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Mrs. Wilkey's first novel, Two Tattered Hearts, was published by G and J Publishers and can be found at Amazon.com. 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 87 of the book Texas Dream Catcher
Soni and Jim arrive at the the ranch.
"Chapter Veintiseis, (26) Part Uno" by barbara.wilkey

Background
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?


ENDING OF PREVIOUS POST:

Jim jumped up. "Come here." He took Soni in his arms and led her face to his chest.

She welcomed his gesture and put her arms around him. "I'm not crying."

"I never said you were." He kissed the top of her head.

TODAY'S POST:

CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX
PART ONE

The remainder of the trip to the Rockin' A Ranch was silent. When Soni and Jim dismounted at the stables, Gus hurried and took both horses' reins. "I'll take care of them. You look tired. There's hot food ready. Kuruk's been cooking."

"Thank you. I could use a shower." Soni headed toward the house, both dogs following.

Jim opened the front door for her, and Grandfather met her with a hug. "My child, you're safe." He kissed her cheek before he shook Jim's hand. "Thank you for bringing her back safely."

Soni glanced at Jim, but asked Kuruk, "Have you heard from Alex? Is he all right?" Butkus walked up to her and she knelt as she examined his bruises.

"We haven't heard anything. We've continued to call his cell ever so often. We're about ready to bring in the authorities."

As Jack entered the room, Jim stared at him and asked, "Did something happen?"

"A couple men tried to break into the house. I guess they didn't know we were here. They were arrested."

"Still in one piece?"

"Sorta." Jack tilted his head to the side.

"The police haven't any news on Tatiana," reported Kuruk.

"We have news. She was kidnapped and is now at the Laredo hospital with second and third degree burns." Jim paused before he continued with the details.

Soni waited for him to finish before she added, "As soon as I shower and eat, I'm going to stay with her." As she walked toward her room, she said, "Call the police. Alex could be in serious trouble. It's probably the same cartel who kidnapped Tatiana. They want me, not him." She closed the door.

*****
Jack's eyebrows rose. "What did she mean by that?"

"Tatiana mentioned her kidnapping had something to do with Soni. Soni told me that she's had dreams about the ranch not really belonging to her."

"That's ridiculous." Kuruk sat in an overstuffed chair. "I've been part of this family since Ray was a teenager. I knew his father and grandfather. This ranch has been legally in this family for over a hundred years."

"There seems to be some mystery about it. Soni's going to search through the deeds. Maybe there's information in there nobody knew about."

Soni raced from her room. "I got a call from Alex. He's on his way home."

"Why haven't we heard from him?" Kuruk hesitated before he continued, "It's not like him."

"He didn't even make it to Abilene. His truck blew the water pump on the north side of Ballinger. Before he left, he charged his cell, but it didn't take. He walked to the next town, I think he said Winters, and got help. Somebody there helped him tow the truck to Abilene. He was so angry with the whole situation, he traded in his pickup." Soni laughed. "He got a new cell too. The battery wouldn't take a charge."

"How'd he take the news about Tatiana?" Jim sighed.

"He'll be home sometime during the night. I'll wait for him. We'll fly there as soon as he gets in." Soni's eyes met Kuruk's. "I called the hospital. She's resting comfortably, but still wants your medicine."

"Kuruk and I'll be there in the morning. Jack and Gus can watch the ranch and make sure Isabella's safe."

"That should work." Soni stood at the den door and took deep breaths. "I think it's about time I searched through the property deeds." All three dogs followed her in.

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Thank you Google Images for imagine of a Texas Longhorn. I couldn't find what I really wanted so I went with this. I hope it's okay. Thank you for taking time to review and all the support you give me. I truly appreciate it. I know I posted a day late, but I'm trying to catch up on things and the harder I try, the more behind I get.
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