Lyn Reviews Angela C Castillo’s Secondhand Secrets

Secondhand Secrets (Miss Main Street #1)Secondhand Secrets by Angela C. Castillo
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I have never read an Angela Castillo book before and was pleasantly surprised. So many of these books that have the young woman moving away from the big city to the small town of her family are cookie-cutter. This book was not. The heroine was believable and fresh as was her hero. The small town of Wimber, TX also developed as a distinct “personality” and the many other shop owners were varied and quirky but again believable. I enjoyed the “villainess”, the nosey Vera and the plot of the hidden “treasure.” So I recommend this book to those who enjoy a sweet romance with an interesting mystery.

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Lyn Reviews R. Allen Chappell’s Navajo Autumn

Navajo Autumn (A Navajo Nation Mystery #1)Navajo Autumn by R. Allen Chappell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was always a fan of Tony Hillerman. It was with a little hesitance that I downloaded this book but I was happy I did. The setting of the Navajo Reservation was familiar but this wasn’t a pale imitation. Without copying Hillerman’s style or characters, this book had the same authentic “feel.” The characters were definitely Navajo but also human with very real flaws and strengths. The plot was also sound and I liked that it ended on a hopeful note. Justice had been done. The cosmic balance restored with the defeat of evil.

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Help Lyn Choose Another FOUR Cover Models

It’s that time again! I am bringing out a four book series title, “Opposites Attract, A Clean Wholesome Romance in the Shadow of Mystery.” My cover artist likes to do the series all at once so I need your help choosing models again. Here are nine that I’ve chosen as possibles. Please let me know which ones “attract” your attention. Which ones make you want to read their stories? As usual I will be giving away a few $10 Amazon gift cards in a drawing from those who leave comments.

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Any Comments will be helpful. Which models evoke a response from you? Again, all commenters will be entered into a drawing for a few Amazon $10 gift cards. And if you’ve never left a comment, I will have to read and approve it so just check back (Hate Spammers!) Thanks-Lyn

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Tell Me About Your Winter and Perhaps Win an Ebook for Your KIndle

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Here is the view from my front windows, looking out at the frozen lake. What does it look like outside your window in winter? Are the hibiscus blooming? Or is your view similar to mine? What do you enjoy doing in winter? Is it different than what you do in summer or the same?  I wish I could say that I enjoyed winter sports-snowshoeing, cross country skiing, but I don’t. My winter sport is watching the snow fall, sitting by the fire (which I bring the wood in for!) and making rich delicious soups.

I usually make my soups by “taste” not recipe, but when we visited a local restaurant and ate their Creamy Chicken and Artichoke Soup, I had to have the recipe. Here’s the recipe link. Another way I cheer up my indoor winter is with snowmen! I don’t know why but the little guys with their cheery expressions make me smile. I have a collection of around twenty–all different sizes and construction that I put around the house. They make me smile! Here’s the grouping on my kitchen table. Don’t they make you smile?

 

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So tell me about your winter. And if you have a kindle, you might win a gift code to one of my ebooks. OK?–Lyn

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Lyn Reviews Marta Perry’s The Promised Amish Bride

4 Stars out of 5

The Promised Amish Bride (Brides of Lost Creek #3)The Promised Amish Bride by Marta Perry

Again I want you to know that Marta Perry is a dear friend, but that doesn’t mean I can’t write and honest review. An honestly this was another of Marta’s lovely, sweet but realistic Amish stories.

I say honest because unlike many “Amish” authors, she doesn’t sugar-coat the Amish. Her Amish characters are not perfect. They are flawed people who are trying to live a life pleasing to the Ordnung. Aaron “jumped the fence.” If you read Amish, you know what that means. 🙂 And now he has come home uncertain of his welcome.

Right away he meets the little girl who long ago had a crush on him in school. But now she’s Teacher Sally and a match for him in more ways than one. A story of family misunderstandings, pain and blessed reconciliation.

