Can this doctor help a woman accused of murder?
A hot, historical western stand-alone story with a satisfying HEA.
With no ties to Texas, Dixy secures a ride to the next town on her way out of the state. The driver, Tobias Poe offers to let her rest. While she’s in the back, he is shot.
Rushing to save him, she arrives in Naked Bluff, Texas.
The town’s doctor, Nathaniel Murphy can’t save him, but can he save her?
Penniless, alone, and now a murder suspect, Dixy has no alternative but to accept his help. Can this couple build a future together?
Or will a killer silence her forever?
Slowly, the clicked-clank of the wheels and the steady rocking lured her to sleep.
Only moments later to her, Dixy heard voices and noticed they weren’t moving. Had they arrived in town?
Disoriented, she listened to the rough cadence of a male voice. His loud, accusing tone shoved back the lure of continuing to snooze. She shifted and squinted up to where Tobias still sat on the wagon’s bench.
“Now, now, there’s no cause for you to get upset. I have everything under control,” Tobias assured the other man.
“So do I,” the stranger yelled.
Pop, pop, pop.
Dixy froze. Gunfire wasn’t something she was prepared to deal with.
Holding her breath, she silently wondered, what the hell was going on?
Several long seconds ticked by, then the distinct sound of horse’s hooves striking the wet ground sang through the silence. Plop, plop, plop, the noise indicated the man had ridden away.
“Tobias, what was that—”
A body crumbled on top of her. Shocked by the sudden attack, Dixy scrambled to one side and sat up to stare into Tobias’ pale, pain-filled face. Misery sat on the tight line of his lips. Blood covered his chest.
“My God, Tobias,” Dixy exclaimed and scurried to give him room to lie down on the hard, wooden planks. “You’ve been shot.
More about Anita Philmar
Anita Philmar likes to create stories that push the limit. A writer by day and a dreamer by night she wants her readers to see the world in a new way.
Influenced by sci-fi programs, she likes to develop places where anything can happen and where erotic moments come to life in a great read.
Naughty or Nice?
Read her books and decide.
Amazon Author Page http://www.amazon.com/Anita-Philmar/e/B002BMBE8C
Historical Westerns Naked Bluff, Texas series
In Deep Water – Skinny-dipping to cool off in the Trinity River couldn’t cause any problems…could it?
In Too Deep – The peace of the day is shattered when her best friend steps too far into the Trinity River.
Duty’s Bride – Can Sadie have a new life or will her old one rear its ugly head?
More Than Ready – Can a determined woman win her heart’s desire?
Other Historical Western – Texas Passion – A girl determine to get her man no matter the cost. http://www.amazon.com/Texas-Passion-ebook/dp/B0056B5STQ