Sunday, May 27, 2012

Blue Moon Bay - A Book Review

About the Book:  Heather Hampton returns to Moses Lake, Texas, to help facilitate the sale of a family farm as part of a planned industrial plant that will provide the area with much-needed jobs. Heather's future fiance has brokered the deal, and Heather is in line to do her first large-scale architectural design--if the deal goes through.

But the currents of Moses Lake have a way of taking visitors on unexpected journeys. What was intended to be a quick trip suddenly morphs into Valentine's week--with Blaine Underhill, the handsome banker who just happens to be opposing Heather's project. Spending the holiday in an ex-funeral parlor seems like a nightmare, but Heather slowly finds herself being drawn into the area's history, hope, and heart.

Synopsis:  Heather Hampton is an architect from Seattle who returns to Texas to try and seal a deal that will lead to a major promotion for her at work.  Unfortunately for Heather, this little town in Texas holds horrible memories for her and she dreads the trip.  Her trip to Moses Lake goes horribly wrong and when she arrives in Moses Lake, things are not what they seem and her family seems to be keeping major secrets.  Heather presses on and begins to investigate what's really going on to prevent the deal from being completed.  Her simple trip thwarted, she begins to look inward and question her life and what changes she needs to make.  By the end of the book, questions are answered and Heather has made major decisions about her life.

Review:  I'm not really sure how to describe my feelings about the book.  While it was a good book, I found myself getting annoyed with the main character quite often.  At points she came across as a whining, spoiled brat and I wanted to reach into the pages and shake her.  I usually don't like books where I don't like the main character.  But, for this novel, Wingate has enough intrigue in the book, I wanted to keep reading even though Heather drove me crazy.  I liked the fact there were twists and turns throughout the novel that kept the story moving.  While the book itself took a bit of time to get started, I finished it quite quickly once I got going.  Overall, it's not a great book but it was a decent read.

Score:  3 bookmarks out of 5.

Note:  Bethany House Publishers gave me a free copy of this book in exchange for my fair and honest review.

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