Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Author 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
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Prill Boyle said...

Hope, healing and a little romance. Sounds great to me!

Carolyn Howard-Johnson said...

Lisa, what an adorable cover. Who wouldn't want to read about that adorable cover gal!

Carolyn Howard-Johnson
Author of multi award-winning This Is the Place. One reviewer called it a "near romance."

Cat Connor said...

Sounds like a book I'd enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a wonderful book, and that's a REALLY cool cover!

Helen Ginger said...

Sounds good. Cover is enticing. And the author is actually a Texan writing about Texas. Yee haw.

Helen Ginger, who also lives in central Texas!

Anonymous said...

I love the cover, too! The story line sounds great.