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Finding Refuge

   (6 reviews)

A refuge can be a place, or a person. Sometimes, it's both. Just like scars. We can carry them on the outside, or on the inside. Sometimes, it's both. Wiley Burch is a cowboy on the run. He never bargained for being someone's target, but it appears his luck has run out... or has it?

This story takes place in the Old West.

Theme: Scars

Copyright © 2016 Headstall; All Rights Reserved.
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  • 12/22/2016 (Updated: 12/22/2016)
  • 1 Chapters
  • 13,179 Words
  • 11,165 Views
  • 68 Comments
  • Teen
  • Complete

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  • Addictive/Pacing 2
  • Characters 3
  • Cliffhanger 1
  • Smoldering 3
  • Tearjerker 1
  • Unique 0
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Timothy M.

· Edited by Timothy M.

   3 of 3 members found this review helpful 3 / 3 members

Whether or not you like cowboy stories, I’m willing to bet you’ll enjoy this tale about two men in the Old West who’re in dire need of refuge. One is being hunted and has lost his best friend to the evil men following him. He and his trusted horse are on their last legs, thirsty and tired, when the story begins.

In true Headstall style, the heroes are decent, honest, gorgeous guys, who long for that one special person in their lives. Someone to trust, to love, and to share the dream of a home and a life filled with hard work, laughter and special intimate moments.

This review is a shorter version of a blog review.

Response from the author:

Thanks, Timothy. As you know, this is one of my very favorite stories I have written. Any interest it get makes me happy, and I suspect, no matter how many stories I write, Cooper and Wiley will remain favorite characters to me. Maybe someday we will see them again. This review and your blog review are much appreciated. Cheers!

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vonfoto

   3 of 3 members found this review helpful 3 / 3 members

Lovely, heartwarming story.

Thank you!

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Caz Pedroso

   3 of 3 members found this review helpful 3 / 3 members

An intriguing tale with twists that keep the reader interested all the way through.

 

There are a couple of characters I wanted to ensure saw the errors of their ways (as painfully as possible) but otherwise, the MCs were adorably sweet in their own ways. 

 

A wonderful short story.

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Guest034229

· Edited by Bard Simpson

   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

With so many things seeking his demise, in the old wild west, 25 year old Wiley Burch finds refuge in the most unexpected of places. Why is he being chased and what, if anything, can his young rescuer possibly do, to help him.

The author introduces us to a number of endearing young pioneers that hold the answers to many of these questions and there's quite a few undesirables out there too.

A lot more happens than you have a right to expect for such a short story and there's an intriguing twist or two to be discovered.

Its a great read. The fact that it was one of the author's self-professed personal favourites was enough of a draw for me.

Response from the author:

Thanks, Bard, for this wonderful review! As you know, this one holds a special place in my heart, and if the stars align, one I hope to expand on. Wiley and Cooper thank you too. :) 

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Albert1434

   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

I just loved this story. I have read it twice and it's great each time. I find myself wanting more:yes::thankyou:

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Gary L

  

A lovely, lovely tale.  You don’t have to be a cowboy to enjoy this feelgood story.  Beautifully written.  

Response from the author:

Thank you, Gary, for taking the time to read and review this story. I have a soft spot in my heart for this one. It was my first western, and spurred me to write Sidewinder, and now Larkspur: A Sidewinder Tale. I still think about continuing Cooper and Wiley's story someday. :)  Again, thank you for the kind words, and I hope they will encourage others to give Finding Refuge a read. Cheers!

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