Spotlight & Giveaway: Do Not Forsake Me by Rosanne Bittner

Posted July 14th, 2015 by in Blog, Spotlight / 36 comments

Today it is my pleasure to spotlight the release of Do Not Forsake Me by Rosanne Bittner

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FATE BROUGHT THEM TOGETHER. HIS PAST MAY TEAR THEM APART.

 

DO NOT FORSAKE ME is a sequel to OUTLAW HEARTS, which was originally published in 1993 and was reissued by Sourcebooks in June 2015 the month before DO NOT FORSAKE ME will be published.
 
Do Not Forsake MeThe title itself partly explains the theme of DO NOT FORSAKE ME. In this story the hero, Jake Harkner – ex-outlaw, now U.S.Marshal and the heroine, Jake’s wife Miranda, face new challenges as Jake rides against outlaws in Oklahoma Territory in a time when this was rugged, lawless, mean country. Parts of Oklahoma were even called “no man’s land.” Jake, who had a terrible childhood that led to him killing his own father (the background for the first book), finally begins coming to grips with his past in book #2. Traumatic, life-changing events occur that force Jake to face his own demons and that challenge his and Randy’s marriage.
 
This is at times difficult reading, very realistic. It is a story of soul-searching, forgiveness and redemption. DO NOT FORSAKE ME is, above all else, a beautiful love story, one that is packed with history and adventure – action and steamy.
 

Read an exclusive excerpt from Do Not Forsake Me 

In this excerpt Jake has been gravely wounded and Randy has been through the hell of thinking she was losing him. She is talking with a reporter who wants to write about Jake.

“Ma’am, if I may ask … how do you do it?” Jeff asks.

“You’re a mother, a grandmother, and wife to a man who has to be difficult to live with.”

Randy glanced at Jake’s guns lying on the table.

“No one understands my husband the way I do, Jeff. No one. I know every detail about his life, including when he was a little boy. I know how he thinks and what his needs are. I know how he suffers silently on the inside. That’s how I do it.” She wiped at her eyes.

“Jake has a good heart. He treats me with total devotion and respect, so no, he’s not difficult to live with. We’ve had some really bad times, a couple of them a big test of our marriage, but deep down I’ve always known how much Jake Harkner loves and needs me.”

She seemed to be in another world for the moment. “And years ago, not long after we’d met and then gone our separate ways, thinking it was best because he was a wanted man, Jake rode out of my life and I headed west to find my brother. The people I traveled with left me at a trading post when they thought I was dying from a snakebite, and the men at the trading post were … awful. I was in terrible pain, sure I was dying … and one day I heard Jake’s voice, felt him lift me into his arms and promise me he’d never let me out of his sight again. He’d tracked me down and come back for me. I remember how gentle he was when nursing me back from death, bathing me, feeding me, keeping me warm … and never once did he take advantage or touch me wrongly. I knew then all I needed to know about him. I fell totally, deeply, madly in love with the real Jake Harkner.”

Excerpt. ©Rosanne Bittner. Posted by arrangement with the publisher. All rights reserved.

 

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Book Info: 

Fate brought them together. His past may tear them apart.

Miranda Hayes’ life was changed the day she faced down infamous gunslinger Jake Harkner…and walked away with his heart. Their fates have been intertwined ever since. Hunted by the law, fleeing across a savage land, their desperate love flourished despite countless sorrows. Now, twenty-six years later, their family has finally found some measure of peace…balanced on the knife’s edge of danger.

Jake has spent his years as a U.S. Marshal atoning for sins, bringing law to the land he once terrorized. But no matter how hard he fights the demons of his brutal past, the old darkness still threatens to consume him. Only Miranda keeps the shadows at bay. But when outlaws looking for revenge strike a fatal blow, Jake risks losing the one woman who saw past his hard exterior and to the man inside.

He always knew there’d be the devil to pay. He just never realized he might not be the one to bear the ultimate price.

USA Today bestseller and award-winning novelist Rosanne Bittner is known as the “Queen of Western Historical Romance” for her thrilling love stories and historical authenticity. Her epic romances span the West—and are often based on Rosanne’s personal visits to each setting. She lives in Coloma, Michigan, with her husband and two sons.

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Meet the Author:

Rosanne BittnerUSA Today bestseller and award-winning novelist Rosanne Bittner is known as the “Queen of Western Historical Romance” for her thrilling love stories and historical authenticity. Her epic romances span the West—and are often based on Rosanne’s personal visits to each setting. She lives in Coloma, Michigan, with her husband and two sons.

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Web site: www.rosannebittner.com
Blog: www.rosannebittner.blogspot.com

 

 

 

 

36 Responses to “Spotlight & Giveaway: Do Not Forsake Me by Rosanne Bittner”

  1. Debbi Wellenstein

    I’ve always like Roseanne Bittner’s books-from the excerpt, I’m sure this will be no exception.

  2. Tanya Guthrie

    Love the excerpt! I like when books show that what the outside world sees about someone instead necessarily true or that it isn’t the part of them that matters.

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