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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (370 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lisa Wingate Narrator: Johanna Parker Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Moses Lake Series Release Date: February 2012 ISBN: 9781464038600
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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Versatile and popular Wingate presents a warm and expressive modern twist on the parable of the Prodigal Son, or, in this case, Prodigal Daughter, that will appeal to a broad spectrum of readers.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Readers will enjoy Wingate’s story of goings-on in Moses Lake, TX.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tiffany | 2/12/2014

    " I always like her books. This one got a little wordy for me, but I liked the story and mystery and ROMANCE "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patsy Hall | 2/8/2014

    " The beginning is not very engaging, but after a while, Lisa is up to par and engaging the reader in somewhat of a mystery. She weaves the plot like an expert with a surprise ending. Easy to read and fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mindy Godell | 1/13/2014

    " This was a good book but not a page turner. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 1/11/2014

    " The story was hard for me to connect with, as were the characters. It moved slow and unfortunately didn't hold my attention. I enjoyed Larkspur Cove, the first book in the Moses Lake series, but not so much this one. Maybe Firefly Island will be better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pmuckala | 1/5/2014

    " This book held my interest and had a fairly decent mystery to it. I enjoyed all of the figurative language the author used. It had a heavy religious over-tone, which might be off-putting to some readers. I didn't mind it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cherri | 12/30/2013

    " Heather is still dealing with death of father, and sixteen years later, is returning to the hometown where he died to facilitate the sale of family land. Architect and ambitious, she wants to sell the land, design buildings and never have to deal with family matters again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Unwin | 12/25/2013

    " This book keeps you guessing as to what the outcome is or will be to the story. At the same time it reminds you of the importance of family relationships and love for that family. I love the pearls of wisdom that come from stories within the main story. I really enjoy her books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 12/24/2013

    " I didn't realize this was 2nd in a series until I got on here. It didn't feel like it. Anyway, it was a good read about learning to love your family members for who they are and not for who you want them to be. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandi | 12/21/2013

    " This was a Book Club read. I enjoyed the many references to the Mennonites. That brought back childhood memories. =) The story is based in TX and that is cool, since I recently moved there. This was my 1st Lisa Wingate book. Emotional. A little mystery, some action and lots of family drama. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 12/13/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book. I loved the voice of the main character and the way it was written. It was what I like to think of as a "meaty" book--something you could sink your teeth into! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 12/12/2013

    " Definitely made me think! And made for great discussion at book club. I really did like this book. There were a few annoying aspects to it (lead character constantly questioning herself, etc.) but overall I totally dug the 'moral' of the story, along with the characters and the mystery! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maryann | 12/11/2013

    " I'm going to start this a bit later today. For a Lisa Wingate book, it took me a while to get into this one, but as always with hers loved it in the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natalie | 10/9/2013

    " Typical easy going Lisa Wingate, a little adventure, a lot of self analysis for the character and of course an ending you feel good about. Enjoyed the story, easy read, great for summer or no stress reading that keeps you involved and wanting to read more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Coral | 10/4/2013

    " This was a good book, touching and suspenseful. Finished it in one day as there wasn't a part I was ready to put down the book at the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynne Gentry | 6/26/2013

    " Wingate's excellent prose drew me into the story and made me want to visit Moses Lake ... maybe even move there. Surprise twists make Blue Moon Bay a delightful read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Beth | 5/31/2013

    " It was okay. I really couldn't like the main character. Heather was too wishy-washy. She changed her mind about her feelings about her job and her family about once per chapter. I was hard for me to empathize with her. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Noreen | 2/19/2013

    " Took a while for the story to develop but once it did it moved right along. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sally | 1/27/2013

    " Good summer read - Texas setting, generational conflict, romance, mystery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jerri Ledford | 9/23/2012

    " What a great read! I enjoyed getting to know Heather and the other characters in the book. The writing was excellent. Great descriptions, good flow, easy to read. Would definitely recommend this book! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marnie Meisner | 7/1/2012

    " In the long run, this book somewhat reminded me of Erin Brochivich, but with much more danger and family secrets being revealed. I felt this book could have been shortened up a bit, as the past with its secrets seemed to drag on. Okay read. "

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About the Author
Author Lisa Wingate

Lisa Wingate is a former journalist, inspirational speaker, and the author of more than twenty mainstream fiction novels, including the national bestseller Tending Roses, now in its nineteenth printing. She is a seven-time ACFW Carol Award nominee, a Christy Award nominee, an Oklahoma Book Award finalist, and a two-time Carol Award winner. Her novel Blue Moon Bay was a Booklist Top Ten of 2012 pick. Recently the group Americans for More Civility, a kindness watchdog organization, selected Wingate, Bill Ford, and seven others as recipients of the National Civies Award, which celebrates public figures who work to promote greater kindness and civility in American life.

About the Narrator

Johanna Parker is an Audie and Earphone Award–winning actress living and working in San Francisco. Since narrating her first audiobook in 2002, she has received praise for her work in all genres, including her portrayal of Sookie Stackhouse in Charlaine Harris’ Southern Vampire books. She received her BFA in acting from Boston University and studied Shakespeare at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. She has performed on stages in London, Los Angeles, Seattle, and New York and has numerous film and television credits. As a voice-over actress, she has voiced commercials, video games, documentaries, and websites.