Saturday, January 9, 2016

Word Gets Around


GIVEAWAY

WINGATE, LISA
WORD GETS AROUND


Lauren Eldridge had avoided returning home to Daily, Texas, until her father confesses to being in over his head. Paying back an old favor, he's invested in a horse that's supposed to be the star of a new Hollywood movie. Only the horse won't behave. And Lauren is the best trainer in the state. Convinced to return, she soon finds more than she bargained for when the movie's screenwriter turns out to be leading-man handsome.

This movie may be Nate Heath's last shot at turning his career around. He didn't have high hopes at first, but the town of Daily may be just what everyone needs to find hope and healing. And maybe even a little romance.

My Review:

I declare -- Lisa Wingate has a magic pen that enables her to bring words to life. I was completely captivated by the Texan twang that rings true in the folks from Daily, Texas. They are full of small town community spirit that left me laughing and cringing by turn. Nate and Lauren didn't stand a chance once they set foot in Daily.


For Lauren it's a return after a two year self-imposed exile. Nate has been dragged there by a needy friend. Neither is thrilled with the situation but in the wise words of Aunt Donetta: "Sometimes God puts a new path under your feet, not because you think you're ready to walk it, but because He knows that's the way you need to go." (p 286)

And what ensues is pure genius. Individual story threads intersect and create a powerful tale of hope and healing. Nate and Lauren are caught up in the middle of it all, struggling to find their bearing while helping those they love. Their romance develops from the rich legacy of caring and faith modeled by the endearing citizens of Daily, Texas.

A mesmerizing read.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of  Word Gets Around please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday January 10 2016. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

25 comments:

  1. This book sounds interesting. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!
    kathrynlvoss(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I found it riveting. Good luck, Kate.

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  2. I love Lisa's books and I don't know how I have missed this one!
    Campbellamyd At gmail dot com

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    1. This whole series looks good. This is the middle one. I'm going to catch up on both so look for more from Lisa in future retro-Saturday giveaways. Good luck, Amy.

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  3. I love the writings of Lisa Wingate! She is an amazing writer and I know this story is a must read like the rest of her books. I would love to read it! Thank you Kav, for your great review and giveaway.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. She's an amazing storyteller, isn't she? Good luck, Melanie.

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  4. Love Lisa's writing - thanks for your review and the opportunity to win "Word Gets Around", Kav!!

    bonnieroof60(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. You're welcome, Bonnie. Good luck.

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  5. SHe is one author I just love everything she writes. kamundsen44ATyahooDOTcom.

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  6. No. 3 in this series is the first book I read by Lisa! Loved it! Since then I have read everything she writes. I never got back to the other two in this series, however, I think I can get it at the library. Kav, you just jiggled my memory to check it out! lol

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    1. That's where I got my copy from -- the library. Have the third book on hold -- really excited now after reading your endorsement.

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  7. Love this author but have never read this book. : )

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  8. I haven't read these books by Lisa. Would like to read of their adventure ~ is there a BBQ too? Thanks! Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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    1. There's definitely some good eatin's in the book. Good luck, Kathleen.

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  9. I would love to read a book by her since I haven't read any by her yet. I've only heard good things about her books
    Cnnamongirl at aol dot com

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    1. Oh, you will love her books, Deanne. Good luck!

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  10. I haven't read any of her books either. Another good author!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  11. This only book I've read by Lisa is "The Story Keeper" & her writing blew me away! I literally could not put it down, which even if I had wanted to, it wouldn't let me go :-) Now any of her books are an automatic must read for me. Thank you for the chance at an older one by her. I could always go for a "mesmerizing read" ;-)

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. I love going back and 'discovering' older works by a 'new' fave author. Good luck, Trixi.

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  12. I put this series on my wish list after reading her more current books. It's nice to see a current review. Have you read any of the other books from this series? tlhcoupon(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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    1. I haven't read the rest of the series...yet. But Jackie Smith said she read the third book and loved it too so that's a great endorsement. They all read well as a standalone though. Good luck, Terrill.

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  13. Hello Kav, I've not yet read Ms. Wingate's books. This one sounds great.
    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

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