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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

The Desires of Her Heart by Lyn Cote is up on CFBA!

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Desires Of Her Heart

Avon Inspire (February 10, 2009)


Lyn Cote


Lyn Cote married her real-life hero and was blessed with a son and daughter. She loves game shows, knitting, cooking, and eating! She and her husband live on a beautiful lake in the northwoods of Wisconsin. Now that the children have moved out, she indulges three cats: V-8 (for the engine, not the juice), Sadie, and Tricksey. In the summer, she writes using her laptop on her porch overlooking the lake. And in the winter, she sits by the fireplace her husband installed with the help of a good neighbor during their first winter at the lake.

Lyn's inspirational novels feature American women who step up to the challenges of their times and succeed in remaining true to the values of liberty and justice for all. The story of America is one of many nationalities and races coming together to forge our one nation under God, and Lyn's novels reflect this with accurate historical detail, always providing the ring of authenticity. Strong Women, Brave Stories.


A New Orleans lady and a half-breed frontiersman become unlikely allies as they travel the wilds of texas.

In 1821, when circumstances make it impossible for her to remain in New Orleans, Dorritt and her family head west to join Stephen Austin's settlement and recoup their fortune in Texas.

Quinn is a man of the frontier who has made a name for himself as a peerless scout. But as he and Dorritt's party begin a grueling trek across untamed Texas, the success of their journey is in grave doubt. Mexico has broken with the Spanish Crown, and armies from both countries—plus marauding Comanches—roam the pine forests and prairies. And one of the party is plotting destruction.

Now, with their lives joined in a virgin land fraught with peril, can Dorritt and Quinn put all their trust in God and receive the desires of their hearts?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Desires Of Her Heart, go HERE

My thoughts:

This story kind of ebbs and flows. Sometimes I felt nearly breathless wanting to find out what happens next, then other times it slowed down and it was harder to get back in to. I'm at a slow spot right now about halfway through the book. I hate slow spots. The romantic tension is yummy, though. I'm wanting to know how the woman ends up with the guy who society says she can't love because she's white and he is only half white. And her dad is horrible. So is her sister. Sheesh. Anyway, the author's writing is a bit clunky at times, too, so I have to reread some sentences. And there is a bit of head-hopping here and there, but not a ton like in some romance novels. At any rate, I hope to finish this one. It's good, but not great. We'll see. I will post a review when I can if I finish it.

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