Winter's Secret

Winter's Secret Summary

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~

Book Reviews

MOM(mom of a Marine)

Great!5 star

Belonging to a motley crew of a family, this story hit home. Learning to lean on God, and loving and forgiving is most important.55

chilly in Maine

Beautiful Story5 star

The story was well written with moments of joy and sadness. Flows perfectly, keeping my attention. I really enjoyed this book.55


Excellent read5 star

Winter’s Secret is Lyn Cote's suspenseful mystery about a serial burglar who preys on vulnerable elderly people during a very cold and snowy Winter. In fact, the criminal has been dubbed the Snowmobile Burglar. A skilled nurse, Wendy,must work with Sheriff Rodd in order to acquire clues, and protect her elderly patients, until the complicated case is solved. Will they be able to put aside the tension in their relationship for the sake of the victims, and will they be able to even become friends - or more? With my many years as a Victim Advocate in a prosecutor's office, I appreciate the inclusion of the perspective of the innocent, vulnerable VICTIMS and how the vicrtimization affects their lives, emotions and even physical health. Lyn Cote does a great job of developing characters and relationships, and also isn't preachy - which is especially a blessing at this time of political inundation.. The only issue about which I disagreeed with was Wendy's perception of the confrontation of a believer's continuing evil deeds and words, and sowing of division. I do not see that as "allowing evil" in; the evil was the woman's continuing hateful behavior. Confronation is sometimes necessary. In fact, most people will never change if not confronted. However, there are Biblical principles (Matthew 18, Galatians 6) to follow when one does this, but it actually is a means of helping the straying person (James 5)! At any rate, I will definitely be looking for more books by Cote in the near future.55

Mel bookworm

Winter’s Secret5 star

Sweet story.55


Very good!5 star

Great characters and the story kept me guessing55


Winter’s Secret5 star

THS intriguing, inspiring novel gets 5 stars from me. DEFINITELY RECOMMEND IT !!!!!55


A great read5 star

I really enjoyed reading this book. The characters were well developed and the story was interesting and fun to read. I like that it is a clean mystery and romance story. I find that the references about God and Bible quotes can help me in my own Christian journey, especially when I come across a verse that has helped me in the past. It never hurts to be reminded of God’s love for us and best of all I now have a new author to read and follow.55

Phantom Reader

Nice read but too heavy on the religion4 star

A clean read and overall good story. However, the continuous religious references became daunting and preachy.45

Ky. Bill

Winters Secret4 star

This is an interesting comfortable read—even for an older guy. I enjoyed it.45


Winters Secret5 star

Well-written story about a small community. Great characters, mysterious break-ins and a sweet love story. I want to read more of Lyn Cotes’ books.55

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