Saturday, April 7, 2012

Blue Moon Bay

Author: Lisa Wingate
Publisher: Bethany House
February 2012
ISBN: 978-0-7642-0822-5
Genre: Inspirational/contemporary

Heather Hampton is a Seattle architect, looking for a Valentine’s Day engagement to her boyfriend, Richard. Yet when a promotion hinges on the sale of the family farmland, Heather is anxious to get her hands on the money—but her mother is balking. So Heather ditches Richard on his birthday, and heads to the last place she ever wanted to go. She plans to return home, signed contract in hand the next day.

But the trip to Moses Lake isn’t without incident. Richard breaks up with her via the phone in the airport. At the bus station, Heather’s purse and all her ID is stolen, leaving her stranded and at the mercy of a dentist. And things go from bad to worse when she discovers the family steeped in secrets.

And where does handsome banker, Blaine Underhill, fit in to all this? He’s opposed to Heather’s project, and Heather is beginning to wonder, are Blaine and her family crooks?
The truth might cost her everything….

BLUE MOON BAY is the most recent book set in Moses Lake by Lisa Wingate. I fell in love with Ms. Wingate’s writing with Never Say Never, and I was glad when I got the opportunity to read this book.

Ms. Wingate has developed characters that are very real, three-dimensional, that could be walking and talking on the street right now. Attention to detail brings the reader into the setting, into the emotions of the characters, and pulls you along to the end.

If you are looking for a contemporary, then BLUE MOON BAY is a book that shouldn’t be missed. Spell-binding, lyrical, and engaging. Discussion questions are included at the end of the book. $14.99. 380 pages.

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