Catherine Anderson: Early Dawn



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I had some wariness coming in to reading this book I ve read so many Catherine Anderson books that I ve loved but then some of the recent few have been so so nd including Wrong for Me (Motor City Royals, a lot of religion So I wasn t sure what to expect of this book But this ended up being good one I enjoyed it lot though the story wasn t perfectSeries NoteThis book is connected to both other historicals by Anderson nd Fiddle: One Woman, Four Strings, and 8,000 Miles of Music also her long running contemporary series The hero of this book is thencestor of the contemporary Coulters But I think this book could be read s standalone There re references to of Keegan s Lady nd Summer Breeze that may make you want to go back Downright Dead and read their books thoughSummaryEden Paxton suddenly finds herselft loose ends fter her fiance dumps her nd his family spreads vicious rumors bout her She nd her mother Left Fur Dead are shunned from long time friends So they decide to travel to Colorado to live with her half brothers But on the way the train is robbednd Eden is kidnapped by nasty vile gang who beats nd buses herHot on their tails is Matthew Coulter He s been chasing the Sebastian Gang ever since they killed his wife nd nearly him Death by Tea as well He intends to exact his revenge but when he finds woman in dire trouble he can do nothing but save her With few options Loyalty and Lies (Chastity Falls, after the rescue the twore forced to roam the wilds of Colorado hoping to void the Gang who wants Eden back nd Matthew deadAlong the way the two develop By Way Of A Wager a strong friendship Eden is waryt first because of what she went through but Matthew s kindness draws her Unfortunately Matthew has ghosts he has to lay to rest before he can give his heart to Eden He s just not sure he can do itReviewThis book reminded me of older Catherine Anderson books I thought it had much depth than some of her recent contemporaries Maybe depth isn t the right word but I just found this story so much engaging than say Sun Kissed or Morning LightEden nd Matthew re both sort of classic Anderson characters Both re battered emotionally nd physically Matthew s scars run deep while Eden s re new They were two characters who seemed to fit very well together I liked the way Anderson wrote their interactionsMatthew d been on the trail so long he d become sort of uncivilized but he begins to change with Eden round I just liked the way to two complemented each otherFor When Kingdom Comes anyone looking for passion filled bookyou won t find that here The sexual relationship between the characters does not begin until late in the storymaybe round page 300 of 417 nd the scenes The Wayward Bride (Besotted Scots, are pretty PGPG 13 So this is not book to read for sex nd steaminessAnd just warningthe beginning of this book does involve some moderately descriptive sexual Such a Dance assaultgainst the heroine Just something to be ware ofThe one rea I think this book could have been better was the plot I liked the overall storyline but the execution was bit monotonous Pretty much the entire book is Eden nd Matthew roaming round the wilds of Colorado together After while that got to be little old I didn t mind it too muchwhich is saying something considering how much I tend to dislike storylines where the HH re lost in the wildernessso it wasn t La bte du marais a big issue But I do think the storyline could have had varietyAndlsothere were some issues with logic Laos: Keystone Of Indochina and realism I shook my headt How Foreign Policy Decisions Are Made In The Third World a few things It seemed like the HH did everything the difficult way just to keep the story going They could have solved their problems lot uicker I thinkStill I really enjoyed this story I found it to be very readable nd engaging I was sucked into the story once I started nd wanted to keep reading My friend Rachel told me Geeking Out on 11C about thisuthor Et ainsi de suite and I got to tell you CA ismaaazing I started this book yesterday The Shoshoni Cookbook and I couldn t put it down staying up until 3AM to finish The Sebastian gangre Historias sobre los Fondos Bahá'ís a ruthless group of brothers who destroy everything in their path Eden Dorelle Paxton is brave young h who was jilted by Reasoning with the Infinite: From the Closed World to the Mathematical Universe a mamas boy The rumors that were spread forced hernd her mother to take Real Food/Fake Food: Why You Don’t Know What You’re Eating and What You Can Do About It a train to Denver The train ismbushed nd Eden is bducted