When Andrea moves to Moses Lake, Texas, with her son, she hopes her job will provide purpose and solace from an ordeal that shattered her life and shook her faith. Mart, the new game warden, hopes to escape the constant reminders of a tragedy he can’t forgive himself for. Soon a girl’s plight offers them both a chance for redemption and draws them closer than they ever anticipated.
©2011 Lisa Wingate (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC
“Rich characterization and strong sense of place. Highly recommended.” (Coleen Coble, best-selling author)
Lisa Wingate has written a wonderful story/romance filled with believable, imperfect characters complete with insecurities and shaken faith. I appreciated that the leads were genuine - they worked, they conflicted with their teen-age children, they had disagreements with relatives, and they cared about their community. The romance was sweet and just taking root when the book ended.
I enjoyed the two voices in the audiobook. They did a wonderful job!
Retired CFO, Army wife, Mom of five, Grandma of six, two sons who served in combat, love to read books that reflect my values and faith, love mysteries, historical, military stories, and books that don't waste my time . . . if it doesn't have an ending that was worth the wait, I'm not a happy camper.
Life doesn't turn out the way we expect . . . and there's plenty of blame to go around . . . bitterness is building a little nest in Andrea's heart, even as she moves back to Larkspur Cove with her fourteen-year-old son, Dustin . . . into her parents' lake house . . . Andrea's dismayed to find that the apron strings, thought long cut, are very much tied, and her parents have strong opinions on everything she does . . . or doesn't do . . . crushing her already broken spirit, after her divorce and move back home . . . as Andrea struggles to find her place, succeed in her new job as a counselor among the needy, hurt and rejected citizens, Dustin, missing his father and the closeness of their once intact family, begins to lie and slowly rebel under his mother's authority . . . caught with some other under-age boys with beer out on a boat in a dangerous area of the lake, Andrea is forced to deal with Dustin's behavior . . . and with game warden, Mart McCullen . . . the story is wonderfully southern, with a host of characters, gathering at the WaterBird Bait and Grocery . . . each with a unique personality, which I've grown to love . . . even Sheila, Pop Dorsey's hippie daughter who is forever trying to feed the customers tofu and substitute decaf for regular coffee . . . the discovery of little Birdie, living out in the boonies with Len tugged at my heart strings . . . and was a mystery that pulled Andrea and Mart together, as well . . . a great story, gently told of two adults, having been through tragedies and hardships separately, learning to heal, to stop blaming God, and to finally see the blessings before them . . . highly recommend . . .
The romance is so sweet and real. Lisa Wingate writes with senual godly feelings and doen't use lustful images and words. I so appreciate that.
Moonlight on the water.
Made me feel lovely inspired.
Wish there were more books, this well written, real feelings with scenes that you can read infront of anyone.
This book was enough to pass the time and keep me occupied but nothing like her book the Story Keeper. The formula for the development of the romantic relationship was predictable. The characters were simplistic.
just enough twists and turns and Intrigue to keep me holding on to the very end. Good story clean language good morals. I will listen to this author again definitely
Avid reader of inspirational fiction and faith-based self help. Memoir-style, 1st person pov is ideal. Favs include C. Martin & L. Wingate!
This story captured me right away. A fan of Wingate's work, Larkspur Cove did not disappoint, Varying first-person perspectives between the main characters gave a deep look into the insecurities that plague us all. Set in a quaint, memorable Texas town, I easily came to adore the people of Moses Lake. The work that can haunt the lives of those in service to the public is poignantly explored. Wingate's words are well-read by Johanna Parker and Scott Sowers.
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