Monday, February 10, 2014

We're Launching the Tour for Wildwood Creek by Lisa Wingate!

Launching the Tour for Wildwood Creek by Lisa Wingate...


The Tour:
2/10: Launch
2/22: Grand Finale


Wildwood CreekWildwood Creek
by Lisa Wingate
Christian Romance
Paperback, 384 pages
February 4th 2014 by Bethany House Publishers

Allie Kirkland has never been one to take wild risks. But when she’s offered a costuming assistant’s job on a docudrama in the hills near Moses Lake, she jumps at the chance. She’s always dreamed of following in her director-father’s footsteps, and the reenactment of the legendary frontier settlement of Wildwood is a first step. The family expectations will have to wait.

But in 1861, the real Wildwood held dangerous realities. Town founder Harland Delevan held helpless residents, including young Irish schoolteacher Bonnie Rose, in an iron grip. Mysterious disappearances led to myths and legends still retold in the folk songs of Chinquapin Peaks. Eventually, the entire site was found abandoned.
When strange connections surface between Allie and the teacher who disappeared over a century ago, everyone in Wildwood, including Allie’s handsome neighbor on the film set, Blake Fulton, seems to be hiding secrets, and Allie doesn’t know who she can trust. If she can’t find the answers in time, history may repeat itself . . . with the most unthinkable results.

Bethany House


From the author regarding this awesome giveaway:

I'd just like to share the tradition of a prayer box on this blog tour. It has meant a lot to me since I received my first prayer box and I've learned that there is a tradition of prayer boxes in the Jewish and early Christian cultures. I'm on a mission to revive that tradition.

The little prayer box that was given to me was by no means unique. I’d heard of prayer boxes, and I knew what they were for. They’re either keeping places for favorite scriptures, or they’re similar to a prayer journal, only more flexible. Any scrap of paper will do, anywhere, any time of the day or night. The important part, in a world of fractured thoughts, hurried moments, and scattershot prayers, is to take the time to think through, to write down, to clarify in your own mind the things you’re asking for, the things you’re grateful for, the things you’re troubled about, the hopes you’ve been nurturing.

And then?
Put them in the box and…

Let.

Them.

Go.

That’s what trust is. It’s letting go of the worry. It’s the way of peace and also the way of God. It’s such a hard road to travel for people like me, who are worriers. When I’m writing a story, I control the whole universe. In life… not so much. Actually, not at all. Things happen that I hadn’t anticipated and wouldn’t choose and can’t change. That’s the tough part.

Closing the lid on a prayer box is symbolic of so many things. When we give a prayer over to God, it’s supposed to be in God’s hands after that.

- See more at: http://www.southernbelleviewdaily.com/making-using-and-sharing-prayer-boxes/#sthash.e7kou0Sk.dpuf

Lisa Wingate Author PictureLisa Wingate is a journalist, inspirational speaker, reviewer for the New York Journal of Books, and the author of over twenty novels.  Her novels combine elements of history, romance, mystery, and women's fiction with nuggets of Southern culture, from the sublime to the humorous. She is a seven-time American Christian Fiction Writers Carol award nominee, a Christy Award nominee, an Oklahoma Book Award finalist, a Christianity Today Book Award nominee, an Inspy Award nominee, and a two-time Carol Award winner. Her works have been selected for Booklist’s Top Ten List in 2012 and in 2013. Recently, the group Americans for More Civility, a kindness watchdog organization, selected Lisa along with Bill Ford, Camille Cosby, and six others, as recipients of the National Civies Award, which celebrates public figures who work to promote greater kindness and civility in American life.




Tour-Wide Giveaway
February 10 - March 2nd  US Only
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1 Winner, 1 Amazing Prize Pack from Bethany House and Lisa Wingate:
   $50 Amazon Gift Card
   Print copy of Wildwood Creek by Lisa Wingate
   Handmade-by-author Prayer Box with notepads 

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5 comments:

  1. So glad to be here! Thank you for setting up the awesome blog tour!

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    1. What a great tour!! :-D Thank you, Lisa!!!

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  2. I left a review on amazon and just received an email that my review helped one customer....here's the link.... http://www.amazon.com/review/R174NGOCP3F7GL/ref=cm_cr_pr_cmt?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00DWA6A0Y&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=#wasThisHelpful

    I LOVE all of Lisa's books and am on our library to get more in Kindle of them. I requested from them A Month of Summer and Dandelion Summer.

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  3. Actually, I had never PREVIOUSLY wondered how history might affect my present UNTIL I started an intensive study of the Bible . . . and now I KNOW how history has affected (and will continue to affect) my future.

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  4. Yes, I think all of us know that history affects our present, the decisions our ancestors made affect who we are today. (CarmenQ)

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