Launching the Tour for Wildwood Creek by Lisa Wingate…
2/11: LDS and Lovin’ it – Review
2/12: Mythical Books – Guest Post
+ Christy’s Cozy Corners – Excerpt
+ I Am A Reader, Not A Writer – Guest Post
2/13: Kelly P’s Blog – Excerpt
2/14: Mel’s Shelves – Review
2/16: Brooke Blogs – Guest Post
+ Tell Tale Book Reviews – Excerpt
+ Paulette’s Papers – Guest Post
2/17: My Love for Reading Keeps Growing – Review
+ The Written Adventure – Excerpt
2/18: My Devotional Thoughts – Review
2/19: Getting Your Read On – Review
+ Bookworm Lisa – Guest Post
2/20: The Wonderings of One Person – Interview
+ Platypire Reviews – Review
2/21: Katie’s Clean Book Collection – Review
+ Reviews By Molly – Review
2/22: Grand Finale
by Lisa Wingate
Paperback, 384 pages
February 4th 2014 by Bethany House Publishers
Allie Kirkland has never been one to take wild risks. But when she’s offered a costuming assistant’s job on a docudrama in the hills near Moses Lake, she jumps at the chance. She’s always dreamed of following in her director-father’s footsteps, and the reenactment of the legendary frontier settlement of Wildwood is a first step. The family expectations will have to wait.
But in 1861, the real Wildwood held dangerous realities. Town founder Harland Delevan held helpless residents, including young Irish schoolteacher Bonnie Rose, in an iron grip. Mysterious disappearances led to myths and legends still retold in the folk songs of Chinquapin Peaks. Eventually, the entire site was found abandoned.
When strange connections surface between Allie and the teacher who disappeared over a century ago, everyone in Wildwood, including Allie’s handsome neighbor on the film set, Blake Fulton, seems to be hiding secrets, and Allie doesn’t know who she can trust. If she can’t find the answers in time, history may repeat itself . . . with the most unthinkable results.
From the author regarding this awesome giveaway:
I’d just like to share the tradition of a prayer box on this blog tour. It has meant a lot to me since I received my first prayer box and I’ve learned that there is a tradition of prayer boxes in the Jewish and early Christian cultures. I’m on a mission to revive that tradition.
The little prayer box that was given to me was by no means unique. I’d heard of prayer boxes, and I knew what they were for. They’re either keeping places for favorite scriptures, or they’re similar to a prayer journal, only more flexible. Any scrap of paper will do, anywhere, any time of the day or night. The important part, in a world of fractured thoughts, hurried moments, and scattershot prayers, is to take the time to think through, to write down, to clarify in your own mind the things you’re asking for, the things you’re grateful for, the things you’re troubled about, the hopes you’ve been nurturing.
Put them in the box and…
That’s what trust is. It’s letting go of the worry. It’s the way of peace and also the way of God. It’s such a hard road to travel for people like me, who are worriers. When I’m writing a story, I control the whole universe. In life… not so much. Actually, not at all. Things happen that I hadn’t anticipated and wouldn’t choose and can’t change. That’s the tough part.
Closing the lid on a prayer box is symbolic of so many things. When we give a prayer over to God, it’s supposed to be in God’s hands after that.
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1 Winner, 1 Amazing Prize Pack from Bethany House and Lisa Wingate:
$50 Amazon Gift Card
Print copy of Wildwood Creek by Lisa Wingate
Handmade-by-author Prayer Box with notepads