seers, didn't seem believable to me. She shouldn't have been an untrained bundle of nerves with two living generations of clairvoyants behind her. I thought, perhaps, there wasn't a way to control her ability but as the book goes on, she gradually gets better at it through the help of Clint, who really didn't have any amazing pearls of wisdom. He did go on about religion a lot and I think the point was that she thought her gift was from the devil and fought it, but once again, this was something I had trouble believing to be true in an old and gifted family. Additionally, the religious overtones in this book were off the charts and made me feel uncomfortable. I complimented an earlier book in this series on being religious without coming across as preachy, but this one failed to meet the same ends for me.For all those complaints, I can't go lower than three stars because the book is still better than at least half the junk romance novels out there. Plus, if you're reading this series, sooner or later you'll probably get to this one. Just don't start with it. :=)

  • Romancing the Book
    2018-12-10 00:05

    Morning Light is the first in a new series featuring the Harrigan family that is slightly connected to her Coulter Family series (the Harrigan daughter married a Coulter son in the last Coulter book). Clint is approached by Loni with the news that his son is in danger, lost in the Oregon wilderness, and he is the only person who can save him. Problem is that he doesn’t have a son. He doesn’t want to believe the beautiful woman has the second sight because it goes against all his religious beliefs. Yet as he gets to know Loni while they search for his son, his mind is changed as he begins to see that her gift is from God and that she is his soul mate.I’m a big fan of Ms. Anderson’s writing. Most of her books feature a character that is overcoming some sort of “disability”. The first one I ever read was Phantom Waltz and the heroine was wheelchair bound after a horse riding accident in her youth. That said, this one didn't feature a disability per-se, but Loni did have this "condition" that kept her isolated from most people. This was another winner by Catherine Anderson. I enjoyed the characters and the plot. I had to keep a box of tissues handy since it was a tear-jerker.

  • Linda
    2018-12-13 06:12

    Loni MacEwen was born with second sight but she had promised herself that she would not stir up the waters again with her visions after all the trouble she had in the past. That was until she saw Clint Harrigan's son in danger and he was the only one who could save him. Clint was not a stranger to her since she had dreamed about him since she was a child but she was definitely a stranger to him. First of all, he did not have a son, and second, his religion did not believe in visions.This is a story of beliefs and exactly how God can use Loni to help save others. It is also a story of two people who had decided that marriage was not in the books for them but their journey to save Travis, brought them closer together. Clint had to see her visions differently and she had to accept her destiny.It is a good book.

  • Kendra
    2018-11-19 23:29

    For this series, this isn't my favorite but it isn't the worst. One change I noticed was that there was a lot of biblical references and faith was a huge part of the relationship between the hero and heroine. This is a huge change from Anderson books that I have read. I am not a fan of christian romance but this was ok because it wasn't overtly religious. However, it was enough to distract me from the story. The second-sight portion of the book was pretty interesting and the search for the boy was well written. A good read but not my favorite.

  • Mafi
    2018-11-16 01:15

    Não é dos meus favoritos, muito religioso para mim mas claro que a história é bonita e o toque paranormal deu um tom diferente à história da Lone do Clinton e do Trevor. Mesmo assim gostei ;)Apesar de gostar da familia Harrigan, ja sinto saudades dos Coulters.

  • Catherine
    2018-12-12 07:27

    I won't tell you about the book. It is one that you should read. Even though Loni is a clairvoyant, you feel like God is leading her with the help of her powers

  • ~Nichole~Sizzling Pages Romance Reviews
    2018-12-05 04:16

    Another slow burn but amazing story with a hint of paranormal. Love that CA mixes faith and God into her romances. It's like now a days it's a bad word or people are ashamed but this reader unapologetically loves God and loves he created romance and writers. Clint and Loni were made for each other. I loved seeing them slowly fall for each other. So much family and friendship connections as usual. Just adore this authors work. Safety (100% Safe) but other spoilerish info (view spoiler)[Zero om or ow although the premise of the book is that Clint had an unknown 8 yr old boy that Loni has visions of. Ow died. He didn't love her but cared as a friend and parted ways as friends. She hid pregnancy (hide spoiler)]

  • Jeanne
    2018-12-09 04:16

    Another good romance story from Catherine Anderson. This one is about Loni MacEwen who was born with second sight. But her visions have brought her heartache. When she meets Clint Harrigan, she knows she has to warn him of the impending danger for his son. Clint doesn't believe her. But he takes a chance and follows her lead to save the boy. A good read!!

