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Willow's Journey

Daughters of Samuel Fox : 5

By: Char Cauley
Published By: Blushing Press
Copyright: ©2019 by Blushing Books® and Char Cauley
62,000 words
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Willow is married to Lou and life is good – until two madmen escape from prison and set out to destroy the lawman by getting to his new wife. Can he protect her by sending her away until the prisoners are caught?

Willow feels betrayed by everyone she knows and loves when she is sent to stay with her employer's sister and her family in Boston. She vows to forget them all and start a new life there. But, with another new life forming inside her, can she really do that? 

How will Lou and Willow make things right between them? Can they? And what of the madmen who vowed to kill her to get even with Lou for putting them away?

Publisher's Note: This steamy historical romance contains elements of power exchange.

Willow

 

 

Willow stood in the corner of her bedroom. Her hands in front of her, her fingers twisted in agitation. Her long, wheat-colored hair was in a braid hanging down to her hips, and her bright violet eyes shone with unshed tears. Her head was bowed in abject misery. How was it she was here again, and this time, there was no getting out of a spanking?

The last time, she had looked so pathetic that even her papa felt bad for her and let her go with a warning. The warning stated that the very next time she did not wait for him to go with her to the traveling sales wagon, the next time she bought anything from any of the many traveling sales wagons, without him, she was in for a hard spanking. Willow stomped her bare foot. Darn it; she had wanted those cast iron pans and they were so cheap. The man said he only had three left, so she couldn't wait for Lou. As soon as she had put the fire under them to make his breakfast, they had cracked. Having been made with inferior cast iron, they were worthless. That is where her papa was now, getting her money back. He had told her to undress and stand in the corner until he returned. A tear slipped down her cheek as she waited for him to come home again. Suddenly, she heard the door shut and footsteps leading to their bedroom.

Lou stood in the bedroom doorway looking at his little Willow. He threw the dollar bill on the bed and walked over to her. Putting his hand on her slender shoulders, he turned her and, with a finger under her chin, lifted her face to look into her eyes. Her tears always tore into his heart. He had promised her a spanking, and a spanking she was going to get. He pulled her to the bed and sat her on his lap as he picked up the dollar.

"Another dollar into your piggy bank for the orphanage. Do you know that man was a criminal? Gabriel and I hauled him to the jail, and when we collect the reward, I will put our usual ninety percent in your savings and give you the ten percent for the orphanage. How many times have I told you that many of these men are using their wagons to outwit the law? They make enough money to keep moving. Do you know that he said he learned about the little nurse from one of the other wagons he had met on his way to town? All of the traveling salesmen know what a sucker you are. Do you know he could have snatched you as well as your money? A lot of these men are dangerous and yet you insist on buying their junk, instead of going to the mercantile."

Willow looked at her angry husband. "But, Lou, most of the time, they have much better prices."

"Because it is junk, Willow!" he shouted. He stopped to breathe, closing his eyes to control his anger. With a deep sigh, he got control of himself again, "Willow, we have more money than we will ever spend. You do not need to seek bargains. I will not have you putting yourself in danger for a few pennies. You are too precious to me. I have enemies who would pay some unscrupulous person good money to snatch you for ransom or to hurt you, to get back at me. I know I have talked to you about this. Am I not communicating this in the king's English, so you understand?"

Willow felt the tears fall and saw them drop on her husband's fingers. "I am sorry, Lou. I promise never to do this again,"

Lou shook his head. "No, Willow, not this time, I allowed you to get away without a spanking last time, and look what happened. You repeated your mistake, not a month later. You leave me no choice but to spank you hard." He looked into her eyes to make sure she understood why he was going to spank her.

More tears slipped from her eyes. "But, Lou, I don't want a spanking," she finally wailed into his shirt.

