Welcome to the third of nine days of fun and excitement leading up to the book launch on January 7th. Over the next days, you’ll learn more about the book, the characters, and, hopefully, me, too. If you missed the posts introducing the book and the hero, check back. There’s a great recipe for biscuits and some fun insights into Zeke. Plus you can still leave a comment each day to get in an extra entry on the drawing.

If you make the biscuits, leave a comment and let us know how they turned out.

Now, on to the heroine of the story, Rebecca Campbell.

Rebecca Campbell was born in New York City, the only child of wealthy socialite Matilda Applewhite Campbell and Robert Campbell. Her prim and proper mother, who insisted on neatness, decorum, and stability, seemed an unlikely wife to world traveler and adventurer Robert. What her mother ever saw in her father, Rebecca never knew. Her mother is everything Rebecca—Becky to her friends—wants to be. Beautiful. Poised. Confident.

Instead, she seems doomed to inherit all her traits from her father, who she adores. Reckless. Impulsive. A daredevil.

Becky’s father is gone more than he’s home. When he leaves, she is bereft, and when he returns, she is unmanageable. At least, according to her mother, who strives to make a lady out of her. But Becky has no interest in gowns, debutantes, or calling cards, and refuses to even consider walking out with one of the dozens of eligible bachelors who vie for her attention.

Instead, she lives for her father’s letters and for his return.

When a year passes with no word from him, she sets out, on her own, for his last known location—Silver Valley, Colorado. On her arrival, she learns he has been murdered. Determined to make his mine a success—his last letter promised that as soon as he struck it rich, he’d send for her and her mother—and to find his killer, she settled in at the mine.

Except she doesn’t have any idea how to run a silver mine in the harsh desert-like southwest Colorado. So she hires on three men—Zeke, Manuel, and Dakota—promising to feed and house them and pay a small salary in return for their work. Surely it won’t be long before the mines pays off.

But somebody doesn’t want her to succeed. And after a series of accidents and near-misses, she admits she’s in over her head. And the only person she can trust is Zeke—or can she? Maybe he’s the one behind the mishaps? Perhaps he wants the mine for himself?


I will randomly draw from all who leave a comment over the next nine days to win a print (US only) copy of Double Jeopardy. Which means, if you stop by every day and leave a comment, you’ll have nine entries.

Available at, and fine booksellers in your area.

Don’t forget to join us on Launch Day, January 7th, at our Facebook event to win more prizes: FB event

About Donna:

Donna lives in Denver with husband Patrick. As a hybrid author, she writes historical suspense under her own name, and contemporary suspense under her alter ego of Leeann Betts, and has been published more than 30 times in novellas and full-length novels. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Writers on the Rock, Sisters In Crime, and Christian Authors Network; facilitates a critique group; and teaches writing classes online and in person. Donna also ghostwrites, edits, and judges in writing contests. She loves history and research, and travels extensively for both. Donna is represented by Terrie Wolf of AKA Literary Management. Receive a free ebook simply for signing up for our free newsletter!



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Posted on January 1, 2020, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 19 Comments.

  1. This book sounds like a very good read, I love the cover and I would love to read this book. Thank you so much for sharing about this book and the author. Happy New Year ! God Bless you.

  2. Donna Schlachter

    Thank you, Alicia, for stopping by! Good luck with the drawing.

  3. This book just keeps sounding better and better!

  4. I’m looking forward to reading Double Jeopardy!

  5. The book, Double Jeopardy sounds really good.

  6. conniepsaunders

    Aww….intrigue and the promise of romance?

  7. Donna Schlachter

    Hi Trudy! I’m glad you think so! Thanks for posting!

  8. Donna Schlachter

    Thank you, Caryl. I hope you will enjoy it!

  9. Donna Schlachter

    Thank you, Linda, for stopping by and good luck in the drawing.

  10. Donna Schlachter

    Hi Connie! That’s a great combination, don’t you think?! =) Thanks for posting!

  11. Suzanne Norquist

    It is always fun to see poised, confident, women come out west. They have so much to figure out.

  12. LOVED the book.

  13. Loved The Book!

  14. Donna Schlachter

    Hi Suzanne! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  15. Donna Schlachter

    Thank you so much, Barbara Kay!

  16. Donna Schlachter

    Hi Sarah! Thank you!!

  17. Paula Shreckhise

    I really enjoyed reading this with the comments by Zeke, especially!

  18. Natalya Lakhno

    I must agree…it sounds wonderful!
    She must be very brave!

  19. another interesting character

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