The #blogabookscene theme for June is On the road again. Stop in at the Prairie Rose Publications’ blog to read the full traveling excerpt from my western romance novel, The Comanchero’s Bride. Mingo and Isabel are on the run from a powerful man hellbent on killing Mingo and marrying Isabel.
Isabel lost track of the days. Hour after weary hour, creaking saddle leather, plodding steps of horses’ hooves, and the wind worrying the grass were the only sounds. Sometimes, she couldn’t remember what it was like to be warm. Other times, she shed her heavy garments. Horseback riding for pleasure had been one of her favorite pastimes, but with a sidesaddle and only on short jaunts, not for grueling miles at a stretch in a saddle that she had to straddle in an unladylike fashion. Still, tiresome though it was, crossing the prairie on horseback was like attending a traveling school. Each hour, each day brought something new, and she soaked it up with the exuberance of a child who has just learned to read and then realizes an entire world of unimagined adventure awaits her discovery.
Mingo showed her how to keep her directions straight in the dark by using the North Star as a fixed point and to tell time at night by the position of the constellations…
Click HERE for the rest of the excerpt.
Until next time,
writing through history one romance upon a time