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Texas Runaway Bride

Texas Runaway Bride

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Texas Runaway Bride

Länge:
30 Seiten
21 Minuten
Herausgeber:
Freigegeben:
Oct 1, 2018
ISBN:
9781540144454
Format:
Buch

Beschreibung

In 1849, Ruth Van Ruekle is an orphaned teenager stuck in a frontier town, working in a saloon. A strange set of circumstances send her on a journey that includes meeting one of her own time-travelling descendants. When she reaches California and reveals her past to her prospective husband, Ruth finds out George has a secret of his own.

Herausgeber:
Freigegeben:
Oct 1, 2018
ISBN:
9781540144454
Format:
Buch

Über den Autor

Carlene Havel has lived in six US States and two foreign countries, and has traveled extensively throughout the world. She is very active in her church and has a degree in English from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Carlene and her husband Glenn are both proud to be native Texans.


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Chapter One

R ough night, Dr. Edwin Maxwell muttered, as he sat at his desk completing a death certificate.

Selma put her hands on her husband’s shoulders and lightly kissed the top of his head. Mattie told me you lost a patient and they brought in a beat-up saloon girl.

Yeah. Ed leaned his head back against his wife’s apron. At times like this I wonder if we did the right thing leaving Boston.

You wanted excitement. Selma combed her fingers through his thinning hair. Coming West certainly fulfilled that wish. Where’s Mattie now?

I sent her home to get some rest. I won’t need a nurse until the saloons get busy this evening.

No offense, but you look beat, my dear.

I am exhausted, Ed answered. We tried hard to save that young woman, but she was too far gone with an infection. He shook his head.

Was she the girl who came in on the stagecoach yesterday, sick as a dog?

The same. Poor kid. He took Selma’s hand in his. Would you mind taking care of things for a while? I’ve got to get some sleep. I’m so tired I can’t see straight.

Wouldn’t mind at all. Selma patted her husband’s shoulder and moved to a nearby chair. Is there anything I need to do for your surviving patient?

No, Ed said. She’s all right, except for being banged up. You know Bennie. He hits them where the bruises won’t show. This one’s named Ruth, I think. Just keep her quiet, let her rest today. Try to talk her into going home to her folks, if she has any. Ed yawned. "Oh, and look

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