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.

Connect with the Author here: 
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?





Top Ten List:
10 Fun Facts About Myself
1.  I’m not a fun
person—I tend to be serious.
2.  I’ll go to an
organizational meeting with a speaker or class before I’ll go to a social
3.  I’m analytical and
sometimes suffer from “analysis paralysis.”
4.  I like to quilt
rather than sew garments because l like doing the math to create new block
5.  The other fun part
of quilting for me is to put together colors and fabric patterns I don’t think
will look good together – but in the end, they do!
6.  I like photography,
but I’m not a professional. Thank goodness for digital cameras and
photo-editing programs.
7.  I love to create
digital memes, banners and blog post headers.
8.  I belong to my
county genealogical society.
9.  My idea of camping
is staying in a fifth wheel or a trailer—with internet access.


10.  I’d rather be
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