Author: Zina Abbott

Hannah’s Handkerchief by Zina Abbott

Hannah’s Handkerchief by Zina Abbott

At the officers’ dance, she gave him her handkerchief. Knowing he would be assigned to the western forts of Kansas, he told her, “Remember me.” With her blonde hair and blue eyes, Hannah Atwell, a Kansas farmer’s daughter, knows she is pretty—and she enjoys pretty things. She spent her life striving to be the perfect, obedient daughter. She feels she is destined for something more […]

March 27, 2020 / 0 Comments
Kendrick by Zina Abbott

Kendrick by Zina Abbott

Kendrick Denham left his family farm back east, fought in the war with Mexico, then answered gold’s call after it was discovered in California. In late 1852, when he reached Columbia, known as “The Gem of the Southern Mines,” he realized the easy-to-find placer gold was no longer that easy to find. He decided he would do better providing fresh meat to the townspeople. With […]

February 1, 2020 / 0 Comments
Nathan’s Nurse by Zina Abbott

Nathan’s Nurse by Zina Abbott

With her invalid father’s passing, it is time for Dahlia Greenleaf to move on with her life. Considered an old maid, marriage prospects where she lives are slim and job opportunities non-existent. Her brother suggests applying to the Colorado Bridal Agency, and she agrees—anything to get away from her demanding sister-in-law. Full of hope, she travels by train to marry the miner in Jubilee Springs […]

December 27, 2019 / 0 Comments
Two Sisters and the Christmas Groom by Zina Abbott

Two Sisters and the Christmas Groom by Zina Abbott

Annie Flanagan happily moves to Jubilee Springs to work as a maid for Delly Nighy, the daughter of her former New York City employer. Very few know that her next younger sister, Kate, has signed up with the Colorado Bridal Agency and started writing to an Irish miner, Michael O’Hare, in the same town. Both Annie and her mother back in New York grow concerned […]

October 23, 2019 / 0 Comments
Escape from Gold Mountain by Zina Abbott

Escape from Gold Mountain by Zina Abbott

He never wished to abduct her. Can he help her escape? Ling Loi came from Canton, China; Luke McDaniels from Minnesota. Each of them find themselves trapped in situations from which they desperately wish to escape. As two unscrupulous men deny them their freedom and threaten their lives, they cross paths in the raucous gold mining town of Lundy high in the eastern Sierra Nevada […]

September 5, 2019 / 0 Comments
Charlie’s Choice by Zina Abbott

Charlie’s Choice by Zina Abbott

Charlie, it would be easier to stop the flow of the great Missouri and Kansas Rivers than to prevent the Americans from coming to Kansas. It is 1856, and the United States opened Kansas Territory to American settlement two years before. Land belonging to the once-powerful Kansa tribe, known to the whites as the Kaw, was sold by treaty to the Americans a generation earlier. […]

January 7, 2019 / 0 Comments
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