Hero Interview from Her Abundant Joy by Lyn Cote

» Posted on May 27, 2010 in Blog | 16 comments

This week I’m hosting Jill Elizabeth Nelson with Calculated Revenge and Lyn Cote with Her Abundant Joy. If you want to enter the drawings, please leave a comment on one of the post during the week with your email address. I will not enter you without an email address (my way to contact you if you win). If you don’t want to leave an email address, another way you can enter is to email me at margaretdaley@gmail.com. The drawings end Sunday (May 30th) evening.

Hero Interview from Her Abundant Joy by Lyn Cote:

1. Carson Quinn, tell me the most interesting thing about you. My family is different from almost every other Texas family I know. My mother and father, Dorritt and Quinn, raised me to judge people not by anything on the outside—not skin color, fancy or less than fancy clothing, speaking with an accent. I think they did right. But it made us different from others, a lot different.

2. What do you do for fun?
As a Texas Ranger for the past six years (1840-46), I haven’t had time for much fun. I guess the best part of the day is sitting by the campfire at night and relaxing with other Rangers. Even though most of us are lonely for home.

3. What do you put off doing because you dread it?
I really don’t put things off. Matters neglected just make for more trouble in the end.

4. What are you afraid of most in life?
I never talk about this but I’m afraid I’ll die in some skirmish with Mexicano bandidos or renegade Comanche and I’ll never know what it feels like to settle down, have a family, have someone to love.

5. What do you want out of life?
I want to have what my parents have—love, a place of my own, family and friends nearby and peace. Unfortunately the pattern for my life was set when I was only fourteen. I fought in the Texas Revolution and am still defending Texas.

6. What is the most important thing to you?
Protecting my home, Texas, and those I love.

7. Do you read books? If so, what is your favorite type of book?
I don’t get much time for reading. I like to read the Psalms of an evening or when I’m ranging on a Sunday far from any town or settlement. I especially love Psalm 37. My mother taught it to me when I could barely talk.

8. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
That I didn’t have to fight to help Texas survive. I regret all the men I’ve killed. And I wish that the Mexico Army hadn’t just crossed the Rio Grande. Now I must fight again—when I’ve just met a special woman. Her name’s Mariel. Sounds pretty, doesn’t it? Maybe I’ll never get the chance to find out if we could have loved one another.
Yet I’m trusting in the promised in Psalm 37: 37-39 and hoping that I will find peace in this world, not just the next.

Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.
But the transgressors shall be destroyed together: the end of the wicked shall be cut off.

But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: he is their strength in the time of trouble.


  1. Her Abundant Joy is a must read for me. Oh, and the cover art is awesome. I would love to win a copy!

    Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.


  2. This book looks great!


  3. Yes, I think the cover is fabulous! Carson is special hero to me. Hope you fall in love with him too.

  4. I would love to win a copy of Lyn's newest book. She is a great Author.

    I follow you on google also Lyn.

    May God bless


  5. I'd love to win a copy. The cover is great.

  6. That sounds wonderful, and I love the cover! Please enter me! Thanks!

    guitarista at iwon dot com

  7. I would love to win a copy of Her Abundant Joy. This is a wonderful series. Thank you.

  8. Both of these books look great.
    I would love to win a copy of either one.

    Lgordon (at)europa (dot) com

  9. Wow, anxious to read this book. These quality books, Love Inspired, Suspense and Historical are such a blessing. Wish I had started years ago writing, had the desire but didn't. These type of books would have been my choice because they bless those who read them. Juanita Wickey

  10. Another book I would love to read.


  11. what a beautiful book…and a lovely cover to match.

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  12. I've been waiting to read Her Abundant Joy for months after finishing the first two books in the Lyn's series. (Loved both of them.)

    Keeping my fingers crossed,
    Sherrie H.

  13. Two of my favorite authors together. Lyn quit fighting Texas – I loved Texas when I lived there for a year. Sometimes with I were back there.
    God bless both you ladies.
    jrs362 at hotmail dot com

  14. This sounds like a wonderful story and I love books set in Texas!


  15. Oh, I'd love to be included in Lyn's book giveaway this week. Thanks
    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  16. The cover of Her Abundant Joy is so sweet. I would love to win as this does sound like a book full of adventure, action and romance.

    Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

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