BLESSED ASSURANCE chronicles the lives of three
generations of the Wagstaff family. The backdrop of each
story is something significant in history, from the
Chicago fire to the San Francisco earthquake to
Prohibition, and through it all is the presence of racial
discrimination, as the Wagstaff family knows no color
boundaries. These events and struggles test their faith.
In WHISPERS OF LOVE, Jessie Wagstaff is a Civil War widow
who runs a boarding house in Chicago to support herself
and her son, Linc. Due to her upbringing with her
stepfather, she has no desire to remarry and subject Linc
to what she endured. She also has a calling to find a
doctor who will care for any person regardless of the
color of their skin. She has no medical training and uses
what skills she has to the best of her ability, but she
knows it is not enough. When two men come into her life,
she has to wonder if God has sent them. Will one of them
be the answer to her prayers?
In LOST IN HIS LOVE, widower Lincoln Wagstaff relocates
his family to San Francisco. He is social activist ready
to start a newspaper dedicated to injustice, and he needs
the help of a certain person. Cecilia Jackson is a young
orphaned debutante in the care of her aunt. Through some
unfortunate incidents, Cecilia is left without a
chaperone. Feeling her failure in society, she decides to
become a journalist for Linc's paper. When she sees the
cruelty of child labor and the filthy working conditions,
she vows to make a change. Will her heart be open for
In ECHOES OF MERCY, Meg Wagstaff finds herself traveling
to New Orleans to help her childhood friend, Del Dubois,
who has been charged with murder. Meg and Del have
recently returned from war torn France where each served
their country. Meg knows that Del would never murder
anyone, and that he is being used as a scapegoat because
of his color. The people of New Orleans, especially
District Attorney Gabriel St. Clair, are not a very
friendly bunch to a single, unchaperoned female. She is
well aware of the racial tension, but she will do anything
to prove Del's innocence. Will anyone help her?
Lyn Cote has created a wonderful inspirational trilogy.
Each story builds the foundation for the next. The reader
grows with the characters as we experience their pain,
their suffering, their helplessness, and their love.
Though the stories are filled with tragedy, there is the
absolute faith that God is in control even when everything
around them seems to be spinning out of their hands.
BLESSED ASSURANCE is a remarkable family saga, and a
fabulous inspirational tale.
In Whispers of Love, Civil War widow Jessie
Wagstaff must fend for herself and her son. When a stranger,
Lee Smith, befriends Jessie's son, even though she
recognizes nine-year-old Linc's need for a father figure,
she's reluctant to let a new man into their life. When the
Great Chicago Fire blazes, every heart is pushed to its
In Lost In His Love, Jessie's son
Linc, a social activist and reporter, charms his way through
the upper class of San Francisco to build much-needed
support for his fight against child labor. His main target
is Cecilia Jackson, a beautiful heiress who doesn't
recognize the crucial part she plays in this dangerous
exploitation. As the secrets of her family's dark past are
exposed, Cecilia must revive her own wounded spirit and find
the strength to lean on the never-failing love of Christ.
But when the 1906 earthquake hits, everyone's faith will be
put to the test.
In Echoes of Mercy, Meg
Wagstaff challenges the racial barriers of 1920s New Orleans
in order to prove that her childhood friend did not commit
murder. The stubborn lawyer prosecuting the case, Gabriel
St. Clair, is an authentic Southern gentleman who makes the
mistake of underestimating Meg, both her tenacity and her
charm. Despite their many differences, sparks begin to fly.
But when Meg discovers the truth, will Gabe be able to
protect her from those who can't afford to have justice