  • Ruth Ellen
    2018-12-02 01:28

    Loni has dreamed of Clint her whole life. She has had a difficult life and when she actually meets him takes off. Then she decides to tell him of his son. A son he doesn't know he has. A son lost in the wilderness. Read and see how it all turns out.

  • Patti Irwin
    2018-12-14 23:18

    First book I ever read by this author. Currently re-reading the series.

  • BookBaked
    2018-11-16 04:13

    Only reason I didn't give 5 stars is the psychic thing..I just couldn't wrap my mind around it. Otherwise it's nice like all CA stories. <3

  • Sandi Schmersahl
    2018-12-16 03:23

    Fast pacedA lot of dialogue and interaction with main characters. Still kept my interest mainly because I have horses and have been trail riding around the country.

  • Melissa McHugh
    2018-12-06 03:02

    I read reviews of this book before I bought it and I decided that I would wait to purchase it until I had extra money because most of the reviews were scathing and I found very few intelligent ones that had anything positive to say. Usually that would turn me off completely but I own every single Anderson novel I could get my hands on so I decided to give it a chance. I ended up having the extra money, I bought it and I read it over the next few days.[return][return]I should have spent it on something more worthwhile. It’s no surprise that Amazon is offering this book for $4.10 now. It’s not her strongest and it’s a shame because it really should have been good. I liked the concept but the execution was extremely flawed.[return][return]The older brother from Sun Kissed’s heroine Samantha Harrigan (I just knew as soon as it was clear Sam had older bachelor brothers we’d be seeing them) Clint is the hero here and his counterpart is Loni McEwan, a girl with psychic abilities. She’s been dreaming about Clint her whole life and gets a shocking flash of a little boy she’s sure is his son lost in the woods and only Clint can save him. Of course, Clint is a stand up Catholic boy and doesn’t believe in psychics.[return][return]I was looking forward to the idea of having a hero be somewhat religious and unwilling to believe in the heroine at first. I thought it would be refreshing as a lot of authors just don’t touch on religion at all but they went from not believing to believing very fast and before you knew it, they were in the woods searching. Two days later, they’re engaged.[return][return]I have no problem with relationships that move fast. I’m a huge fan of Jennifer Crusie and almost of all her couples get together within a month’s time, if not less (two days is also her record I believe) but I guess I just didn’t believe that Clint and Loni were in love. I definitely think he wanted to sleep with her but I just didn’t get the lifetime love thing that fast.[return][return]Of course, that’s not the happy ending. Loni, like a lot of Anderson’s female protagonists, run off towards the end and the hero has to go after her. It happened in Phantom Waltz, Blue Skies, My Sunshine and probably one or two more I can’t think of. I believed it in My Sunshine. It’s my second favorite Anderson and in Phantom Waltz, I swallowed it because it made sense. I was tired of it in Blue Skies and by the time this one ran off, I was thinking, Jeez, just let her go. Find someone who doesn’t run when things get tough. Seriously.[return][return]More Anderson trademarks that have me weary are the old fashioned fathers like Clint’s father (I can’t remember his name off hand) and interfering families (Loni’s mother, sister and grandmother). It’s almost a repeat of half the books in the Coulter series and I’m hoping these aren’t around for the next ones. It just get olds after a while.[return][return]I was so disappointed in this but I hope that the next book from Catherine Anderson will restore my faith in her because she’s one of my favorite authors and I suppose everyone has a misstep. The book was still well written and there were pieces I liked like Clint’s relationship with his new found son so I didn’t hate it, hence the two stars. A book with a promising premise but a terribly flawed execution.

