Brenda B. Dawson
Brenda B. Dawson is an author with a gift she readily shares with her readers. During her early childhood years, Dawson spent much time alone on her family’s farm in Papineau, Illinois. It was during those lonely years that she developed an imagination that would make her an accomplished writer.
Dawson always loved to tell stories, and attempted writing in her early adult years, but the realization of her dream would take a backseat to raising her family and her pursuit of a professional career in retail sales management. After she retired, Dawson finally had the time needed to put the stories she has been saving over the years onto paper…and we are so glad that she did.
Dawson was quoted as saying,
“I’ve been writing Season of Regret (her second novel) for 30 years. It is only now that I have the life experience to give the story the depth and meaning it deserves.”
Dawson's breakout novel, Season of Magenta, has a smart and cleaver story plot that comes alive through her witty and realistic characters. However, it is her mastery of words that sets Dawson apart from many other authors. Her writing flows and captures the attention of her readers through her imagery.
Dawson is working on her third novel, The Indian Blanket, which promises to hit the market later this fall.
Dawson was never able to stay in the mold set for woman of the late 1950's early 1960's. In her personal life, she infiltrated the male dominated world of management in retail sales. Although she became successful in this man’s world, her heart was always writing. Dawson is a story teller whose life experiences lend themselves to the development of her characters. The female protagonists in her work are innately strong woman on a life fulfilling journey. The reader is able to live through these eras with the characters as they become.
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A Touch of Jasmine
Orphaned in 1840's New York, Molly endured life among the many slum urchins, until rescued by good Samaritans and placed in a seemingly good home in Arkansas. There, the feisty Molly discovered nothing good about the home and vowed to escape. Returning to Jasmine Plantation, Arkansas, Sonny Scott found his only love had died birthing his son a year earlier.
Petals From the Judas Tree
Self-righteous, James Henry Scott yearned to instill piety into his two hell-raising sons. To save them from the temptations of their wicked ways, he moves his family and cattle to the newly born state of Texas; but how could he ever have imagined the temptation that awaited him in the diminutive Indian girl known as Ivy. On the long trail to Texas, he discovers the truth about himself.
Jessie McClure is racing home to the only man she's ever loved, the husband she left five years ago after accidentally causing the death of their only child.
Season of Regret
The bride wore black: severe, sedate, sorrowful black. A spirited teenager, Gillian Heinrich is pregnant and abandoned by her one-time lover. Fearing the disdain for his child in their 1950’s small town, her father bribes his ranch hand, Charlie Barnes, to wed his rebellious and unwilling daughter. Charlie readily agrees, never realizing he’s sealed his own fate in the Season of Regret.
A Season of Magenta
R.J. Scott is an aging cowboy with no use for women other than his weekly visits to the local Road House. Elizabeth Carlton is an uptight widow clinging to the virtuous image she created for herself. The two "Baby Boomers" accept their boring existences until they are forced to spend the weekend from hell together, discovering that life and love is far from over for either of them.
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