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.
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The story 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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“You quit your job?” Emily knew her sister and brother-in-law would never have fired Ben. He was almost like family. “Why would you do that?”
“Something better came along.” He gave an indifferent shrug. “A man’s got to go where the opportunities are, Em, if he wants to make something of himself. I’m working now for Tom Henderson.”
“Oh.” Emily nodded. “How’s he doing?” A few years earlier, Tom had inherited a piece of land and had worked hard to build a successful enterprise breeding horses. Without a doubt, Ben would enjoy working at the horse farm. Emily’s features scrunched. “I thought he had a crew of Mexicans working for him.”
“Yeah, he did, but they left a while back.” He picked up the valise and shrugged again. “Guess they got tired of Colorado winters and headed back to the Rio Grande.” He nodded again toward the wagon. “I’ll help you up, then I’ll get what I need at the mercantile. It won’t take more than a few minutes. After that,” he said, pushing the hat back on his head, “I can take you to your folks’ place. I can’t drive all the way out to the J Bar K. I need to get back.”
“Yes, you’re awfully busy, I know.” She sighed, wondering how so many dreams could fall apart so suddenly. Little point in talking to Ben about her plans now. Little point in even thinking about them. In a single moment, Ben had spoiled them all.
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I hope you’ve enjoyed this little “snippet”.
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