Thursday, February 1, 2018

Valentine's Countdown Blitz ~ Otto's Offer by Zina Abbott + giveaway!

In 1868, Otto Atwell has a 160 acre homestead near Abilene, Kansas and a limp as a result of an arrow shot in his low back while with the 16th Kansas Cavalry on the Powder River Expedition in 1865. What he doesn’t have is a wife. Then again, what woman would want to marry a cripple? 

Libby Jones comes to Junction City as a mail order bride. Not only does the man who sent for her reject her, he tries to sell her to the local brothel to recoup his fee. Otto offers to marry her, but she rejects him in favor of a job with his relatives. 

Will Otto’s offer still stand when trouble from Libby’s past catches up with her?

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ZINA ABBOTT is the pen name used by Robyn Echols for her adult Golden Oaks series which includes Family Secrets, the first book in the series, and her historical novels.

Except for the first year of her life, Robyn has lived in California. She started her young life in San Diego and has had gradually moved northward. She has been writing since she was in junior high school.

After working several jobs, including that of being a rural carrier and union steward for the California Rural Letter Carriers' Association, she has spent years learning and teaching family history topics. She enjoys focusing on history from a genealogist's perspective by seeking out the details of everyday life in the past. Several of her family history articles have been published in genealogy magazines.

She resides with her husband in California near the "Gateway to Yosemite." When she is not piecing together novel plots and characters, she enjoys piecing together quilt blocks.

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“Mr. Atwell, like your brother, you asked me to call you by your first name. I will do so only if you call me Libby. And to answer your question, I don’t think most women like hearing tales of pain and suffering, especially about their kin, or if it’s only for the sake of glorifying in such matters. Otherwise, I think women are stronger than you realize. I believe your mother would want to know what you’ve been through, especially if it still affects your life, rather than being kept in the dark.”

            In the silence that followed, Libby took another sip. “I appreciate knowing your story, Mr. Atwell…”

            “Otto. I just hope it doesn’t give you nightmares.”

            “I doubt it will.”

            I suffer my own nightmares.        

            Libby swallowed and chose her words carefully. “I appreciate knowing your attitude about tribal people. As you can see, my native heritage is written on my face. There are many people who look down on me because of it.”

            “I hope you don’t think I’m one of them.”

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1 comment:

  1. I almost confused the boy in the cover with my best friends hahaha

    Ruty @Reading…Dreaming


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