Larkspur Cove PDF Ê Kindle Edition


  • Kindle Edition
  • 368 pages
  • Larkspur Cove
  • Lisa Wingate
  • English
  • 10 June 2015

10 thoughts on “Larkspur Cove

  1. Beth Beth says:

    I’m a little bit conflicted when it comes to the rating for Larkspur Cove because despite the slow start I did end up really enjoying the read The characters drew me into the story and I loved the first person narration of Andrea and Mart It was cool to get the story from both of their perspectives versus one or the other The bit of mystery about the sweet little girl that Andrea saw with a local loaner really compelled me to keep reading I wanted to find out just who Birdie was how she wound up at Moses Lake The romance between Andrea and Mart felt genuine to me and had some very sweet moments I did want to see a bit development there; perhaps a little revelation out of both of them Their baggage from the past was never explored very well though I suppose it might have just been an assumption that they were in the process of making peace with it It just seemed all tied up in a bow when in reality they had not disclosed that much information with one anotherI did love Lisa Wingate’s writing style There were several lines that I highlighted to look back at again later lots of gems worthy of contemplation The setting itself was also very well done and the lake lifestyle came across very easily and gave me a comforting feelingI think what ultimately kept me from giving this one a higher rating is that it seemed to lose steam a bit and the story began to drag about a uarter of the way through Once I hit 40% I chugged along nicely but up until that point I wasn’t as compelled to pick it up or continue reading I did still like the story and am glad that I decided to stick with it I’d consider reading the other books in the series but might look at some of Wingate’s other books before I do


  2. Loraine Loraine says:

    SUMMARY 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 plannedREVIEW A litte bit romance a little bit suspense and a little bit mystery the author wrapped this all up in a nice package Each chapter opened with a delightful uote from the Wall of Wisdom at the Waterbrid Bait and Grocery at Moses Lake It has a good storyline along with characters filled with everyday strengths weaknesses and faults This story was written from parallel 1st person POV's from Andrea and Mart and I really enjoyed seeing the events from both their perspectives Both Andrea and Mart were struggling with issues from their pasts Neither would let go and let God I enjoyed seeing how both of them grew and learned to appreciate today for the gift it is as they saw the hardships that Birdie had endured and how much Len with all his difficulties tried to love his granddaughter and protect her FAVORITE UOTES Leave other people to their own affairs until you have your own house in order God did not appoint you the keeper of the worldWhen you're busy worrying about what should be you miss what isA moment unappreciated is a moment lostA kite is like a man's life No matter how much he tries he can't make it than a piece of paper and a ball of twine on his own He's got to give it over to something bigger let the Good Lord breathe into it After that he just has to do two things turn his eyes toward heaven and keep hold of the string


  3. Jo Jo says:

    I needed this book I've always enjoyed Lisa Wingates stories And I'm not sure this is any better than her other ones other than it was what I needed right now o Some of my favorite lines Joy I realized isn't so much a circumstance you find yourself in but a choice you make or Maybe he saw in me a man who'd been raised going to chruch every Sunday and gotten mad at God and uit Maybe he could tell that deep down inside me there was a part that'd started to face the fact that you're not always going to understand why God does things the way He does but you don't do yourself any good by turning your back on your faith either or Maybe I just needed to accept my parents for who they were and get over myself Maybe I was finally at a place in my life where I could then there was Stop looking ahead Stop looking back Stop Look around You've got to take your chances as they are God gives what He gives and only He knows why If you're smart you open the gift while it's on the table Enjoy it Be thankful for it Live every minute of it while it's happening In the stillness was a voice soft like the mourning dove yet persistent like the endless refrains of the mockingbird It beckoned me with it's sweetness warmed my soul comforted my heart promised that even when I'd been the lonliest in the deepest despair even when I thought I was lost in the darkness I was never really alone God had been there even when I could not see him even when I could not hear His call even when I denied His presence He had been there in the wilderness as He is in all places I had only to be still and listen and let Him lead me home Finally A kite is like a man's life No matter how much he tries he can't make it than a piece of paper and a ball of twine on his own He's got to give it over to something bigger let the Good Lord breathe into it After that he just has to do two things turn his eyes toward heaven and keep hold of the string


