Friday, January 14, 2011

Book Blast Event Day 12 Lisa Wingate

BOOK BLAST EVENT
DAY 12
LISA WINGATE AND LARKSPUR COVE

This author I have for you today is one that I am not real familiar with. Seems like I am bringing a lot of new authors, at least for me, to this event. But some of you may be familiar with her books. Lisa Wingate has offered to give one of my readers a copy of her book, Larkspur Cove. This book does not release until February. Lisa is going to try and get the winner a copy the end of this month. Which is why I held this one out until close to the end of my event. But this may be an ARC copy. Not sure exactly how she is going to work it. But the book sounds good so you will want to get your entries in below:)

Why did you write this book?

A: Every story begins with an incident that upsets the framework of the characters’ normal lives, sending them on an unexpected journey. As I was developing Larkspur Cove and considering what sorts of incidents would upset the tranquil rhythms of lake life, a national story broke about a kidnapping victim who was held by her captor for eighteen years, before being rescued. Around the same time, I was chatting with an adoptive mother at a baseball game and learned that her daughter could have ended up in much the same situation. As an infant, the little girl had been taken on the run by a relative with a prison record. They moved from place to place, always staying ahead of social services, and weren’t found until a year and a half later, when suspicious neighbors submitted a police report. The little girl was rescued and placed with a wonderful, loving, Christian family. I wondered what would have happened if neighbors there had not been close knit and concerned for the welfare of others. Would they have noticed immediately that something was out of the ordinary? Would they have gotten involved? Would the fate of that young girl have been like that of kidnapping victim, Jaycee Dugard? Those questions became the basis of Larkspur Cove, in which the town recluse is suddenly spotted with a young girl in tow, creating a storm of uncertainty among the lakesiders and raising questions that must be answered.

What is the take-away message you want readers to receive after reading your book?

A: Well, to begin with, nosy neighbors are not necessarily a bad thing. God gives us neighbors for a reason—because we’re going to need them, sooner or later. There is also a theme of redemption and forgiveness in the story. Both Mart and Andrea are suffering from the shame, grief, and guilt of painful pasts. This determination to dwell in the past has trapped them in one place. Literally, by moving both of them to Moses Lake, God is pushing them to break free of the boxes in which they have imprisoned themselves. As is written on the Wall of Wisdom in the Waterbird Bait and Grocery in the story, If you have one eye on tomorrow and one eye on yesterday, you’ll be cockeyed today. Much of the story is about taking a fresh look at life.

Why is this book relevant today?

A: We hear of cases every day in which children slip through the cracks of the social services systems and the community’s watchful eye and remain in dire situations. I hope this story will encourage community members to become involved with at-risk children, and to become part of the village that makes a difference in young lives.


Len, a veteran who trudges through a life of challenges because of war injuries should tug on the heartstrings and, I hope, kindle our resolve to care for our vets.

The theme of church/pastoral scandal and downfall is also very relevant to many media stories today (see below for more on this topic).

What makes your book different than others like it in the market?

A: Larkspur Cove is the story of how one lakeside community responds when the town recluse is suddenly spotted with a mysterious little girl in tow. It is unique because of the blend of mystery, romance, and women’s fiction in a compelling setting, very suitable for both ABA and CBA outlets and readers. Andrea, as a character, is dealing with disillusionment in her faith, after a very traumatic church / clergy scandal and a divorce, which is an issue that many people can relate to, and one that is discussed often in the media in relation to church/pastoral scandals. We don’t often see the human side of these incidents, the families caught in the crossfire, and the results. Larkspur Cove looks at these issues in a very real-world scenario, considering the emotional, financial, and spiritual fallout of such a life-altering event.

What type of relationship do you have with your readers?

A: I enjoy communicating with readers through email, social networking, motivational and inspirational speaking events, and a website that points readers to online audio and video interviews, and contests. My Youtube channel has inspirational videos that ca be shared with clubs and emailed to friends. Fans can sign up on my website for e-newsletters or email me to be on the mailing list for post cards to announce new books.

BLURB

Larkspur Cove (February, 2011) introduces the new Moses Lake series, published by Bethany House. Set in a fictional lake community in Central Texas, the series takes a fresh look at life when community makes all the difference.

