HER ABUNDANT JOY (Avon Inspire; Trade Paperback Original; On Sale: June 1, 2010; ISBN: 9780061373428; $12.99) is the third and final book of the Texas: Star of Destiny series, featuring a beautiful German immigrant trying to escape her painful past and find peace in the arms of a Texas Ranger.
It’s 1846 and Mariel, a beautiful young widow from Germany, has traveled tirelessly and survived the grueling voyage from her native country to stat a new life in Texas. After circumstances forced her to become a servant to a harsh master, Mariel is desperate to leave, but how can a single woman face the dangerous frontier alone?
Texas Ranger Carson Quinn safely leads the party of German immigrants, including Mariel, through the perilous southern Comanche-held territory. Of his charges, Mariel catches Carson’s
eye, and he admires her determination and strength, soon vowing that he will do what is necessary to protect her. Yet they soon find the area on the brink of war: The United States wants to annex the young Texas Republic and Mexico refuses to relinquish it without a fight. Carson’s allegiance to Texas means he will need to choose between defending his homeland and laying down his arms to start a life with Mariel.
Carson and Mariel must face the toughest fight of their lives. Will the tide of history keep them from giving their love a chance?
This final chapter in the Texas: Star of Destiny series will conclude one family’s journey to Texas and their struggle to stay in the land they now call home. Fans of the previous series’ titles, The Desires of Her Heart and Her Inheritance Forever, will not be disappointed.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
An award-winning author of both contemporary and historial romance, Lyn Cote is an active member of RWA and the American Christian fiction Wirters. A 2006 RITA Award finalist for Best Inspirational, as well as a finalist for the HOLT Medallion and the National Readers Choice Award, Lyn lives with her husband in Wisconsin.