30 August 2022

Forgotten Memories | Excerpt + Giveaway

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Some memories are best forgotten…

The Wyoming Territory is rife with lawlessness and disorder, something Annie Ledbetter and her parents discover when their wagon train is robbed. Seven years later, Annie settles into her lifelong dream as a teacher in the small town of Willow Falls. When she meets handsome rancher Caleb Eliason through a humorous misunderstanding, she is quickly drawn to his kind heart and charming smile.

Former outlaw Caleb Eliason embraces his chance at a fresh start. Gone are the days of robbing stagecoaches and wagon trains. When he falls in love with the new Willow Falls teacher, he doesn’t realize they’ve met before—under much different circumstances. When his past comes to light, will it put the growing love between them at risk?

Can forgiveness and redemption heal two broken hearts or will the past keep them from sharing a future?

Publisher: Maplebrook Publishing
Release Date: August 30, 2022



“Caleb’s here to take you to the ice cream social,” Charlotte announced, with hands on her hips.

“Thank you, Charlotte.”

“I still don’t understand why you can’t just ride with us. Pa is fixing to hitch up the team within the hour. We could all ride together.”

Annie crossed the room and framed Charlotte’s face in her hands. “My dear Charlotte, someday you will understand.”

“John Mark says it’s because Caleb fancies you.”

“John Mark says that, does he?” Annie attempted to hide her embarrassment from the younger girl.

What if what he said was true?

“Yes, he does, and as you know, John Mark thinks he knows positively everything about everything.”

Annie giggled. “Charlotte, I have grown quite fond of your resplendent sense of humor.”

“It’s true. John Mark does think Caleb fancies you and stares at you all wonderstruck during supper.”

“Wonderstruck? Surely John Mark has better things to do than examine the expressions of others at the supper table.”

“I don’t know, Miss Ledbetter. You know John Mark. He’s as meddlesome as they come.”

John Mark appeared in the doorway of the home. “Are you two gonna just stand there and talk women-folk nonsense or are you gonna come outside so we can go to the ice cream social?”

“Do you see what I mean, Miss Ledbetter?” Charlotte held a hand to her forehead. “Such nonsense I have never seen, except in my own brother. Whatever shall we do with him?”


Penny Zeller is known for her heartfelt stories of faith and her passion to impact lives for Christ through fiction. While she has had a love for writing since childhood, she began her adult writing career penning articles for national and regional publications on a wide variety of topics.

Today Penny is a multi-published author of numerous inspirational books. She is also a homeschool mom and a group fitness instructor. Her desire is to assist and nurture women into a closer relationship with Christ.

When Penny is not dreaming up new characters, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters and camping, hiking, canoeing, biking, reading, running, gardening, and playing volleyball.

She is represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of the Steve Laube Agency and loves to hear from her readers at her website.

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(1) winner will receive a signed copy of Forgotten Memories and a $25 Amazon gift card.

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight August 30, 2022 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on September 6, 2022. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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  1. Lovely cover and I enjoyed the excerpt, Forgotten Memoires sounds like a great romance for me to read!

    Thanks for sharing it with me and have a fantastic day!

  2. Anonymous30/8/22 14:13

    My kind of book.

  3. Hello Hallie! Thank you so much for being a part of the "Forgotten Memories" blog tour. Thank you for showcasing my book, providing an excerpt, and linking to the other book in the series (that was a fun surprise!) Have an enjoyable Memorial Day Weekend!

  4. Thank you for your kind words, Stormy!

  5. Thank you for stopping by, Marion!

  6. Thank you for being part of the blog tour for "Forgotten Memories". Enjoyed reading the excerpt and can't wait to dive into the whole story of Annie and Caleb’s story.
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  7. I look forward to reading this.