The following is from my third book in my Eastern Sierra Brides 1884 series, Her Independent Spirit.
“Wasn’t nary no bother. I was right pleased to do it. You still got Sophie Ann with you, then?”
“Yes. Yes I do. Although…” Lulu’s voice faded as she searched in her mind for the best way to bring up the subject she really wanted to discuss with this woman. She blurted out, “Mrs. Dodd, did you mean what you told me the day Sophie Ann was born? If I keep my baby and leave the Blue Feather, will you help me?”
“You plannin’ on keepin’ her?”
“I want to,” Lulu forced the words out with a hoarse whisper as she fought back tears. It annoyed her that she still easily erupted into crying jags like she had while she was pregnant. “I can’t bear to give her up. But, I have to have someplace to go and a way to take care of her. Not-not everyone in this town is willing to give me a chance, and Miss Flora is serious about me not being able to keep her here.”
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