Monday, February 27, 2012

Blue Moon Bay



Every Once in a Blue Moon Your Heart Waits at a Crossroads

For Seattle architect Heather Hampton, a trip back to tiny Moses Lake, Texas, is hardly in the plan. Yet because a promotion hinges on the sale of the family farmland, Heather heads to the last place she ever wanted to go. She's determined to return home, signed contract in hand, the next day.

But the currents of Moses Lake take visitors on unexpected journeys. As Heather's stay lengthens, she discovers a family steeped in secrets and an unexpected connection to local banker Blaine Underhill, despite his opposition to Heather's project. With each new revelation and question, Heather can't help but wonder if the handsome banker--and the family she has come to know again--are crooks or crusaders. Somehow she must find out the truth before she loses everything she has worked for and everything she's found on the shores of Moses Lake.

My Review:

Riveting drama told in first person. This book is layer-deep in plot and character development. Complicated and moving with an unexpected thread of suspense that had me skimming ahead in my urgent need to find out what happened.

Rich in life lessons, I found myself as moved by wonderful pieces of wisdom as Heather was. In fact, I struggled even as she struggled through her emotionally skewed past. I marked passages that had a profound effect on me so that I can find them again and take some time to absorb them. This book left me thinking -- stretching both emotionally and spiritually. There's a wonderful Mennonite thread in its pages as well and I definitely profited from Ruth's plain truths.

In short, this book has it all -- emotional depth, inspirational hope, page-turning drama and a budding romance. What more can you ask of a book?

Giveaway Opportunity:

If you would like a chance to win a copy of Blue Moon Bay leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. Please remember to add the title to your subject line so your entry is easy to spot.  Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday March 4, 2012. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group".


  1. I've been eyeing this book for some time now and would love to read it.

    -Melissa Finnegan

  2. I enjoy "going home" stories, Blue Moon Bay sounds really interesting. Please include me, thanks.
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

  3. Good luck Melissa and Merry. It's a great read!

  4. I love Lisa Wingate's books, and would love a chance to win this one. Thank you for the entry!
    I'm not a blogger, just an avid reader of good Christian fiction. Have a blessed day!



  5. thanks for the chance to read this wonderful story ;)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  6. Sandee, this is my first Wingate novel, but it won't be my last. Good luck!

    Your welcome, Karenk. Good luck too!

  7. Thank you for entering my name to read what sounds like a great book.


  8. I have a few of Lisa's other books in my to be read pile. Would enjoy adding this one as well. Please enter me. Thanks.

    sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

  9. Many of Lisa's books have caught my eye but I haven't read any of her books yet. I think I should. They all seem like emotional reads where the characters really have to grow and this book is no exception.


  10. Her characters definitely grow, Na.And you're right this is an emotional read -- my favourite kind. :-)

    Good luck Amy, Jo and Na!

  11. I have not read any of her books but would love to. Please enter me for this!

  12. This was my first Lisa Wingate read too, rubynreba. What a great introduction to the author! Good luck!

  13. I'd love to be entered! I love the location-- visiting the Seattle area was a lot of fun for me :)

  14. Another great review Kav. This is a new author to me so would love the chance to read this book. I always enjoy reading boosk which feature Mennonites. Aren't books great when they challenge your thoughts and leave you still thinking about what you have read long after you have finished reading the book.

    Can you please enter my name in the draw...

    zabook at tpg dot com dot au

    Many thanks.

  15. Please enter me in this giveaway. I would like to read this book.