Adventure is the last thing on Andrea Henderson's mind when she moves to Moses Lake. After surviving the worst year of her life, she's struggling to build a new life for herself and her son as a social worker. Perhaps in doing a job that makes a difference, she can find some sense of purpose and solace in her shattered faith. For new Moses Lake game warden Mart McClendon, finding a sense of purpose in life isn't an issue. He took the job to get out of southwest Texas and the constant reminders of a tragedy for which he can't forgive himself. But when a little girl is seen with the town recluse, Mart and Andrea are drawn together in the search for her identity. The little girl offers them both a new chance at redemption and hope--and may bring them closer than either ever planned.


So, this hopefully gives you a little glimpse of the author of this book, and a rundown on the book and why you really, really want to win this book! Again, follow directions below and you get your name entered to win this book. And remember, the more entries you do the better chance you have of winning!!


US ONLY!!

MANDATORY ENTRY-

Leave a comment letting me know your favorite drink. Tea, soda, water, etc. Let me know in a comment:)You must leave an email in the first entry so I can email you if you are the winner. No email, no entry.

EXTRA ENTRIES-Please leave a separate comment for each entry.

1.Tell me another novel Lisa has written. Check them out on her website.
2.Follow Lisa on FB and leave a comment on her wall that you came from Giveaway Lady. Get 3 entries for this so leave 3 comments.

3.Blog or post about this on Facebook. Get 3 entries for each.
4.Follow my blog via GFC, subscribe through RSS Feed or follow me on Twitter. Get one entry for each you do.
5.Enter any of my other currently running giveaways. Let me know which ones.
6.Leave a comment on any of my review only posts. This must be for reviews only! Leave a comment for each.
7.Grab my Book Blast Event Button on the sidebar. Get 3 extra entries in any of the giveaways.

This giveaway will end 1/28. Winner will be chosen through Random.org and they will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

95 comments:

Linda Kish said...

Favorite drink...light lemonade

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Linda Kish said...

I am a GFC follower

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Linda Kish said...

She also wrote:

Over the Moon at the Big Lizard Diner

(What a great title)

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Linda said...

My favorite drink: caramel frappocino at Starbucks!

Lisa also wrote:
Texas Cooking

I am a GFC follower.

I already friend Lisa on FB.

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Maureen said...

My favorite drink is Coffee...and then water!


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Maureen said...

Lisa has a lot of books! She wrote The Summer Kitchen.


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Maureen said...

Blogged this giveaway on my Facebook Profile..
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Maureen said...

Blogged this giveaway on my Facebook Profile..
http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/profile.php?id=1124305054

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Maureen said...

Blogged this giveaway on my Facebook Profile..
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Maureen said...

I follow you on GFC


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Maureen said...

I subscribe to your RSS Feed


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Maureen said...

Put you book blast button on my blog

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Maureen said...

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Maureen said...

Left a comment on your BBE Red Ink Giveaway!


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Maureen said...

Left a comment on your BBE Deceive Me Once Giveaway!


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Maureen said...

Left a comment on your BBE A Place of Abundance Giveaway!


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Maureen said...

Left a comment on your BBE Murder In Plain Sight Giveaway!


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Left a comment on your BBE McKenzie & Kaydie Giveaway!


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Maureen said...

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Jane said...

My favorite drink is sweet iced tea. I could drink it all day!

Jane
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Jane said...

Lisa Wingate also wrote A Thousand Voices

Ariel said...

I like Jones Soda :)

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Ariel said...

Lisa has also written Never Say Never.

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Ariel said...

I follow with GFC.

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Ariel said...

I follow you on Twitter.

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misskallie2000 said...

My favorite drink is green tea then water. Seldom drink sodas and when I do I drink Sprite.

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misskallie2000 said...

She also wrote Beyond Summer which I have in my TBR stack of books.

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misskallie2000 said...

I follow Lisa on FB(@Brenda Hill)

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misskallie2000 said...

Posted on FB
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#1

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misskallie2000 said...

Posted on FB
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#2

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misskallie2000 said...

Posted on FB
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#3

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misskallie2000 said...

Entered Red Ink giveaway

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misskallie2000 said...

Entered Deceive Me Once giveaway

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misskallie2000 said...

Entered A Place of Abundance giveaway

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misskallie2000 said...

Entered A Path Less Traveled giveaway

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misskallie2000 said...