by the gangMatthew James Coulter has been tracking the six brothers fter the death of his wife The Sebastian gang took his everything three years go but by some twist of fate they end up bringing his everything right back to him He doesn t know it t first seeing first hand what the gang has put Eden through nd ll the memories it forces him to deal with He is numb I thought t first I would spend the book reading how he mourned over woman long buried now But it wasn t like that t ll He missed her sure was saddened t how she left this world but it was bout him not being ble to forgive himself What you get is this delightful romantic story of healing nd forgiving Eden is one tough lady nd her brothers taught her well She does not bulk under what the Sebastian s put her through I will say the first part of the book is difficult to read but the Mr Darcy's Cottage of Earthly Delights: Shades of Pride and Prejudice author is not graphic with her descriptions she leaves it to your imagination which is probably worse LOL The two spend over month together keeping the gang guessing where they re in the hope that they would cross paths with her brothers This is when the uthor worked her magic nd convinced this reader how these two grew in love Matthew says You remember ll those damned corners of the heart you told me bout A tiny frown pleated the flawless skin between her finely rched eyebrows Yes Well pretty little redhead with fiery temper nd sassy mouth sneaked past my guard with The Myth of Genesis and Exodus and the Exclusion of Their African Origins a picknd chiselThere re no games or lies it is couple who re trying to put their lives back together The only sex elaborated on in this book is between the Hh nd I have read graphic so it is not over done I highly recommend this book to Yoga Kitchen: Divine Recipes from the Shoshoni Yoga Retreat anyone who loves romancend rebirth Enjoy Just didn t do much for me I wasn t impressed t ll I ve read better by Anderson The plot I thought had potential but it just seemed to drag on way too long This story didn t have whole heck of lot going on but I loved it nyway The reason I enjoyed it The hero nd heroine Matthew Coulter nd Eden Paxton Wonderful characters Even though it took long time for their romance to get physical I enjoyed reading bout their backstories nd loved seeing their relationship evolve into what started out s mistrust to gradual friendship nd then to n intense desire nd need nd then romantic love Matthew nd Eden were terrific characters I especially enjoyed Eden s spunkiness nd courage nd Matthew was one of those uiet heroes whose Loyalty and Lies (Chastity Falls, actions speak louder than wordslthough I must dmit when Matthew did speak bout his feelings for Eden it brought some tears to my eyes Catherine Anderson is wonderful storyteller nd from the opening chapter I was glued to the story Jeep. Sur les traces de la lgende and couldn t wait to see what would happen nextBasically the plot is this In 1887 Matthew Coulter s whole happy world vanishes in the blink ofn eye when notorious gang of outlaws the Sebastian brothers ttack him The Abbeyville Way and his newly pregnant wife shooting pistol whippingnd beating him into unconsciousness nd raping nd murdering his wife Matthew barely survives the Stations of the Lost: The Treatment of Skid Row Alcoholics attacknd vows to venge his wife s murder So he packs his bags nd leaves his family s Oregon home tracking the wily band of murderous thieves for three years with only his trusted horse Treasure Diver (Choose Your Own Adventure, and pack mule for companions Matthew s life is empty his heart brokennd his only goal in life is to wipe out the Sebastians or die tryingBeautiful red headed Eden Paxton is heading to Colorado to live with her half brothers A Shot at Love after broken engagement has her leaving San Francisco in disgrace When her train is Old Records Never Die: One Man's Quest for His Vinyl and His Past ambushed by the notorious Sebastian brothersnd Eden sacrifices herself to save Ask an Astronaut a small child the Sebastians decide to kidnap hernd sell her to Dead of Night an old Mexicancross the border who will pay big money for her virgin bodyWhen Matthew s tracking of the Sebastians leads him to the scene of the The Voyage Unplanned abduction he decides to set out to see if he can rescue the young woman from the band of low lifes He doubts After breaking off their engagement Eden Paxton's fiance spreads so many rumorsbout her that she is forced to leave San Francisco Her pride bruised n ngry Eden heads for the wilds of Colorado to live with her half brothers But murderous outlaws cut the trip.

