By Tracie Peterson
The logging in japanese Texas is booming, and Deborah Vandermark plans to aid her family's company now that she's accomplished university. unexpectedly, her ally, Lizzie Decker, accompanies her again home--fleeing a marriage and groom she has no real interest in. Deborah, the decided matchmaker, places her attractions on uniting her brother and expensive pal in a real love fit. Deborah quickly meets Dr. Christopher Clayton, a much-needed addition to town. As their lives intersect, Deborah realizes that she has a miles better curiosity in drugs and technology than the bookkeeping she was once proficient in. but if typhoid starts to unfold and Lizzie's jilted fiance returns, Deborah wonders if real love can conquer such obstacles...for these dearest to her, and for herself.
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Decker would take the news, but his broad smile was not at all what Deborah had expected. “I’m so glad, Lizzie. ” Lizzie took several halting steps toward her father. ” “It was quite evident that you were doing this only to assert yourself. I could clearly tell during our supper last night that you and Stuart shared little affection for each other. ” “Stuart has pursued me quite diligently,” Lizzie said. “He has lavished me with gifts and attention. I’m sure he must care for me, but I do not love him.
She said my uncle and father worked day and night for months to put together enough scrap lumber. ” “A log? ” Deborah pointed at the passing trees. “See those? They’re short-leaf pines. They are much like the pines we saw in the East. ” The question was innocent enough, but Deborah laughed. “Hardly. ” “G. W. and my brother Rob were helping Father bring the week’s harvest to the rail. They were pole rolling logs onto the train cars. That’s where they hook the mules up on one side of the railcar and run a series of chains and cables to the log they are bringing up on the other side.
Deborah looked out across the darkness. Occasionally fireflies winked their light, but otherwise the velvety blackness remained unbroken. ” Euphanel gazed at her daughter. ” Deborah considered that a moment. ” She startled at her mother’s words. ” Her mother shook her head. “Hardly that. You are a woman now. While many would have called you one before, there can be no doubt about it now. You have tasted the world and its delights – traveled to see so many exciting things. You walked beyond your own gate, as my mother would say.