A Respectful Distance

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.

To read from the beginning, click here:

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not

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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WagonAs Ben helped Emily into the wagon, he kept a respectful distance. It wouldn’t do to let himself get too close, so close he’d be unable to resist her charms.

Turning away with a heavy breath, he reprimanded himself sharply.  He shouldn’t have come into town. When Tom asked him to pick up supplies that morning, he should have come up with some reason to refuse. But he’d never get ahead in life by saying no to the man who paid his wages.

Besides, he wanted to see Emily. The last time he’d been with her was they day she’d left for Miss Brundage’s Female Academy, three months earlier. Denver wasn’t all that far, really, but the two of them had agreed not to be running back and forth, but to wait for the Thanksgiving holiday.

It was part of growing up, Emily had explained. They needed to be mature, to attend to their different responsibilities – hers at school, his at her brother-in-law’s ranch – and then look forward to a joyous reunion in November.

Ben muttered a few choice words to himself as he headed to the mercantile. Who would have known so many things would change in such a short time? Now, as much as he wanted to see Emily…well, there were other matters to keep in mind.

He focused his attention on his errand and hurried into the mercantile.

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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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