Summer Reading Book Reviews 2012

Talk Of the Town by Lisa Wingate
Submitted by Kristy Gillinder at the Bluffton Branch Library on Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Mandalay Florentino works with hit television show, American Megastar. When she goes to tiny Daily, Texas to learn about the hometown of one of the show's finalists, she finds things she never knew she was missing. She gets to see a sweet slice of American small-town life, something she's never known, since she grew up in a successful Los Angeles family. Mandaly even meets a wonderful, loving man who makes her feel great about life. A cute story about small town Texas life, and a chaste romance. Enjoyed it!

Drenched In Light by Lisa Wingate
Submitted by Kristy Gillinder at the Bluffton Branch Library on Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Julia Costell seemed to have it all. She was a lovely ballerina and engaged to be married when an eating disorder nearly cost her life. She lost her career and finace. Julia has to rely on her faith and her family to get her through. She becomes a counselor at a local private high school and, by helping the kids, she learns to heal from her past wounds. A challenging read that really makes you think!!!

Language of Sycamores by Lisa Wingate
Submitted by Kristy Gillinder at the Bluffton Branch Library on Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Karen Sommerfield has grown apart from her husband after a miscarriage and cancer scare. When events unfold that cause her to lose her job, she suddenly feels pulled to leave all that is comfortable in Boston and return to her family home in Missouri. Her pilot husband rushes to be by her side. Together, they meet a precious girl in need of a home, and they form a wonderful family. A story that will make you cry.

Good Hope Road, Tending Roses, Book 2 by Lisa Wingate
Submitted by Kristy Gillinder at the Bluffton Branch Library on Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Jenilee Lane, age twenty, is shocked when her Missouri farming community is ripped apart by a tornado. She quickly proves her character when she steps in to save the lives of neighbors who made fun of her for years. She is able to break away from her controlling father and finally achieve her dream of going to medical school An inspiring tale of never giving up!

Over The Moon At The Big Lizard Diner by Lisa Wingate
Submitted by Kristy Gillinder at the Bluffton Branch Library on Wednesday, July 18, 2012

This is the funniest-titled book I have ever read. It gripped me from page one and held my attention all the way through. I laughed, I cried, and I shook my head at the lives and crazy antics of the residents of Big Lizard Bottoms in Texas. Brainy Lindsey Attwood goes there to heal, and finds some things she never knew she was missing. This is a wonderfull engaging story that anyone would enjoy.