Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Blue Moon Bay - By Lisa Wingate

The main character in this novel is Heather Hampton.  She lives in Seattle as an architect for an upscale firm and has it all.  When she finds out that her mother is stalling on selling the family farm to a broker with which she is working and avoids all questions as to why, Heather decides to hop on a plane and fly back to her hometown of Moses Lake, Texas in search of answers.  Moses Lake floods her mind with endless memories from her childhood, especially of her father's mysterious death.  What Heather was hoping would be a very short trip to settle things concerning the sale, turns into a longer trip that will change her life forever. 

During her stay there, she eventually finds out why everyone seems to be avoiding her questions, which in turn gives her a different perspective on their actions, instead of seeing it as a way to alienate her.  While she is there she also finds real love, not some false sense on intimacy and companionship.  She also finds the answers to her question concerning her father's death. 

All in all Blue Moon Bay was a good read.  It seems to take awhile to get to the climax of the story, but was still enjoyable.  My biggest complaint about the book would be some of the details at the end of the story seemed to be left out, which leave the reader feeling a little unsettled.  It would be nice to see a sequel to the story of her family being reconciled, getting married, and Heather developing her relationship with Christ to give more of a feeling of closure. 

I recieved a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for this honest review.

1 comment:

goatpod2 said...

Sounds like a good book, my brother & his family live in Seattle now but they do come visit near by every once in awhile though.