Sunrise Canyon - Janet Dailey

Sunrise Canyon

By Janet Dailey

  • Release Date: 2017-02-28
  • Genre: Western
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 22 Ratings)


In the heart of Arizona’s Sonora Desert, a little girl in need of her father, a woman in need of forgiveness, and a war hero in need of love come together to create a family...

Before he left for Afghanistan, Jake O’Reilly had everything—a beautiful wife, a baby on the way, a wonderful life. Three years later, his wife is dead and he is so haunted by his memories of war that he can’t bring himself to go home. But when his wife’s grandfather tracks him down and persuades him to come work on his ranch, where Jake’s daughter is living, he agrees—even though he is reluctant to expose his little girl to the man he’s become.
At Flying Cloud Ranch, his daughter doesn’t recognize the brooding stranger he’s become. But the beauty of the ranch and the immediate connection Jake feels with his wife’s cousin Kira slowly begins to heal his wounds. Though he doesn’t want any complications, he finds himself impossibly drawn to the tough woman who runs a horse therapy program for troubled teens. And as they each begin to imagine a new future, they discover that happily ever after is always within reach—if only you are willing to open your heart . . .


“Big, bold, and sexy . . . Janet Dailey at her best!” —Kat Martin on Texas True
“Dailey fans will be delighted by Texas True. The gallant and charming Tyler brothers won’t soon be forgotten.” —RT Book Reviews (4 stars)
“Dailey confirms her place as a top mega-seller.” —Kirkus Reviews


  • Jodi Thomas has managed to create characters that aren’t always instantly engaging, but they do grow

    By glhince
    Many characters and story arcs come to play in this book, and while it was nice to have several different couples in different stages of steam, I couldn’t help but be captivated by Yancy’s story. He’s a character with plenty of baggage, most due to his stint in prison. But he’s truly one of the good guys: reliable, honest, hard-working and completely unable to reconcile his past mistakes with thoughts of a happy ever after. But, things may just start to change for him. Tori is all the headline news of the moment. A ‘missing’ artist, her desperate moves away from her controlling family has led her to rely on Parker (a gallery owner) to make a change. When she’s ‘discovered’ hiding in a property that Yancy is checking on, the game could be up for her bid for freedom. Their attraction was solid – and Tori is a person who takes people at face value, a new experience for Yancy in meeting new people. He’s attracted, she’s attracted, but the fact that everyone is looking for Tori may put their connection and friend Parker in jeopardy. When you add in the two other romances that are developing (Parker and Clint as well as Fifth and Madison) there are plenty of hearts and flowers in this one. Jodi Thomas has managed to create characters that aren’t always instantly engaging, but they do grow, learn and find moments that ring true for readers. The intermingling of multiple romances in various stages of development and connection with the tension from both Tori’s escape and the return of Gabe to his hometown, adding several more questions and concerns to the story, you won’t be disappointed if you are a fan of this series. I received a copy of the title from the publisher via BookTrib for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.