Author: Zina Abbott

Nissa by Zina Abbott

Nissa by Zina Abbott

A widow with two small children, Nissa Stillwell is forced out of the mining supervisor’s house she had lived in prior to her husband’s death in the mine disaster in Wildcat Ridge, Utah. She quickly learns he had gone heavily into debt to impress his boss, mine owner Mortimer Crane. In order for her and her children to have a home, she leaves what few […]

October 15, 2018 / 0 Comments
Otto’s Offer by Zina Abbott

Otto’s Offer by Zina Abbott

In 1868, Otto Atwell has a 160 acre homestead near Abilene, Kansas and a limp as a result of a Cheyenne musket ball hitting his lower back while he marched 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 […]

January 24, 2018 / 0 Comments
The Bavarian Jeweler by Zina Abbott

The Bavarian Jeweler by Zina Abbott

Sent to America in 1849 to avoid inscription into the Bavarian army preparing for war against Prussia, Wilhelm Mueller, a master jeweler and watchmaker, goes with his father’s promise that he will always have a little touch of Bavaria with him. His British cabin-mate on the ship who knows German helps him learn English. He meets some of his fellow passengers, including a group of […]

December 28, 2017 / 0 Comments
Dead Set Delphinia by Zina Abbott

Dead Set Delphinia by Zina Abbott

She is dead set on being married before her father finds her. He is dead set on muddling through life on his own. Being pressured by her father to marry his New York business associate whom she detests, Delphinia Blakewell, using the alias Delia Brownlee, secretly starts a correspondence with two miners in Jubilee Springs she contacted through the Colorado Bridal Agency. After her letters […]

September 30, 2017 / 0 Comments
Kizzie’s Kisses by Zina Abbott

Kizzie’s Kisses by Zina Abbott

Running from hostile Indians attacking Salina, Kansas in 1862, feisty Kizzie Atwell, Grandma Mary’s oldest grandchild, runs into freighter Leander Jones traveling the Smoky Hill Trail. He is as interested in her as his stallion is in her mare. The two join forces to prevent the Fort Riley Army captain from requisitioning their beloved horses for the cavalry. Avoiding bushwhackers and fighting off a thieving […]

January 13, 2017 / 0 Comments
Her Independent Spirit by Zina Abbott

Her Independent Spirit by Zina Abbott

Beth Dodd has made a promise to help “Lulu”, a young prostitute at the Blue Feather, keep her baby if she decides to leave the whorehouse and become a respectable woman. But Beth hadn’t counted on the obstacles she and the new mother will face from society in the mining town of Lundy. From the obstinate landlady, Mrs. Ford, to her intractable German boss, Gus […]

March 28, 2016 / 0 Comments