Lou gave her a hug before he continued. "Willow, do you trust me not to really hurt you? Not to leave any marks or to ever hit you anywhere but on your bottom or your thighs? Look at how much bigger than you I am. Do you think you could stop me from really hurting you if I chose to? I would never cause you serious harm. I love you more than my own life. That is why I need to make sure this spanking puts a mark on your mind to never do this again."

Willow nodded her head in defeat. "I trust you, Papa." She got up and put herself over his knees, laying the top of her body on the bed with her legs hanging down.

Lou put her where he wanted her, with her bottom in the center where he could get at it better. He gently rubbed her soft cheeks. It never failed to amaze him how smooth her skin was, how white it was and how apple red it would become. He reached over and gave Willow her stuffed bear, Winkey. So named because one of the eyes was missing. One of the orphans had given it to her. She quickly hugged it to her.

"Hang on to Winkey and don't let go, or I will have to hold your hands. I am going to give you twenty spanks. Ten for lying to me when you said you would not go to the tinker man again and ten for disobeying me."

Willow held tightly to Winkey and replied, "Yes, sir, but please, Papa, don't spank me too hard."

Lou chuckled. "Little one, you know you have no say in this. I have to make sure you never do this again."

With that, he began, starting out easy and not too hard but increasing the intensity and the speed. The sting and burn turned to heat. It flowed down to her woman parts, which confused Willow, but she accepted it. The heat began to build until she began to wiggle her bottom and try to get away from it, her arm loosening around Winkey. But a word of "No" from Lou and she again hugged her stuffy tightly again. Her face was in the blanket as she began to softly sob. He was relentless continuing up and down her bottom, left, right and then down. The heat burst into a flame sometime between ten and fifteen. The fire on her bottom danced with his hand. She was sobbing hard now and kicking her feet.

Lou stopped at sixteen. "Only four more, Willow. On your sit spots, and they will be harder to bear. Then we are finished.

She was sobbing too hard to talk so she nodded, and he finished with four of the hardest spanks, all on her sit spots, to remind her every time she sat down that she was not to go alone to the traveling sales wagon, or the tinker man as they were sometimes called.

He gently lifted her to sit on his lap, careful to put her red-hot bottom between his legs and not on his scratchy jeans. He put her head on his massive chest and rocked her, crooning soft words of love and forgiveness. He watched with a smile as her little thumb crept towards her mouth, her bear in one arm. Just as it reached her mouth, he gently pulled it down and waited. A split second later, the "Na!" he was waiting for came, and the thumb went back into her mouth.

She was an exceptional nurse, professional, intelligent and caring. Lou felt so lucky he had found someone who needed him to be her papa—to take the load off her small shoulders sometimes, and to keep the many people who would take advantage of a woman like her away. She had no defenses against people who would use her. She was raised in an orphanage and had no comprehension of how people really were. Many were good, hard working people, but he also knew some who just liked to take advantage of the weaker.

Sometimes, like when she lost a child in the clinic not long ago, she just needed a papa. He had found her that day when he came home, curled on the bed, crying her heart out. He picked her up and rocked her in the rocker and just held her until she fell asleep. Only then, did he put her to bed.

Lou had the urge to be a papa from an early age but never found the right woman. He had waited for his little Willow. He had a dream one night when he was younger of a little girl just like her. He knew he would find her because his dreams usually came true. Maybe it was his photographic mind playing tricks on him. He wasn't sure why, but they did.

Yep, he was a lucky man, and he knew it. He also knew he and Gabe had many enemies who would think nothing of hurting or killing anything they loved for revenge. They had put many men away in their lives. The prisons were full of dangerous men Lou and Gabe had sent there.

Lou was six-foot-five, with brown hair and whiskey-colored brown eyes. Many men feared him and with good reason. Some had seen their own death in them. The same with Gabe. His cold blue eyes could strike terror in any man. He was a master of disguises and human behavior. He knew what little tells meant. He could tell with great accuracy if someone was lying, just by actions.

They learned at the knee of Hawk and Samuel to be the best Pinkerton men the government had. They commanded a great respect amongst judges and law enforcement.

