Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Larkspur Cove by Lisa Wingate

Welcome back friends. This week I have Lisa Wingate here. She has a new book out called, LARKSPUR COVE. Because Lisa is so sweet, she made sure that an advanced copy of the book was mailed directly to my house for my reading pleasure. And a pleasure it was. I will let her tell you more about LARKSPUR COVE in the interview below. I will say the book had me laughing, made me shed a couple of tears, and wrapped itself round my heart. So please, make sure to look for it. Thanks Lisa!!!!

Larkspur Cove

In February, my fifteenth novel, Larkspur Cove will be released. I'm so excited to see this book hitting the shelves! I love small towns and quirky characters, and I love to write about them. Larkspur Cove begins a new series about the sleepy little shore-side town of Moses Lake, Texas—a place where everything is not as it seems on the surface. Here's the story-behind-the-story from a recent interview about the book:

1. Tell us about Larkspur Cove (Bethany House, available in February).

Larkspur cove is set in the small shoreside community of Moses Lake, Texas, a place where looks can be deceiving. When a backwoods recluse is spotted with a mysterious little girl in tow, local game warden, Mart McClendon finds himself headed upriver with an uppity social worker in his boat.

2. Are your characters all brand-new in this book, and which characters will readers find intriguing?

The residents of Moses Lake are fresh from that mysterious place where characters hang out until the right story comes along. Readers will find the game warden, Mart McClendon and his unwilling partner, Andrea Henderson, to be an interesting combination!

3. Is Larkspur Cove pure fiction? Were any real life experiences involved?

A few years ago, I was chatting with an adoptive mother at a baseball game and learned that her adopted daughter could have been one of those tragic statistics we hear about on the news. As an infant, the little girl had been taken on the run by a relative with a prison record. They moved from place to place, always staying ahead of social services, and weren’t found until a year and a half later, when suspicious neighbors submitted a police report. The little girl was rescued and placed with a wonderful, loving family. All I could think, watching that little girl play beside the baseball field, was, Thank God for nosy neighbors! I wondered what would have happened if neighbors had not intervened. Would that little girls’s fate have been like that of kidnapping victim, Jaycee Dugard, who was held by her captor for eighteen years? Those questions became the basis of Larkspur Cove, in which the town recluse is suddenly spotted with a young girl in tow, creating a storm of uncertainty among the lakesiders and raising questions that must be answered.

Thank you Lisa!!! I wish you tons of success with the sale of LARKSPUR COVE. Thank you for the advanced copy, and for sharing your story with all of us! And thank you for being a guest on Micole Writes Romance once again. To find Lisa's books you can look anywhere books are sold, or you can stop by her website at

Thanks for stopping by readers. See you Friday when another one of my writing pals Tawny Weber will be here sharing her new release!!!!




Donna O'Brien said...

Hi Lisa and Micole!

Lisa your book looks amazing. It sounds like you explore such a frightening topic for parents but handle it poignantly. Can't wait to read it! Those kinds of topics tend to make the best stories!

Great interview Micole!



Sheri Humphreys said...

Likewise, I think the premise sounds amazing. I love the mix of characters. Thanks for the interview. Sheri

Micole Black said...

Thanks ladies for stopping in. You really need to pick up a copy of the book. It is a good one.



June Rodriguez said...

Great interview Lisa. You never know where an idea will come from. Thanks for stopping by.
This is a great blog Micole.