By Madeline Baker
4 early American vacation romances comprise "Loving Devlin" by way of Madeline Baker, "The Fourth reward" through Elizabeth Chadwick, "Christmas shock" through Norah Hess, and "Christmas famous person" by means of Connie Mason. Reissue.
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He woke with the sound of her name echoing in his ears, felt a cool hand on his brow. "Sleep, Toklanni," murmured a soft voice. " "Sleep now," the voice repeated. He tried to see her face, but all he could make out in the darkness was the outline of a woman with long hair. Questions rose in his mind, but his eyelids felt like lead. He heard the woman speaking to him again, and the sound of her voice lulled him to sleep. When next he opened his eyes, Noche was sitting beside him. "Chickasay," Devlin murmured.
There, in the breaks, could be found small streams, grass, and cottonwoods. In the summer, plums, pecans, walnuts, and persimmons could be found along the larger streams. The rocky hills and the canyon sides Page 44 were covered with scrub cedar, ash, elm, redbud, oak, and willow. In the summer, the Llano was desertlike, but after the spring or summer rains, there was an abundance of grass. The eastern part of the Llano was made up of rugged hills. To the east rose the Wichita Mountains, to the west lay New Mexico, to the south was a great expanse of wild waste known as the Big Bend country, which was crisscrossed with Indian trails.
Loomis was a big bear of a man with shaggy brown hair, brown eyes, and a quick smile. But he wasn't smiling when he crossed the field. " he asked, his hooded glance raking over Devlin's face. " "Comanches. " Loomis swore softly. " Devlin laid his hand on the other man's shoulder. "I appreciate the offer, but I think it would be better if I went alone. " Loomis nodded agreeably. "You'll be needin' supplies. Danny, go up to the house and tell Mary Kate to put some grub together, enough for two or three days.