I’m do glad to be coming home. It’s been so long. Six long years. Can you believe I’m twenty now? I so wanted to be with you on my birthday but Aunt Myrna’s illness was so grave and getting worse I didn’t feel that I could leave her. With her death and the lawyer tending to things I now feel I can return to the Chasing R.
I’ll be arriving on the 16th of August. I can’t believe the railroad has reached Denver and has a station at Stones Creek. It should make the journey much safer as well as shorter. Please note that I will have several trunks. I am surprised at the amount of things I have gathered since I have been here. I am also bringing articles such as yarns which I believe may still be in short supply out West. Yes Pa, I plan to keep from cluttering the house with my projects although I think Aunt Myrna will turn over in her grave if I actually achieve that particular goal.
In Donis’ last letter she said Spike has been keeping Magnus exercised. I hope he remembers me. It has been so many years. Will he still not let anyone but Spike ride him? Why I write that I have no idea since you won’t be able to answer as I will be in route before a reply could reach me.
I expect to find Stones Creek much changed since I left. Your description of the town now was welcome. I do wish we had a church building but it seems the Kansas Pacific Railroad provided a place to meet as they are letting worship service be conducted there.
I must close now so I can post this. I love you and am anxious to be home. Give my love to Donis and Spike. I still cannot believe he is no longer foreman of the ranch.
Your daughter Norie.
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Sophie Dawson has made up stories in her head all her life. It wasn’t until 2011 that she began writing typing them out.
Her first books were all historical fiction romance. They’ve won multiple awards and garnered rave reviews. Now, Sophie is branching out into contemporary romance though she plans to continue writing historical and hopes to add more books in her popular Cottonwood and Stones Creek series.
Sophie lives with her husband and cat on a farm in western Illinois. She’s an avid seamstress and was a professional quilter for a number of years before the writing bug bit. She’s just thankful it’s not fatal.