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Mrs. Wilkey's first novel, Two Tattered Hearts, was published by G and J Publishers and can be found at It's a novel about how Anna, an abused spouse escapes, with her son, the man-made hell she lives in and finds love. < - more...

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Chapter 57 of the book Texas Dream Catcher
Jim tells Soni Kuruk's tests' results.
"Chapter Diecinueve, (19) Part Dos" by barbara.wilkey

Soni Adler owns the Rockin' A ranch. I35 goes through it. Drug & human traffickers use I35 for transportation to other parts of the US. Jacob Blackwood is an ICE agent. Will these two find love?


"She inherited that from her father's side of the family. Apaches learn at an early age to control their emotions. Soni's half white and a full blooded woman. It'll take a full blooded man to make her walk his path." Kuruk laughed so hard he started coughing.

"I'm sure that's true." Jim turned toward the doctor standing in the doorway. "I'm hoping you have Chief Four-Bear's test results."

"I do." The doctor held up a piece of paper and stepped closer to the bed. "I'm not happy with these results."


Jim stood in the doorway of Soni's room and watched as she brushed her long black hair. I've never seen her hair down before. She's gorgeous. He smiled at her sitting cross-legged on the bed. What was it Mom used to say? Criss-cross-applesauce. That reminds me. I need to call her.

Soni glanced up. "What are you doing here?"

"The doctor just gave your grandfather the blood tests' results. I thought you might be interested. I guess not." Jim turned to leave.

Tatiana jumped up and touched Jim's arm. "I'm sorry. We're both on edge. Please tell us." She sat as she frowned at Soni.

Jim sat beside Tatiana. "Have either of you noticed the bull's-eye rash on Kuruk's leg?" After both ladies shook their heads, he continued, "Well, that's called 'erythema migrans'. It's the hallmark of Lyme disease."

"That's rare in Texas. What about the fainting? A tick bite shouldn't cause that." Soni's eyebrows rose.

"The doc said it's rarely seen here. Kuruk is the first case he's ever seen. I guess ninety-five percent of the cases are found in the US's Northeast and upper Midwest." Jim paused. "Now for your second question. Advanced Lyme disease can cause irregular heartbeat. Hence, the fainting."

Soni started to get out of bed. "I need to see him. What are they doing for him?"

Tatiana stood and put her hand on Soni's arm. "Young lady, you're staying put." She faced Jim. "I'm sure the doctors are doing everything possible."

"Well, that's another issue. The doctor is attempting to start a treatment of intravenous antibiotic for fourteen to twenty-eight days. How long depends how Kuruk responds."

"Grandfather will never go for that."

"You know him, don't you?" Jim ran his hand through his short hair. "A compromise has been reached. Kuruk agreed to allow the IV, with the agreement that he can also take alfalfa, ginseng, hawthorn, marshmallow root, goldenseal, and a few more herbs that I can't remember."

"I can't believe the doctor agreed to that." Soni's eyes met Jim's.

"After listening to the debate, I recommend our government hires Kuruk as our secret weapon for diplomacy. I'll immediately start drafting the letter."

The three laughed.

Soni blotted the tears streaming from her eyes as she laughed and changed her demeanor. "Jim, seriously I need to go to Grandfather, just for a few minutes."

"Do you ever ask for anything that's simple?" Jim faced the door. "I'll see what I can do." He turned around and walked to Soni's bed. "Make yourself presentable and I'll take you."

Tatiana took a robe from the end of the bed. "This should help." She helped Soni slip her arms through it. "Your doctor won't be happy."

"I've already rested all I can."

"Jim?" Tatiana's eyes had a helpless look to them.

"I'll do what I can." Jim slipped his arm around Soni's waist as she stood. "We shouldn't be very long."

When Jim and Soni were about fifteen feet from Kuruk's room, Miguel Sanchez stepped from the room.

"What are you doing here?" Soni eye's met Miguel's.

"I heard you and your grandfather were in the hospital so I thought I'd pay you a visit. I just finished with Kuruk and on my way to see you." Miguel slipped his hand into his jeans pocket.

Jim started to head into Kuruk's room, but hesitated, not wanting to leave Soni alone with Miguel.


The book continues with Chapter Diecinueve, (19) Part Tres. We will provide a link to it when you review this below.

Author Notes
Thank you Google images for the photo of goldenseal . I've been working on two novels at one time; this one and Savannah Love. In doing this, I think I've messed them both up. LOL I appreciate the reviews and assistance you give me. If you have not read from the beginning, you WILL be confused. I do NOT redefine each character in every post. I do not describe the physical features of my characters in every post. Please remember this is part of a much longer chapter. SCHOOL STARTS FOR TEACHERS TOMORROW AND NEXT MONDAY FOR THE STUDENTS. I am going to miss all of you, but I should be around on weekends or any breaks I get during the week.
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