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Publisher's Summary

Award-winning, best-selling crossover author Lisa Wingate pens inspirational Southern fiction that tugs at the heartstrings. Blue Moon Bay takes Seattle architect Heather Hampton to quiet Moses Lake, Texas, where a promotion at her firm hinges on the sale of family farmland for a proposed industrial plant. Her plans hit a few snags thanks to her quirky family and a handsome banker opposing the land deal. It soon becomes clear that providence has other ideas for her future, and maybe this small town is the place where all her dreams could come true.

©2012 Lisa Wingate (P)2012 Recorded Books. LLC

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Blue Moon Bay by Lisa Wingate

Would you listen to Blue Moon Bay again? Why?

I would listen to Blue Moon Bay again because the characters were well developed and the narration excellent.

What did you like best about this story?

The plot, play on words and the setting.

What does Johanna Parker bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She is able to draw a picture of each character through by the reflection she has in her voice. She could make a character believeable or not by the tone of her voice. She added humor that might have been missed if read silently.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Real people, real life, real Love

Where does Blue Moon Bay rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

First or second

What did you like best about this story?

Lisa's words flow like a leaf on a spring stream, sometimes gentle other times fast. She personifies the excellent wordsmith. The solid plot, real characters with real problems keep the reader involved. I especially like the way she shares romance. Real raw emotions that makes the reader feel sweet and tender after reading it--not dirt and used as some do. Nor do you think these are paper people without substance, without true longs and desires.

Have you listened to any of Johanna Parker’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Great.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

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Great story! !!!

Couldn't stop listening!! This book was suspenseful all the way through. I loved Roger! Awesome!!

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Like a bad Danielle Steele novel

To engage in this book, one would have to disengage their commonsense. The main character was inconsistent without adequate explanation. She is described as a very accurate architect but then erratic, demanding, and at times ridiculous. Like Danielle Steele novels, an angry self-isolated woman meets a guy she first doesn't like but later falls in love. This was predictable and cliche. I am returning this book and won't buy another in this series. I liked the first in the series but Blue Moon was a disappointment.

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  • Frances
  • Webster, MA, United States
  • 05-10-18

Richly Textured Tale

I must admit, I almost returned this book about 1/4 of the way in because it seemed to be headed down a "preachy" path. And yes, there is a spiritual/religious undercurrent to this story of a woman who must return to the place of her youth to try to close a real estate deal - to get rid of it.

Heather Hampton is a Seattle architect whose career has become her life. When a broker deal comes up offering to buy the Texas land where she spent her childhood, still owned by her family, she can't wait to get her mother's signature on the dotted line. But Mom doesn't show up, so Heather must return to Moses Lake, Texas - to a place she still has nightmares about. To the place where her father died when she was just a teen.

What follows is a richly textured emotional journey of a woman who has been trying to bury her past by walling herself up from the world of emotions. Many twists and turns in this plot kept me riveted, and the author's mastery of description and language is nothing short of poetic. The religious factor is, at times, a bit off-putting, which is why this was a four- and not a five-star for me. But the lessons Heather learns, the revelations she comes to, and the peace and love she discovers are inspiring. A very satisfying read.

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Captivating

I very rarely write reviews I do not usually find them helpful when it comes to books.
My first and rather lengthy impression of our lead character was way less than favorable, there were times I just couldn’t stomach her my way is the only way I know everything attitude, but I kept coming back to see if she every got out of her own way.

I was captivated and listened to the last three hours twice to make sure I didn’t miss anything

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Not my favorite but enjoyed the ending

This particular book wasn’t as interesting as some of her other books.
Have enjoyed the other ones very much!!

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Excellent

I didn't want to turn it off, and I didn't want it to end. Good story clean language good morals. I will listen to this author again

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Drama, drama, drama

Too much drama for my taste. The narrator was great! Loved Talk of the Town. That was funny and more upbeat.

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  • Sara
  • Savannah, GA, United States
  • 01-18-15

Another winner for Lisa Wingate.

As the Moses Lake saga continues, new characters are caught in a web of intrigue that keeps the listener craving more. A secret past kept the authentic Heather hidden behind her hectic, fast paced big-city lifestyle. A trip back to her small Texas hometown of Moses Lake is more of an annoyance to this workaholic young architect than even she wants to admit. A series of misadventures, surprising encounters, and deep mysteries along the way may change Heather's life, forever, as a result.

Listeners won't be disappointed with this beautiful and exciting story read by a gifted narrator.