Lou started lunch while Willow slept, just sandwiches and milk. He went to wake his wife. Sitting on the side of the bed, he brushed the stray hair from her cheek before he gave her a gentle kiss.

She turned to her back to look up at her husband before she remembered her sore bottom. With a moan, she turned off to her side. Her hand went up to him to pull him down for kiss, but he stood.

"You know the rules, little girl. No pleasure after a spanking." He chuckled at her as she began to pout.

"I made you a sandwich. I have to go to the sheriff's office for a conference with Gabe. Something is going on that we need to know about. Samuel and Hawk will be there, also. I will be done before supper, so why don't I meet you at Kayla's, tonight? We can dine with Gabe and Missy."

"But Lou, I need you now."

Lou patted her bottom before leaving her without answering her.

As soon as he left and she heard him locking the door, her hand went under the blankets. If he wouldn't take care of her needs, she would do it herself. It wasn't as good, but what Lou didn't know wouldn't hurt him. Her hand went to her sopping pussy, gathering her juices. She found her love button, as Lou called it, and began rubbing up and down, her fingers slippery from her own juices. Harder and faster until she felt the tightening inside—her muscles tightening in anticipation. Her head was back on the pillow, her mouth open, emitting moans. Finally, the explosion she expected, the stars she reached for. She lay on the pillow, a smile of complete satisfaction on her face. She laid in bed a second more to catch her breath and to give her heart time to slow back to normal. She got up and walked to the water bowl to clean herself before she again dressed. Then she walked to the kitchen with a huge smile on her face. Yes, her bottom still hurt some, but all was right in her world. She ate her sandwich standing up. When she was finished, she decided to make Lou his all-time favorite apple pie for dessert. She had plans for her husband, tonight. She daydreamed of all the things he could do to her. Lou never allowed pleasure after a spanking, but that night was always amazing. He more than made up for it.

 

Hope W on 02/28/2019 10:38am
Willow's Journey is the 5th book in the Daughters of Samuel Fox series. While it can be read as a standalone I recommend reading the entire series to get a better feel for the characters in previous books that you will see within this story. This wonderful book is set in the old west with characters that are passionate within their lives. The main characters have chemistry and share deep friendships making the reader wish they were a part of the group in these heartfelt scenes. The storyline fits nicely with the time period, when men knew how to take care of their women, even if that meant a well deserved trip over their knee. While part of the story is set in town with their fiends, another part is set with Lou and Willow traveling with adventure to solve a mystery. Overall the story kept my attention from start to finish. While I wish that more time was shared with past characters I still loved the read and highly recommend this great book. Great read, I loved it!! I voluntarily received an arc copy of this book.
Susan Kirkland on 02/04/2019 11:46am
I loved this 5th book in this series and enjoyed the trouble Willow gets into and Lou trying to keep her safe.
Margaret Corcoran on 01/17/2019 04:02pm
I loved this book. Its very easy to read and full of different elements to hold the reader's interest. Willow is strong and sweet. Lou thinks he knows it all yet she teaches him lots. All the characters are very rounded. There are some spankings and lots of hot spicy sexy scenes. I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy of this book and I highly recommend it. It can easily be read as a standalone but I highly recommend that the rest of the series is also read.
Redrabbitt on 01/06/2019 11:15pm
I enjoyed this fifth story in the Daughters of Samuel Fox series, and while this in an ongoing family saga, it is well-written and could read well as a stand-alone. While the story has many characters from previous stories, and they are intertwined together, this story is more the journey of Lou and Willow, but also has friends, Gabe and Missy.

Lou and Gabe are partners, former Pinkerton agents, and married to Willow and Missy. When word reaches Buffalo about the sadistic Rose brothers, Terry and Willard, escaping prison and on a rampage of death and destruction, it will call Lou and Gabe back into action. It will also mean that to protect their wives; they will be sent to be under the protection of Samuel and Suzy Fox. Samuel and Suzy are parental figures to the girls, and he will take them in hand when they upset Suzy and make her cry.