E ll find her live but it s worth shot Days later he finally finds them busing Eden who is miraculously still live Vienna 1814: How the Conquerors of Napoleon Made War, Peace, and Love at the Congress of Vienna and though everything in his body tells him to shoot themll dead he can t risk Eden getting caught in the cross fire So he devises risky plan to save her but this plan still leaves the Sebastians liveAfter the rescue of Eden the plot is just basically what Matthew nd Eden go through to get her safely to her brothers while trying to elude the Sebastians who re hot on their trail Adaptations: From Short Story to Big Screen: 35 Great Stories That Have Inspired Great Films and dealing withll the hazards while trekking through the wilderness snakes mountain lion ttack Along the way Matthew deals with his feelings of guilt nd unworthiness for not deuately protecting his wife while Eden deals with her feelings of guilt for doing what she had to in order to survive After Easy a few days of mistrust by Eden they settle into friendship Morrissey y los atormentados after Eden realizes that she can trust man gain nd Eden helps Matthew come to terms with his feelings of unworthiness for not being Real Magic: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science, and a Guide to the Secret Power of the Universe able to protect his wife This friendship later develops into desirend need on both sides but Matthew is reluctant to go Interview with the Vampire any further because of his vow tovenge his late wife s murder Emma of Aurora (Change and Cherish Historical and his new vow tovenge Eden s buse And what if he gives his heart to Eden nd something happens to her too Can he get past that fear Will Eden be The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma's Table able to convince Matthew that the time for vengeance should be overnd move on to new lifeI know lot of readers didn t enjoy this book because lot of time weeks was spent on Eden nd Matthew just trekking through the wilderness often going in circles while trying to elude the Sebastians who were one disgusting band of evilness But I didn t mind this plot device It gave Eden Ravished by a Duke and Matthew time to get to know onenother they both opened up Damn Delicious Meal Prep about themselvesnd revealed things that they never told nyone before I think this time together made their eventual romance that much believable nd meaningful I loved how plain spoken Eden was she came right out nd boldly told Matthew she had feelings for him I loved how she told Matthew that it was okay that there could be room in his heart for new love Deep Lane: Poems and that his late wife wouldlways hold Komisario Nuusku ja makkaratehtaan arvoitus a piece of his heart I loved how she broke throughll his defenses nd got him to live gain And I especially loved that Eden was woman who could handle herself she was n expert markswoman who could handle Our Necessary Shadow: The Nature and Meaning of Psychiatry a weaponnd singlehandedly saved Matthew from snake ttack The Online Diary of a Masochistic Submissive and held her own in their ultimate faceoffgainst the Sebastians Eden was one courageous very likable kickass heroine nd I was rooting for her ll the wayThe love scenes Well it seemed like it took forever to get there Industry and Empire: The Birth of the Industrial Revolution and they were sort of PG in nature but I had no doubt that they were love scenesnd not sex scenes There was nothing very explicit nd some were referred to rather than shown but I enjoyed them nyway Both Matthew nd Eden had some very romantic things to say which caused me to tear up time or two I loved them s coupleSo fans of Catherine Anderson IMO this was one of her better books unless you re put off by the eluding the bad guys plot I enjoyed it nd thought the pacing was pretty good nd the romance was solid There is My Lady Viper a bit of violence that you have to deal with the description of what happened to Matthew s wife Livvy was hard to reads well Sunflower as the Sebastians playingnd near rape of Eden the violent train ttack nd I m sure you ll want to see those despicable Sebastians get theirs There was Periyar: A Political Biography of E.V. Ramasamy a nail biting climax where Eden s brothers maken eleventh hour ppearance HEA nd nice little epilogue I couldn t sk for much nd now that I ve rediscovered Catherine Anderson I think I ll backtrack nd read one of this book s predecessors Keegan s Lady If you like uiet tortured hero nd courageous spunky heroine who find love nd re willing to sacrifice themselves for that love then you ll enjoy this book 4 12 stars Catherine Anderson is one my top favorite romance uthors but I just don t think she writes with the same passion that she used to Compared to Comanche Moon Comanche Heart nd Keegan s Lady this book was pretty tepid Eden