You might wonder how the town in A Match Made in Texas got its name. Prior to 1883, there was no standard time. A person traveling from the East Coast to the West might have passed through more than a hundred time zones. This wasn’t a problem when traveling in a slow-moving covered wagon, but was a real pain when speeding along in a train.
The town jeweler usually determined the time. However, Two-Time had two jewelers and they both insisted they alone had the right time. This was the basis of a feud that practically tore the town apart. (You’ll have to read the first book in the series, Left at the Altar, to find out how the feud was resolved.)
The number of doctors and lawyers say a lot about a town’s reputation, and Two-Time has plenty of both. No fewer than four attorneys occupy offices on Jackleg Row (a derogatory named given to the street housing the town’s lawyers). However, a disturbing number of clashes are still battled out at twenty paces, keeping all three doctors in fine Kentucky whiskey and Cuban cigars.
A railroad runs the length of the town, along with a string of saloons. A dirt street separates the rows of adobe and brick buildings, each with false wooden fronts. Two-Time has a general store, bakery, gun shop, butcher, post office and barber. It also has the Lockwood Watch and Clockworks shop, which belongs to the heroine’s father.