Blue Moon Bay (Moses Lake Series #2)

Blue Moon Bay (Moses Lake Series #2)

by Lisa Wingate

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Overview

"Lisa Wingate writes with depth and warmth, joy and wit."--Debbie Macomber

Heather Hampton returns to Moses Lake, Texas, to help facilitate the sale of a family farm as part of a planned industrial plant that will provide the area with much-needed jobs. Heather's future fiance has brokered the deal, and Heather is in line to do her first large-scale architectural design--if the deal goes through.

But the currents of Moses Lake have a way of taking visitors on unexpected journeys. What was intended to be a quick trip suddenly morphs into Valentine's week--with Blaine Underhill, the handsome banker who just happens to be opposing Heather's project. Spending the holiday in an ex-funeral parlor seems like a nightmare, but Heather slowly finds herself being drawn into the area's history, hope, and heart.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764208225
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/01/2012
Series: Moses Lake Series , #2
Edition description: Original
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 429,327
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Lisa Wingate is a popular inspirational speaker, magazine columnist, and national bestselling author of several books, including Tending Roses, Talk of the Town, Drenched, A Thousand Voices, and A Month of Summer. Her work was recently honored by the Americans for More Civility for promoting greater kindness and civility in American life. Lisa and her family live in central Texas.

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Blue Moon Bay 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 55 reviews.
CinderellaAW More than 1 year ago
Blue Moon Bay is totally satisfying. It looks like one reviewer just didn't like the mystery aspect of it, but I loved it. There was a lot of excitement at near the end, for sure. I enjoyed the over-active dog. As always, Wingate creates characters and a setting that I can just picture and love. It's a book I'll have sent to a sick friend. I know she'll love it. Clean and uplifting!
eds23 More than 1 year ago
Lisa Wingate's new book, "Blue Moon Bay" is exciting and charged with feelings! The mysteries and happenings in a small Texas town held this reader's interest from start to end. I believe the book will be a best seller. Heather Hampton, an architect has to go Moses Lake, Texas to try and salvage a land deal her company is working on. Moses Lake is where she spent some unhappy times as a young girl. Roger, the "no dull moments" dog has a field day with Heather's personal things. His trek and command of the farm and folks presents funny and exciting times for everyone! Remember to read the riddle on the first page. It's significant and the answer extraordinary! This book will be long remembered. I very highly recommend Blue Moon Bay! Ed
Kary31 More than 1 year ago
This book has it all-- mystery, romance, inspiration, brother/sister relationship, family roots, environmental issues, Mennonite, and more. I love all of Wingate's books. The reviewer above was disappointed, but it seems she was expecting more of a light read with humor. I also loved the Daily, Texas and the Hill Country Series by Wingate. This is a more serious story, more what we might call Women's Fiction, but the characters are engaging and the story exciting with plenty to keep me turning the pages. As always with Wingate's books, I didn't want to put it down, so moved through it in two days. But, I'll go back and reread so I make sure I find all of the inspiration and wisdom Wingate is famous for putting in her books. They are always such a blessing to me!
ReviewsFromTheHeart on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Heather Hampton has felt she has accomplished much in her life since leaving the town of Moses Lake and working as a successful architect in Seattle. Just when she is about to finally get her dream project, her family throws a wrench into her plans to acquire the property from her family surrounding Moses Lake. This will enable many people to finally find work in a small town that hasn't grown much over the years since she has left. Only now on the verge of signing the papers, her mother tells her that they are considering another bidder on the property.Feeling a bit more than frustrated, she flies home in hopes of talking some sense into her mother, and expediting the sale of the property. When she arrives in Moses Lake, she is in for a huge surprise. First she is delayed on her flight into Texas and has to relying on the kindness of a dentist she meets that is rushing home for his anniversary and offers her a ride. Second, she leaves her purse behind on the bus and with it her identification, her Iphone that she can't live without, and all her money and credit cards. Third, a phone call at the airport to her boyfriend Richard, leaves her with the impression that her relationship with him is in jeopardy especially since she leaves just days before his birthday with no idea she was missing it. Last, going back to Moses Lake isn't something she ever wanted to do again since it held so many bad memories for her.Now that she arrives in Moses Lake, a lot more than just a little needy, she soon learns that her family has other plans for what to do with the property and that will completely upset the life that Heather had hoped for and her plans for a better life.I received, Blue Moon Bay Lisa Wingate compliments of Christian Fiction Blog Alliance for my honest review and have to say I could find myself transported back to Moses Lake with Heather. That to me is a sign of a great book if I can feel myself in the setting and walking in the characters shoes. I rate this one a 5 out of 5 stars! The story is definitely believable and one worth a look at!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He pads in. "May I join this clan?"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Waits for cats to join.
Shay14 More than 1 year ago