The story is full of mystery, suspense, danger, angst, and misunderstandings due to a lack of explanations. Lou has nightmares, and a history of dreaming things that come true, but sending Willow to Boston causes so much hurt and confusion, and puts his marriage in jeopardy. Willow was raised in an orphanage, and this final move is rejection by her husband and those she calls her friends and family. But comments about her making him weak breaks her heart and shatters her soul, leaving her feeling rejected, and she won%u2019t fight the move.

In Boston, staying with Jarod%u2019s sister, Janie and her family, she learned that she could apply and work at a modern hospital and is appreciated for her nursing skills. She will work in the nursery with the infants and even moves into an apartment near the hospital, becoming self-sufficient. What happens when her secret is discovered? Will she return to her old life or forge a new life on her own? She has formed a strong bond with several families who are all willing to help her if she decides to stay. Will Lou realizes that he will have to show Willow that she is his world and that protecting her was his main focus, not getting rid of her.

The story includes a mild age-play element of Papa-little girl between Lou and Willow that is mostly talk. It is packed full of adventure, mystery, suspense, threats, danger, and there are several spanking scenes and mildly explicit sex scenes between married couples. There are also some fascinating historical facts worked into the story.
Ajjmb on 01/06/2019 02:16pm
I really enjoyed reading Lou and Willow%u2019s story in this series. Lou is very protective of Willow to the point of almost hurting her beyond repair when he sends her away for protection. He loves her so much but hurst her deeply. This story was very emotional and I really enjoyed it. I love seeing prior characters as well. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced copy of this book.
Maryanne on 01/06/2019 02:07pm
This epic story continues the series in following Willow and Lou as they settle into married life. They have extended family and friends that help build and enhance the story. There is danger, suspense, humour and mistakes, not to mention many spankings along the way. A great read!

Nancy Hughes on 01/06/2019 05:10am
I enjoyed reading this book of Lou and Willow. There is danger lurking and he must protect her. He would never forgive himself, if something were to happen to her. There is spanking, sex, and suspense. No cliffhanger. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Monika Rumpl on 01/05/2019 02:04am
Willow's Journey is book four of the Daughters of Samuel Fox series. There are recurring characters, but the books can be enjoyed as a standalone read.

This book is about Willow and Lou who are married. Lou is sending Willow away to keep her out of danger. Willow is not happy about being apart from Lou, she feels very hurt. Lou will have to fight for their love, even if it is via loving discipline. As always, it was a very entertaining read.
Marybeth on 01/04/2019 10:41pm
This is the fifth book in the series. I always enjoy reading this series. The author does such a great job describing the time period and all the characters are well written. As always, we catch up on the lives of all the daughters! There are spankings, but they are disciplinary, There is always forgiveness and love after the spanking is concluded. This book has a HEA.
Lillie1922 on 01/04/2019 09:17pm
I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book. Fifth In the series, this is Willow and Lou's story. A western, historical spanking story with ageplay. This story has conflict and misunderstanding and love doesn't always run smoothly, but it does run deep. Their town is full of spanking men and feisty women. A good read.
Stats23 on 01/04/2019 04:52pm
This is the fifth book in the %u201CDaughters of Samuel Fox%u201D series though it can be, as I did, read on a stand-alone basis. The story is really more of a series of vignettes in the life of Willow and the other Fox relations, rather than a singular journey on the part of Willow (although there was one epic journey that I suppose was the impetus for the title). The story is well written and probably describes/explains what life was really like in the early West but for my money I prefer a bit more of a fictionalized romantic viewpoint. There are numerous spankings of multiple Fox females, all of the loving domestic discipline variety, and many sweet sexual encounters. Not spicy enough for my preferences, but certainly worthy of at least 3.5 Stars.
I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.

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