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Blessed Assurance: Whispers of Love/Lost in His Love/Echoes of Mercy (Avon Inspire) [Paperback]

By Lyn Cote (Author)
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The "Blessed Assurance" saga--"Whispers of Love, Lost in His Love," and "Echoes of Mercy"--is now available for the first time in one edition. Three generations of women discover their destinies in these Rita Award-finalist historical dramas.

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In Whispers of Love, Civil War widow Jessie Wagstaff must fend for herself and her son. When a stranger, Lee Smith, befriends Jessie's son, even though she recognizes nine-year-old Linc's need for a father figure, she's reluctant to let a new man into their life. When the Great Chicago Fire blazes, every heart is pushed to its limits.

In Lost In His Love, Jessie's son Linc, a social activist and reporter, charms his way through the upper class of San Francisco to build much-needed support for his fight against child labor. His main target is Cecilia Jackson, a beautiful heiress who doesn't recognize the crucial part she plays in this dangerous exploitation. As the secrets of her family's dark past are exposed, Cecilia must revive her own wounded spirit and find the strength to lean on the never-failing love of Christ. But when the 1906 earthquake hits, everyone's faith will be put to the test.

In Echoes of Mercy, Meg Wagstaff challenges the racial barriers of 1920s New Orleans in order to prove that her childhood friend did not commit murder. The stubborn lawyer prosecuting the case, Gabriel St. Clair, is an authentic Southern gentleman who makes the mistake of underestimating Meg, both her tenacity and her charm. Despite their many differences, sparks begin to fly. But when Meg discovers the truth, will Gabe be able to protect her from those who can't afford to have justice prevail?

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Blessed Assurance: Whispers of Love/Lost in His Love/Echoes of Mercy (Avon Inspire) by Lyn Cote has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -

  • Library Journal - 11/01/2007 page 57

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Avon Inspire
Pages   528
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.02" Width: 5.34" Height: 1.23"
Weight:   0.85 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 2, 2007
Publisher   Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN  0061349941  
ISBN13  9780061349942  

Availability  0 units.

More About Lyn Cote

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Since her first Love Inspired romance debuted in 1998, Lyn Cote has written over 35 books. A RITA finalist and a Carol Award winner, Lyn writes contemporary romance and historical. Her brand is "Strong Women, Brave Stories." Visit her website/blog at http: // and find her on Facebook, GoodReads and Twitter.

Lyn Cote currently resides in the state of Iowa.

Lyn Cote has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Quaker Brides
  2. Texas: Star of Destiny

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Readers get a 3-in-1 bonus  Oct 30, 2007
Blessed Assurance is Avon Inspire's beautifully repackaged edition of three previously released titles by Lyn Cote: Whispers of Love; Lost in His Love; and Echoes of Mercy.

In Whispers of Love, Jessie Wagstaff works hard to provide for her young son and continue the ideals of racial equality her husband Will fought and died for during the Civil War. Lee Smith, running from the horrors he experienced during the war, is determined to honor the promise he made to Will before he died. But Lee is also determined to hide the truth of his past from everyone, including Jessie. Will it take the Great Chicago Fire to burn away the secrets between them and reveal that God has healing plans for their future?

In Lost in His Love, Linc Wagstaff settles in San Francisco, intent on using his journalism skills to continue the fight against child labor. His first goal is to meet heiress Cecilia Jackson, a woman who has no idea her inheritance contains many factories that exploit their workers. As the dark secrets of Cecilia's past are exposed and she works to begin a new life, Linc finds himself drawn to her in ways he hadn't intended. However, Cecilia's childhood has left scars and she never intends to marry. When the earthquake hits, will Cecilia learn to see past the hurt and begin to trust in both God's love and Linc's?

In Echoes of Mercy, Meg Wagstaff challenges the racial and social barriers of 1920's New Orleans to prove her childhood friend, Del Dubois, did not commit murder. The prosecuting attorney, Gabriel St. Clair, is a Southern gentleman who is shocked at Meg's modern ways. Sparks fly between Meg and Gabe, but they soon realize that their similar experiences during the World War unite them in ways stronger than their differences. As Meg's search for truth puts her in danger, will she be able to work together with Gabe against forces more interested in profit than justice?

Armchair Interviews says: Lyn Cote expertly weaves historical facts, cultural and social mores, and compelling characters into three stories you won't want to miss.
I love this book  Oct 3, 2007
I love the cover and i love all of these stories!! Great Job, Lyn!! Blessed Assurance is one of my favorites.
omnibus collection of three superb inspirational historical tales  Oct 2, 2007
"Whispers of Love". Several years have past since the Civil War made Jessie Wagstaff a single mother. She runs a Chicago boarding house as she raises her young son Linc. A new guest Lee Smith makes her feel uneasy as he seems too interested in her late husband's family and besides she feels attracted to him. However, when the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 threatens mother and daughter, Lee risks his life to keep them safe.

"Lost in His Love". In 1906 San Francisco social activist Linc Wagstaff demands the city outlaw child labor. To make his case stronger he investigates the Dickensian exploitation. During his inquiries he meets heiress Cecilia Jackson. As they fall in love, he holds her accountable for practices her trustees are doing to increase her wealth. Before they can confront one another, an earthquake devastates the city leaving everyone struggling to survive.

"Echoes of Mercy". Meg Wagstaff has returned to the States after spending time as a volunteer in France during the war. Her parents, Linc and Cecilia are elated she came back safe, but Meg learns her childhood friend Delman Dubois has been accused of murdering Mitch Kennedy by the New Orleans police. Meg refuses to believe Del would kill anyone so she travels to the city to prove her Negro friend is innocent. As Del faces racism that will gladly lynch him, Meg feels like a traitor as she is attracted to her opponent New Orleans Parish Attorney Gabriel St. Clair.

The omnibus collection of the three superb Wagstaff BLESSED ASSURANCE inspirational historical tales will elate fans of the genre as each era comes alive due to the strong lead couple and a deep support cast.

Harriet Klausner

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