Etch of a Promise

Book One of the Carpenter's Legacy series

by Ruby M. Holder



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/17/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 332
ISBN : 9781663229359
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 332
ISBN : 9781663229373
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 332
ISBN : 9781663229366

About the Book

Nicklaus, an apprentice carpenter, shuns involvement until he earns his Master certification. But his world turns upside down when he meets Maria and feels a strange urge to protect the grieving young woman. When they’re seen alone together, Nicklaus’s career is threatened by a Komitee investigation that questions his honor. Must he choose art over a future that might include lasting love? After an abusive past Maria rebelled. Now she’s not sure she can ever trust again. But everything changes when she becomes interested in a fun-loving journeyman who helps her accept herself. Can she conquer her fears and grow as a woman or risk everything for Nicklaus and his dreams? Etch of a Promise, inspired by the courage of European immigrants and Holder’s family stories, weaves 1880s German history and culture into a romantic tale of a wandering artist, a woman’s conflict with social injustice and the price of love.

About the Author

Ruby M Holder found her love of writing on the high school yearbook team. While raising five children, she wrote magazine articles, curated online content, blogged and earned a BA from the University of Alabama. She lives in Central TX with husband Bob, grandson Jakob, two goldens and a beardie. 7.28.22 Ruby M. Holder’s writing obsession began in high school, cataloging lyrics to top-forty songs. She’s been published in newspapers, magazines, and online while busy with a large family. Inspired by her genealogy, she writes intriguing historical fiction based on her ancestry. She and husband, Bob, enjoy the weather in Central Texas.