What’s Going on with Ben?

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. 

* * * *

Emily Sue Phillips arrives in Sunset

What will Emily do now?

A man with a slow look about him

 Emily Sue’s Pity Party

Benjamin Brooks to the Rescue



A harmless fellow, indeed. Not the least bit dangerous. Emily bit her lip, unsure whether or not she should speak up, make some sort of apology, or if she should simply remain silent.

Q-QuestionMarkAnd what was going on with Ben?  He didn’t look the least bit pleased to see her.

Puzzled by all of it, Emily reached up to press gloved fingertips to her throbbing temples. For weeks, she’d looked forward to coming home, but returning to Sunset certainly hadn’t brought the expected pleasure.

Ben cleared his throat and nodded toward the bewildered rescuer. “You’ve helped enough,” he said, his voice quieter now, almost gentle. He might have been speaking to a child. Obvious concern in his eyes, he turned toward Emily and gave her a quick once-over. “Did he hurt you?”

“No, he frightened me, but he didn’t hurt me.”

Together, he and Emily glanced toward the big, dumb oaf, but he’d already turned away from them. They watched as he lumbered down the center of Main Street then disappeared around the next corner.

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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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