Recommended books by Lisa Wingate

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Product picture for Before We Were Yours: A Novel by Lisa Wingate
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For readers of Orphan Train and The Nightingale comes a "thought-provoking [and] complex tale about two families, two generations apart . . . based on a notorious true-life scandal."
Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family's Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in...
Book cover from The Prayer Box (A Carolina Heirlooms Novel) by Lisa Wingate
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ECPA Christian Book Award Finalist, Christy Award Finalist, Christianity Today Book Award Finalist!
"THE PRAYER BOX is a masterpiece of story and skill."-- Debbie Macomber, NYT #1 Bestselling Author
"A good option for fans of Nicholas Sparks and Mary Alice Monroe" - Library Journal 
When Iola Anne Poole, an old-timer on Hatteras Island, passes away in her bed at ninety-one, the struggling young mother in her rental cottage, Tandi Jo Reese, finds herself charged with the task...
Book cover from The Story Keeper (A Carolina Heirlooms Novel) by Lisa Wingate
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"Not since To Kill a Mockingbird has a story impacted me like this." -- COLLEEN COBLE, USA Today bestselling author of Seagrass Pier

Wingate is, quite simply, a master storyteller. Her story-within-a-story, penned with a fine, expressive style, will captivate writers and nonwriters alike. -- Booklist 
Successful New York editor, Jen Gibbs, is at the top of her game with her new position at Vida House Publishing -- until a mysterious manuscript from an old slush pile appears...
Book cover from The Sea Keepers Daughters (A Carolina Heirlooms Novel) by Lisa Wingate
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2016 Christy Award Winner! (Contemporary novel category)
From modern-day Roanoke Island to the sweeping backdrop of North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains and Roosevelt’s WPA folklore writers, past and present intertwine to create an unexpected destiny.

Restaurant owner Whitney Monroe is desperate to save her business from a hostile takeover. The inheritance of a decaying Gilded Age hotel on North Carolina’s Outer Banks may provide just the ray of hope she needs. But things at...
Book cover from Tending Roses (Tending Roses Series, Book 1) by Lisa Wingate
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours comes a heartfelt novel about the bonds of family and the power of second chances.

When Kate Bowman temporarily moves to her grandmother’s Missouri farm with her husband and baby son, she learns that the lessons that most enrich our lives often come unexpectedly. The family has given Kate the job of convincing Grandma Rose, who’s become increasingly stubborn and forgetful, to move off her beloved land and into a...
Book cover from Good Hope Road (Tending Roses Series, Book 2) by Lisa Wingate
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In a time of crisis, two women come together and set off down a road of hope in the second novel in the Tending Roses series from the New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours.
Twenty-year-old Jenilee Lane, whose dreams are as narrow as the sky is wide, doesn’t imagine any good could come out of the tornado that has ripped across the Missouri farmland where she makes her home. But some inner spark compels her to take action. To rescue her elderly neighbor Eudora...
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Experience three novellas about the joys and trials of sisterhood!

The Sea Glass Sisters
A mother-daughter road trip is the last thing Elizabeth Gallagher needs. But with an impending hurricane, they are determined to convince Aunt Sandy to abandon her seaside store and return home. Instead, they discover that sisterhood can change hearts, lives, and futures . . . often in unpredictable ways.

The Tidewater Sisters
Tandi Reese and her sister, Gina, have complicated...
Book cover from Dandelion Summer (Blue Sky Hill Series) by Lisa Wingate
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“A story beautifully told, with richly drawn characters that will...make you want to laugh and cry”* from the New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours.

All her life, Epiphany Salerno has been tossed like a dandelion seed on the wind. Now, at sixteen, she must move to the low-rent side of Blue Sky Hill and work where she's not wanted: in an upscale home on The Hill.

J. Norman Alvord's daughter has hired a teenager to stay with him in the afternoons....
Book cover from A Month of Summer (Blue Sky Hill) by Lisa Wingate
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An ordinary summer brings about an extraordinary change of heart in the first novel in the Blue Sky Hill series from the New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours.  

Changes aren’t in Rebecca Macklin’s plans when she receives a long-distance call from the Dallas police. Her aging father has been found repeatedly wandering the city streets alone, and his wife has suffered a serious illness and landed in a nursing home. Despite the demands of the busy LA legal...
Book cover from The Language of Sycamores (Tending Roses, Book 3) by Lisa Wingate
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Karen Sommerfield has been hiding from life-immersing herself in a high-powered job-until the day the company downsizes her out of a job and the doctor tells her that she may have cancer. It's a double blow that sends Karen on a search for herself in the last place she ever thought to look: Grandma Rose's old farm.

As Karen's hectic schedule falls away, she opens up to the unexpected. In the quiet of the Missouri Ozarks, she hears the soft, secret language of the sycamore trees, and...