THE AUTHOR: Lisa Wingate
I am a dog lover, and this book makes me feel like I have been licked by four round, precious puppies at the same time.
Lisa Wingate writes books that are good for the soul. She is an outstanding Christian talent, and I love her subtle approach to showing how God affects our lives.
Our main character, Heather, is a 34-year-old career business woman — an architect. She is devoted to her job and works long hours moving up the corporate ladder until she is her boss’ so-called “second-hand man.”
Heather has worked diligently on a deal to sell her family’s old home place on Moses Lake, and Richard, her boyfriend, has brokered a deal for an exorbitant amount of money that will greatly benefit her family. The deal is on the table for one week, but her flighty, artsy mother, who is supposed to come to Seattle to sign the papers, doesn’t show. Heather is frustrated beyond belief, and she ends up headed back to her family and to Moses Lake before the deal falls through.
Heather finds not only her family, but many, many memories in Moses Lake. She immediately feels that she isn’t wanted there, and becomes more and more certain that something is up. But her family offers no clues, and she is totally baffled by their attitude and secrecy.
While home, Heather meets up with a guy from high school, Blaine Underhill, who was the proverbial quarterback of the football team. You learn that she was a defiant teenager and didn’t even try to fit into Moses Lake life when she was living there. But she secretly had a crush on Blaine, who is now the town’s banker and as handsome as ever.
Lisa Wingate has outdone herself in “Blue Moon Bay.” The writing is seamless and her quotes and/or scriptures at the beginning of each chapter are wonderfully appropriate. She is a natural born storyteller as even her first grade teacher knew. She told Lisa “to keep her pencil moving with her imagination,” and thank goodness she has.
This book is full of hometown fun and filled with mystery and suspense. I was so mesmerized with it that I sat and read it in a day. I could not wait to see what happened next and I think that you will feel the same way.
I have had the privilege of meeting Lisa and hearing her speak — I think that she is a wonderful, Christian woman. According to her bio you can learn more about her and her many books by going to www.lisawingate.com. There you can sign up for Lisa’s latest contest, read her blog and excerpts from her novels, get writing tips, and especially contact Lisa personally.
This book deals with family, relationships and love. I can still feel the breeze off the lake right now, and I enthusiastically give “Blue Moon Bay” 4.5 tiaras. If you enjoy excitement and a good time, this book is a perfect choice because your heart and soul will be uplifted by reading it.
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Blessings, and happy paddling away on the lake!
Buice, a Carrollton resident, writes a weekly book review for the Times-Georgian. anitabook.com