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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Honor by Lyn Cote

Hey everyone!! I was up early for me today (6 instead of 7) so I decided I had better hurry up and get some reviewing for the delightful :) I got this book as an "extra" to try and test the author last was one of the best books I got! 

                                           *About The Author*
Lyn grew up loving books. Her favorite night of the week was Friday night, when the Bookmobile came to her neighborhood in Illinois. She’d spend those two hours chatting with the driver of the Bookmobile and the librarian and making the big decision of the week — which books to check out! In those distant days, children were limited in how many books they could check out. Lyn could only take home six a week — and there were so many to choose from. Her favorites were Cotton in my Sack by Lois Lenski, The Little House series and the One of a Kind Family series. Later, she discovered Georgette Heyer’s Regency romances!
          This love of books led to a desire to write. Lyn won prizes in high school and college for her poetry and, not surprisingly, Lyn became a history and English teacher. When she became a mother, she gave up teaching, and while raising a son and a daughter, she began working on her first novel. Then she wrote her second and third. Long years of rejection followed — as it does for most writers. Finally in 1997, Lyn got "the call." Her first book, Never Alone, was chosen to appear in the first year of the new Love Inspired line. Lyn has written many articles on writing and the emerging Christian Booksellers Assoc. (CBA) fiction market. In 2006, Lyn's book, Chloe, is a finalist for the RWA's RITA, the highest award in the romance genre in the inspirational category.
Now, Lyn spends her days writing books that show the power of divine as well as human love. Her nest is empty and she and her real life hero, her husband, have more and more time to spend together in their home on a lake in the lovely northwoods. And books are still dear to her heart.

                                                                     *Book Description*
Honor Penworthy know that as soon as her grandfather hands over his plantation, the first thing she'll do is free the precious slaves he's held captive there for too many years. In a shocking turn of events, plans change and Honor finds herself, one slave, and only 100 precious dollars to her name. Finding nowhere else to turn she finds herself at the mercy of a very distant relative...and her obstinate son, Samuel Cathwell. Will this deaf man ever realize she looks at him no differently because of his hearing?
Samuel Cathwell can't understand why Honor would accept his fool idea of marriage to a deaf man, but she does and there's no turning back now. Now, living on the open prairie, he senses she's hiding something from him. He's trying to trust but there's no denying the facts. When he follows her in the middle of the night he finally uncovers her secret. Will it draw them closer together, or will this dreaded secret rip them apart? And could Honor ever truly love a man not whole?                                                         
                                                   *What I liked*
I love how humble the characters are, particularly Honor. Her name is perfect for her as it fits everything she stands for. I also love her spirit in wanting to help the desperate people showing up at her door night after night and in trying to show her husband that he is every bit a worthy man despite his hearing. I love when Samuel finally gets that Honor truly loves him and that people don't think any less of him but more. The story is filled with twists and turns that keep you guessing but not enough to tire you plus it is a sweet story line.
                                                                  *What I didn't like*
First, I'll warn you. This story starts out pretty boringly, but DON'T let that stop you from reading it. It is a fantastic book with a bit of a slow start but definitely worth it! ;) At first I did not appreciate Samuel's attitude either with not wanting to help the slaves. There is also a bit of sadness in the book that some may not like but that I's what first drew Samuel and Honor together as people without Samuel's mood hanging over them too much.

                                                                       *My Rating*
           I give Honor...

5 stars!

                   *Why my rating is what it is*

Yesterday I told you that I usually reserve 5 star ratings for my favorite books in fiction. So yes, you may have guessed it, the very unique, interesting story line, great in-depth characters, and genuine compassion in this book make it a favorite. A must read, so happy to add it to my collection!

*Where to buy it*

This book is absolutely worth the $12 or $13 you'll pay for it at these places! Go buy it! Thanks to Tyndale and to providing it for me. Also, if you are a lover of books you HAVE to go check out the Tyndale Rewards site, where by sharing links, taking surveys, helping Tyndale, they in return give you a certain set of points to redeem books on their site!


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