A Desperate Journey was the first novel I wrote and it took me a whole year, because I’d only written poetry and short stories before. Back then, publishers were requiring romance novels be 100,000 words and that’s a big story. When attending the Ozark Creative Writers event in Eureka Springs AR, Dusty Richards, a western writer challenged each of us to write a first novel, make it a western and if it won his contest his agent would read the whole thing. Well I worked hard to write a western but everything I write turns into a romance no matter how it starts out. So I ended up with a western historical romance. By the next year I had a first draft done but he no longer had an agent. Still, he looked over the first chapters and gave advice. I went on to revise the story several times and will always be thankful to him for the challenge, which got me started on novels. I’ve written romance novels ever since.
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Sally has curly re-gold hair and blue eyes
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My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Sally Wheeler thought she had the perfect family and farm in Kansas. Here she was with her husband, son, daughter, and a farm that was failing. She was in love, and felt that nothing would or could ruin her perfect happy little family, not even their failing farm.
That is until Sally learned that the love of her life, Luke Wheeler is a bigamist and the way Luke decides to make his exit interview is by leaving with her Son, while in the meantime, abandoning her, and their daughter. And let us not forget, that their farm is failing, which means any chance of making money there is slim to none.
Now, as we all know, any woman in her right frame of mind, will go after the person who takes her child, whether he is the love of her life or not.
So the heart broken Sally travels to Old Chisholm Trail into Texas with an old mule skinner and a sexy maverick who could change her mind about men, and let me tell you what, the sounds of this man, just might make you change your mind about men too. ::evil giggle::
The man she wants to help her, is Rob Truman, and he personally doesn’t like the Luke Wheeler in the first place, because of the fact that Luke put him behind bars for seven years, for a crime that he didn’t commit. Therefore, gladly Rob will see to it Sally gets exactly what she needs, and wants.
In the meantime, Sally and Rob cannot help but notice that sparks are starting to light up between the two of them. Sally keep trying to push her feelings away, after all, she does have a plan. Rob also had no intentions of romance, because the two of them had bad experiences in the past. Love is the farthest thing in either one of their minds.
The thing is, in order to rescue Sally’s Son, once the bullets start flying, Rob and Sally, finally learn to work together in more ways than one. And rather than tell you everything, this is where I leave you hanging.
This book is a five-star story from the very beginning to the very end. I was on the edge of my seat worried and then wondering, and then worrying, and then in love, I just couldn’t keep up with my emotions through this story! And I loved every moment of it! It is a truly interesting book in so many ways!
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