A Man with a Slow Look About Him

From Christina: As I work on the third book of “The Sunset Series”, I’m going to be sharing the story here. I’ll be posting “snippets” each week on Sneak Peek Sunday, and from time to time, I might post additional snippets, as well.

The story, “He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not”, is scheduled for release from Secret Cravings Publishing in January. Please be aware that what you are reading here will be unedited, unrevised work from a rough draft of the story. All comments, questions, and suggestions will be appreciated.

Those who’ve read “Not the Marrying Kind” will remember Emily Sue Phillips as the annoying little sister who loved sneaking about. In this story, she’s a very grown up young lady.  I hope you enjoy today’s snippet, and that you’ll continue reading as the story progresses. 

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Emily Sue Phillips arrives in Sunset

What will Emily do now?


Man with a Slow LookWiping away her tears, Emily glanced up into the eyes of a huge, hulking stranger. She’d grown up around Sunset, had lived all of her life within shouting distance of the town, and she knew the folks who called it home. She’d never seen this man before. Instinctively, she drew back.

The big fellow didn’t move. He stood over her, his hand outstretched.

Emily guessed him to be close to her age, but it was hard to be certain. He had what Mama called a slow look about him – a low, sloping brow, close-set eyes, a weak chin. Nothing more than a big, dumb brute who’d stumbled into Sunset. A harmless sort.

That’s what Mama always said, but the hard look in his man’s mud-brown eyes said otherwise. Alarm shot through Emily. Her heart pounded.

“I’m fine.” Shaking her head, she struggled to stand. She no sooner got to her feet than she went down again, crying out from the pain.

The giant hovered over her, then, with surprising swiftness, bent down and swept her up into his arms.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed this little “snippet”.

For more information on “The Sunset Series”, please visit “Riding into the Sunset”

Now available from Secret Cravings Publishing


Book 1  Not the Marrying Kind

Not the Marrying Kind

See this and other reviews at Amazon

“A Must Read”

I greatly recommend this book to anyone who loves cowboys, westerns, and just good writing and stories…

Amazon Kindle Edition $6.99


Book 2 Keeping Faith

Keeping Faith

Check out this and other 5-Star Reviews at Amazon

“Wonderfully Written”

 Keeping Faith was a rollercoaster ride of rich drama.Complex characters with real identifiable flaws that make you relate. A hero that just wants to do the right thing. Mrs. Cole takes you on a journey of self discovery…

Amazon Kindle Edition $6.99



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