is bducted by outlaws while on her way to join her brothers in Colorado They buse her but don t rape her planning on selling her Commit!: Unlock Your Full Potential and Learn to Lead Yourself across the border Matthew Coulter whose wife was killed by the outlaws has been hunting them for 3 years He rescues Eden temporarily sacrificing his revenge for her safety While evading the outlawsnd leading them in circles the two become friends nd start falling in love but Matthew is reluctant to betray the memory of his wifeI read it in one sitting so I can t claim that it was terrible Catherine Anderson is beautiful writer But there were just moments when I sort of rolled my eyes Like Coulter s freuent internal monologue Announcing Trouble about whether or not Eden would recovernd how some people never became right fter such n experience I guess compared to what Anderson s other heroines have lived through Comanche Moon is the one that really comes to mind The Book of Revelation: and Keegan s Ladys well Eden s ordeal sort of didn t seem that horrific Anderson s writing has becoming increasingly Christian I feel like she shied The Sound of Music Story: How A Beguiling Young Novice, A Handsome Austrian Captain, and Ten Singing von Trapp Children Inspired the Most Beloved Film of All Time away from depicting things she was willing to face in her other novels Eden waslso stronger Edward Keating: Main Street: The Lost Dream of Route 66 and independent than her previous heroines I like strong heroines butt the same time I don t Anderson s heroines re usually seriously messed up from ll the buse they ve endured nd really need the hero to be patient with them Cold Blood and coax them into opening up I like that formula lot Calibre (Inspector Brant, and think Anderson is one of the bestt it So when you ve got the strong minded gun slinging Eden bouncing back from her moderate but not that wful trauma so fast even though the story was decent nd the leads had chemistry it was kind of lacking nd disappointing Once in while I reread Keegan s Lady Comanche Moon Comanche Heart Annie s Song nd few other Anderson novels there re some scenes that I really just think were terrific like when Keegan goes home with Caitlin for the first time or when Loretta warns Hunter The Dirty Game: Uncovering the Scandal at FIFA about the snake Early Dawn seriously didn t have single scene I d hunt for to reread That s been true for the last few Anderson novels Even if I read book in one sitting if it doesn t leave me with single scene I d want to revisit it s sort of bust for me I m sad Catherine Anderson has gone from rush to the bookstore nd buy it the day it gets out to wait to find it April Blood: Florence and the Plot Against the Medici at the used book store to only buy it if I find itt the thrift store or library book sale I used to buy her books No Life But This and devour them in day Instead I had to push myself to finish this one nd I end up skimming the last third of the bookFelt like nother re run to me And the constant going in circles for weeks on end drove me crazy I wanted to hero nd heroine to just go to city The Invention of Science: A New History of the Scientific Revolution and have the standofflready I The Philosophers Pupil also felt the heroine got over herbuse bit too easily Anderson has handled to topic of sexual ssault before Blind Watchmaker and better than this Also I wondered why the hero couldn t take on the bad guys while they weresleep passed out from drinking too much Even if he had to save the heroine why not get her out safely nd then shoot them ll The element of surprise should have give him enough of n edge to kill them ll before they managed to kill him especially if he was s good with gun Cannibal Sector 1: The Kingdom of Death in the World of Progress as he claimed to beWhat makes me really sadbout this is that Catherine Anderson has written some of my desert island keepers The only thing positive I have to say is that it wasn t preachy This is going straight into my return for trade box I do love Ms Anderson s storylines Chanakya: the Master of Statecraft and have rated lot of her books five stars I have tagged Escape Clause (Virgil Flowers, and shelved hers n uto buy uthor So why only three starsI should tell you up front I m not big fan of the rape theme however she s one of the few uthors who could note use of past tense here incorporate this horrible devastating event into beautiful story Transcend as she did in Annie s Songnd Seventh Heaven That said sometimes she Short when they kidnap her intending to sell her Resistance Is Futile!: How the Trump-Hating Left Lost Its Collective Mind across the Mexican borderEver since gang murdered his wife Matthew Coulter cannot see woman being mistreated without vowing to rescue her nd exacting vengeance gainst the evildoers So when he spots Eden with.

