Thursday, June 17, 2021

Book Spotlight & Giveaway: Where He Leads by Lynne Lanning

Where He Leads JustRead Blog + Review Tour

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Where He Leads by Lynn Lanning, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


Where He Leads
Title: Where He Leads
Series: Desires of the Heart #1
Author: Lynne Lanning
Release Date: January 24, 2021
Genre: Christian, Historical/Western Romance 

By the age of 11, Lilly had suffered more horrific circumstances, than any adult should have to bear. She lost both of her parents and the only home she ever knew, then was forced to move away from her brothers and sisters. 

Why had God allowed all of this tragedy? 

Pa had found the perfect home for her before his death. Through her new family’s loving care and instruction, Lilly grew into a beautiful young lady, filled with compassion, intelligence, and having a strong faith in God. 

When she met Tommy, her heart flipped! How could she make all of the life lessons she had learned, her faith in God, and Tommy fit into God’s plan for her life? Was Tommy truly part of God’s plan for her? 

Tommy and his mother’s past brought possible danger to anyone close to them. Could Lilly put her family through that? Should she abandon Tommy and the feelings she had for him? Could prayer be the answer? 

With more circumstances beyond their control fighting against them, it seemed their troubles would never end. Would God allow her the Desires of her Heart? 

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Here, Lilly is being taken by her papa and two brothers to her new home.

The ride lasted about an hour and a half. During that time, Papa had told me and reminded me, how to act, be sure to behave myself, do as I’m told, keep going to school, and learn all the things that Sam and Daisy could teach me.

The closer we got, the more uncomfortable we got. The bumps in the road seemed worse, the squeaking of the buckboard seemed louder, my head started to ache, my stomach felt sick, my heart was pounding.

Finally, I couldn’t stand it any longer and I burst out, “Papa please! Please take me back home! I can stay with you. And then I can stay with Clara, she loves me! I’ll be grown before long, I’m already 11, and I will work! I will work really hard! Please! Please take me back home! I’m so far away from everybody here! Oh, Papa, I’m begging you!”

By this time I was in a full frenzy of tears. I was crying so hard, I could barely catch my breath.

No one said a word. Andrew and Matt just shook their heads and turned to look out at anything other than me.

Papa just looked straight ahead and said nothing.

For a moment I wondered if I had said anything out loud. Did I just think it? Didn’t anyone hear me? Then I looked at Papa, and I knew he had heard me. There was a tear running down his cheek.


Lynne Lanning

Lynne and her husband, Roger, live in the beautiful foothills of North Carolina. Enjoying the life of an artist/crafter, she nurtures three generations of creativity, encouraging the natural talents of her children and grandchildren. Her stories are full of romance and action mixed with humor and sass, encouraging her readers to identify with the characters while evoking emotion. Lynne enjoys canning and preserving fresh veggies that Roger grows in his amazing garden. She also has a passion for cooking, singing, reading and volunteer work at her church.

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(1) winner will receive a print copy of the Desires of the Heart series!

Where He Leads JustRead Giveaway

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  1. Sounds like my kind of series.

  2. Thank you so much!

  3. This is the kind of series I take out at the library.