Friday, 28 February 2014

Book review: Wildwood Creek

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ISBN 9780764208249
From the Back:

With love and loss tangled together, how was she to know where her life would lead?
Allie Kirkland has always heard the call of her father's unfinished destiny. When she's offered a production assistant's job on a docudrama filming in the hills near Moses Lake, Texas, the dream of following in her director-father's footsteps suddenly seems within reach. The reenactment of the legendary frontier settlement of Wildwood is a first step into the film industry. A summer on set in the wilderness is a small price to pay for a dream.

But in 1861, the real Wildwood held dangerous realities. Town founder Harland Delavan held helpless residents, including young Irish schoolteacher Bonnie Rose, in an iron grip. Mysterious disappearances led to myths and legends still retold in the region's folk songs. Eventually, the entire site was found abandoned.

When filming begins, strange connections surface between Allie and the teacher who disappeared over a century ago, and everyone in Wildwood--including Blake Fulton, Allie's handsome neighbor on the film set--seems to be hiding secrets. Allie doesn't know whom she can trust. If she can't find the answers in time, history may repeat itself...with the most unthinkable results.

My Reflections: 

I love Lisa Wingate's novel's you you can imagine my joy when I received the opportunity to review another of her books. I was not disappointed. Her newest book Wildwood Creek is a wonderful combination of contemporary suspense and a historical fiction.

The writing style of this book is pretty fabulous. It alternates between Bonnie Rose, and Allie Kirkland's stories. To be able to go back and forth from one story line to another and keep the fluidity, is just brilliant!

This story parallels two lives which have striking similarities. Though these women live 150 years apart from each other, their lives have eerie similarities that simply cannot be ignored. What a intriguing idea for a plot!

Allie, following in her fathers theatrical ambitions, lands a dream job with a media company that is recreating a docudrama about the events that take place in 1860, in a small Texas town. Kim, Allie's friend also gets picked for the film. Allie expects a summer filled with excitement and adventure, but the girls soon discover that things are not what they seem. Something is terribly wrong..

Bonnie Rose is the character from the 1860's who's moved to Wildwood Creek to become a school teacher. Her life up to that point has been traumatic, so Bonnie is eager to start fresh. She soon realizes however, that there may be something very sinister happening in this small sleepy town. People are disappearing, and Bonnie fears she may be next...

So go pick up your copy of  Wildwood Creek, just brace yourself for a dark edge.

 "Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group".


About the Author:

 Lisa Wingate

Lisa Wingate

Lisa Wingate is a popular inspirational speaker, magazine columnist, and national bestselling author of several books, including Tending Roses, Talk of the Town, Blue Moon Bay, and Larkspur Cove, which won the 2011 Carol Award for Women's...
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