Lyn Reviews Zara Keane’s To Hatch a Thief

To Hatch a Thief (Movie Club Mysteries #1.5)To Hatch a Thief by Zara Keane
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Another delightful gem from Zara Keane! I love Whisper Island, Ireland–where else would the county club want chickens dressed like leprechauns to dance for them on Valentine’s Day??? What a hoot!
Of course there has to be a mystery–how about a missing diamond necklace? And you will NEVER GUESS where it’s finally found!
Great characters–great mysteries–great fun!
This is just a novella, but a delightful one! And only 99 cents!–Lyn

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Don’t miss the FALL INTO BOOKS GIVEAWAY! Over 100 authors have gotten together to offer free books to find new readers and gain followers on Bookbub. If you’re not a bookbub subscriber, why not? It’s a great free service that helps you find new authors you will love.

I don’t mind sharing my readers with other authors because there is NO WAY that I can write fast enough to keep up with your reading speed! You have nothing to lose and perhaps a few new favorite authors to gain. Be sure to look for Christian and sweet romance because all types of authors are participating. ENDS NEXT FRIDAY.

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Lyn Reviews Robin Lee Hatcher’s You’ll Think of Me

You'll Think of Me (Thunder Creek #1)

You’ll Think of Me by Robin Lee Hatcher
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I always enjoy Robin Lee Hatcher’s contemporary romances set in her native Idaho. This is such a sweet story of two hearts that need mending and a little girl who deserves a father’s love.

I love the small town atmosphere Robin creates (Yes, I know RLH-and I received this book for review but it’s my honest opinion.). Two characters, however, are hard to understand: Brooklyn’s father who would rather nurse a grudge and wallow in bitterness that love a daughter and granddaughter.

He’s kind of a poster child for how not to handle rejection. I kept wondering why Brooklyn’s mother left him–was he already a bitter man and that sent her on her way? And I always have trouble understanding a mother who will abandon her child. I know that has become more common but that does not speak well of the direction our society is moving. I’m sure the women who worked to gain women the vote and other rights never included the right to abandon children. But I digress.

The other character that was never explained to me was Brooklyn’s first husband. Why did he feel the need to run away with Brooklyn as a teen and then abandon her after they eloped? That secret is never revealed.

However this mystery and the bitter man did not ruin my enjoyment of this sweet mountain romance. If you pick it up and read it, you will be glad you did. I was!–Lyn

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A New Historical Series is on the way!





The Carlyle Women-four generations,

each facing the challenges of her time

and each harboring her own painful secret~

Here is the cover reveal for the first book,



Bred to be the perfect Southern belle,

Chloe faces the young 20th century

and becomes more than she ever imagined~


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Limited Time 99 cent Sale

on Journey to Respect is about to end!




It will return to $2.99 after Sept 5th FYI~-Lyn

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Lyn Reviews Marta Perry’s The Wedding Quilt Bride

The Wedding Quilt Bride (Brides of Lost Creek #2)The Wedding Quilt Bride by Marta Perry
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I must first say that Marta Perry is a very dear friend; however, that doesn’t mean I can’t write an honest review of her work. If I didn’t like her books, I wouldn’t review them. BUT I ALWAYS LIKE HER BOOKS! And this one is no exception. Her characters are primarily Amish of course in this story but they could have been anyone.

The conflict revolves around their pasts and what they “think” is true. Which turns out not to be as true as they thought. 🙂 Rebecca married in haste and has an unhappiness she won’t-can’t reveal and Daniel also carries false ideas. Fortunately God keeps pushing them out of their “comfort” areas (don’t think Amish have zones.’-) Anyway a sweet spirit-filled romance I enjoyed A LOT!

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Lyn Reviews Gretchen Sprague’s Murder in a Heat Wave

Murder in a Heat Wave (Martha Patterson, #3)Murder in a Heat Wave by Gretchen Sprague
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wandering through a local second-hand bookstore which was closing (Sigh…), I noticed this book and picked it up–intrigued by the title. I read the blurb and the first page and decided to buy if for 50 cents. After I read it, I was sorry, I hadn’t picked up the other two titles in the series. And looking Gretchen up online, I discovered that she died suddenly around 2004 and that was the end of her mysteries. That’s a lesson to all authors–WRITE FAST. None of us know how many books we will be able to finish. (I am taking my own advice. 🙂

ANYWAY- back to the book–I loved Martha Patterson, the amateur sleuth. I’ve never been to NYC but she made me comfortable in Greenwich Village, Her Village as she terms it. She drew me in with artful and convincing characters–all angry at the coop board –in the midst of one of those infrequent heat waves–THE AIR-CON broken at the worst of wrong times.

Then the head of the coop board is found dead in the apt next to Martha’s. And everyone wants to confide something in Martha–a calm, efficient retired lawyer. And of course, Martha discovers who the murderer is.

I like the steady pace of the mystery–not too fast, not too slow. And the tension was to my taste. I’m not into thrillers but I enjoy an interesting mystery with a competent sleuth with a supporting cast of intriguing suspects. Well done, Gretchen. Sorry we lost you too soon–Lyn Cote

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Limited Time Sale of Summer’s End!

Summer's End

Since we are nearing the SUMMER’S END, I decided to put book 3 of my “Northern Intrigue” series on sale for 99 cents-down from $3.99. This sale runs from Friday August 10 through Thursday August 16th. I will not be discounting this book for the foreseeable future. So act now and tell your friends! Such a deal! :-)–Lyn




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Cover Model #4 Choices–Then We’re Done!!!

This is the last one, the last cover model choice! This year. I know I’ve worked you all to the bone with all these cover models, but I promise I won’t be asking again for about another year.

This heroine’s story takes place during the First Gulf War 1990. So here is heroine #4’s choices:

Choice 1

Choice 1


Choice #2

Choice #3


Which one catches your eye? Snags your attention? Makes you want to know –What’s her story? Thanks–Lyn


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Cover Model Choice #3

Here’s #3 Model Cover Choice–Era 1960-1980’s. Remember I’m looking for the cover model that captures your attention and leads you into her story!

choice #1

Choice #1

Choice #2

Choice #2


Choice #3

Choice #3

So leave a comment and enter the random drawing for a gift card!–Lyn And Thanks!

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