Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Review: Wildwood Creek by:Lisa Wingate
About the Book:
Allie Kirkland has never been one to take wild risks. But when she’s offered a costuming assistant’s job on a docudrama in the hills near Moses Lake, she jumps at the chance. She’s always dreamed of following in her director-father’s footsteps, and the reenactment of the legendary frontier settlement of Wildwood is a first step. The family expectations will have to wait.
But in 1861, the real Wildwood held dangerous realities. Town founder Harland Delevan held helpless residents, including young Irish schoolteacher Bonnie Rose, in an iron grip. Mysterious disappearances led to myths and legends still retold in the folk songs of Chinquapin Peaks. Eventually, the entire site was found abandoned.
When strange connections surface between Allie and the teacher who disappeared over a century ago, everyone in Wildwood, including Allie’s handsome neighbor on the film set, Blake Fulton, seems to be hiding secrets, and Allie doesn’t know who she can trust. If she can’t find the answers in time, history may repeat itself . . . with the most unthinkable results.
About the Author:
THE OFFICIAL BIO: Lisa Wingate is a former journalist, inspirational speaker, and the author of twenty mainstream fiction novels, including the national bestseller, Tending Roses, now in its nineteenth printing. She is a seven-time ACFW Carol award nominee, a Christy Award nominee, an Oklahoma Book Award finalist, and a two-time Carol Award winner. Her novels are known for taking on gritty subjects while offering redemptive and uplifting themes. Recently, the group Americans for More Civility, a kindness watchdog organization, selected Lisa along with Bill Ford, Camille Cosby, and six others, as recipients of the National Civies Award, which celebrates public figures who work to promote greater kindness and civility in American life. More information about Lisa's novels can be found at her website or on Facebook.
The tale of two worlds intermingled into one yet they stand alone. It seems like a tale that is set worlds apart but its not. One world consists of Bonnie Rose, set in 1861, where she is forced to make some decisions, decisions that are detrimental to her life as well as Maggie's but she has found a way to make it work or so she thinks. And then we have a modern day story of Allie Kirkland, a girl that looked at life through a camera lens long before she could even walk. The two lives come together in Lisa Wingate's Wildwood Creek and spin the stories of each of the women into a fascinating twist of fate that could change it all.
I love reading stories that connect the past with present day and the author seemed to do that in magnificent fashion. She combined the two effortlessly and will definitely recieve top billing for her accomplishment.
** Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Bookfun.org.