Review: Winter’s Secret by Lyn Cote

Winter's Secret Winter’s Secret is a story about letting God have control. Both of the main characters struggle with an aspect of this. Rodd struggles to turn to God for the everyday things in life and Wendy struggles to accept the fact that God does not hold the past sins of her family members against her. Rodd and Wendy are a complex couple. I liked them, but felt sorry for them as they struggled to work through events that caused them pain.

This book has an exciting mystery to solve and interesting side characters that made the community truly feel real to me. And the author did a great job of making me feel immersed in the harsh winter of northern Wisconsin. I enjoyed the twists and turns in this book. The mystery was not easily solvable and kept me guessing all of the way through it. This was a very enjoyable story. (4 stars)

I received this book from the author. I was not required to write a review, but happily do so.


Winter's Secret

Sheriff Rod Durand is desperate to solve the snowmobile burglaries. As the one link to the crimes against the elderly, Wendy Carey is determined to risk anything to protect those she loves. As they follow the thief’s trail, Rod and Wendy discover much more than they bargained for. First book in a 3 book series.



In 1997, Lyn Cote’s first book, Never Alone, was chosen for the “new” Love Inspired romance line. Since then, Lyn has had over thirty-five novels published. In 2006 Lyn’s book, Chloe, was a finalist for the RITA, and her book Her Patchwork Family was a finalist for the Carol Award in 2010 and Her Healing Ways won in 2011. These are two of the highest awards in the romance genre.

Lyn’s brand “Strong Women, Brave Stories,” always includes three elements: a strong heroine who is a passionate participant in her times, authentic historical detail and a multicultural cast of characters. Lyn also features stories of strong women both from real life and true to life fiction on her blog.

Lyn also can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Goodreads. Drop by and “friend or follow” her. Now living her dream of writing books at her lake cottage in northern Wisconsin, Lyn hopes her books show the power of divine as well as human love.


About Brittany

I am a homeschooling mother of four children. I am an avid reader and have been for as long as I can remember. I truly enjoy reading and reviewing books I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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