Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Wildwood creek

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.

"Wingate's use of foreshadowing is extraordinary.  Readers will devour this novel late into the night." A Top Pick -- RT Bookreviews Magazine

"Wingate (The Prayer Box, 2013) mixes past and present in this tale of romantic suspense as she immerses readers in the struggle-filled historical tale of Bonnie and Allie, her contemporary counterpart. As the young women navigate their escalating challenges, each also faces the mystery of Wildwood.  Readers will love discovering the truth about the lives of these two strong women from vastly different times." -- Booklist

I received this book for review.

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