Her Abundant Joy
By Lyn Cote
Avon Inspire, Paperback, 9780061373428, 294pp.
Publication Date: June 2010
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In 1846, young widow Mariel survived the grueling voyage from Germany to start a new life in the "promised" land of ?Texas. Forced by circumstances to become a servant, Mariel is now determined to leave her harsh master. But how can a single woman face the frontier on her own?
Texas Ranger Carson Quinn is responsible for leading Mariel's party of German immigrants safely through dangerous Comanche-held territory. As he watches Mariel hold her head high in spite of everything, he knows he will do anything to protect her. But war is brewing: Mexico will not accept the U.S. annexation of the young Texas Republic without a fight. Honor bound to defend Texas, Carson's deepest longing is to lay down his rifle and forge a future with Mariel. As he struggles to determine God's path for him, Mariel watches the man she loves torn in two.
Will the tide of history keep them from giving their love a chance?
“A wonderfully satisfying finale to Lyn Cote’s fascinating saga of Texas history. Riveting, engaging, unpredictable, it brings to the forefront a frightened and vulnerable German immigrant and a Texas Ranger whose family survived the turbulent years by grace and grit, faith and fortune. Not to be missed!”
-Kathy Herman, author of the Phantom Hollow and Sophie Trace Trilogies
“Cote brings history to life in the way only the very finest historical author can do. She holds the reader spellbound from the book’s beginning until a totally unexpected ending. A beautiful love story and a forceful tale of inspiration.”
-Irene Brand, author of forty-five books, over 2 million copies in print
“Her Abundant Joy time-travels back to Texas statehood with Cote’s unmistakable knack for all things historical, enticing readers into a deftly told tale overflowing with courageous characters amid spectacular settings. A pleasure to read.”
-Lois Richer, author of Desert Rose
“An amazing history lesson merged with a wonderful love story. The Texas setting during the Mexican-American war shows a backdrop of drama and great sacrifice. Carson and Mariel’s story touched my heart. I highly recommend this book.”
-Lenora Worth, author of Mission: Bodyguard
“Lyn Cote casts memorable characters in the midst of American history in a way that is not only intriguing but also eye opening. I thoroughly enjoyed Mariel and Carson’s story of courage, perseverance, and faith.”
-Tamara Leigh, author of Leaving Carolina and Faking Grace
“A wonderful, page-turning adventure from beginning to end. I couldn’t put the book down. This entire series has a permanent place on my keeper shelf!”
-Roxanne Rustand, author of End Game
“Cote’s layered rendering of 1846 Texas provides readers with a wonderfully romantic plotline with a brave woman who aspires to love and be loved.”
-Romantic Times BOOKclub