Snippet Sunday 10/23-New book

I finished my short story and sent it off to (hopefully) be accepted for publication in a holiday anthology. Otherwise,I’ll self-pub it. This week, I’m submitting a snippet from my new book, a historical set in the same town as the contemporary in 1896. It’s called “Honeysuckle for Honey,” and this first part of Chapter One is written from the hero, Wes’s, POV. As a side note, I had a dream about this setting set in 1896, and my friends and I were the characters.
Any feedback would be appreciated.

“I own a profitable saloon in the town of Dannville, Colorado. I have mo children and have never been married. I have my own home, and all of my teeth, although the front ones are a little crooked. People tell me I have a good sense of humor…”
I’m so intent on reading the ad I plan on placing for a mail order bride that I don’t see a young woman with hair the color of wheat leaving Samson’s General Store–until she collides with me. Tendrils of blonde hair come loose from her topknot as she glares at me with blue eyes full of beauty and anger.
“Sir, you should watch where you’re going!”
“You weren’t looking where you were going either, y’know? Are you all right?”

45 thoughts on “Snippet Sunday 10/23-New book

  1. What a romantic explanation for his name.
    It’s a shame she feels she “struck out” but I have a feeling she gets some respect from him for her profession, he seems nice.

  2. It’s nice that he doesn’t have any family issues or so he believes. Can’t be all perfect. Nobody’s family is. 🙂 Great descriptions and inner thoughts.

  3. Yikes! I think I might’ve died from embarrassment in Wes’ place (but hey, I apologise to people when they clearly bump into me…)

    One thing, is it meant to be “no children”?

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