I've about run the gamut of published stories to tempt you with, so today, I'm sharing the beginning of a new WIP, Desperation's Bride. I've always been fascinated about women with the strength and determination to become mail-order brides, so I decided to write my own. I hope you'll encourage me to complete it:
So...the story starts:
After losing Pa and Clare’s baby brother to Typhoid, Ma married the first man to come along who was willing to take on another man’s child. When sober, Linus was quiet and kind, but as a drunk, his resentment against Clare was loud and clear. Without her, Ma’s life might be more tolerable. He never vented his anger toward her.
The urge to fidget grew, but soreness kept her still. Moonlight filtered through the window enabling her to stare at the low ceiling beams while hoping the reverend was a good judge of character. He'd urged her to hurry and write because men in search of brides didn't wait long. Hopefully Jason Pollett was a patient man.