This book took me a while to get into...like over halfway through the book. The story wasn't bad. I was interested enough to keep reading, but I wasn't involved in the story until the half way point. Then, I couldn't put it down.  For most of the story, I found Heather to be childish, selfish, and annoying. I understood her reasoning for being the way she was, but it still bothered me. I wanted her to look, REALLY LOOK, at the people around her and how they perceived her, rather than how she perceived them. The secondary characters, the uncs mainly, provided a sort of relief to the story. I loved Blaine's "all-American good boy" character. The romance kind of seemed forced, though. The message was my favorite part of this story. "In keeping my defenses high, in striving to maintain a self-sufficient, ordered, controlled life that contained minimal risk, I was missing everything that mattered most. A well-lived life, an authentic life, involved risks - and faith that allowed you to take those risks." In keeping your self locked away because of the risks involved, you are missing out on the blessings God has in store for your lives! Overall, the book was good. I thoroughly enjoyed the message it contained and look forward to reading the third book in the series.
JulieMH More than 1 year ago
Moses Lake calls those home who are lost, who need healing. Heather never wanted to returned to Moses Lake, but the past has a way of remaining with you until it is solved or forgiven. The family farm and the Uncles' businesses need to be sold, but Heather's mom will not sign the papers. Heather travels to Moses Lake to convince her mom and ends up in the middle of the family and their charade. At every turn Heather is questioning, "what is going on?" Blaine, the high school star football player, still lives in town and crosses paths with Heather & her heart. Will Heather figure out what her family and brother are up to? How does Blaine fit into her life, when her life is back in Seattle? Or, is it? Will Moses Lake heal the pain she still feels after 16 years after her father's death? And, can Ruth light the hope Heather needs? Lisa Wingate has written another wonderful story about Moses Lake.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the book, the plot was very interesting and I enjoyed the author's writing for most of the book. I rated it 3 stars because there were numerous occassions where the main character thought to herself for pages and I found myself skipping through pages to "find" the conversations. I would read more books by the author but hopefully there are not so many pages that drag on and on....
worleybird98 More than 1 year ago
What I enjoy most in the books written by Lisa Wingate is the way she can make them connect to your life. In Blue Moon Bay we are connected to her characters in many ways - challenges when dealing with family members, challenges with events from our youth, challenges with work, friends, or finding our place in the world. More than once as I read the book I had to stop and think about a point that was being made about love or relationships and consider how I might take that to heart in my own life. She may not have a lot of plot lines like popular crime novels or thrillers, but her plot lines go deep and strike a chord in her reader. When I am still thinking about a point made in a book long after I've put it down, you know that book has made a difference. I encourage everyone to read Blue Moon Bay - it's interesting, fun, poignant, and has a great twist to the ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't say enough how much I enjoyed this book. So much better than most Christian fiction. Fast moving, yet with depth of character. Great!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A shadow of a horse trots to the barbed wire and uses it as a necklace. He trota to rarity then slids inside her and now controling her
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Trots in
S-Scales More than 1 year ago
- a quote shared with Heather Hampton the main character by her father. You looking for family drama, romantic confusion, a wise elderly Mennonite woman named Ruth, and more? (I don’t want to keep going because I was surprised at everything that occurred toward the end of the book. So I don’t want to spoil it for you!) Then look no further. Pick up your copy of Lisa Wingate’s Blue Moon Bay today! Actually since it is the second book of Moses Lake series, I would suggest checking out the first book, Larkspur Cove. However, I found that I was able to read Blue Moon Bay without feeling lost even though it was a little slow at times. I was very impressed with how Blue Moon Bay grabbed my attention. When I started this book I didn’t have time to read often - due to family circumstances and other obligations. This usually makes it hard to get in to a story. You know what I mean? However, Lisa Wingate’s story and characters held my attention even with the little bit of time I was able to spend in it. Heather Hampton, her family, and Blaine Underhill (a local banker and Heather’s former crush in high school) were layered characters. We get to know the real them the more we get into the book. I wouldn’t mind going back to the first book to see what I missed. Here’s a great quote on family towards the end of the book: “I’d been so busy focusing on my self-determined parameters of what I felt my family should be, that I’d missed the beauty of what they actually were - fragile, flawed, heroic, imperfect, champions of lost causes. Each with things to learn and things to teach. God had knit us together like plantings in a garden - wild and unique above ground, blooming in different ways at different times, the roots intertwined deep beneath the soil.” Very beautiful and true! Disclosure: I received the book free from Bethany House Book Reviewers’ program. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At times the authors need to descibe caused me to zone out a bit, but I was pleasantly surprised by the twists and turns. I laughed out loud several times and then there were times the thriller aspect of the storyline kept me glued to the pages in intrigue. Worth reading. =)
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Just great writing with some deep thoughts attached. My first of her books, but I will be reading more. I like the fact that's it's inspirational but not preachy, and also a love story and a mystery. Well done!
DebMay More than 1 year ago
Lisa Wingate never disappoints. This book is another keeper. If you've never read her books, pick one up, curl up in a quiet place, and enjoy. Kept me turning the pages from first to last.
MM727 More than 1 year ago
Didn't finish it.. did give it a chance and got half way thru--turned out to be to ''bland'' for me. Not really a bad read.. just not much to hold my attention.
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A good read. I must read another of her books.
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