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Otto's Offer by Zina Abbott - Book Blitz + Giveaway

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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

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.

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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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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your brother to work plowing and planting the garden for you. He can bend and
stoop better than you can.”

            “A truck garden is women’s work,

            Both Jefferson and Otto turned to
face Henry who had returned downstairs and stood in the doorway to the kitchen
with a scowl on his face.

            Jefferson glared at his son with an
expression that brooked no nonsense. “Plowing is men’s work, Son. And when
there’s no woman around like in Otto’s case, then men need to put a garden in
themselves if they want a decent root cellar of vegetables to eat from over the
winter. You’ve helped your mother when you were younger, so you know how to
form the furrows and bury the seeds. You do that for your brother, and I don’t
want to hear any more about it.”

            Shaking his head, Henry stepped into
the room and answered with a grudging tone. “All right, I’ll do it.” He turned
to Otto. “You need a wife, though, Otto. She’d not only keep this place cleaned
up and plant the garden, she’d be able to cook better than you, if that mess
left on the stove is any clue to what I can expect for meals the next several

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