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Do You Have a Nook?

Have you heard Barnes and Noble is holding a free book sale now till the end of February? 

If you have a Nook or the Nook app on your laptop or tablet, you can now download a variety of books for free. Here is the link to this special promotion.

My own book Journey to Victory was chosen as one of the booksIn addition to getting the first book in a series free, 
the second one will be available for 25% off the regular price. 
That means Journey for Honor is a bargain too!
 
Book 1-FREE
To purchase click here.
BOOK 2 25% OFF!
To purchase, click here
There are two things you should know:
1-You must shop from the website 
www.bn.com, not your Nook. 
2-And you need the promot codes 
to be able to get the discounts
and here they are in caps.
 
NOOKBASHFREE to get Book 1 free
NOOKBASH25 to get Book 2 for 25% off
There are no limits to how many times these codes can be
 
So if you have a Nook or the Nook app (click here f
or the link to getting the app), get busy and SHOP!–Lyn Cote
 

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What’s the Most Romantic Book You’ve Ever Read?

What’s the Most Romantic Book You’ve Ever Read? Which and Why?

 

I’ve read many romances over the years, starting in high school with the late Georgette Heyer.  These are three of my favorites of hers. A twentieth century author, she “invented” the Regency Romance. I’ve read and re-read many of her romances. I think THE GRAND SOPHY is about my favorite and think it would make an amazing movie! Why doesn’t some smarty in Hollywood do that? ‘-) SO WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ROMANCE EITHER A BOOK OR TYPE? LIKE RANCH STORIES? HISTORICALS? AND WHICH ONE OR ONES ARE YOUR FAVES?–Lyn

The Convenient Marriage

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Frederica

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Frederica

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If you’re interested in more about Miss Heyer, here’s a link to her Goodreads author profile. Click here.

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Lyn Reviews Lorena Mccourtney’s Bestselling Ivy Malone Mystery

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Go, Ivy, Go! by Lorena McCourtney
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Another wonderful cozy mystery by Lorena McCourtney! This is the final story in the Braxton family vs Ivy Malone. And was there any doubt about who would prevail? Still the story is filled with twists and turns that left me guessing to the end!

And who but Ivy Malone could return to her home after years on the run only to find a body in her bathtub??? A story filled with true emotion and quirky characters and puzzle after puzzle —

and of course, ROMANCE! Mac finds he can’t do without his “ivy” fix. Highly recommend this whole series and the next one–The Mac and Ivy Mysteries!

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If you want to start at the beginning, here is INVISIBLE, book 1, which is free on kindle. click cover.

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A New Book Today!

Unexpected DestinationsSomething Old is New Again!

 

I have two historical novellas (For Sophia’s Heart and Winter Homecoming) that have been my hidden gems. I decided a new cover and a new title might let them shine. Thus I’ve paired them into a boxed set (the stories are connected by a mother and daughter), titled

UNEXPECTED DESTINATIONS.

And two for a bargain price. Originally the two novellas were priced at $2.99 each,

but the boxed set is $3.99 for both! If you haven’t subscribed to my newsletter, click here to do so and get a chance to win a free copy!

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For more info or to purchase, click here.

 

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Lyn Reviews an Edie Claire Christmas Mystery-a Fun One!z

Never Mess with Mistletoe (Leigh Koslow Mystery #10)

Never Mess with Mistletoe by Edie Claire
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Once again Edie Claire gifts us a book filled with quirky yet believable characters and all kinds of fun–and of course, a murder mystery. I had never before heard the work floribundas–the name of Leigh’s mother’s garden club. I loved each character–so engaging and hilarious! And one membere that wants her fellow Floribundas to help her along to her grave and the surprise when she actually ends up there! Of course, Edie Claire’s mystery has layers that must be peeled back to find out who murdered the victim and why. I can’t recommend this highly enough–if you enjoy cozy mysteries with quirky but lovable characters. If you do, this book’s for you!–Lyn

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