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Lone Star Cafe

Narrated by: Johanna Parker
Series: Texas Hill Country, Book 2
Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
Categories: Fiction, Contemporary
4.5 out of 5 stars (185 ratings)
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This Story Is Flirty

Publisher's Summary

Lisa Wingate, national best-selling author and inspirational speaker, delivers a novel that examines the paths we choose in life and the realization that we may be on the wrong one. One morning while running late to work, Laura Draper is ambushed by a future-determining call from her boyfriend that ends in an ultimatum. Suddenly, Laura finds herself at a crossroads and she is unsure of her next move.

©2004 Lisa Wingate (P)2006 Recorded Books, LLC

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Simple, Sweet Story

This is the type of story I usually avoid, but I enjoyed it - maybe I am in a subdued mood. A 36 year old publication executive on temporary assignment in Texas finds herself at a crossroad, figuratively and literally. Laura stumbles onto an old fashioned setting in the Lone Star Cafe, which sits at a crossroad used to detour around a bridge closure on the highway, at time when she questions her life's direction.

The story revolves around Laura's inner struggles as she faces personal challenges that her obsession with work cannot keep buried. She falls in love, very quickly, with a local man who has a very different background from her own. There is no bad guy chasing her or hot love scenes, but neither is there over dramatization, silly dialog, or meaningless bedroom scenes. This is a simple, straightforward story of nice people doing their best in life.

The writing is sound, which saves the tame plot. The performance is excellent.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Loved this book

I thought Ms. Wingate showed in this book a great example of how our priorities change throughout our lives when presented with the choices we consciously or subconsciously make. The people in the story felt real to me and the story felt real.
I also really enjoy Johanna Parker's narration. She had a terrific voice and naturally brings the characters to life thereby adding to the listener's enjoyment.
Definitely recommend this book.

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Not for Texicans or Texans

I love this author and the narrator but this was a little painful due to to my Texas Heritage. she missed the chance to explain some things she should have but maybe they cut it out and it was hard to believe that a journalist could be that Clueless about other Texas idiosyncrasies. the stories so similar to the first book in the series it made it too predictable. I should have listened to it out of order or maybe not at all. the rest of the books about 10 of them by Lisa I've enjoyed thoroughly.

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As Always

As always I was captured by Lisa Wingate’s story from the first page. So refreshing to be able to listen without fear of inappropriate content. It leaves me with a yearning to visit the Lonestar Cafe and try the secret coffee recipe and visit with the friends made while reading this story.

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Light entertainment

This book was exactly what I needed at the time. Overall it is upbeat and entertaining. It doesn’t require much of the listener. It was a welcome distraction during a stressful time. The narration is good, the story is sweet but predictable.

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really liked this book

This was a nice book...I really enjoyed it..I will re-listen to it...I liked the plot and the narrator..

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Downgraded only for profanity and foul language

Know why this author sometimes will choose to write a clean book that you don't have to cringe or squirm with, and then write one full of profanity and foul language. Over all the message brings in God in a positive way but yet still leaves morality as preferable but not absolute, it is merely optional.

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This book hooked me from the beginning.

This author has an incredible talent for stories and characters who not only enrich her plots but have you eagerly awaiting her next literary adventure.

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Wanted Moore

I really enjoyed this book. The only thing is I wish there had been just a little moore

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  • Terry
  • CHARLOTTE, NC
  • 09-30-15

A favorite

This is a favorite of mine who Lisa Wingate and Johanna Parker make a fantastic team. Lisa Wingate's books are well written and good stories. Johanna Parker makes them even more entertaining. I recommend this book to anyone who likes a lighthearted romance book