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Can love spark in the shadow of mystery and survive?
Yes, if hearts are open…but some hearts won’t open till the pressure becomes too great to resist. Lifelong girlfriends suffer crises: Who is hacking into sensitive medical center records? Stealing valuable antiques? And why has a father of twin boys disappeared?
The friends face these challenges and through them, each finds love, each believing hope abounds. And faith can face anything. If you enjoy page-turning suspenseful, deeply emotional and real-life stories with triumphant endings, this is for you.
“I loved this. Shed a few tears and a few smiles. Wonderful characters…both adults and children.”
“Truth and Love…books deal with real life circumstances and how God’s patience and love is manifested through His word and people…refreshing because it deals with love and imperfect people.”
Adopted a pet from the shelter? I have done both.
I told my mother once she must be on the lost animals list of good places to beg. She took in all kinds of strays. One year when I came home from college for Thanksgiving, I found that she had a little white lost poodle, five kittens that had been threatened with drowning, another cat that was threatened with being euthanized, and the coup de grace, my stepdad found a lost parakeet trying to eat birdseed in our backyard. That was just one time when our little house was full of strays. (Of course, my mother always kept a birdcage in the basement. Who doesn’t?)
PS: She put an ad in about the lost dog and the family came and picked it up. And an ad in the paper giving away the kittens and all five of them went to very happy children. She adopted the older cat and named him Smitty. He lived with her till he was 19. And the parakeet lasted until Smitty learned how to get the birdcage open, but on the bright side, the bird had an extra nine months of pampered living.
Now to my life as an easy-touch:
When I was just a young single, my mother dropped mature Professor off at my apartment. (I named him that because he was the smartest cat I’ve ever known!) He stayed with me for nine years before he passed away. Sheba also came to our door and lasted for several years. In Iowa, Shadow came to our door and within a month delivered five kittens. Shadow was the cat that grew up with my children and we still have very fond memories of the sweetest cat ever.
When we moved north, we found out that there are no strays in the woods because they are “delicacies” to many wild animals. So we were forced to go to the animal shelter and we chose Sadie and V-8. Then our daughter moved in with her cat Trixie, and then my mother-in-law passed away and we took in her cat Mutzie (Slovenian for Kitty).
Presently V-8 is here alone because the other three have been buried in our cat cemetery out back.V-8 is approximately 22 years old which is the equivalent of over 100 years in people years. So he is suffering from arthritis but it’s still one of the sweetest most laid-back cat I’ve ever had. We are waiting till he passes before we go to the shelter to get another two cats.
I am not happy without without a cat or two in the house. I do like dogs but our neighbors are very close and we have no sidewalks since we live in the woods and we have a lot of ice and snow in the winter so I don’t want to have to walk a dog. But I love it when dogs visit. So how do you get your pets? Have you ever taken in one who really needed a home? I’d love to hear your stories because each unexpected animal is so special.
PS: I cross-stitched the cat ormament for my daughter long ago.–Lyn
My clean romance mystery, UNCERTAIN SPRING, is on sale through March 30th for 99 cents! (Usually $3.99)
By starlight, a frantic dog leads Lois to a young woman lying in the snow, unconscious…
In the morning, the girl is diagnosed with a state of dis-associative fugue, a form of amnesia. No ID, no car, no clues. Taking in the nameless young woman and her dog, grandmother Lois finds an ally in the local vet, Dr. Jacob. Attraction sparks but isn’t falling in love only for the young?
And why isn’t anyone searching for the young woman? Or is someone?
Another suspenseful, heart-warming, second chance on love romance set on the rugged shore of Lake Superior by a USA Today bestselling author.
Beautiful shore, Dangerous seasons~
“A very enjoyable and encouraging story! Just enough suspense, family drama and romance to keep you anticipating where the story would take you. I love the characters, human and furry, and the setting is perfect!”
“I love this author! She wraps the story around you and you don’t want to stop until the end.”
Love is in the air… If you haven’t read my book Uncertain Spring, you can enter to win it on BookSweeps today — plus 35 heartwarming Inspirational Romances from a great collection of authors AND a brand new eReader 😀
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When you’re done, comment to let me know you’ve entered! I’ll be entering one commenter in a random drawing for a free copy of Uncertain Spring!
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“History relived before your eyes. Gripping, Rich with History and Love.”
Coming of age in 1960’s and 70’s, Leigh Sinclair faces all the challenges of that turbulent time—but falling for the wrong man brings Leigh consequences she never envisioned. She won’t make the same mistake again.