Eems to do the rape rape rape theme too much IMHO The Rocky Mountains In this one the murderous outlaws capture the heroine nd hold her hostage while they molest nd buse her for days on end view spoilerOh they keep her technically pure bc they plan on selling her s virgin south of the border Mexico hide spoiler This was really not my kind of story It wasn t bad but it wasn t Crazy Wonderful a genre that I prefer This isnd Old West historical fiction romance book It starts out with Matthew coming to Kahuna Secrets of Psychic Power after being unconscious for 2 weeks followingn Words to Outlive Us attack on himnd his wife by Muhammad Ali: I Am the Greatest a gang of ruffians only to learn that his wife was brutally rapednd murdered He vows to seek revenge on the men that did this Once he is well he spends years hunting them down In the meantime the ruffians continue causing havok During train robbery they decide to take Eden hostage nd have plans to sell her to someone in Mexico but not before they have some fun with her Matthew finally catches up to them while they re still holding her hostage nd saves the day The ruffians don t like losing their prize so now they Stitches: A Memoir are hunting Matthewnd Eden The majority of the book is their journey The Price of the Ticket: Barack Obama and Rise and Decline of Black Politics after getting Edenway from the ruffians It was cute story nd for someone that likes westerns Yearning for the Impossible: The Surprising Truths of Mathematics and historical romance books then I think they would very much enjoy this book Reviewed for THC Reviews Early Dawn isnother sweet historical romance from Catherine Anderson that was nearly perfect in every way The hero nd heroine re very much the focus of the story with the secondary characters only coming into play during the first few chapters nd the last few chapters The rest of the time it s ll bout Matthew nd Eden Her Beastly Stepbrother as they getcuainted Battleground Iraq and learn to trust each other while ridinground the Colorado wilderness trying to evade the bad guys With only two characters in play for the bulk of the story Flames of the Dark Crystal (Jim Hensons The Dark Crystal, and with them on the surface just running in circles it might seem that this would be boring narrative but in my opinion Early Dawn was nything but I m still marveling t how she did it but Ms Anderson managed to turn this into very engaging story The threat from the villains s well Pink Is for Blobfish: Discovering the World's Perfectly Pink Animals as wildlife made for enoughction nd dventure to keep things moving The Thief Lord alongt আরকানে আরবা'আ a nice pace This was combined with lots of wonderful getting to know you moments for Matthewnd Eden They lso share plenty of tender interactions before finally giving in to their growing feelings for one nother Everything just came together to create Highball Rush a very enjoyable readThe story gets off ton intense start with Matthew regaining consciousness Still Me (Me Before You, after sustaining grievous injuries when hend his wife were How Not to Tuck attacked by the notorious bandits knowns the Sebastian gang He finds out very uickly that his wife was brutally raped The Happy Satanist: Finding Self-Empowerment and murdered then we fast forward three years During that entire time Matthew has been relentlessly tracking the Sebastians feedingn 66 Galaxie almost obsessive need for vengeance Despite his deep desire to bring justice to his wife s killers when Matthew discovers that they re holdingnother young woman hostage nd busing her he puts his own desires on hold in order to rescue her From the moment he made the decision to get Eden out of the Sebastians clutches he took on full responsibility for her protection which is CSS 3 Flexbox: Plongez dans les CSS modernes. a verydmirable trait After spending three years with mostly only his horse MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-536): Microsoft® .NET Framework 2.0�Application Development Foundation: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0--Application Development Foundation and pack mule for company Matthew isn t much of talker but I have to give him credit for figuring out fairly uickly that Eden needed him to be little forthcoming in order to fully trust him From there on out he s completely open nd honest with her nd it pays off in spades with her warming up to him pretty uickly fter that They form deep friendship that slowly blossoms into love I dored I Wish I Was Lonely / The Oh Fuck Moment all the little things Matthew did to make Eden feel safend comfortable Awakening to Our Awful Situation: Responding to Satan's War on Agency, Book 2 around him He may be man of few words Murder in Monkeyville: The First Banger Jasko Novel at least initially but he knows how to speak volumes through hisctions Matthew is Undocumented DOS: A Programmer's Guide to Reserved MS-DOS Functions and Data Structures a thoroughly honorable gentleman who considers himself to be married to Eden from the first time he makes love to her Deep down Matthew was sweet peaceable guy who was driven by extraordinary circumstances to seek vigilante justice On the outside he s Ashes Ashes a little rough but inside he has tender heart that was badly broken by the loss of his first wife The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories a woman he loved very much At first he sfraid to love Eden He doesn t view himself s good husband Recession Proof Graduate: How to Land the Job You Want by Doing Free Work after what happened with his wife but Eden slowly convinces him otherwiseEden is dichotomous young lady She grew up with her older brother Ace teaching her how to handle The Cambridge Ancient History, Vol 14: Late Antiquity Empire Successors AD 425-600 a gun ride horse nd work with cattle so she s not fraid of the outdoors or hard work The last several years though she s spent s proper lady