Wildwood Creek by Lisa Wingate

About this Book

With love and loss tangled together, how was she to know where her life would lead?

Allie Kirkland has always heard the call of her father’s unfinished destiny. When she’s offered a production assistant’s job on a docudrama filming in the hills near Moses Lake, Texas, the dream of following in her director-father’s footsteps suddenly seems within reach. The reenactment of the legendary frontier settlement of Wildwood is a first step into the film industry. A summer on set in the wilderness is a small price to pay for a dream.

But in 1861, the real Wildwood held dangerous realities. Town founder Harland Delavan held helpless residents, including young Irish schoolteacher Bonnie Rose, in an iron grip. Mysterious disappearances led to myths and legends still retold in the region’s folk songs. Eventually, the entire site was found abandoned.

When filming begins, strange connections surface between Allie and the teacher who disappeared over a century ago, and everyone in Wildwood–including Blake Fulton, Allie’s handsome neighbor on the film set–seems to be hiding secrets. Allie doesn’t know whom she can trust. If she can’t find the answers in time, history may repeat itself…with the most unthinkable results.



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My Review

I have to say this is the best Lisa Wingate book I’ve read! I enjoyed Firefly Island, found The Prayer Box interesting and insightful, but Wildwood Creek gave me all the things I enjoy in a book, little romance, some history, and MYSTERY!

The author gives us the story from the perspective of Allie Kirkland in modern day as well as Bonnie Rose who first traveled to Wildwood over a century before. Allie was a great character as she was trying to come into her own, dealing with family expectations as she follows her dream. Bonnie’s story was one filled with a great deal of tragedy.

This story moved at a great pace. There was a lot of setup in the story before they actually start the reenactment at Moses Lake, but the author did a great job of keeping it engaging; I never felt like the story bogged down. Once the cast and crew moved to Wildwood things kick into high gear and stay that way until the end. And I didn’t see the ending coming.

Disclaimer: I did receive this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest option.

The Give Away

I’m giving away a paperback copy of this book to one winner. If there are at least 100 entries I will pick a second winner that will receive a $10 Amazon Card.


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I love to read, especially mystery books. Though in the past couple of years I've been a part of the ACFW Book Club and have found some wonderful writers. It's been fun to interact with authors.

6 thoughts on “Wildwood Creek by Lisa Wingate”

  1. I’m reading two right now. On paperback, Caught in the Middle by Regina Jennings, and on kindle, The Turning by Davis Bunn.
    Caught in the Middle is SO good!

  2. Sounds like a wonderful read Thank you for the opportunity to enter and win it!

    I am currently reading Friend Me, The Traitor’s Wife, Divine Towels and several nonfiction books.

  3. I always have one fiction and one non-fiction book going. Besides enjoying MOONLIGHT MASQUERADE by Ruth Axtell, I’m reading BELIEVING GOD by Beth Moore. I hope I can win this one to read soon.

  4. I am currently reading a book by C J Box-COLD WIND He is a wonderful writer of the mysteries set in the Western states.
    I have 2 on hand to read later by Darlene Franklin. I enjoy her writing.

Welcome! I appreciate your thoughts!