Saturday, July 20, 2013

Sweet Saturday Samples - July 20, 2013

Welcome back to Sweet Saturday Samples. In this sample, on his way to war, Rulon Owen relies on the kindness of strangers:

Soon a fine meadow that stretched off the road a ways drew his attention. The lowering sun glinted on water beyond. Beside the meadow stood a barn and other outbuildings, and near to a chicken coop, a house, white paint gleaming on half the boards, occupied the space at the head of a lane.

He reined the horse off the road, followed the path, and halted in the dooryard.

"Hello," he called. "Anybody home?"

A full-bearded man stepped out of the barn and approached. "Hallo," he said, his deep voice easily pushing through the mass of facial hair. "What might I do for you?"

Rulon doffed his hat. "I was seekin' a camp spot for the night and noticed your fine pasture over yonder. May I bed down alongside the river?"

"Going off to be a soldier, are you?"

Rulon nodded. "I am. Enlisting tomorrow."

"It will be my honor to have your company on the place, Mr.?

"Rulon Owen, Mount Jackson."

"Mr. Owen. I am Helmut Strauss. You will sup with us tonight, if you please."

The man offered his hand, and Rulon gave him his.

"Many thanks, Mr. Strauss." He looked around the farmstead. "Have any chores I can do?"


Thank you for visiting. I love to read your comments, so if anything in the sample compels you to speak up, rest assured that I eventually read what you write and will reply, if needed. Questions? I'm open to them, too.

Please refer to the Buy Links Page above for locations to purchase any of my work. Also take note of the "Newsletter" tab above. Do consider subscribing to my mailing list so you will receive my quarterly newsletter. It contains news about me, book signings, places I'll be making special appearances, book news, links to original material, and special offers.

Come back next Saturday for another sample. Now, use this list to find other blogs for more Sweet Saturday Samples. I know the authors participating in our weekly blog hop enjoy comments as much as I do, so please don't be shy. Thank you!


  1. That sounds wonderful! I want to read more!

    1. Thank you, Julie. This is a work in progress, GONE FOR A SOLDIER. I hope to have it finished by fall. Wish me luck!

      I appreciate your visit. Come again next Saturday.

  2. Love the way you write!


I welcome your comments.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...