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August 29, 2017


Winter's Secret (Northern Intrigue, #1) SOME SECRETS -

Clean Wholesome Mystery and Romance
Northern Intrigue Series
Book One
Lyn Cote

Some secrets chill to the bone.  Smashed heirlooms, ripped upholstery and rifled drawers- who is breaking into homes during a record-breaking snowy winter, vandalizing and stealing?.  Whoever it is, is targeting the most vulnerable-the seniors of a small north woods town. As the new sheriff, Rodd Durand, home again to small town Steadfast, Wisconsin, takes on the Snowmobile Burglar.  In the course of her duties, Wendy Carey, the home health nurse, discovers each new break-in and wants more than anything to stop him. The small town reels as the burglars eludes capture and steps up his crimes.  A vindictive woman and a secret baby heighten the suspense. When Wendy and Rodd begin to fall in love, family complicates matters. But the real stumbling block to their love lies within. Can they break through their own insecurities over the past? Welcome to Steadfast, Wisconsin, a small town whose people and mysteries you may never forget--

LYN grew up loving books. Her favorite night of the week was Friday night, when the Bookmobile came to her neighborhood in Illinois. She’d spend those two hours chatting with the driver of the Bookmobile and the librarian and making the big decision of the week — which books to check out! In those distant days, children were limited in how many books they could check out. Lyn could only take home six a week — and there were so many to choose from. Her favorites were Cotton in my Sack by Lois Lenski, The Little House series and the One of a Kind Family series. Later, she discovered Georgette Heyer’s Regency romances!
This love of books led to a desire to write. Lyn won prizes in high school and college for her poetry and, not surprisingly, Lyn became a history and English teacher. When she became a mother, she gave up teaching, and while raising a son and a daughter, she began working on her first novel. Then she wrote her second and third. Long years of rejection followed — as it does for most writers. Finally in 1997, Lyn got "the call." Her first book, Never Alone, was chosen to appear in the first year of the new Love Inspired line. Lyn has written many articles on writing and the emerging Christian Booksellers Assoc. (CBA) fiction market. In 2006, Lyn's book, Chloe, is a finalist for the RWA's RITA, the highest award in the romance genre in the inspirational category.
Now, Lyn spends her days writing books that show the power of divine as well as human love. Her nest is empty and she and her real life hero, her husband, have more and more time to spend together in their home on a lake in the lovely north woods. And books are still dear to her heart.  author's site

 As you turn the pages, you are pushed closer to the edge of your chair.   Those pages won't turn fast enough.  Ms. Cote gives you a mix of romance, mystery, suspense at a good strong pace.  The setting is in Steadfast, Wisconsin, a small town.  You would think being a small town that things would be quiet. But during one of the worse winters they've had, their seniors are being vandalized and stolen from.  It seems to happen when they have become sick and need to spend time in the hospital..  The sheriff, Rodd Durand thinks things are a bit off when all of the homes that are broken into are homes that the town nurse has visited.  Clues are far between since the mode of transportation is a snowmobile.  Will Rodd and the nurse, Wendy, come together for the good of the town. To find the culprit and bring him to justice?  This isn't the only excitement that goes on.   A car accident, a baby and this wraps into a new mystery.  Both Wendy and Rodd have been trying to prove themselves to this town, trying to live down their pasts.  Will their new connection bring about a romance?   Just another great book from the author.   Don't miss this one.   There's something for everyone and the suspense builds as the pages turn.   Don't you want to know if Steadfast, Wisconsin will become safe again?   Will there be a romance in the future?  But wait,  is there any way that Wendy could be a part of what is happening during the dead of winter?  Read and find out!
I received a copy of this book from Lyn Cote, the author and voluntarily decided to review it.

I would give this book 5 STARS. 


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