Saturday, 21 March 2009

Word Gets Around by Lisa Wingate

Lauren Eldridge thought she'd wiped the dust of Daily, Texas, off her boots forever. Screenwriter Nate Heath thought he was out of second chances.

Life's never that predictable, though.

Cajoled by her father, Lauren is back in town helping train a skittish race horse set to star in a Hollywood film. But the handsome screenwriter gives her more trouble than the horse. And Nate is realizing there's a spark of magic in the project—and in the eyes of the girl who is so good with horses.

Daily, Texas, has a way of offering hope, healing, and a little romance just when folks need it most.

My take:~

I adored Word Gets Around! Beautifully written with captivating characters and a treasure trove of wit, fun and facing fears, Lisa Wingate has stamped herself as one of my must read authors. Lisa's chapters alternate between the voices of Lauren, a woman broken by tragedy and guilt and Nate, a writer yet to explore his full potential and hampered by a destructive friendship. This unique approach gives fabulous perspective and amplifies the enjoyment of this novel. Add in the wonderful characters that we grew to love in Talk of the Town, and you are assured of an enchanted afternoon in Daily, Texas. Word Gets Around is a refreshing and tender read from a consummate wordsmith.

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Nicole said...

Rel, this was my first Lisa Wingate read, and I truly enjoyed the story, but I thought the cover, the back cover copy, and the title didn't do the book justice. This wasn't a "light" chick-lit kind of novel. It was a serious story, and I would've passed it by in the story without a second glance because of the cover and description if I hadn't gotten it as a substitute in the CFBA Tour. It's a good book.
(This is no criticism of chick-lit, I just don't read them or historicals or fantasy--before anyone thinks I'm ragging on chick-lit.)

Rel said...

Hey Nicole - you are right about the substance of the story. Good, wasn't it?

I'm always fascinated how much covers influence out choices and yet they don't always reflect the contents. I suppose it is not easy getting the balance right!

Nicole said...

Lately, Rel, I've seen some bad covers and covers which I had no clue how they arrived at their designs. Repeatedly when readers are polled, they mention how important covers are to selection. I know they are to me.
(One advantage to self-publishing: you get so much input on the design and final approval . . .)

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