Monday, June 27, 2016

Gunslinger Day 4


I loved researching Hico, it's history with Billy the Kid, the Koffee Kup and discovering the best pie in Texas. Don't forget, it's pronounced HIGH-CO.

Located southwest of Fort Worth on Highway 6 between Stephenville and Waco, it's exactly the right place for a much needed break in most drives that direction. Antiques, the Billy the Kid Museum, great food and a small-town feel were perfect for Bryce's story.

Kylie needed seclusion and support...exactly what a small town could give her. I'm thankful that readers are liking Hico as much as I do.

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It had been a very long time since she’d allowed herself friends. Then again, being Bryce’s friend wasn’t too high on her agenda. She’d watched him out in the yard fixing up Mrs. Mackey’s rental. He’d stopped by the pie shop while she’d been at lunch.

It might be a coincidence, but Hico was a very small town. If there was a visitor here for a couple of hours, a resident was likely to encounter them a couple of times. So running into a neighbor at the store and pie shop was almost predictable.

She hadn’t been the only woman catching a second or third glimpse of his straight nose and dimpled chin. A constant five o’clock shadow had never done anything for her before getting a look at Bryce. She was full-blown giddily attracted to every muscle his tight T-shirts exploited.
The view as he climbed the ladder wasn’t helping to cool her heat.

Mrs. Mackey had praised Bryce’s ability as a handyman and suggested his skills not be wasted while he was living on their street. At face value her statement had been so innocent. Then the other ladies who had conveniently stopped by the museum had all giggled.

Catch more photos from Hico and the other 
TEXAS RANGER: ELITE TROOP series on A Picture a Day
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Therese Lopez said...

I can't wait to read these books!!

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Julie O said...

I relate to small town and country stories more so than city. I was born and raised in a village of 800 +/- people. And, that's if you included the nearby farmers and their families. :)

ptclayton said...

I can't wait to read the new book Gunslinger as it sounds so good.

Dianne Wagner said...

You write absolutely the best books! I love it every time I see a new release.

Rita said...

Sounds like a great read.

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Quilt Lady said...

I love small town stories, maybe because I came from a very small town. Love your books. Entering your contest under the name of Virginia

Jackie Wisherd said...

Cery onteresting reading about Hico, Texas.

Linda Henderson said...

Love your stories so I can't wait to read it.

Dee said...

It's been a while since I last read western story! Looking forward to this book. :)