Larkspur Cove (Moses Lake Series #1)

Larkspur Cove (Moses Lake Series #1)

by Lisa Wingate
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Larkspur Cove 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 51 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just discovered Lisa Wingate last week! She is such a great writer that I have read 4 of her books within the week. Larkspur Cove is another great read ... full of characters you view as friends and you want to keep in touch with! This book is written in the same style as the Daily, Texas series ... first person narrative switching between the heroine and hero and though it does work I am a little tired of it. I do get tired of ALL of the detail and I wonder it all of those words are necessary or it just to make the book a certain number of pages. I skimmed through a lot because I was eager to get to the important stuff. The important stuff is good! Because I want to keep in touch with these characters I have preordered Blue Moon Bay. I am so grateful to have discovered this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first Lisa Wingate book I have read but will NOT be my last!
ChristysBookBlog More than 1 year ago
Larkspur Cove by Lisa Wingate is a compelling and heartfelt novel of finding yourself and healing the past. Andrea Henderson has moved with her fourteen-year-old son Dustin to her parents' cottage on Moses Lake to recuperate from a terrible divorce that has left her trying to support them on her own and picking up the broken pieces of her dreams. When she took the job as a counselor for Child Protective Services, she had no idea just what that would entail in this remote area where GPS is useless and directions are given using bullet hole ridden stop signs and trees struck by lightning. Mart McClendon has returned to Moses Lake to heal some wounds of his own. Working as the game warden, he ends up running into teens in trouble, so he assumes after catching Dustin with some other kids, that Andrea is just another parent too busy to worry about what's really going on with her child. But Mart and Andrea are forced to work together when it's discovered that a strange man living up in the hills has a young girl living with him, and no one seems to know where she came from. Their investigation will force them to re-evaluate their opinions of each other, as well as start to deal with the tragedies in their pasts. Wingate is a terrific writer. While this is technically a romance, there is unexpected death and heart to the story. Readers will want to pack up and move to Moses Lake, a small town populated by people who genuinely care for each other (even as they gossip and tease), and when a neighbor is in need, the whole community turns out to help. Wingate paces the tenuous relationship between Mart and Andrea perfectly, not rushing, and allowing it to build at a natural and beautiful pace. She populates the book with many interesting sub-characters, and I hope that she will revisit Moses Lake soon to tell their tales as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This isn't a romance so much as an adult "coming of age story". The main characters have both come back to Moses Lake, Texas to rebuild their lives after tragedy strikes in different ways for both. There are many references to God and what He can do if you just take the opportunities offered. Very inspriational, even if you aren't religious.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great! Need I say more?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent read--the kind that makes you feel like you're right there living it with the characters. Exciting ending, but well written and a page turner all the way through.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Slow start for me. Took awhile to warm up to the characters. The mystery about the girl is known early on in the book. It picked up steam about midway through. After that it was hard to put down. The end seamed unfinished and leaves you wanting more. Gave four stars because I liked the overall story.
Anonymous 8 months ago
I found this book refreshing after the many mysteries I have read. Lisa Wingate does an amazing job of describing things til you see, hear, and feel them. The story line is touching with just enough adventure to keep you going. I loved the characters in this story. You have to read it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow, what a wonderful, riveting read! Fantastic author!
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Shay14 More than 1 year ago
This book started out a little slow for me. I was about a quarter of the way through before I really got interested, but after that I didn't want to put it down. The story flows smoothly enough. The author's description of the Moses Lake and Larkspur Cove communities really drew me in. I love small towns! The characters were well written, but I didn't feel a real connection with Bart or Andrea. I can relate to their feelings of loss, but that's really where my connection ended. I did enjoy watching Andrea begin to heal from her divorce and watching her grow as a person. However, I didn't feel like Bart grew or changed at all. Sure, he made some decisions regarding how he was handling his life, but I felt they were kind of abrupt. The secondary characters, the regulars at the Waterbird Bait and Grocery and Len and Birdie made the story far more interesting. The reason I'm giving this book four stars is because of the message. My new favorite thing to do while reading a book is to mark passages that really speak to me. While I didn't mark up the whole book with sticky notes, I did mark several pages that I thought made excellent points. The message of the book is two-fold. Andrea realizes that having joy, real joy, in your life was a choice each of us has to make. She also has to learn that God is there, even when you can't see Him, hear Him, or when you deny He is. He is in all places and you only have to be still and listen to hear Him. Mart learns that when times get tough, it's easy to blame God instead of realizing that while we don't know why things happen, God does and you don't do any good by turning your back on your faith. Overall, this was an enjoyable story. I can't wait to read the rest of the series!
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JulieMH More than 1 year ago
Moses Lake draws those who are in need of healing/redemption/caring/self-worth/love/God. Andrea has come back to Moses Lake to live with her son after her divorce. Mart has moved to Moses Lake to start over, to leave pain behind.  Birdie, a little girl who is need of everything Moses Lake can offer, is she the answer to Andrea's recovery and the help Mart needs to move on? And, can Birdie bring the two together?  Heartwarming...a lovely story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She was a bit stubborn, unstable, defiant and a pain in the neck at the beginning of the book. Later, she rattles off what the "State" needs are but eventually she settles down and starts thinking of others and less of herself.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story.
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nngirl More than 1 year ago
I am a fan of Lisa Wingate's books and this was one of her best.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book.A must read.
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Good story with interesting characters from different t walks of life who worked together to make a difference in e lives of others.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book was great. Well worth reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the characters, Loved the story. I especially liked that it had no cursing. Had never read this author before. She has a wonderful talent for describing scenery and thoughts. I will read her other books.
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