Excerpt Friday – Hannah’s Vow

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From Author Pam Crooks  – Hannah’s Vow

 

hannah1HANNAH’S VOW is an Amazon Bestseller and rose to the ranks of Amazon’s #1 Western Romance AND #1 for Kindle Western Romance.  I’m honored to add this book to the TANGLED boxed set!

The set-up:
The book opens with the heroine, Hannah Benning, traveling to a notorious prison to do good works to avenge her sins.  The following is a brief look into the desperate thoughts of my unjustly accused hero, Quinn Landry, an inmate there:

 

 

EXCERPT:

A woman.

Her voice reached him through the darkness.  The silken sound filtered down from the grate above his cell.  Drifted over him.  Surrounded him.

He strained to hear more.  Words of concern, soft, edged in velvet.  And then, from the cell next to him, Sol hurling something at the grate, scaring her away.

The silence returned.  He sat very still, waiting, his mind working, always working.

Outsiders.

They knew about the graves.  That’s why they were here.

Sol began the code, the tap of his chains, one link against another, spreading the news of a woman in the house.  Down the line of cells, the inmates picked up the rhythm, and the tapping grew louder.

But he didn’t take part.  Not this time.

He would use her, this woman.

His fingers found the weakened link holding his own length of chains, the one he’d been saving for just this moment.  The muscles in his arms tightened, and the link inched apart, the chains gave way, and he was free.

The tapping increased in intensity, a smokescreen for what he was about to do.  He crawled to the darkest corner of his cell and clawed at the dirt, softened from the rest of the floor.  He withdrew the pair of broom handles, tied together with strips of cloth, and tested their strength.

He stood and studied the grate above him, knowing the handles would reach, that the chinks he’d made in the earthen walls provided the toeholds he’d need to climb up.

And out.

The woman.

Hannah.

She was his only chance.

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Winnie Griggs
Winnie Griggs is the author of Historical (and occasionally Contemporary) romances that focus on Small Towns, Big Hearts, Amazing Grace. She is also a list maker, a lover of dragonflies and holds an advanced degree in the art of procrastination.
Three of Winnie’s books have been nominated for the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award, and one of those nominations resulted in a win.
Winnie loves to hear from readers. You can connect with her on facebook at www.facebook.com/WinnieGriggs.Author or email her at winnie@winniegriggs.com.
Updated: April 16, 2014 — 6:04 pm

5 Comments

  1. Oh my, Winnie! I am definitely intrigued by Hannah’s Vow. I would love to read more and find out what Quinn has in store for Hannah. The cover is very moving. This book looks like a winner to me. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Pam, what a great excerpt! Love the tension, the suspense and the mystery. You’ve hooked me for sure. I just downloaded into my Kindle. Cannot wait to read. Congratulations on the wonderful Amazon rankings!!

  3. Sounds good. An intriguing excerpt. Will be checking this one out.
    Thanks for the excerpt.

  4. WOW, Winnie- sounds like you’ve got a great one here! My interest is surely spurred!

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