Could this be Layla, Darlene’s neighbor?
What do you think? Could this be Layla in Need You Now?
Photo credit: NICHOLAS DRANEY/Standard-Examiner
Huge brown eyes, long blonde hair, long sleeved shirt tucked into jeans. A possibly mid-forties cowgirl that “could have walked straight off the set of any western movie.” Beautiful, tall, graceful.
More about Layla from Chapter One:
She gave her horse a little kick in the flank, then eased through a gate that divided her acreage from Brad and Darlene’s. She closed it behind her from atop her horse and headed toward the large house on top of the sloping hillside. Coming from town, the spacious estate was fully visible from the road and her youngest daughter called it the ‘mansion on the hill.’ The rest of the family took to calling it that too. In comparison to their rundown farmhouse, Darlene supposed it was a mansion. Both homes were probably built in the late 1800s, but Layla’s was completely restored, at least on the outside, with fresh yellow paint and white trim. A split-rail, cedar fence also surrounded the yard, and toward the back of the property, a bright red barn lit up the hayfield not far from a good-sized pond. A massive iron gate—that stayed closed most of the time—welcomed visitors down a long, winding driveway. And there were lots of livestock—mostly Longhorns and horses. If the wind was blowing just right, sometimes Darlene could hear faint music coming from the house.
What do you think? If, and that’s a huge if, they were to make a movie of Need You Now, would Layla look like this model? Which actress would you cast to play her role?