Then one day the worst Leigh could imagine happens. Can the new man in her life help her avoid this ending in tragedy? If you enjoy authentic history with a strong female lead, then you’ll relish this dramatic slice of history by an award-winning and USA Today best selling author.
The Carlyle Women-four generations, each facing the challenges of her time and each harboring her own painful secret~
What Readers Say:
“Like the other books in this series, Leigh’s story is a time-capsule of the 60’s and 70’s. You are transported to the Tidal Basin in DC “right up front” at the Martin Luther King “I have a dream” rally…”
“To Love Somebody is an amazing story! Leigh Sinclair is a woman of her time, independent, passionate about the issues she believes in… It’s an intense story with plenty of stirring events that showcase the turbulent time with the civil rights movement and the Vietnam War. It’s a story that captures the time perfectly, and Leigh and the things that happen to her are a compelling story. I highly recommend it.”
“Once again Lyn Cote handled the problems and fears of another generation of mothers and daughters fighting to do ‘their own thing.’…Lyn Cote handles the angst that each generation feels as they battle to be ‘heard.’”
If you subscribe to Kindle Umlimited, this book is free. But if not, it is on sale through Sunday the 20th for 99 cents and the $1.99 through Weds the 23rd.
This may be the only discout for a long time so take a look and make a decision fast!
Well, it’s that time again! I have a new book coming out this spring. AND GUESS WHAT? I need a new couple for the cover. DON’T FORGET–
1-I want to know which couple makes you look twice,
2-think whether you want to know their story.
So let me hear from you! One commenter will receive a free ebook! THANKS IN ADVANCE–Lyn
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To say that day was a mixed bag is putting it mildly.
February is my birth month (not telling you the year ‘-). The memory of my brithday many years ago when my kids were grade-schoolers always comes back to me around this time of year.
It was a Sunday, a wintry one in Iowa. The day began with the anguished meows of our cat Shadow, a mixed Siamese who was a stray we took in the year before. (I take after my mother who was on the strays’ list of soft touches. ‘-)
Anyway my son had picked her up and she tried to jump down but instead one of her claws had become stuck in his pajama shirt. It actually had pulled the “finger” out of its joint. I unhooked her and she literally writhed on the floor in pain. You can imagine my emotions. Our son was devastated so I didn’t scold him.
I called our vet hoping I could leave him a desperate message. Wonderfully he answered my call. We still had to get dressed and he said he was going to early church and would meet us in an hour at the office. So we dressed and dropped the children off at Sunday School and headed to the vet. Shadow was in terrible pain but in my arms, she suffered in silence.
At the vet’s office, the vet anesthestized her and pulled the ‘finger’ back into place.
But then he couldn’t revive her! I thought, Oh, Lord, please. Our son would be devastated if Shadow died because he picked her up.
The vet worked on her for FORTY-FIVE minutes, doing chest compressions and administering wake-up shots.
FINALLY, she started breathing on her own. The three of us visibly let out a breath of relief.
As you can imagine, I felt as if I’d run a hundred mile race and it was still mid-morning.
We left the vet’s office and started to go to get the children. As we approached a green light. Movement to my right caught my eye and I shouted, “STOP!”
Fortunately my husband didn’t hesitate. A white van sped through the red light and we would have been in a major accident. But we were safe.
Several feet on the other side of the intersection, the van driver realized what he had done and stopped. We drove home without stopping.
What a day for a birthday. I was drained.
The afternoon went quietly with homemade cards from my children and a gift from my husband.
After supper and clean-up, I told my husband that I was going to get into my long flannel winter nightie and when the kids went to bed, I was too.
He gave me a funny look.
About fifteen minutes after I’d sat down in the living room in my nightie, the doorbell rang. I thought, who is at the door after dark on a winter night?
A family in the neighborhood walked in and asked, “Are we the first?” At my husband’s nod, they shouted, “SURPRISE! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!”
TOTAL SHOCK describes my reaction. Before I could get up and run to change. More people crowded in. “SURPRISE! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!”
I gave up. My husband said, “You can see I really surprised her.”
Everyone laughed including me. After all, I would have been more exposed in my bathing suit than my neck to toe, grannie nightie.
So that was my most memorable birthday! So can you top that? (I sincerely hope not.:-) But this is the Question of the Month and I will be give a free ebook to one commenter. So tell me but PLEASE nothing tragic. My memory had a couple of tense moments but a happy ending. I LOVE HAPPY ENDINGS!!