Zina Abbott

My name is Robyn Echols. Zina Abbott is the pen name I use for my American historical romance novels. I’m a member of Women Writing the West, Western Writers of America, and American Night Writers Association. I currently live with my husband in California’s central valley near the “Gateway to Yosemite.”

I love to read, quilt, work with digital images on my photo editing program, and work on my own family history.

I am a blogger. In addition to my own blog, I blog for several group blogs including the Sweet Americana Sweethearts blog, which I started and administer.

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My Book Covers:

Will Virginia's vocation fill the empty spaced of her heart? 

     Virginia wanted nothing to do with the frontier until her vocation took her there.
     Avery wanted to be a published author until he wanted something more.  (Also Atwell Kin, Book 1)

Virginia's Vocation available on Amazon.

Is the man who arrived in town to take one of Diantha’s jobs away from her an enemy or her salvation? Can Hank succeed where before he failed? Buck comes back to Wildcat Ridge, but will the sassy, talkative redhead he can’t forget welcome him?

Diantha, is available on Amazon.
Charlie, it would be easier to stop the flow of the great Missouri and Kansas Rivers than to prevent the Americans from coming to Kansas.

      Will Charlie decide on a future with the white Americans, or will he fight the coming of the Americans by clinging to the past with the Kansa? Will he try to straddle both worlds?  (Atwell Kin, Prequel)

Charlie’s Choice is available on Amazon


After the mine disaster, is love the answer for two women when the horse auction brings men into town?

Nissa is available on Amazon.

Startling details from the past come to light, and the only person Eliza can turn to for help is Kit—if he is willing to risk his future to save her.


Will Otto’s offer still stand when trouble from Libby’s past catches up with her?
      (Also Atwell Kin, Book 3)

Otto's Offer available on Amazon.
The prequel to the Lockets & Lace series.
The back of the locket read “My heart is always with you.”

The Bavarian Jeweler is available without charge. Click on the book cover on the right sidebar.
Find all five Sweethearts of Jubilee Springs books on Amazon.

Running from hostile Indians attacking Salina, Kansas in 1862, feisty Kizzie runs into freighter Leander. He is as interested in her as his stallion is in her mare. Will the two joining forces to prevent the Fort Riley captain from requisitioning their prize horses for the cavalry seal an even bigger bargain with a kiss?  (Also Atwell Kin, Book 2)  Available on Amazon

Find the links to my Eastern Sierra Brides books on Amazon. Please CLICK HERE.


This heartwarming tale of a bleak Christmas set in 1873 Wyoming tells of the gift of second chances and a promise for a brighter future.  Available on Amazon  

      Intense stabbing tooth pain drives Sean Flood to see Doc Massey, the local dentist, but first has a run-in with a woman at the mercantile. That night, Sean meets the woman’s two sons and learns her secret. One boy declares his family’s poverty means he is too old for Christmas that year. Sean is a full-grown man and he’s not too old for Christmas. He not only plans to come bearing gifts to Christmas Eve dinner, but he knows exactly what gift he wants for himself.  
*Sweet Romance  Amazon


  1. Just love your books. I have read several of Zina Abbot books and find them enjoyable.