Done Running

Done Running

by Helen Bea Kirk

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Porsha Lemere is quick with a knife and ready to defend what is hers. When handsome college senior, Parker, steals a kiss and her purse at a Kansas fraternity party, he finds himself on the wrong side of Porsha's blade. Porsha escapes their encounter with her life and her last dime, but now Parker is on her trail and hot for vengeance. A chance meeting with oilman, Chase Stantrop, and Porsha flees her Kansas kisser for a job among the roughnecks of Alaska’s offshore oil industry. Porsha is unaware that she is being pursued not only by Parker, but by her estranged mother, Miralda. Cunning, sultry and desperate for money, Miralda will stop at nothing to insure her survival, including extorting her only daughter. Searching for Porsha, Miralda, along with her sons, Nate and Bond, find shelter with Ranger, a North Slope, Stantrop bush pilot. He must free himself of her wiles before his beloved daughters become enamored with Miralda’s boys or before Ranger himself is ensnared in Miralda’s web of desire and deceit. Meanwhile, Parker has also tracked the fiery Porsha to Alaska and is closing in, but is it truly justice he seeks from her, or is it something else? When their paths finally cross, can even Porsha’s skill with knives save her from her pursuers? Filled with passion, greed, revenge, and hope, Done Running is a story with twists enough to keep you turning page after page. Once it has you, you won’t want to let go.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940154496770
Publisher: Helen Bea Kirk
Publication date: 07/30/2017
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Texas writer, Helen Bea Kirk is a wife and mother of two amazing young men and care-taker of their old yellow lab. Helen Bea enjoys painting, western movies, and school. When not at the keyboard, she can also be found fiddling with flowers or re-purposing a piece of furniture. It was encouragement from Kirk's mother that propelled her to write. Helen Bea shared, "The joy I derive knowing that when mom is reading my stories, she forgets about her pain for awhile make it all worth it."

Table of Contents


Acknowledgements. 6

1 The Gift 8

2 Bare Walls. 13

3 Reynold’s. 17

4 Death. 22

5 Armed. 26

6 The Spark. 35

7 Chase. 43

8 Diamond. 46

9 Dead  Horse. 51

10 Home. 58

11 Relatives. 65

12 Special 71

13 Mystery. 79

14 Going  North. 87

15 In a Jam.. 91

16 Bonding. 95

17 Sicker. 104

18 Spanked. 112

19 Company. 121

20 What Now.. 130

21 Young Love. 137

22 Starboard. 145

23 Babies. 149

24 Work. 155

25 Church. 159

26 B and E.. 165

27 Ah ha! 169

28 Q tipper. 175

29 Violation. 181

30 Real Men. 188

31 Dinner. 195

32 Saved. 208

33 Good. 213

Riddance. 213

34 Basking. 220

35 Celebrate. 228

36 Oiled. 235

37 Meaning. 243

38 In Defense. 248

Additional Books. 257

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Done Running 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite Done Running is a sleuth mystery novel written by Helen Bea Kirk. Porsha was fifteen years old when her family fell from financial grace and moved from their palatial digs in Hilldale into much more modest accommodation. As the movers packed away the last of their belongings, Mike, her dad, drew her aside and gave her a present. It was a black leather fanny pack which, he explained, was made of elk leather. He had bought it while he was in Alaska. The gift was an especially bright moment in what was a chaotic and upsetting time. The horses she had developed an instant affinity with were all gone, as was Blade, who had taught her everything she knew about horses and riding, and had shown her how to throw a knife with unerring accuracy. She would put the small knife Blade had given her into that new pack as well as her journal. Browsing through it, she read the scribblings of her five-year-old self as she pondered the changes in circumstance that an unexpected bequest and a well-placed investment had given the family. That was all past now, and very little of that former affluence remained. Helen Bea Kirk’s sleuth mystery novel, Done Running, is a fast-paced and enthralling story about a young woman who takes a chance on an opportunity and sets out for a new life as a cook in the Alaskan oil fields. Kirk’s insights into the stresses and strains of working in isolation, particularly for a young woman, work so well with her plot in making this story compelling and quite difficult to put down. Done Running also has a sweet and enjoyable romantic thread running through it as well as elements of a family saga, which further add dimension to this well-written story. Her characters are sharply defined and credible. Done Running is highly recommended.