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Review of Santa Fe Sunrise by Tanya Stowe

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It’s Review Day!!! I pray the New Year is treating you right. So of course, I want to help you find great reads to bring in the New Year. Today’s review is part of Singing Librarian Books Tour!
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From the back cover: “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?”

​You can purchase the novel on Amazon and Nook.


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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.

​You can connect with her on her Website, Facebook, and her Blog.


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​The first thing that captured my attention with this novel was the description. This was my first read by Ms. Stowe, so I had no expectations and no idea how she wrote. But the imagery…y’all she transported me to Santa Fe. I don’t mean I could imagine visiting or that I could picture the place she described. I mean she literally transported me to Santa Fe. I could see the beautiful dessert colors. I could feel the sun on my face. Feel the history of the Pueblo people and the transits that settled there.

Newsflash: I hate the desert. I lived in Vegas for a couple of years and it’s just not my cup of tea. (No offense to people who love it.) But Ms. Stowe made me want to visit the desert. To see the landscape and the colors of the sunrise. To feel the rich earth and see what secrets it would unleash.

For there are always secrets, and that’s what Santa Fe Sunrise ​is about. Rafaela de Silva feels the need to watch over her mother and younger sister since the death of her father. She believes herself to be responsible for their life and to make sure they are taken care of.

​Brett Fraser has been wandering around when God leads him to Santa Fe. He meets the beautiful and exotic Rafaela when she injuries herself during a run.

​I loved how Ms. Stowe had the underlying suspense throughout the whole novel. Of course, I made my guess has to who dunnit and I was right, but that didn’t take away from the read. At one point, I thought all the secrets had been presented, but the suspense and intrigue did not let up. I had to know what would happen to Brett and Rafaela. I wanted to see it all end up well.

​I don’t want to spoil anything but suffice it to say, add this to your TBR pile. She has other works, so now I will add them to my list in hopes for a future Tanya Stowe binge fest. Because that’s what everyone does when they find a great author, right?

*I received a free copy in exchange for my honest review. (A review copy of this book was provided by the author via SLB Tours.)
​**I would give this 4 out of  5 stars.

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For more fun and all things Santa Fe Sunrise,​ visit these blog sites:
​January 4: Puddletown Reviews
January 5: Toni Shiloh Prayerfully-Lifted Romance
January 6: Mel’s Shelves & Singing Librarian Books
January 7: Katie’s Clean Book collection
January 8: The Power of Words & Captive Dreams Window
​January 9: Crystal’s Chaotic Confessions & Just Commonly

If you are interested in becoming a Singing Librarian Books tour participant, apply HERE.

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2 thoughts on “Review of Santa Fe Sunrise by Tanya Stowe”

  1. Thank you so much for the absolutely glowing review! I am so delighted that I was able to share my love of Santa Fe with you. It’s truly a unique place! Although I’m sorry I didn’t trick you with the ‘who dun nit’! Lol! I’ll try harder next time! And most definitely let the Tanya Stowe Fest begin. You might want to start with SEDONA SUNSET where we first met Brett! Thanks again, Toni!

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