The following excerpts come from my three books that have been compiled into the boxset titled
Independence Day 1881
Zina Abbott's Sweethearts of Jubilee Springs
From Aaron’s Annulment Bride:
Andrea set her glass of water down and took a bite of cake. She didn’t have much experience with all this social interaction and she didn’t find it overly comfortable. She had almost wished Lizett would just pick the man who should be her husband, or pull names out of a hat. It would have been so much easier than all the activities planned for the Independence Day holiday weekend.
Then again, if Lizett had done that, maybe she would not have had a chance to meet Aaron on more of a personal level. As much as she had been drawn to his quiet, unassuming manner before the parlor game, she felt even better about him now, especially after guessing correctly his favorite activity and finding out he had family in town.
From Cat’s Meow:
“He said this is the community park where we will have the picnic after church on Sunday, and where we will hold the Independence Day picnic and celebration including fireworks on Monday. Then he made some rude remark about how some of us might not be here because we would be off with our new husbands setting off fireworks of our own. Then Lizett reminded him we have a month before we are expected to—you know.”
Catherine looked at Andrea, not sure how to reply. Once they were married, would she want to ask Harold to wait a month? Her body nearly hummed each time she thought of him now, and she hadn’t even met him in person yet. Not sure she wanted to wait a full month to become intimate with Harold, Catherine smiled weakly. “Yes, it is.”
From Bargain Bessie:
“Fireworks? Since when did Jubilee Springs start having fireworks?”
“Since they started expanding the town. The Bainbridge brothers that own the mine, I hear they put on quite a production the whole weekend, although it was mostly for some of their own men. Still, the Independence Day celebration was worth going to. You should of come, Boss. It would have done you good to get away from the ranch for a bit.
Zeb shook his head and groused. “Someone had to stay here and take care of things while all you yahoos went off playing.” Zeb stared hard at his foreman. “What else happened you’d like to tell me about?”
Eddie Joe stuck his thumbs in his pockets and rocked back on his boot heels. He licked his lips.
Zeb’s eyes narrowed at the sight. Yep. Ol’ Rusty, boy, hadn’t been talking through his hat, at least not completely.
“You ever thought about getting married, Boss?”
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I wish all my United States readers a Happy Fourth of July!