Author: Zina Abbott

A Lawyer for Linton by Zina Abbott

A Lawyer for Linton by Zina Abbott

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 […]

April 23, 2021 / 0 Comments
Cole by Zina Abbott

Cole by Zina Abbott

Raised by a stepfather in Knight’s Ferry in the California foothills, once Cole reached adulthood, he found work on a local cattle ranch in the San Joaquin Valley. Now in his mid-twenties and living in a region where men still significantly outnumber women, he doesn’t give much thought to the prospect of marriage and family. Then again, he does not take into account one Lucy […]

April 2, 2021 / 0 Comments
Mail Order Blythe by Zina Abbott

Mail Order Blythe by Zina Abbott

Blythe Greenly works as a maid for the Stapletons, a prominent Chicago family until the oldest son returns home from the university and takes ungentlemanly notice of her. In spite of her attempts to avoid him, he manages to trap her. Because she knows her employer, who dotes on her son, will not support her cause against his best interests, she knows she has to […]

March 19, 2021 / 0 Comments
Kate’s Railroad Chef by Zina Abbott

Kate’s Railroad Chef by Zina Abbott

Kate Flanagan came to Jubilee Springs as a mail order bride for one of the local miners. Although she initially preferred another man with whom she corresponded, the major draw for accepting the proposal she did was that her sister lived in the same town. Only after she arrives does she realize another woman has claimed his heart. Garland McAllister works as the Jubilee Springs […]

January 12, 2021 / 0 Comments
A Shopkeeper for Christmas by Zina Abbott

A Shopkeeper for Christmas by Zina Abbott

Eva Barker cared for her father until his death. Now past the age most women marry, she does not know what to do with her life. Unhappy working for others at a wage that barely supports her, she allows her roommate to talk her into responding to an advertisement placed by a man looking for a wife. He has a young son who needs a […]

December 3, 2020 / 0 Comments
Gift of Restitution by Zina Abbott

Gift of Restitution by Zina Abbott

The gift of peace of spirit that comes from restitution. Ling Loi, originally from Canton, China, fled to Minnesota with Luke McDaniels. While still in the eastern Sierra Nevada Mountain, they both escaped two scoundrels, Canadian-born Charley Jardine and American-born Tex Wilson, who trapped Luke into helping them abduct Ling Loi from a stagecoach. Luke abducted her again to free her from the Chinatown On […]

November 16, 2020 / 0 Comments
Mail Order Lorena by Zina Abbott

Mail Order Lorena by Zina Abbott

Trusting the acceptable wrong man led to the ruin of her life and self-respect. Can trusting the unacceptable right man return to her what was lost? The man who promised to provide and protect left Lorena Mayfield to do the providing and protecting. She went from being the daughter of a respected Little Rock, Arkansas clergyman and widow of a fallen Confederate officer to living […]

July 23, 2020 / 0 Comments
Mail Order Roslyn by Zina Abbott

Mail Order Roslyn by Zina Abbott

Roslyn Welsh is sent by stagecoach to Junction City to marry a man with whom her aunt and guardian, without Roslyn’s knowledge, had been corresponding. His requirements for a wife were that she must be at least twenty-one years of age with a family Bible for proof, and she must have no children. Only, Roslyn is not quite twenty-one, she has a baby, and her […]

May 2, 2020 / 0 Comments
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