Saturday, February 18

Blue Moon Bay by Lisa Wingate

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.

Lisa Wingate is a popular inspirational speaker, magazine columnist, and national bestselling author of several books, including Tending Roses, A Month of Summer, and The Summer Kitchen. Lisa and her family live in central Texas. Visit www.lisawingate.com

I was expecting that Blue Moon Bay would be a sweet romance story of a young woman finally facing her past, but it is so much more than that. In her teens, Heather had fled the small town of Blue Moon Bay at her earliest chance, and she has never looked back. Painful memories of her father's death have kept her from any close contact with the rest of her family.

Determined to further her career as an architect by closing a huge real estate deal on her family's property, Heather travels home to make sure the deal is finalized. She can't help but think that more is going on than anyone is willing to tell her, and her imagination runs wild with the possibilities.

Underneath it all, there are some huge secrets, and her own family doesn't know if they can trust Heather either. They have to travel through some extreme danger and uncertainties if they are ever to have a healthy relationship as a family. Heather finds her heart changing, and she is not too sure she wants to become vulnerable again.

Blue Moon Bay is another fantastic book by Lisa Wingate that I thoroughly enjoyed.

Disclosure: 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.

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