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THE DESIRES OF HER HEART
LYN COTE
ISBN #978-0-06-137341-1
February 2009
Avon Inspire
10 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022
Trade Paperback
$12.99
306 Pages
Historical/Inspirational Romance
Rating: 3 Cups

Dorritt is twenty five and considered a spinster by New Orleans society, where her younger sister is a belle. She does not want to marry without love. She runs the family plantation.

Quinn is half Cherokee and half white and not well educated, though very handsome and intelligent. He is a scout and wants to settle and raise horses and cattle in the new country known as Texas.

Dorritt’s stepfather is a terrible gambler and because neither she nor her sister attracted a rich husband, they are forced to travel to Texas to start over. The half Cherokee scout Quinn is as attracted to Dorritt as she is to him, but he feels unworthy. The trip to Texas is a perilous one that will either challenge or confirm one’s faith in God.

Though the theme is a familiar one, the author gives it a fresh twist. The author is a master at describing both people and settings, and the plot is exciting and romantic. I found myself empathizing with Dorritt and her tribulations; I wanted to dump her sister and stepfather in the river myself. She is a very complex and admirable character. I am very unfamiliar with this period and was fascinated with it.

Maura
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