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Lyn Cote

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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, Ly

Lyn Asks the June Question

Every month I ask a question because I want to know what readers are thinking. So what’s my question for June, you may ask? Here it is:
Do you always finish a book whether you’re enjoying it or not? Or do you put it away? Or throw it against the wall? ‘-)What kinds of thing causes you to stop reading or dislike what you’re reading?
This should be very interesting to me as an author! I try to write b Read more of this blog post »
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“Anger tried to boil up higher inside her. She closed her eyes, praying for God’s peace. Human wrath was against the will of God and only gave Satan influence over a soul. Honor must leave these evil men to God’s justice.”
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“My mother is bold in her caused,” George said. “We have never had a runaway slave come to our door, but I too would help him. My mother and I were forced to leave North Carolina when we freed our slaves. The anger our former neighbors and friends turned on us told us much. When a person does what is right, it stirs the rage of those who will not turn from doing the same evil.”
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Lyn Gloria wrote: "Hello Lyn sounds like you are reading some good books, I read death on the orient express quite some time ago, may have to reread it as was a very good book. I have always been an avid reader and r..."

Yes, I have been upset by the new FAKE Poirot mysteries written by another author. Agatha Christie killed off Poirot in the 70's to prevent this but obviously this wish is not being respected.

message 47: by Gloria

Gloria Hello Lyn sounds like you are reading some good books, I read death on the orient express quite some time ago, may have to reread it as was a very good book. I have always been an avid reader and read across many genre. I usually always have a book close to hand. I picked up a Zane Grey book at age five, asked my father to help with the first sentence and then I was off reading and have been reading ever since. I loved the Little House by Wilder, Agatha Christie Anne of Green Gables Etc when I was younger. I wish you happy reading and writing and hope all goes well for you.

message 46: by Majenta

Majenta Hi, Lyn! Thanks for contacting me, Friend Request Accepted! Congratulations on your books! I hope you've had a great week and will enjoy a fine weekend. Happy reading, writing, and everything else. Blessings!

Best wishes from Majenta

message 45: by Lyn

Lyn C. wrote: "Hi Lyn,
Thank you for the friend invite. I am pleased to accept, as I am interested in following your reviews and checking out several of the titles you have read on your bookshelf, plus those you..."

Happy to connect! Let me know if you enjoy any of the books I've enjoyed!

message 44: by Karen

Karen Malena It's a pleasure to meet you, Lyn!

message 43: by Lyn

Lyn My pleasure! So glad to meet you.

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CP Hi Lyn! Thanks so much for the friendship! :)

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Jaree Francis

Free sample of the There's No Tomorrow

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Lyn Sarah wrote: "Thanks for adding me!"

My pleasure!

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Sarah Thanks for adding me!

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Lyn Abigail wrote: "I see that you are reading A Lasting Impression I finished it not long ago and LOVED it!"

Yes, Tamara's books are treats!

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Abigail Mitchell Thanks for adding me!

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Abigail Mitchell I see that you are reading A Lasting Impression I finished it not long ago and LOVED it!

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Angie H Thanks for the friend request Lyn!

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Lyn So glad you had a chance to enjoy the northwoods!

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Naomi Hey Lyn, Thanks for the friend request. I was just up in your neck of the woods not even a month ago!

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Lyn Glad to meet you too!

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Jayde Scott Thanks so much for adding me, Lyn.

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Jaree Francis Hello and a good weekend 2 u =D

- Jay

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Lyn Kingdom wrote: "Dear Lyn,

You have such a lovely page here at GoodReads. Keep up the great work.

Many blessings"

Thanks, sorry to be so late in replying.

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Kingdom Dear Lyn,

You have such a lovely page here at GoodReads. Keep up the great work.

Many blessings

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Mie Hi Lyn,
Thanks for your email. I am looking forward to reading your books I have on my to-read list:-)

Happy Reading!

message 26: by Lyn

Lyn My pleasure!

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Krista Hi Lyn, Thanks for adding me as a friend!

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Sharon Ellis Hi Texas Sister! Thanks for you friend invite! I live in the Dallas area and see you are in El Paso!
HI all of Lyn's friends too!
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Pheonix Thanks for requesting me as a friend!

Brigid ✩ Hi Lyn! Thanks for adding me as a friend. :) It's nice to meet you. Hey, I'm trying to get my book published. Do you have any advice? :]

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Lyn Jeannie wrote: "Lyn, I watched the new book trailer for Desires of her Heart and I think you did an awesome job! You go girl....I'm all about my Texas Sisters!

Thanks, Jeannie. Please tell your friends about my TX series!

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Lyn Rosemary wrote: "Lyn, thanks for the friend invitation. I share your love of history. Are you attending the Historical Novel Society conference in June?"
No, not this year. I really enjoyed the conference in Albany though. Have a great time!

message 19: by Rita

Rita Thanks for your friendship, Lyn!
All best wishes from Rome,

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Holly Jacobs Hi, Lyn! Thanks for friending me!


Rosemary Lyn, thanks for the friend invitation. I share your love of history. Are you attending the Historical Novel Society conference in June?

message 16: by Jeannie

Jeannie Faulkner Barber Lyn, I watched the new book trailer for Desires of her Heart and I think you did an awesome job! You go girl....I'm all about my Texas Sisters!

message 15: by Arash

Arash salut ma belle beauti, you are welcom to good reads, bisous macherie

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Maria Dear Lyn,

It would be my honor to be as your friend.
Thanks for adding me.


message 13: by Bradley

Bradley Hello Lyn, I hope you are having a good day! =)

Dreamsbane of Tamalor

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Cathy Bryant Thanks for adding me! Blessings! Cathy

Starlight Hi Lyn,

since you're helpin me out, will you check out the first chapter of my book and tell me what you think? i put it online so more people can tell me what they think. Thank you so much!

message 10: by Lyn

Lyn Same to you!

Stacy-Deanne Stacy-Deanne Hope your week is filled with happiness, positivity and inspiration!

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Beth Hi Lyn,
I'm always happy to befriend a fellow author!

Starlight gonna have ta say...Eragon. How about you?

Starlight Hi lyn!

SassyMama Hey, Lyn...thanks for the invite into your cirle of friends...congrats on your novels...hopefully I get a chance to check them out...looking forward to sharing chats, reviews and any/all recommendations...have a blessed rest of the weekend...Happy Reading & Writing :-)

Abbeville Press Hey Lyn, thanks for the add!

We do hope you check back with us for updates on our books and our exciting new online media!

message 3: by Starlight (last edited Jul 01, 2008 03:57PM)

Starlight Hi! It is one of my dreams to become a writer. I am so excited that I am friends with a real live author. I think I will read some of your books. I also am a fan of the little house books. Laura and her family are fun to read about.

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Liz Hey Lyn
Thanks for adding me
I enjoy reading your book's

Chel ♪ Hello Lyn
Thanks for adding me
I enjoyed reading your books
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