Copyright – ALPINE ACRES PUBLISHING – 2017 Steel Horse Saviors is about three Civil War veterans, two Yankees and one Rebel, who take their steam locomotive west in 1866 to seek their post-war fortune. In the process they encounter Clementine O’Grady a auburn-haired beauty fighting to save the family business who causes the Saviors to reassess the urgency in escaping their pasts..
Phineas “Finn” Honeycut is the suave, slick talking pretty boy face of the Steel Horse Saviors. Compared to Nolan Russell and Xavier Broussard who each have different strengths necessary to make their collaboration work Finn is a master of getting in, out and back in all kinds of hairy situations.
From the beginning of Steel Horse Saviors Finn’s main goal in life is to survive however possible. His skill brought him through three years of Civil War threats, helping him earn the respect and trust of his superior, Gus Owens. Gus makes sure he can share enough to provide him with a good start when the war finally draws to a close.
But Finn’s mastery of life smashes head long into the force of nature known as Clementine O’Grady when the Saviors roll into her town. Clementine is independent to a fault and just as beautiful. Finn, as well as the other Saviors begin to rethink their lifelong avoidance of any kind of personal connection when they begin to peel back the layers of Clementine’s protective shell.
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Finn Honeycut saw her first. That had to mean something and he just knew her eyes not only found his, but locked in longer than she intended. Sure, she had managed to gather herself and reflect an expression of non-interest, but Finn was a student of human behavior. That brief moment before your conscious thought catches up with your guarded response was when you could seek the truth.
He shot quick looks at Nolan and Brou, wondering if they saw the same beauty as he. If so they were playing it cool. Nolan could be, but Brou, poor wonderful Brou, he just couldn’t do anything that fast. Well, nothing but get Lulubelle moving post haste. Each of them had their skills and place and Finn felt like he knew where his new place might be.
Come back for the next post, which will introduce you to Gus Owens, the U.S.A. Army quartermaster sergeant who taught the Saviors much of what they know.