Lynn's Search: Book Four of the Evans Family Saga#ad - Lynn glared at ryan mitchell and wanted to smack his smug face, but even though Ryan meant to insult him, Lynn knew that there was a very good chance that what he said was right. He’d suspected for years now that Dylan Evans wasn’t his real father. It didn’t take a math wizard to figure out that he’d been born nine months after his mother had been rescued from Fort Benton.
But what ryan had said that pushed him to finally ask his parents if it was true, was when Ryan had laughed and said that Lynn was probably more like his real father, the monstrous Burke Riddell than his hero; the man who raised him. He left the small house to ask that painful question, and if he was told that it was true, he knew that he’d have to leave the Double EE ranch and the only family he’d ever known.
Huw's Legacy: Book Three of the Evans Family Saga#ad - Even as he played, he kept thinking of his future after she succumbed to the cancer but saw nothing but years of toil on the oven of the ironworks floor and an empty life with no possibilities. He had no one else to accuse. He’d been her nurse and minister over the past week as she was unable to leave her sickbed without assistance, and he knew that caring for her had added discomfort to her pain.
Kyle felt guilty for playing a game as his mother suffered back at their small excuse for a house, but she had insisted and knew that it was important to her that he spend time outside of the mechanized hell where he spent sixty hours a week earning his meager pay that kept food on the table and paid the rent.
Huw's Legacy: Book Three of the Evans Family Saga #ad - The bastard that had called himself his father had deserted them ten years ago when he was six, and Kyle blamed him for his mother’s illness. She had lost so much weight and was only able to tolerate a weak broth now, so he didn’t believe it would be that long. His mother had been the center of his life for as long as he remembered and when she left him, he’d have no family at all.
. Doctor turnbull had estimated that she had six months remaining and that was three months ago.
Bessie#ad - Ed's life changed that first day of September when that deadly twister had roared across his Texas ranch and destroyed his house. But bessie’s anger and disappointment finally made him understand that he had a life to live and other people to help. But what was much worse was that it had ripped his Bessie and their boys from him and destroyed much more than the wooden structure; it had destroyed his life.
Rather than rebuild, he had taken the coward’s way out and crawled into a bottle to escape the loneliness.
Finding Bucky#ad - Ever since that day that he’d watched her being taken away, when he was so fat that everyone had called him Piggy, he had missed the only girl who understood him. As he began his long journey, he wasn’t going home to Michigan. She was probably married and had three children by now, but he knew he had to at least know.
. Captain stan murray was finally being mustered out of the army after all of the administrative snafus that had left him in Montana Territory long after the conclusion of the War Between the States. The girl that no longer had the big front teeth that had earned her the mean nickname of Bucky. He had to cross hundreds of miles of hostile Indian Territory to reach Cheyenne City in Wyoming Territory to try and find the girl that he hadn’t seen in almost ten years.
Nora#ad - It wasn’t until a month later that he understood what had attracted her attention and that discovery would drive him across the plains of Colorado and Kansas to find her, but not to bring her back to his ranch; he wanted her in the state prison for the rest of her life. How such an ordinary man like himself had won her heart still astounded him.
Jake fletcher thought he’d been blessed among all men when he stood at the aisle across from his bride.
Mister Thor#ad - Not all of it good. Tj knew the coal was there. But he had seen something else that intrigued him about the area south of Gillette in Wyoming Territory. And he found much more. A large deposit. He would only find it after he had bought the huge tract from the railroad.
The Wake of the Bertrand#ad - Kyle mackenzie left fort omaha to head to do some scouting at Fort Sully in the Dakota Territory at the request of their new commander. He’d been riding west for a few hours with his packhorse in tow, he noticed a set of wagon tracks heading northwest that appeared to be just a couple of days old. Just by the signs that they had left behind, he had identified the men guiding the party and had been astonished when he realized that the group that was being led into hostile Sioux territory consisted of not only men wearing inappropriate footwear but there were two women with them.
He then picked up his horses’ pace to try to reach them before the unsuspecting people in the wagon were murdered by their guides. It raised his curiosity and as the tracks were going in the direction he was headed anyway, he followed. As each hour passed, his curiosity grew as did his concern for the occupants of the wagon.
Bryn's War: Book Two of the Evans Family Saga#ad - Bryn felt sickened as he felt the ground shake, knowing that one of the two shafts had collapsed. He knew that one of them would strain when the water became fouled with coal dust and debris from the collapse and if it was pump number two, it would mean that his father and older brothers were probably dead.
It seemed like hours as he watched the pump work, but it had only been minutes since the first intense vibrations had struck. He knew that if pump number two began to labor his plans to leave Carbondale would be one more of the coal mine’s victims. Just when he planned to check on pump number one, he saw the pipe to the second pump begin to pulse before the belt on the drive wheel squealed in protest and his worst nightmare had come to pass.
Bryn's War: Book Two of the Evans Family Saga #ad - . Now, he stood in the pump room and watched the two thrumming pumps as they pulled water out of the deep mines.