Book Review: Larkspur Cove


Adventure is the last thing on Andrea Henderson’s mind when she moves to Moses Lake. After surviving the worst year of her life, she’s struggling to build a new life for herself and her son as a social worker. Perhaps in doing a job that makes a difference, she can find some sense of purpose and solace in her shattered faith. For new Moses Lake game warden Mart McClendon, finding a sense of purpose in life isn’t an issue. He took the job to get out of southwest Texas and the constant reminders of a tragedy for which he can’t forgive himself. But when a little girl is seen with the town recluse, Mart and Andrea are drawn together in the search for her identity. The little girl offers them both a new chance at redemption and hope–and may bring them closer than either ever planned.

My review:

I’d heard a lot about Lisa Wingate and was excited to dive into Larkspur Cove. I wasn’t disappointed.

Right away I was pulled into each main character and loved Wingate’s use of first person for both the male and female main characters. It flowed easily and I loved seeing each characters thoughts!

The little Texas town was fun to read about, though I’m in no hurry to pack up and move. (I’m quite content in the Pacific Northwest, thank you.) The secondary characters all bring the small town to life and remind me of my own small hometown.

The plot felt real and the characters felt real. I don’t know that there is higher praise than that for a book—I simply enjoyed the read and the characters themselves. (Favorite character would have to be the raccoon, though. Just saying.)

A delightful summer read for anyone looking to steal away for a few hours.

Disclosure: This book was given to me by Bethany House in exchange for my honest review.

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