"Wildwood Creek," by Lisa Wingate

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.

What a super book.  It really is two stories in one and it keeps flipping back and forward between them.  Both are interesting and they want you to know what is going to happen next.  There is a twist near the end that you won't anticipate that's for sure.  Love both the main characters in the both stories and they add to the realness of the stories.  I think there is another book to be written about Bonnie Rose, if the author is reading this!!!

If you have read any of the other books in the Moses Lake series, you will recognize a couple of the characters in this book from the other books.

Stars out of 5 : 4.5  The only reason I didn't give it a five out of five was that it does take you a couple of chapters to get into the story and to figure out where this book is going.  It really is well worth reading and a book I would recommend.

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. 

Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group".


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