  • May Mostly Romance
    2018-11-19 06:25

    Morning Light ของแคทเธอรีน แอนเดอร์สันเรื่องนี้เป็นเล่มที่แปดในชุด Kendrick/Coulter/Harrigan ซึ่งเป็นชื่อตระกูลสามตระกูลที่เกี่ยวพันกันผ่านการแต่งงานของตัวละครใน เรื่อง (เคนดริทแต่งงานกับคูลเตอร์ และคูลเตอร์ก็มาแต่งงานกับแฮร์ริแกน) โดยเล่มนี้มาถึงส่วนที่เป็นคาแร็คเตอร์ในตระกูลแฮร์ริแกนแล้วค่ะลอนี แม็คยวนมีพลังพิเศษ เธอสามารถมองเห็นเหตุการณ์ในอนาคตได้ แต่นี่ก็เป็นเสมือนคำสาปที่ติดตามตัวเธอมาตลอด จนทำให้หญิงสาวต้องย้ายออกจากบ้านมายังที่ห่างไกล ที่ที่ไม่มีใครรู้ว่า เธอคือใคร แต่แล้วภาพนิมิตรที่เห็นมองเห็นขณะแตะตัวคลินท์ แฮร์ริแกนอย่างบังเอิญในซุปเปอร์มาร์เก็ตก็ทำให้เธอไม่อาจอยู่เฉยได้ เพราะภาพเด็กชายที่กำลังตกอยู่ในอันตราย ลอนีรู้จากนิมิตรว่า เด็กคนนั้นคือลูกชายของคลินท์ และตอนนี้กำลังติดอยู่ในป่าลึก กับสุนัขอีกหนึ่งตัวแต่คลินท์ไม่มีลูก เขาเป็นโสด และคิดว่าลอนีสติไม่สมประกอบ จนกระทั่งเขาเห็นข่าวในโทรทัศน์ เหตุการณ์ที่ครอบครัวของวุฒิสมาชิกออกไปล่องแก่งแล้วประสบอุบัติเหตุ ภรรยาของวุฒิสภาพเป็นหญิงสาวจากอดีตของคลินท์ และอายุของลูกชายของทั้งคู่ก็อาจจะเป็นลูกของคลินท์ได้ นั่นมากพอที่จะทำให้คลินท์ตามหาลอนี และขอให้เธอช่วยเหลือทั้งคู่ออกเดินทางไปในป่าลึก ติดตามเบาะแสตามภาพนิมิตรของลอนี หลังจากที่รู้ว่า ทีมกู้ภัยมองหาผิดที่ (และทั้งคู่ไม่รู้ว่าจะบอกพวกนั้นยังไงว่า หาผิดทาง เพราะไม่มีใครเชื่อเรื่องภาพนิมิตร)เล่มนี้เป็นเรื่องราวของการค้นหาเด็กหายในป่า ในขณะที่ความสัมพันธ์ของตัวเองก็พัฒนามากขึ้นเรื่อย ๆ ซึ่งเราคงต้องบอกว่า เป็นเรื่องที่เราผิดหวังมาก เพราะเรื่องไม่น่าสนใจเลย ในแง่ของอารมณ์ก็สอบตก อ่านแล้วไม่รู้สึกเหมือนกำลังอ่านงานบีบหัวใจ (และน้ำตา) ของแคทเธอรีน แอนเดอร์สันสักนิดเดียว จริง ๆ แล้วอ่านเล่มนี้ทำให้นึกถึงฝันร้ายที่มีชื่อว่า Up Close and Dangerous ของลินดา โฮเวิร์ดเลยล่ะ (เป็นฝันที่น่ากลัวตรงที่มันน่าเบื่อมาก)ผิดหวังกับเล่มนี้แบบเต็ม ๆ แถมเล่มนี้ยังพร่ำสอนเรื่องศาสนาแบบเกิดเหตุ เราเข้าใจเรื่องความเชื่อนะคะ และเคารพในความเชื่อที่แตกต่างกันระหว่างศาสนา และเข้าใจว่า ประเด็นทางศาสนาเอามาเขียนเป็นองค์ประกอบในโรแมนซ์ได้ แต่การทำแบบนั้นไม่ควรจะเป็นการยัดเยียดนะคะ ซึ่งนี่เป็นความรู้สึกที่เราพบในการอ่านเรื่องนี้ เรารู้สึกว่าศรัทธาที่คลินท์มีมันฝืนเกินเหตุอ่านเล่มนี้จบแล้วกลัวมากเลยค่ะ ถ้าทิศทางการเขียนของแคทเธอรีน แอนเดอร์สันออกไปในแนวนี้ (ฝักใฝ่ศาสนา) เรื่องที่ออกหลังจากเล่มนี้ก็จะเป็นอย่างนี้ เราคงรับไม่ไหว ไม่ได้มีปัญหากับประเด็นศาสนานะคะ แต่ไม่อยากอ่านโรแมนซ์ที่ให้ความรู้สึกเหมือนกำลังอ่านไบเบิ้ล โชคดีก็คือ เรามีงานเก่าของเธอดองค้างไว้อีกเกือบสิบเล่มคะแนนที่ 50

