April 3, 2014

Wildwood Creek

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If you’ve read any of Lisa Wingate’s books, then you already know this read will be fabulous. For those of you who aren’t acquainted with Moses Lake, or Ms. Wingate’s well-crafted characters…well, you’re in for a treat.

Wildwood Creek is a beautiful blend of historical and contemporary fiction.

The contemporary slices of this book are told from Allie Kirkland’s point of view. She is a likeable, compelling character and her modern family dilemmas are easy to relate to. Her strengths and flaws make her a well-rounded character. She communicates with others in such a believable way that I feel I know her. I empathized with her struggles and rooted for her to overcome them.

Though times were very different in the mid 1800s, I’m able to place myself there, empathizing with Bonnie Rose, and relating to her fears and triumphs. Bonnie Rose endured horrid things in the past, making her vulnerable, yet determined. She’s a strong, memorable character and totally stole my heart.

I adore how these two characters and their stories are weaved together. One life is intertwined with another in ways never imagined, providing the reader with a stunning tapestry of the mystery, romance, and adventure of life and love.
In short—I loved this book. Lisa Wingate is a gifted writer, creating potent, memorable, beloved characters that I cherish. I miss them when I end each book.

Cover: Love it
Title: Love it
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Pages: 384
Pace: Steady
First Lines (prologue): I imagine the words as he's looking at me, hear the echo as he spies Maggie outside the door. It troubles me not so much for myself, but for my sister. …

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a Review Copy. I was not required to write a positive review. The options I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

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