Entered A Murder in Plain Sight giveaway

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misskallie2000 said...

Old GFC Follower

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misskallie2000 said...

Subscriber via google reader

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misskallie2000 said...

Follow via twitter(@misskallie2000)

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misskallie2000 said...

Bonus entry #1

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misskallie2000 said...

Bonus entry #2

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misskallie2000 said...

Bonus entry #3

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Maureen said...

Joined Lisa's Facebook page and left a comment

Maureen Shea Timerman
Love the cover of your book...looks so summery...not like out the winter. The Giveaway Lady sent me...thanks for the chance!

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Maureen said...

Joined Lisa's Facebook page and left a comment

Maureen Shea Timerman
Love the cover of your book...looks so summery...not like out the winter. The Giveaway Lady sent me...thanks for the chance!

alekee02[at]yahoo[dot]com

Maureen said...

Joined Lisa's Facebook page and left a comment

Maureen Shea Timerman
Love the cover of your book...looks so summery...not like out the winter. The Giveaway Lady sent me...thanks for the chance!

alekee02[at]yahoo[dot]com

Edna said...

my favorite drink is water and coffee comes in second, please enter me


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Edna said...

follow on twitter


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Edna said...

follow on google

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Edna said...

I have read Never Say Never by Susan


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apple blossom said...

I love crystal light peach tea

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apple blossom said...

gfc follower

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apple blossom said...

Lisa has a lot of books listed
one is Word gets Around

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apple blossom said...

entered lfy in Hope KS

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apple blossom said...

entered penny zeller's giveaway

Maureen said...

Left a comment on your FIRST WildCard Tour God Gave Us The World post

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The Unsell Family said...

My favorite drink is sweet teat.
~Jennifer Unsell
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The Unsell Family said...

Never Say Never is another novel of Lisas. I have read it and loved it! It was my first book to read of Lisas and was one of my favorite reads from last year.
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The Unsell Family said...

I follow you on GFC.
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The Unsell Family said...

I left you a comment on your God Gave Us the World book review.
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apple blossom said...

entered JANE KIRKPATRICK giveaway

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apple blossom said...

entered Murder in Plain sight giveaway


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apple blossom said...

entered a Place of Abundance giveaway


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apple blossom said...

entered Deceive me Once giveaway


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karenk said...

favourite drink...water :)

karenk
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Maureen said...

Put your book blast button on my blog

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Maureen said...

left a comment on BBE Paul McCusker


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Maureen said...

Left a comment on your Pedia-Lax Fiber Gummies giveaway.


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Maureen said...

Left a comment on your Simple Changes for the Year Ahead post!


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deanna said...

fave: OJ extra pulp
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xoxoxo

Maureen said...

Left a comment on you Ottilie & Lulu Party.


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Maureen said...

Entered Wanda Brunstetter giveaway


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auntietina said...

Red wine. And it is perfect for while I am reading because when I get really into a book it doesn't get warm/cold/go flat, etc. I can take a sip once an hour and it is all still good!
(how was that for rationalization?)
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auntietina said...

She has a book called "Over the Moon at the Big Lizard Diner". Alot of her books have food themes in the title, how have I not read any yet?
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auntietina said...

Follower on GFC
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Maureen said...

Left a comment on your Book Blast Day 8 Wayne Brillhart Post.

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Maureen said...

Left a comment on your Dave's New York Website post.

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Maureen said...

I left a comment on your FIRST WildCard Caroline's Choice Blog Tour post.


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Kristie said...

I LOVE orange juice. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com
Thank you.

Maureen said...

I left a comment on your Fatal Judgment by Irene Hannon Blog Tour post.

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Tori said...

Favorite crink - Sweet Tea
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Tori said...

I follow via google connect
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Tori said...

I follow via twitter - mommatori82
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Tori said...

I entered your LFY giveaway
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Nancye said...

My favorite drink is Sierra Mist.

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Nancye said...

Another book by Lisa is: "Drenched in Light"

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Nancye said...

I follow Lisa on Facebook and I left a comment on her wall.

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Nancye said...

I follow Lisa on Facebook and I left a comment on her wall.

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#2

Nancye said...

I follow Lisa on Facebook and I left a comment on her wall.

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#3

Nancye said...

GFC Follower

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RSS Subscriber

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Nancye said...

I follow you on Twitter
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