  • Paranormal Romance
    2018-11-17 23:03

    The heroine comes from a along line of women gifted with the Sight but she's never welcomed her gift until that is she began to dream of the hero. The cowboy has haunted her visions since childhood and now she's finally met him. At first she flees in a fit of cowardice but soon realizes that the visions will no go away until she convinces him to find his son. The hero immediately rejects the heroine s help, thinking she's crazy or delusional or both but soon it becomes apart that her predictions are eerily accurate but the idea that his son , the child he didn't know about, is out lost in the woods spurs him into action. He drags the heroine into the search and they head out into the forest. The book was very weird. It wasn't really about anything other that the hero and heroine getting to know each other. Even though the lost boy brought them together for most of book he was a second thought. But the conversations between the two characters were dull and lifeless. I felt zero spark between them. It made me laugh at what they considered romance. They went from being just strangers to nonchalantly talking about marriage and kids and the whole shebang. But this wasn't a joke they were series. It was very strange and almost creepy I would venture to say. Almost like a cult. Well, the story was VERY religiously based. The two characters were total Jesus freaks and it got so goddamn played out when they both droned on and on about God and their religion and what a good Catholic should or shouldn't do. This book was so horribly boring with it's plotline and add in the God fetish, it turned me off before I even reach page 100. I mean, what dude is willingly celibate until marriage? My god it's unnatural. But like a good catholic, he finally ignores his vows and sleeps with the heroine in a hot spring in the woods.

  • Tiffany's Book Blog
    2018-11-19 03:18

    In Morning Light, we find that our heroine, Loni MacEwen has the gift of second sight. It's something she's fought and suppressed most of her life, but when she meets Clint Harrigan, she can't turn her back on her gift. In a vision after an accidental meeting, Loni sees Clint's son in grave danger after an accident on a river. The boy's parents drowned, but he was saved by his loyal dog. When Loni finally works up the courage to find Clint and tell him, he turns her away as a mentally unstable person, because as far as he knows, he doesn't even have a son. The story unfolds from there in the way only Anderson can tell it.I will say that if you're uncomfortable reading about spiritual or religious characters, you may not enjoy this book at all. The religious views are purveyed deeply throughout the story, which I did not mind, but it did cause the characters a lot of consternation.The relationship between Clint and Loni was fairly good, and there were some memorable, funny, and moving scenes (when Clint discovered Loni was night-blind...the blood transfusion in the woods...), but I found the back story of Clint and Sandra (the boy's mother), somewhat weak and confusing. Catherine didn't give her readers a good understanding of why Clint and Sandra broke up in the first place. Apparently, they loved each other and were good friends, but then she didn't even have the decency to tell him he had a kid.All in all, I enjoyed the book and liked the story as an interesting mix of romance and the paranormal. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys authors in this genre.

