Sunday, April 10, 2011

Review: Lakespur Cove

 image Lakespur Cove written by Lisa Wingate

This book is written in the first person. I don’t know how I keep getting this style of book (I should really do a better job of checking), but I do. A big difference in this book than others of similar style is that the narration switches between the two main characters: Matt McClendon and Andrea Henderson.

The story deals with lots of issues including divorce, heart ache, pain, regret, guilt, hope, perseverance, and love.

Andrea, a recent divorcee and single mother to a 14-year old son, takes job as a counselor for Child Protective Services in a small town called Moses Lake. She has her hands full as she works hard to support them financially as well as emotionally. When Dustin (her son) finds himself in some trouble after crossing a line, the Game Warden Mart McClendon and Andrea’s lives begin to intersect – and not in a good way (at first). Whatever negative opinions they took away from their first impressions soon begin to fade as they find common ground when seeking to find out more about a little girl seen in town whom no one sees to know much about.

As the story unfolds both characters are forced to face the pain of their past and begin to hope for the future. This is a story of healing and hope.

While I am not a big fan of the first person view-point/writing style. Their was a good story underneath it that kept me not only interested but invested in the characters.

As an added bonus the author has included some discussion questions at the end of the book, which would make this a great book club choice.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House for the purpose of this review. The opinions expressed are my own.

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