Meant for Me

Meant for Me

by Lyn Cote

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Born at Carlyle Place, the plantation her family has held for over two hundred years, Chloe Kimball was raised to be the perfect Southern lady. Still, she resists being the prize that her parents--an ambitious society maven and an equally ambitious politician--war to control. Surprising even herself, she breaks free. America has just entered the First World War and Chloe learns how to make her own way in 1917 New York City--a place nothing like home.

Soon Chloe is swept up in the heady tides of change in the young 20th century. The NAACP moves forward in the midst of race riots, women's fight to gain the vote is at its peak. Chloe becomes the independent woman she never thought possible. But then the unexpected forces her to return home. Yet even in the South, the 1920's are roaring with flappers, speak-easies and the Charleston, and for a time Chloe loses her way--a reluctant member of the "Lost Generation" in postwar America.

She loved one man and lost him and now is pursued by another but will she ever be able to connect with the one she hopes could help her make sense of her life? As she recalls the woman she once was, she strives to become the woman she wants to be. Will she succeed?

The Carlyle Women-four generations, 
each facing the challenges of her time 
and each harboring her own painful secret~

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161827970
Publisher: Lyn Cote
Publication date: 09/28/2018
Series: The Carlyle Women , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 2,448
File size: 486 KB

About the Author

USA Today bestselling author, Lyn Cote has written over 45 books. A Romance Writers of America RITA finalist and an American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award winner, Lyn writes contemporary romance, romantic suspense and historical novels. No matter which kind of story, her brand “Strong Women, Brave Stories” comes through. Her most recent achievement is being added to Romance Writers of America’s Honor Roll for bestselling authors. She lives in a lakeside cottage the northwoods of Wisconsin with her comfy husband and two adorable cats. Visit her website/blog at and find her on Facebook, GoodReads and Twitter.


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Meant for Me 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Though the spontanity and rash acts by Chloe seemed bizzare, war does spawn desperate measures. In fact the reality of those times could make this story seem tame. I enjoyed seeing through the eyes of the characters WWI and the "twenties". Though it was fiction, there was good insight and a fascinating story that could easily have been true. Most of all I liked that the characters realized that God was the only one who could bring peace and meaning to their lives.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A read that once u begin, can not put down. I really like this author.
Anonymous 19 days ago
Good story
Anonymous 3 months ago
Great read!
Anonymous 5 months ago
Anonymous 6 months ago
Excellent story and highly recommended
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a thrilling come of ages story for both a young girl and America! What a coming of age for a young lady and America!
BrittanyMc More than 1 year ago
Meant for Me was a powerful novel that followed the turbulent life of a young lady named Chloe. I felt so sorry for Chloe and the way she had been raised. She may have had all of the earthly treasures available to a wealthy family, yet she was never truly loved by her parents. Something Chloe struggled with throughout the entire novel was the desire to escape. Many of her decisions were based on trying to escape some situation that was unpleasant. As Chloe tried to manage everything herself and ran away from things that were hard, she ended up with a whirlwind of ups and downs in her life. This was a very interesting and riveting novel that I would definitely recommend to historical fiction fans. (4.5 stars) I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
LizD1 More than 1 year ago
Meant For Me ( The Carlyle Women #1 ) By: Lyn Cote Meant For Me is book one in a new series by Lyn Cote in The Carlyle Women. I enjoyed the story it was well written and flowed smoothly. The characters were well developed. I really did not care for Chloe’s father. He was a man that like to control. Chloe loved and lost to the war. Will she ever break loose from her father and find her own way? Will she ever reconnect with her friend whom she seems to have lost . There were tears in my eyes most of the time while reading Meant For Me. This is a very heartwarming story that will touch your heart. I was given a complimentary copy of this book, but was not told that i had to give a positive review. All opinions are my own.
BMace More than 1 year ago
It's 1917 and freedom and equality were still seemingly elusive for many. How much would the Great War change their lives? Large plantations were still the same, only known by different names. Houses were run by black people who weren't slaves but neither were they treated as equals. Injustice for these folks was no different that for the poor. Unfortunately it was not much different for Chloe, whose parents, while very rich, saw her as another pawn to be moved wherever they wanted her. Finding the courage to leave home, Chloe thought she would find herself. Heartache, new experiences and finally being totally alone brought her to a crossroads. Would she finally find what she was looking for? I received this book from the author and all opinions are my own.