The Desires of Her Heart
Texas: Star of Destiny Book 1
By Lyn Cote
(Avon Inspire, Paperback, 9780061373411, 320pp.)
Publication Date: February 2009
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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?
An award-winning author of both contemporary and historical inspirational romance, Lyn Cote is an active member of RWA and the American Christian Fiction Writers. A 2006 RITA Award finalist for Best Inspirational, as well as a finalist for the HOLT Medallion and the National Readers Choice Award, Lyn lives with her husband in Wisconsin.
“A tale of emancipating love—the kind that comes only by surrendering to the will of a higher Master. History, inspiration, and imagination at its best!”
-Kathy Herman, author of the Baxter, Seaport, and Phantom Hollow Series
“A galloping adventure of romance, historical drama, and intrigue.”
-Louise M. Gouge, author of Then Came Love
“With fast action and powerful emotions, Lyn Cote tells a story you’ll remember long after the last page.”
-Lorena McCourtney, author of Your Chariot Awaits
“A pitch-perfect historical Western.”
-Sandra Byrd, Christy Award-winning author of Let Them Eat Cake
“Will captivate historical romance readers.”