Winter's Secret

Winter's Secret

by Lyn Cote

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Some secrets chill to the bone....

Smashed heirlooms, ripped upholstery and rifled drawers-who is breaking into homes during a record-breaking snowy winter, vandalizing and stealing.

Whoever it is--is targeting the most vulnerable--the seniors of a small northwoods town. As the new sheriff, Rodd Durand, home again to small town Steadfast, Wisconsin, takes on the Snowmobile Burglar.

In the course of her duties, Wendy Carey, the home health nurse, discovers each new break-in and wants more than anything to stop him. The small town reels as the burglar eludes capture and steps up his crimes. A vindictive woman and a secret baby heighten the suspense. When Wendy and Rodd begin to fall in love, family complicates matters. But the real stumbling block to their love lies within. Can they break through their own insecurities over the past?

Welcome to Steadfast, Wisconsin, a small town whose people and mysteries you may never forget~

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014576673
Publisher: Lyn Cote
Publication date: 07/09/2012
Series: Northern Intrigue , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,154
File size: 349 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. Visit her website/blog at and find her on Facebook, GoodReads and Twitter..

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Winter's Secret (Northern Intrigue Series #1) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 47 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Proves bad language and sex is not necessary for exciting, compelling read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this...a little slow in some spots, and some of the characters you would have thought would be important didn't really develop, but otherwise a good story. Liked the suspense, the clean romance, and the faith factor. Would recommend. Review by CherishD
Anonymous 8 days ago
I'm with 04 September 2019 about the many errors taking away the joy of reading this book. The hymns and prayers are fine, though. I didn't finish this book. There are too many good writers out there.
Anonymous 12 days ago
I found so many errors in the book, a person can tell it was never edited. When I see so many errors, it takes the joy out of reading the book. I couldn't finish the book, as I would be marking up about every page, due to the lack of editing. If you don't mind the lack of editing & the okay storyline, then go for it. NOTE: The book mentions a lot of church going songs, prayers.
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Anonymous 4 months ago
Great story. Lml
Anonymous 4 months ago
I really enjoyed this Sadly whoever was responsible for proofreeding must have fallen asleep during the last quarter of the book because too many stupid mistakes started appearing (ie bam for barn). Alrhough a distraction it didn't detract from the storyline.
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JJY 9 months ago
Good suspense and intrigue! Rodd Durand is the new sheriff in town. He is trying to solve a string of break-ins at the rural homes of elderly residents. There have been no clues left at the scenes of the crime and since the residents were not home at the time, there are no witnesses. Wendy Carey is the county home health nurse. She is concerned about the impact of the break-ins on many of her patients who have been victims of the crime. When Sheriff Durand approaches her about a possible link between her patients and the timing of the break-ins, she is hurt that he would think she could be involved just because of her family's history in the community. It ends with a tiny cliffhanger – just enough to make you want to read the next book in the series but not take away from the enjoyable ending of this one. This is a well-written mystery with plenty of intrigue and suspense plus some clean romance to add to reading enjoyment.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Heartwarming with the joys of faith and small town values served with a mystery sauce.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I look forward to reading Christian books because I dislike detailed sex written in regular romance. However, this book had likeable characters for the most part, but one of the most boring drawn out plots. I have lived in the northern woods, and a lot more noise echoes through the trees and pastures. You can hear the snow mobiles & voices farther than the writer thinks.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very enjoyable read.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my first book from this author and I like her style. She weaves a great story and kept me turning the pages.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This novel is wonderfully written and completely engaging with one exception. God. I am a once catholic but currently leaning toward athiest. It was hard not to skip passages but i always try to finish whatever book I start. The characters are relatable and the police procedure is pretty spot on.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story line kept repeating the same thing in every chapter. Boy likes girl, no clues to catch the thief, trust in God. I almost quit reading each page to just go to last chapter to finish the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very well written. I will read more of this author 's books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story was ok, it didn't grab me and it was hard to finish sometimes.
MrsTina42MR More than 1 year ago
Winter’s Secret #1 Northern Intrigue by Lyn Cote Nurse Wendy Carey and Sheriff Rod Durand have their hands full as they try to figure out who is responsible for the strange, mysterious and increasingly dangerous happenings going on in their little community. Coupled with action, intrigue, romance and faith...learning to turn to God in all things and accepting His forgiveness, and interesting secondary characters; the harsh winter of Wisconsin is the perfect setting for this heartwarming story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story and well written