Tuesday, April 24, 2012
If you're lucky enough to be on the lake
I received "Blue Moon Bay" by Lisa Wingate for free from Bethany House Publishers. This is a story you have probably read or watched (movie version) before under another name. Weird girl makes good in business world, goes back to hometown, makes a mess of things and kisses the football hero she was in love with from high school. The reason it has been done so often is because it's a good storyline that never seems to get old. However, about halfway through this book things take a little different turn. Heather goes back to her home town to see her family and try to get them to sell the family property. She stands to make a lot of money in this deal. Her mom is flighty and strange. I never did grow to like her. Her uncles are great; hometown atmosphere is funny; and her brother and his dog make an adorable pair. Midway through the book, Ruth, Heather's babysitter from yesteryear, enters the story. This character is amazing, I wish more of the book centered on her. Heather (and the reader) is never really sure what is going on in the story til the end. There are secrets everywhere and no one will tell the truth. There is a big pivotal moment towards the end that I can't tell you about or it will spoil everything, which changes everything in Heather's life. I liked this book. Only thing I would change would be to incorporate Ruth in the story more.