ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
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?
Learn more about Lyn and her books on her Website.
Desires of Her Heart is a historical romance that will hold the attention of most readers although it is a foregone conclusion that the young lady from New Orleans and the half-breed scout will end up together. The journey to that end is what makes for interesting reading.
Lyn Cote’s characters are an interesting crew. Dorritt, the heroine of this story, is a spunky, savvy young woman who has managed to lead the Kilbride party to the Texas territory while letting her inept step-father think he is in charge. The half Indian scout Quinn embodies all the good character traits of a real hero despite his inferior status in the eyes of most people. Other primary characters include Reva, a slave but Dorritt’s best friend; Jewell, Dorritt’s step-sister who is spoiled rotten and bitter toward Dorritt; Mr. Kilbride, Dorritt’s step-father, who has lost the family fortune but thinks life revolves around him; and Quinn’s friend Ash, a free mixed race black man.
To me, the number one theme of Desires of Her Heart is that skin color, background, social standing, or financial standing are of no consequence if not accompanied by moral character and faith.
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