  4. Laura Laura says:

    This was a slow read for me At times it felt repetitive however I still ended up enjoying it The characters and the overall story were interesting enough although I did crave to have a little depth to the story and all the emotions that were brought forth I was able to relate to the mom who was in her late thirties with a young teenage son though So many of the emotions expressed in their relationship with each other were very authentic I also enjoyed the setting of the lake I was easily able to visualize the area and the natural settings which made for a relaxing read


  5. Judy Judy says:

    This is the second book by Lisa Wingate that I've read There's something about her writing that draws me in She creates realistic characters that I come to care about There is mysterysuspense and romance in this book Also in this book there is scripture and sayings that cause a person to ponder but they come in the form of sayings posted on the little store at Larkspur cove I will definitely read of Wingate's books


  6. Kav Kav says:

    A kite is like a man's life my granddad had said as I weighed the choice between letting that kite soar and holding it down No matter how much he tries he can't make it than a piece of paper and a ball of twine on his own He's got to give it over to something bigger let the Good Lord breathe into it After that he just has to do two things turn his eyes toward heaven and keep hold of the stringLisa Wingate is a master storyteller and I found myself once again completely enthralled in her fiction Complex characters struggling with true to life issues that seem insurmountable at times Gut wrenching and inspiring and so very hopeful I particularly related to Andrea as she tries to find her footing after a messy divorce My heart was in my throat for much of the read And all mixed up in Mart and Andrea's complicated love story is the mystery of a vulnerable little girl found in the company of a war damaged recluse Spellbinding stuff


  7. Norma Norma says:

    Two lives connected by one small childRecently divorced Andrea Henderson moves herself and her teenage son to her parent’s vacation home in Larkspur Cove in Moses Lake Tx Professionally she has to start over and takes a job as a counselor in the area on the other side of the lake – a side her family avoided She finds out how difficult this can be her first day when she gets a flat tire on the way to her appointments While stuck out there with little phone reception she sees a man drive past her with a small unkempt girl in the passenger seat Not sure she can trust this man she motions him on to avoid him stopping but she can’t get the image of the little girl from her mindMartin Mart McClendon has also found a home in Moses Lake after a tragic accident takes the lives of his brother and nephew in which he blames himself Racked with guilt over the deaths he’s taken a job there as a game warden to distance himself from his family On the same day Andrea’s car breaks down Mart catches her son getting into trouble on the lake with some of the local rich kids When he meets Andrea he thinks she’s just another rich parent not willing to see what her child has done wrong and she also gets the wrong impression of himSoon they find themselves working together to find the identity of the young child Bertie staying with Len a man that’s had is own fair share of issues Living on the wrong side of the lake suffering from TBI he’s slow and has a hard time understanding most things He lives in a run down house surrounded by junk such as an old bus and some not so nice looking dogs The uestions are raised Is Len capable of taking care of this child? And is this child really a relative of his?I thought this was a well written novel but it didn’t beckon me as I thought it would The story revolving around Bertie was interesting enough but it didn’t grab me Neither did the main characters I found myself wanting to know about Andrea’s first marriage but the author didn’t go very deep I didn’t feel for them as I thought I should have I did like some of the secondary characters though and they seemed to add a bit of charm to the bookThere was little action in the book until the end and then things really started to roll and I found myself interested and rooting for the main characters I think with a little emotional connection this book could have rated a higher star on my rating scale One plus was that the author did give readers a chance to see inside the world of Child Protective ServicesThis is a clean read with a little romance and a little mystery Nothing in it is shocking or offending so it’s very safe for those looking for such a book I’d pass it on to anyone looking for that kind of fictionI give the book a 355I received this book from Bethany House Publishers I was not reuired to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own


  8. ☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ ☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ says:

    Rated 35 stars


  9. KatLynne KatLynne says:

    35 Stars


  10. Melissa Melissa says:

    35 I think this book might technically be Christian Fiction This book included family drama romance and suspense Although at times this book was a bit contrived and preachy I enjoyed getting to know the characters and settings and may read the next in this series in the future


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Larkspur Cove[Reading] ➽ Larkspur Cove Author Lisa Wingate – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk 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 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 faithFor 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.


About the Author: Lisa Wingate

Lisa Wingate is a former journalist an inspirational speaker and the bestselling author of than thirty books Her blockbuster Before We Were Yours was on the NYT best seller list for over one year Her work has won or been nominated for many awards including the Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize the Oklahoma Book Award the Utah Library Award the Carol Award the Christy Award and the RT.