Sunday, October 9, 2011

with Lyn Cote

Welcome to the Barn Door Book Loft, Lyn!
Is there a story behind this book?

I like to set books in my home state of WI and I've used many familiar locales in the three books in my "New Friends Street" series for Love Inspired. I also like featured one of my favorite charities/missions, Habitat for Humanity, in this series. Each house is being built for a special family and by special people, special because of God's love for them.

What kind of books do you enjoy reading?
I love reading inspirational romance, especially Roxanne Rustand, Lenora Worth, Marta Perry, Val Hansen, Irene Brand and Gail Martin. I also like to read mysteries. Agatha Christie and Dorothy L Sayers are my faves there.

What's your favorite meal with family and friends?
I love to cook! I love to make comfort food like roast beef and gravy with mashed potatoes. (I always leave lumps so people don't ask-"Are these real?" :-)

Share a verse or Scripture passage with us that is special to you.
My life verse is Psalm 37: 4-5 ”Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. ”

I like this verse because it places the LORD first. If we put him first in our lives, our lives will flow toward him and bring with it blessings we can't imagine. And carry us through difficult times.

When is your next book due out and can you tell us about it?
Building a Family, out this month, is the final book in my "New Friends Street" series for Love Inspired. I've come up with a mix of characters of all ages and backgrounds that make me smile. And plenty of strong women carry the story along. My books always match my brand, "Strong Women, Brave Stories." My blog follows my brand also, featuring strong women and the stories they have lived and write. Earlier this year, I posted a complete book on my blog, 3 scenes a week Jan-July to get reader-feedback. I'll be bringing out that book, La Belle Christiane, later this month myself as a print and ebook. I may do this again. Check my blog in January 2012 and see if I find time!

You can purchase Building a Family from Amazon.

Lyn is giving away a copy of Building a Family. To be entered in the book giveaway, leave a comment. You can enter the book giveaway twice--once on each spotlight post.


marybelle said...

I certainly appreciate strong women in the stories I read. They often carry such a load with grace.

Judy said...

I love Lyn's books too! I'd love to win a copy of Building a Family. I do like the cover on this book!


Patsy said...

Hey Lyn (waving hand from goodreads). We all love your work!


wfnren said...

Thank you for hosting the giveaway for this great sounding book.


wfnren said...

Thank you for hosting the giveaway for this great sounding book.


Linda Kish said...

I would love to win a copy of this book.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

ann said...

This would be a book that I would enjoy reading - enter me please

amhengst at verizon dot net

lgm52 said...

Sounds great..would love to read this!

Jackie S. said...

I'd love to read Lyn's book...please enter me! Thanks.

Rebecca said...

Thank you so much for the chance to win this. This looks like a great book. I would love to win this. Thanks again.


Merry said...

I've enjoyed getting to know Lyn a bit more. I enjoy Lyn's books and several of her favorite authors.
worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

margie said...

I love Lyn's books and would love a chance to win a copy of Building A Family! Thanks! margie at mijares dot net

apple blossom said...

please add me to this giveaway thanks

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Lyn Cote said...

So many friends here! Sorry I'm just checking in now but dh in the hospital ER this weekend (ok now) and then daughter had broken tooth extracted today! No writing today.

Jo said...

What a beautiful cover! I would love to read this book.


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