Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Review - The Desires of Her Heart

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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

Historical fiction and a setting in Texas: I was intrigued by this from the get-go! As Texas is in its frontier days and "collecting" its six flags, folks such as Dorritt and her family forge their way west to start over. Trouble is, the laws of the young USA behind them across the river don't apply here in the land of vaqueros and missions and Comanches. And unfortunately, Dorritt's thick-headed stepfather thinks he is a law unto himself. This was a wonderful tale that illustrated the courage women such as Dorritt needed to have in these harsh times when women were not viewed much more highly than slaves. As survival becomes a priority, high society's mores and prejudicial biases must be scrutinized and compared to such qualities as faithfulness, honesty, sincerity and trust. This story reminded me that things are not so different today as people often put emphasis on the shallow exterior trappings that belie the true inner character of an individual.

Happy Reading!


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1 comment:

Skoots1moM said...

sounds like an good read...with interesting issues they have to work through...thanks for the review