Friday, April 11, 2014
Wildwood Creek: A Book Review
Allie Kirkland has always heard the call of her father's unfinished destiny. When she's offered a production assistant's job on a docudrama filming in the hills near Moses Lake, Texas, the dream of following in her director-father's footsteps suddenly seems within reach. The reenactment of the legendary frontier settlement of Wildwood is a first step into the film industry. A summer on set in the wilderness is a small price to pay for a dream.
But in 1861, the real Wildwood held dangerous realities. Town founder Harland Delavan held helpless residents, including young Irish schoolteacher Bonnie Rose, in an iron grip. Mysterious disappearances led to myths and legends still retold in the region's folk songs. Eventually, the entire site was found abandoned.
When filming begins, strange connections surface between Allie and the teacher who disappeared over a century ago, and everyone in Wildwood--including Blake Fulton, Allie's handsome neighbor on the film set--seems to be hiding secrets. Allie doesn't know whom she can trust. If she can't find the answers in time, history may repeat itself...with the most unthinkable results
You can read an excerpt of Wildwood Creek here, in PDF format
You can access discussion questions perfect for book clubs, here, in PDF format
About The Author:
is a popular inspirational speaker, magazine columnist, and national bestselling author of several books, including , and, which won the 2011 Carol Award for Women's Fiction. Lisa and her family live in central Texas. Visit www.lisawingate.com
The Moses Lake series has been a series that I have absolutely loved by Lisa Wingate. It drew me in from the first pages of book one, and now with book four it continues to capture my attention in ways only Wingate does. I was NOT disappointed with this book at all!
The writing was easy to read and was the perfect book to sit down and cozy up with a cup of tea and quilt. The characters of this series are definitely one of the many drawing points for me. They are real, fallible and raw. All who read this book will relate to at least one character for certain. Bonnie Rose being my fave over all.
With two storylines I was pleasantly surprised at how well they intermingled and kept my attention at the same time. This is not always the case in novels, but was done remarkably in Wildwood Creek. A great mystery and love story and I cannot wait to see what is next for author Lisa Wingate.
I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!
BUY IT: You can purchase Wildwood Creek at your favorite book retailer from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***