Re-released and FREE!
I have re-released View From the Sixth Floor: An Oswald Tale with a fabulous new cover designed by Rachel Bostwick. The book has been re-edited by Angela Bishop and there is a little new material added as well.
To celebrate the event and as a gift to my followers this new edition will be FREE on Amazon Kindle from December 20th through December 24th, 2015. If you have been thinking about reading this “fascinating” and “compelling” alternate history, romantic, suspense novel, this is the perfect time to get a copy.
With a 4.5 star Amazon rating it has been called “deeply satisfying”, “intriguing”, “unexpected”, and “brilliant”.
Why are strangers suddenly appearing in a sleepy North Carolina town asking about Lee Harvey Oswald? What do they have to do with widow Olivia Roberts? Why is her neighbor and friend Bill Horton so dead set against her traveling to Dallas, Texas? When she journeys from her North Carolina home to Dallas in search of answers to questions from November 22, 1963 she learns more than she ever expected.
“View from the Sixth Floor: An Oswald Tale” is a story of “what-ifs”? What if the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963 was a conspiracy? What if accused assassin Lee Harvey Oswald was innocent? What if someone knew the truth and could prove it? What if someone you trusted turned out to be hiding a secret so big it could change history?
This is a tale of friendship, love, political intrigue, and murder.This romantic thriller takes a fictional look at the JFK assassination. Suppose accused assassin Lee Harvey Oswald had lived to defend himself. Imagine if 50 years after the assassination someone stepped forward to reveal the truth of what happened that day. What if the assassination was a conspiracy and the impact of those revelations reached into the 21st century? This is the story of ordinary people caught up in extraordinary events; a tale of friendship, love, political intrigue, and murder. You’ll never look at your neighbors the same way.
#1 When George passed away Bill was there for me. It was Bill who sat there at George’s bedside as George said what would be his last words to us.
He was pretty doped up and most of what he said made no sense. He talked about hunting which wasn’t something he or Bill did. I remember his eyes being a little unfocused as he told Bill, “Some hunters never stop hunting. Sometimes they will go right into the bears den to pull him out when he’s hibernating.” Then George had looked from Bill to me and back. “Livvy is a good woman Bill. You can always trust her. But you watch out for her.”
I had put a finger to his lips and told him to hush. “You’re the one needs watching out for you old coot.” And he had smiled.
#2 Some of the older people got up to dance. I admit I was surprised when Bill got up, pulled me to my feet and we danced to an Elvis impersonator singing “Can’t Help Falling in Love”. I couldn’t remember the last time I had danced with a man. George didn’t care for dancing and other than our wedding and our son’s wedding I couldn’t think of a time we danced. I suppose it could have been awkward but Bill had become such a good friend it seemed natural. It helped that Bill was a pretty good dancer and easy to follow even for a rusty old girl like me.
#3 My friend Judy announced her daughter was getting married on New Year’s Eve, a little over three months away. Judy is a little high strung to begin with. Her husband had left years earlier and she had never remarried. In fact she seemed to have written men off altogether. It wasn’t so much that she was pining away for Butch; it was more like she no longer trusted men and would not put herself in a vulnerable position again. When George passed away she and I had become closer simply because we were the only unattached ladies in our group. Our friends had long since given up on finding a man for Judy but she commiserated with me when I would be set up.
#4 “I guess I noticed them about two weeks ago. I took Mitzi out for her last walk of the night and I saw the car parked about halfway down the street. I didn’t think much about it until I noticed it again a few nights later. Last week I had taken Mitzi’s leash off and instead of running up on the porch she took off down the street. Two men were standing by the car and it scared the heck out of me. One of them bent down and petted her and told her to go on home.” She took a long sip of her tea. “Livvy they never did or said anything suspicious really. But it made me real uncomfortable. You think they’re casing houses?”
#5 “Olivia, I don’t want you to think I was snooping. Last night when I looked through your luggage for your pajamas I… why do you have a gun?”
That was certainly not a question I’d anticipated and I had to laugh “Oh that! George bought that for us years ago. Normally I keep it in a gun safe. With all the strange things that have been happening I was afraid someone might break in and steal it so I stuck it in my suitcase. It’s perfectly legal.”
#6 He sat on the edge of the bed, pale, eyes half closed, an expression I couldn’t identify on his face. I just stood and stared at him. What could have happened in Dallas that had caused him to leave and never return? What was so terrible he wanted to run as far away as possible? Had he been there that day? Had he seen something terrible? More likely it had nothing to do with that November day. I was pretty sure if had been that day he would never have agreed to this trip.
By Gisela Hausmann Top Amazon Reviewer
“I really appreciated this book because it presented a few great concepts we don’t see too often.”
“Good going Elizabeth Horton Newton. If there were sixth stars I give them to you.”
By CMT Stibbe
“View From The Sixth Floor: An Oswald Tale” is one of the most fascinating books I’ve read this year.”
By Lexa Harpell
“I was enthralled with this new twist, which did not disappoint – the pace grew right to the end.”
“This book came as a surprise to me and I did not put it down till I finished it.”
“Author Elizabeth Horton-Newton poses real-life questions in View from the Sixth Floor. She gives room to one of the most popular conspiracy theories in American history by framing it inside a story that rings true.”
“The trip is thrilling and suspenseful, as reported above—a masterpiece.”
“This is one of the best historical books I have read in a while and will highly recommend…”