“I’ve matched up twenty-three couples over the years and in all that time I only made one error. Although I still think the marriage would have worked had she not shot her husband.”
—Aunt Bessie in Dawn Comes Early (Brides of Last Chance Ranch)
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They are called the opposite sex because when you think you have fooled them, it’s just the opposite.
I’m happy to announce that the first book in my Brides of Last Chance Ranch has just been released. I had a lot of fun writing Dawn Comes Early. The heroine is a disgraced novelist traveling to Arizona as” heiress” to a cattle ranch. She soon learns that the west is nothing like the one she wrote about in her books—and that goes double for the men.
She meets up with trouble the minute she steps into town thanks to Cactus Joe, the resident outlaw. Luke Adams comes to her rescue but it’s clear from the start that he and Kate are from two different worlds; she’s a college educated woman and he’s “just a blacksmith.” He doesn’t know what she’s talking about half the time as the following scene demonstrates:
“I always liked Longfellow’s ‘Windmill,’” she said. “I can’t remember the words exactly but he wrote that the windmill faced the wind as a bravely as a man meets his foe.”
Luke frowned. “Never heard of a Longfellow windmill. Most of the ones around here were made by the Wolcott Union Windmill Company.”
“Oh, but Longfellow’s not a . . . a very well-known company.”
“Probably why I never heard of it.”
But Luke and Kate are about to find out that when all words fail, you just have to listen to the language of the heart.
Are any of you partnered with an opposite? If so, what are the challenges and/or joys?