Donna lives in Denver with husband Patrick. 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.
You can connect with Donna at www.Facebook.com/DonnaschlachterAuthor.
About DOUBLE JEOPARDY:
Set in 1880, Becky Campbell leaves her wealthy New York lifestyle in search of her father, only to learn he was murdered in the small town of Silver Valley, Colorado. Unable to return to her mother in humiliation and defeat, she determines to fulfill her father’s dream—to make the Double Jeopardy profitable.
Zeke Graumann, a local rancher, is faced with a hard decision regarding his land and his dream. After several years of poor weather and low cattle prices, he will either have to take on a job to help pay his overhead expenses, or sell his land. He hires on with this Easterner for two reasons: he can’t turn his back on a damsel in distress. And he needs the money.
Becky isn’t certain Zeke is all he claims to be, and after a series of accidents at her mine, wonders if he isn’t behind it, trying to get her to sell out so he can take over.
Zeke finds many of Becky’s qualities admirable and fears he’s losing his heart to her charms, but also recognizes she was never cut out to be a rancher’s wife.
Can Becky overcome her mistrust of Zeke, find her father’s killer, and turn her mine into a profitable venture—before her mother arrives in town, thinking she’s coming for her daughter’s wedding? And will Zeke be forced to give up his dream and lose his land in order to win Becky’s heart?
Sounds like an interesting book, Donna. Thanks for sharing your story with my readers. Donna has generously offered to give away a copy of her book to one readers. Leave a comment to be entered in the contest. Winner will be chosen on January 11th.
God Bless & Good Reading!
The cover catches my attention!
Sounds like an epic adventure! I’m looking forward to reading “Double Jeopardy”.
Thank you, Caryl! I hope you will enjoy it!
Wonderful inside look at an amazing writing talent Ms. Lillian. Thank you for sharing ma’am.
Thank you for your kind words, J.D.!
This book sounds like a very good page turner! I would love to read it so I will be adding it to my TBR list! Thank you so much for sharing about this book. Thanks for the chance.
Hi Alicia! Thanks for posting and good luck with the drawing!
Lillian, thank you for sharing! Very interested in reading it!
I hope you’ll enjoy it, Natalya.
Oops, my comment posted under someone else’s …So sorry! Here’s what I said:
“I just had a very good reader friend review this and she highly recommended it. So I would definitely pick it to read 🙂
Thank you for the book giveaway chance!”
I love to hear that, Trixi! Thanks for posting!
Lots of interesting things going on in this story.
Thank you, Jan! I hope you’ll enjoy the book.
I LOVED this book.
Thanks for letting us know that, barbarakay1.
So glad to hear that, Barbara! Thanks!
Thank you, Lillian, for hosting me on your blog today!
You’re very welcome.
You can’t go wrong with a privileged heroine and a down-to-earth rancher.
That’s for sure, Suzanne!
I just had a very good reader friend review this and she highly recommended it. So I would definitely pick it to read 🙂
Thank you for the book giveaway chance!
I love historical fiction and the Colorado setting is perfect for me. Thank you for the chance to win!