A Lawyer for Linton by Zina Abbott

April 23, 2021 | 0 Comments
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A Lawyer for Linton by Zina AbbottA Lawyer for Linton
Author: Zina Abbott
Series: Mail-Order Mama #8
Genres: Historical Romance
Format: eBook
Pages: 129
Date: April 23, 2021
Publisher: Indie

Driven by the desire to people like the man responsible for her sister’s death, Samantha Robertson has recently graduated from law school. Aware that legal opportunities are limited for women, she knows entering into a business partnership with an established attorney is her best option for opening doors in the male-dominated profession. She is thrilled when she comes across an advertisement from an attorney seeking a partner.

Linton Merrill has a growing law practice in Sonora, California. A widower with two young daughters, he needs help, but is uninterested in another marriage.

Judge Barnes thinks Linton needs a new wife. He is tired of the Merrill girls walking into his courtroom and interrupting proceedings in order to talk to their father. Due to the shortage of suitable women available, he places advertisements in various newspapers throughout the country. Hoping to attract a woman of intelligence to be a good match for Linton, he draws on his legal training and uses a play on words in his advertisements.

After days spent on a train followed by a bumpy stagecoach ride to her destination, imagine Sam’s surprise when she meets her prospective partner and discovers the nature of the legal business in which he wishes her to engage.

Warning: This story contains a court scene where charges were brought against a man who battered his wife, resulting in her death. Although I did not describe the act taking place and did not dwell on the injuries suffered by the deceased, some descriptions might be disturbing for some readers.


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About Zina Abbott

Zina Abbott

Zina Abbott is the pen name used by Robyn Echols for her historical novels. She is a member of Women Writing the West, American Night Writers Association, and Modesto Writers Meet Up. She currently lives with her husband in California near the “Gateway to Yosemite.” She enjoys any kind of history including family history. When she is not piecing together novel plots, she pieces together quilt blocks.

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