  • Shental Henrie
    2018-12-10 04:28

    Morning Light is the 8th book in the Kendrick Coulter Harrigan Series. This book is also called A Harrigan Family Novel as the main character is a Harrigan.This story is about Clint Harrigan and Loni MacEwen.Clint is a successful rancher ready for the next stage in life. Loni is an interior designer that was born with second sight. She's a psychic, a clairvoyant that sees things that she doesn't usually want to see.When she finally meets Clint, she's given a vision that she knows will change her world. And she knows that it will affect Clint as well.When Loni tells Clint that his son is in terrible danger and he's the only one to help him, Clint is very skeptical. He doesn't believe in clairvoyants. But when details about what she said actually prove to be true, he takes the time to listen to her.What he finds out rocks his world. He has a son. That he didn't know about. And he's lost in the wilderness with only his dog, Nana to help him.As a trained trail rider, Clint and Loni head out to go and find young Trevor. And along the way Clint and Loni get to know each other. As they race to save Trevor, they grow closer together.What follows is a get-to-know-you type of story. They talk about their lives as they ride on the trail. They have a courtship as they ride. And when they do find Trevor, they then race to save his life.It's an intense and interesting story. It is the type of story that you can read again and again.Take a look at even more #bookdetails here: http://bit.ly/2t0eF5Y

  • Rhapsody
    2018-11-25 23:22

    When I saw the "Never Before In Print" text on the back cover, I suspected that this one would be a dud. I was right. It's so much worse than Anderson's usual that I'm tempted to give it just one star. Usually I finish her books in one or two sittings. This one, I read on and off for over a week. That says A LOT, because I usually love books about female clairvoyants.Basically, Loni's a psychic who's been dreaming of this cowboy all her life. When she meets him, she *sees* that his son is in danger and warns him, but he thinks she's nuts. He doesn't even have a son. Then on the news the accident she described to him the day before is broadcast and he decides that just in case, he'll believe her. They go into the wilderness together to find the missing boy and fall in love on the way.Way too much God-this, God-that talk. "God is sending you those visions," "Just pray to God for guidance," "It's all in God's hands." Constantly. I found it very preachy and hard to get into, even though I guess it was in keeping with both Loni and Clint being highly religious Catholics. Clint was a surprise, as well. Even though I sometimes gripe a bit about how all Anderson's heroes are the same, they really work for me. Clint didn't fit the mold, though. I can't say what was off about him, but I couldn't quite get into him. I guess I found his religious attitude a bit uppity and I didn't like how he treated Loni in their first encounter.

  • Jee
    2018-12-03 07:22

    Pada awalnya sungguh sangat membosankan membaca buku ini. Bahkan saya sempat berpikir ingin stop ditengah jalan. Tapi saya putuskan, membaca ditengah jalan terlebih lagi untuk sebuah karya Catherine Anderson, sangatlah mubazir. Akhirnya saya memutuskan membacanya hingga akhir. Terkadang kau tidak menyukai awal sebuah permulaan, tapi kau akan puas terhadap akhir dari permulaan tersebut. Saya rasa kalian pasti sering mengalami hal itu :3 Beginilah perasaan ketika saya membaca akhir Morning Light. Puas. Hasil akhir dari Morning Light membuat saya sama sekali tidak menyesal telah membeli buku ini. Meskipun agak sebel di awal, karena terlalu banyak basa basi yang saya tahu memang diperlukan agar pembaca tidak bingung. tapi entahlah. Kurang terasa greget seperti ketika saya membaca seri Kendrick yang pertama (Baby Love) Kekurangan di dalam buku ini hanyalah awalnya yang terlalu datar. Dan menurut saya Morning Light ini tanpa sengaja mengandung unsur katholik yang dalam. Meskipun saya tidak mempermasalahkan hal tersebut, namun hal itu membuat saya kurang nyaman dalam membacanya. Tapi kita kesampingkan hal ini sebagai sebuah kekurangan atau kelebihan. Untuk seseorang yang menyukai seri Catherine Anderson tidak ada salahnya mengoleksi salah satu buku ini. Karena well, saya menyukai karakter tokoh utama sang lelaki dan itu membuat saya menyukai buku ini :)