Saturday, February 5, 2011

Larkspur Cove by Lisa Wingate - REVISITED

"There's something about Moses Lake that changes people." - Mart McClendon - game warden

Well, upon finishing Larkspur Cove, I have to agree.  I've been reading Christian fiction with an open heart  lately.  I am asking the questions, who are the characters, and what do their stories have to teach me?

I won't ruin any surprises, and there are many in this book.  But here's something that I'm carrying away from my visit to Moses Lake.  God is there, even when I cannot see Him.  Even when I'm facing obstacles unique to my own life, and He will lead me where I need to go.

The characters of Larkspur Cove needed to get to the place where they could come to terms with happenings beyond their control, happenings filled with regrets, loss and uncertainty.  The book is about their journey:

Andrea Henderson's carefully constructed life blows up in her face when her husband, a Christian college administrator leaves her and their teen-aged son for another woman.

Mart McClendon must deal with the death of beloved family members whom he feels personally responsible.  If only he had done things differently.

Who is the little mystery girl?

These are questions that you are going to want to get to the bottom of, and you will, if you take a boat ride on the Lake and let it work it's magic on your heart.

Blessings!

13 comments:

Tabitha Bird said...

Sounds like a great book. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your new blog look. Jayna did a great job. :))
It really looks fantastic. Glad you are happy with it.

Cheryl Klarich said...

Woohooooo!!!! Me too!!!

Again, Tabitha, thanks a million!

Big hugs!!! Love, Cheryl

Rachna Chhabria said...

Sounds like a lovely book. Thanks for introducing me to another great book.

Cheryl Klarich said...

Hi Rachna! Good to have you stop by!

Yes, I really liked Larkspur Cove! By the end of the book I felt like I knew the characters and the town. They really grew on me!

Jennifer Shirk said...

I'm going to have to check out this book. Sounds very good. Thx!

Robyn Campbell said...

This book sounds awesome. I need to buy a copy for my sister when I pick one up for myself. It's her birthday coming up.

Thanks for the heads-up, Cheryl. :)

Cheryl Klarich said...

Hi Jennifer!
Yeah, I think you'll love the writing and the way the story unfolds.

Blessings!

Cheryl Klarich said...

Robyn,
Hope all is well with you!

Larkspur Cove really resonated with me! I hope you enjoy it too!

Love,
Cheryl

Cheryl Klarich said...

Robyn,
Hope all is well with you!

Larkspur Cove really resonated with me! I hope you enjoy it too!

Love,
Cheryl

PatriciaW said...

I'v never read a Lisa Wingate book, although I'm not sure why. I'm definitely putting her on my TBR list.

Cheryl Klarich said...

Patricia, hi!!
This was my favorite Lisa Wingate book so far.
Good writing.

Elsa said...

Let me just tell you mom, YOU ARE THE COOLEST PERSON I KNOW!!! :D

I love you.

I'm so thankful for everything you do!!!

<3

Cheryl Klarich said...

Ohhh.... beautiful Elsa... you are my blessing!