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Review and Giveaway: Wildwood Creek by Lisa Wingate March 3, 2014

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Wildwood Creek


Lisa Wingate


With love and loss tangled together, how was she to know where her life would lead?

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.

My thoughts and giveaway:

Wow. This book is amazing.

We are immediately drawn into the life of Bonnie Rose (O’Brian) and the mystery surrounding her and her little sister. Lisa does a great job of feeding the reader bits and pieces of what happened to Bonnie Rose but never giving you the whole bite all at once. This is perfect and kept me fully engaged.

In this book we are bouncing back and forth between Bonnie Rose’s story in the past to Allie Kirkland’s story in the present.

Again, with Allie you are receiving bits and pieces of this back story, just enough to keep you wanting more. Allie is working on a set that will be reenacting Bonnie Rose’s story. Even Allie doesn’t know the story so nothing is given away.

I found the set up that Lisa (the author) did with this book very good. Each story builds into the other. It’s like getting pieces of the puzzle. You know when you are putting together a puzzle and you are search for that one piece and you find it? You have that “Ah-ha” moment. Every chapter is like an ah-ha moment.

There’s also some romance too. Bonnie Rose meets a kind captain on the boat that takes her to Wildwood Creek. She leaves him and I am hoping he will come to her rescue at some point in the book.

With Allie there is the mysterious cowboy that I want her to get to know better.

Yes, this books has all the ingredients of a excellent read.

Grab your copy at your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes and Noble,, Deeper Shopping or Books-A-Million.

Or win a copy by leaving a comment by March 9th at 5:00 pm. (U.S. residents only)

Visit Lisa’s website here.

A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


13 Responses to “Review and Giveaway: Wildwood Creek by Lisa Wingate”

  1. Patty H Says:

    Sounds like a very interesting read. I’m not familiar with Lisa’s writing… I’ve seen her name around, but looking at her Amazon page I don’t think I’ve read any of her books.

  2. Amyc Says:

    Sounds like a fabulous read! I haven’t read anything by Lisa but heard good things about her writing.

  3. I like these two-generation stories ~ would love to win. I enjoyed the two-Jane story in Lady in Waiting by Susan Meissner and A Promise Kept by Robin Lee Hatcher. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

  4. Hi Melissa. I like the cover, and title of this book. And the story sounds like one that would keep you on your toes. Story of two women. Yes, I would love to win it. Thanks for the chance. Maxie

  5. OOOH I love how this has a mix of modern and history. Looks like it will make for a great story! Thank you for sharing!


  6. Really interesting 2 different time periods…
    Sounds like a great book
    God bless u

  7. Katie J. Says:

    Sounds like a great book to read. I’d love the opporturnity to read this one.

  8. Michelle Says:

    I really am excited about this booK!

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