Forever Yours (Love Journeys South, Book 1 )

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Summary

Can the scent of water be enough? After years of roaming alone, with little purpose in his life, Sam Carthwrite is finally returning to the home and the family he left so long ago. He doesn't know if they will turn him out the moment they see him or be willing to listen to why he never came back after the war. How will he be able to explain it? And if they do listen, will they be able to forgive him? More importantly, will he be able to forgive himself? Twisted lies, old grudges, and deep bitterness have torn apart the Carthwrite family. What is needed to bring them together, figure out what is the truth, defeat the odds and unite once more? Forever Yours is the first book in the Love Journeys South Series about the Carthwrite Family. Discover with them if it could be true that all that is needed for a dead tree to spring forth again is just the scent of water.

Genre:
Drama / Romance
Author:
cradle_life
Status:
Complete
Chapters:
34
Rating:
5.0 7 reviews
Age Rating:
13+

Prologue

Scared is what you’re feeling. Brave is what you’re doing. ~ Emma Donoghue

Prologue.

He was afraid.

Three years in the war, five working on the railways, five more on a ranch out west, dealing with death, pain, and danger, and now he was afraid. Afraid of what?

Of the farmhouse that stood in the distance? Of the fields that lay behind it? Of the old red barn? Afraid of the bright Tennesee sun? Afraid of the lazy white, fluffy clouds that floated in the sky? The cold, winter breeze, so unlike the hot Arizona air he was used too. What? What in this peaceful scenery could he be afraid of?

Why hadn’t she ever written him? Did she hate him? And if she did hate him, why was he going back to her? What about the kids? Well, they were kids no longer, would they care to even look at the tired, scarred up figure that was their father?

“Why am I even bothering?” He pondered to himself. “How will I ever explain myself to them?”

He just wanted to turn around, but that was the coward’s way out and he had been coward long enough.

“Be a man, Sam,” he chided. “For once in yer life be a man!”

Soon he was at the front porch. He dismounted and tied his faithful Arrow Head to the post. The moment had come. He had no idea what he was going to say, how he would look into her eyes, if he would be able to force himself through the front door, he would have to figure that out on the spot.

“Thirteen years,” he mumbled. “Thirteen years.”

It could have all been so different. If only Malachi Browne hadn’t...hadn’t...

Sam clenched his fist, then released it. He would deal with that son of a gun later. Now he just had to knock on the front door and greet his family.

With heavy foosteps he walked up and knocked.

A second passed, two, three, four, five, thirty in all, and then the handle turned and the door opened.

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