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Lynette Sowell is the award-winning author of over one dozen titles for Barbour Publishing. In 2009, Lynette was voted one of the favorite new authors by Heartsong Presents book club readers.
Her historical romance, All That Glitters, was a finalist in ACFW’s 2010 Carol Awards.
When Lynette’s not writing, she divides her time between editing medical reports and chasing down news stories for the Copperas Cove Leader-Press.
Lynette was born in Massachusetts, raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, but makes her home on the doorstep of the Texas hill country with her husband and a herd of cats who have them well-trained.
She loves reading, cooking, watching movies, and is always up for a Texas road trip.
You can find Lynette at her Facebook author page: https://www.facebook.com/lynettesowellauthor
But there is one stipulation: she must live and work in Gray House, a former whaling captain’s home, where the quilt is stored.
There she meets Army veteran Tom Pereira, the caretaker of Gray House, whose heart seems as hard as the rocky Massachusetts coastline.
Over the long-lit months as Kelly works to restore the quilt, she and Tom grow closer. And as she reads stories in a daily journal penned by Mary Gray, she learns the secrets of the quilt and Mary’s own sad tale of regret.
Then Tom learns secrets of his own family’s past, and both Tom and Kelly learn they are tied to Gray House in ways they never imagined.
Series: Quilts of Love (Book 13)
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Abingdon Press (December 17, 2013)
List Price: $12.99
I am so loving the Quilts of Love collection from Abingdon Press- I want them all!!!
Tempest’s Course is another favorite of mine from this series!
I love the way the author chose to tell this story in two different time periods and even though the historical side is mostly through the journals, readers still get a very deep look at what life was like through Mary Gray’s journal entries.
And of course, I love quilting aspect as well.
This story is unique and rich in history in the fact that Kelly Frost is restoring an old quilt and this has tons of symbolism that plays into Kelly and Tom’s past.
The way that Kelly and Tom meet is pretty funny.
I loved Tom as the leading man! He is so guarded and a bit of a loner, but I fell for him quickly too.
I also love that the story centers around this mysterious Gray House, a character in and of itself.
Connections, secrets, romance, mystery, history- it’s all here & I love it!!!
*****5/5 STARS HIGHLY RECOMMEND*****
Lynette Sowell‘s Tempest’s Course is the newest book in the Quilts of Love line, and Lynette is celebrating with a fun giveaway and joining Vannetta Chapman and Lisa Carter for the Quilts of Love “Christmas Bee” Facebook Party on December 10th!
One winner will receive:
A Kindle Fire HDX
Tempest’s Course by Lynette Sowell
The Christmas Quilt by Vannetta Chapman
Aloha Rose by Lisa Carter
But hurry, the giveaway ends on December 16th.
Winner will be announced on the Quilts of Love Facebook page on December 17th.
But wait! There’s more. RSVP for the “Christmas Bee” Facebook Party on December 10th and connect with the authors from the Quilts of Love series, Vannetta Chapman, Lisa Carter, and Lynette Sowell, for an evening of book chat, quilt trivia, and Christmas traditions and gifts, PLUS get an exclusive look at January’s Quilts of Love book!
So grab your copies of The Christmas Quilt, Aloha Rose, and Tempest’s Course and join Vannetta, Lisa, and Lynette on the evening of December 10th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven’t read the books, don’t let that stop you from coming!)