Pippa, The Cheetah, And Her Cubs attending fancy girl s finishing school Het Nieuwe Werken volgens Generatie Y and socializing in the drawing rooms of San Francisco society Her fianc broke off their engagement when his family discovered she was illegitimate but rather than stopping there they sullied her name inll the circles where she d previously mingled To escape the embarrassment Eden The Hoods and her mother decide to move to No Name Colorado to be near her brothersnd it s on the train ride there that she is Rise of the Carnivores abducted by the Sebastian gang Eden had very level head trying to collect fundamentals of judo all their valuables before the bandits got to them in hopes they d just take their thingsnd leave them Denying the Deniers: A Soldier's Intersection with the Holocaust alone Shelso had spunk to throw herself between the gang nd crying child The American Journal Of Anthropomorphics (Book 4) and his mother trying to protect them evenfter having witnessed them killing t least three people She fought her captors tooth nd nail too until she was knocked unconscious Every night when they made camp the five Sebastian brothers passed her round physically nd sexually busing her but stopping just short of outright rape because they were intending to sell her cross the border in Mexico Zo Zuidas and needed to keep her virginity intact in order to get good price Throughout her ordeal Eden managed to keep her head up uite dmirably lthough by the time Matthew rescues her lot of the fight had understandably gone out of her Still fter the rescue she traveled without complaint in spite of suffering severe pain from broken ribs Italian by Association and initially beingfraid of Matthew not knowing what his intentions were Gradually she begins to see Matthew for the kindhearted person he is nd grows to love him not just s her heroic rescuer but s wonderful man who would give his life to keep her safe When Matthew started falling for her too he said Rich Life Poor Life a few rather harsh things to her out of fear but Eden was intelligentnd intuitive enough to realize that he was probably only saying them because his feelings for her scared him She is extremely understanding Bears Big Day and supportive of Matthew s love for his first wife too She never tried to force him to forget the other woman but instead encouraged him to make room for her in his hearts well All in ll Eden was wonderful well rounded heroine who could be tough on the outside but had This Blinding Absence of Light a heart of gold insideAs I mentioned earlier the secondary characters don t play big roles The entire Sebastian gang were some of the most dastardly villains I ve ever read in romance Their evil deeds fuel How English Works: A Linguistic Introduction a large part of the story but thankfully they re only present for relatively small part of it All four of Eden s brothers Chicken Soup for the Alcoholic Soul: Powerful and Inspiring Personal Stories of many Men and Women Who Have Recovered. are out looking for her toond eventually catch up with her Otis Spofford, by Beverly Cleary: Teacher Guide and Matthew As the oldest Ace Keegan s Lady leads the charge but Joseph Summer Breeze is perhaps the most protectivend the toughest nut to crack when it comes to Matthew presenting his case for loving Eden Dopesick and wanting to marry her David who becomes the hero of Lucky Penny the next book in the Keegan Paxton seriesnd Esa have small roles Only Death is Real: An Illustrated History of Hellhammer and Early Celtic Frost, 1981-1985 as does Ace s wifend Eden s half sister Caitlin Overall Early Dawn was Becoming Popular: Extra Chapters and Bonus POVs a sweet story that I thoroughly enjoyed the best in the series so far in my opinionnd it really has me looking forward to reading David s book soon I love Catherine Anderson Wager and I really enjoyed this book but for me it s not up to par with the other books to this series. The ruffians Matthew takes fierce focusedction to save herAs Eden Trust Me: a romantic comedy set in Bollywood and Matthew run for their lives she recognizes kind heart beneath Matthew's rugged exterior But she wonders which will win out his obsession with revenge or their growing passion for each oth.

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See this thread for information1romance authorAdeline Catherine was born and raised in Grants Pass Oregon USA She always yearned to be a writer like her mother The morning that one of her professors asked if she could use samples of Catherine’s creative writing on an overhead projector to teach was a dream come true In 1988 she sold her first book to Harleuin Intrigue and went on to write three before she tried her hand at a single title historical romance Nine books later she did her first single title contemporaryCatherine married Sidney D Anderson an industrial electrician and entrepreneur They had two sons Sidney D Jr and John G In 2001 she and her husband purchased a central Oregon home located on a ridge with incredible mountain views and surrounded by forestland honeycombed with trails It was her dream home a wonderland in the winter and beyond beautiful in the summer She named it Cinnamon Ridge after the huge ponderosa pines on the property which sport bark the color of cinnamonSadly Catherine lost her husband to a long term illness in 2014 She has kept Cinnamon Ridge as her primary residence but divides her time between there and her son John's farm where she has the support of her loved ones and can enjoy his horses cows and raise her own chickensCatherine loves animals and birds both wild and domestic She presently has two Australian shepherds six cats and a very old canary She is very family oriented as well Her older son has lived in Japan Australia and now resides in New Zealand Catherine and her stateside family will celebrate Christmas on the north island with Sidney his wife Mary and their two sons Liam and Jonas