Wednesday, February 4, 2009

CFBA Presents:" Word Gets Around" by Lisa Wingate

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Word Gets Around

Bethany House (February 1, 2009)


Lisa Wingate


Lisa Wingate lives in central Texas where she is a popular inspirational speaker, magazine columnist, and national bestselling author of several books. Her novel, Tending Roses, received dozens of five-star reviews, sold out ten printings for New York publisher, Penguin Putnam, and went on to become a national bestselling book. Tending Roses was a selection of the Readers Club of America, and is currently in its tenth printing.

The Tending Roses series continued with Good Hope Road, The Language of Sycamores, Drenched In Light, and A Thousand Voices. In 2003, Lisa’s Texas Hill Country series began with Texas Cooking, and continued with Lone Star CafĂ©, which was awarded a gold medal by RT BOOKCLUB magazine and was hailed by Publisher’s Weekly as “A charmingly nostalgic treat.” The series concluded with Over the Moon at the Big Lizard Diner.

Lisa is now working on a new set of small-town Texas novels for Bethany House Publishers. The series debuted with Talk of The Town and continued with Word Gets Around. A new series is also underway for Penguin Group NAL, beginning with A Month of Summer (July 2008), and continuing with The Summer Kitchen in July, 2009. Lisa’s works have been featured by the National Reader’s Club of America, AOL Book Picks, Doubleday Book Club, The Literary Guild, American Profiles, and have been chosen for the LORIES best Published Fiction Award.


When Romance Is In the Air, Word Gets Around Lauren Eldridge thought she'd wiped the dust of Daily, Texas, off her boots forever. Screenwriter Nate Heath thought he was out of second chances. Life's never that predictable, though. Cajoled by her father, Lauren is back in town helping train a skittish race horse set to star in a Hollywood film. But the handsome screenwriter gives her more trouble than the horse. And Nate is realizing there's a spark of magic in the project--and in the eyes of the girl who is so good with horses. Daily, Texas, has a way of offering hope, healing, and a little romance just when folks need it most.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Word Gets Around, go HERE

What people are saying:

"Lisa Wingate writes engaging stories that strike the heart. God has gifted her with a marvelous talent and I, for one, am most grateful."
Debbie Macomber, New York Times #1 bestselling author

My initial thoughts:

Life is hectic here, so reading time is precious. Lisa's first novel, "Talk of the Town", impressed me SO much that I immediately put her entire body of work on my wishlist!

I'm just beginning her new release "Word Gets Around" and I'm already settling into Daily, Texas as if I'd never left. This is feeling like a true winner, so be watching for my full review in a few days.

In the meantime, check out my thoughts on "Talk of the Town" and get caught up on the "Daily" doin's!

Happy Reading!


1 comment:

Kim said...

Hey Deena! Lisa Wingate was new to me, and her story just blew me away. She is such a genuine, sweet person who loves the Lord and that shines in her story.

Oh, and YOU are doing a wonderful job with the author spotlight! I am so excited about MaryLu Tyndall!!

A Peek At My Bookshelf is still a multi-stop place on my daily blog rounds!

Sending you a hug friend!! You all have been in my prayers!