Saturday, April 14, 2012

Angst Aplenty in a Small Texas Town

Blue Moon Bay, Lisa Wingate, 978-0-7642-0822-5

To be fair, the angst comes dragging into town with Heather, an uptight career woman, trying to get her flighty family to sell the family land so she can move on with her life elsewhere.  Memories, both good and bad, rush in to remind her the time she spent in Moses Lake when she was young.  Time she spent with her adored father, until a tragic accident befell the family.

Heather connects with her high school crush and finds out he was not as oblivious to her as she thought he was.  He isn’t quite what she thought he was and finds her feelings defiantly not left in the past.  But can she trust him?  He seems to be hiding something, along with her family.

Told in the first person, the story really did make me feel Heather’s frustration with the situation she finds herself in.  I wanted to ring some necks for her!  It was hard knowing she is a strong, successful woman in her career, and yet, she can’t seem to speak to her mother and brother in a productive way.  But I think that is probably the way it is for a lot of families.  You don’t grow out of the patterns that were established in adolescence.  We join Heather as she works to overcome the pain of her past and grow into a new woman.
To read the first three chapters--click here--or the title above!

I received this book free of charge from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.

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