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Summary

When Andrea moves to Moses Lake, Texas, with her son, she hopes her job will provide purpose and solace from an ordeal that shattered her life and shook her faith. Mart, the new game warden, hopes to escape the constant reminders of a tragedy he can’t forgive himself for. Soon a girl’s plight offers them both a chance for redemption and draws them closer than they ever anticipated.

©2011 Lisa Wingate (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC

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“Rich characterization and strong sense of place. Highly recommended.” (Coleen Coble, best-selling author)

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  • PJ Reader
  • 17-01-14

Great start the series

Lisa Wingate has written a wonderful story/romance filled with believable, imperfect characters complete with insecurities and shaken faith. I appreciated that the leads were genuine - they worked, they conflicted with their teen-age children, they had disagreements with relatives, and they cared about their community. The romance was sweet and just taking root when the book ended.
I enjoyed the two voices in the audiobook. They did a wonderful job!

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  • Debbie
  • 22-03-16

Helping, Healing and Finding One's Place

Life doesn't turn out the way we expect . . . and there's plenty of blame to go around . . . bitterness is building a little nest in Andrea's heart, even as she moves back to Larkspur Cove with her fourteen-year-old son, Dustin . . . into her parents' lake house . . . Andrea's dismayed to find that the apron strings, thought long cut, are very much tied, and her parents have strong opinions on everything she does . . . or doesn't do . . . crushing her already broken spirit, after her divorce and move back home . . . as Andrea struggles to find her place, succeed in her new job as a counselor among the needy, hurt and rejected citizens, Dustin, missing his father and the closeness of their once intact family, begins to lie and slowly rebel under his mother's authority . . . caught with some other under-age boys with beer out on a boat in a dangerous area of the lake, Andrea is forced to deal with Dustin's behavior . . . and with game warden, Mart McCullen . . . the story is wonderfully southern, with a host of characters, gathering at the WaterBird Bait and Grocery . . . each with a unique personality, which I've grown to love . . . even Sheila, Pop Dorsey's hippie daughter who is forever trying to feed the customers tofu and substitute decaf for regular coffee . . . the discovery of little Birdie, living out in the boonies with Len tugged at my heart strings . . . and was a mystery that pulled Andrea and Mart together, as well . . . a great story, gently told of two adults, having been through tragedies and hardships separately, learning to heal, to stop blaming God, and to finally see the blessings before them . . . highly recommend . . .

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  • DAVELLE
  • 10-11-17

Loved!!

Loved this book , cant wait to start the next book in the series!! Enjoyed the story line.

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  • amhamilton
  • 10-08-17

Favorite so far

The story, the language she used, the plot, the reading by the narrators- by far one of my top 3 Audible books so far! Amazing!!!!

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  • 10-02-20

Author needed to reach a word count, obviously

First, the narration was just awful; both voices. Too slow and too uneducated-sounding. Then their was the long-winded narration. Good lord, it took an hour of listening for 5 minutes of interaction between the characters. To the author: Let us form our own visions, our own inferences, our own understanding. I have never felt as uncomfortable listening to a book than I did with this one. Move it along! Let something to the imagination! And what a spineless female protagonist!

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  • caroljo
  • 22-09-17

Larkspur Cove

This is an engaging, sweet, romantic, mystery thriller, that is performed well. The readers sound like the characters in a first person story should.

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  • Cecelia Buckner
  • 15-09-17

Writing, characters and narration are all winners

This performance held my attention all the way through. I think most people could relate to the story line I'm so glad I found this author!

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  • Thatstrongwoman
  • 18-03-21

Lost me with too heavy religious tone

it seems she mentioned her church or congregation every page and that set a preachy tone for me that turned me off after a few chapters.

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  • Eve
  • 19-06-20

My absolute favorite book ever 😁

I love all of Lisa Wingate's storytelling but this story was my favorite! A wonderful feeling Good story!!

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  • shell
  • 20-04-20

A beautiful read

Lisa’s writing is so captivating and beautiful. The narrators were perfect. I can’t get enough of her books.

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