Lisa Wingate continues her Moses Lake Series with book 2 Blue Moon Bay and the Hampton family. Before tragedy has struck their family had not been perfect, but they were a family supporting each other through life. After facing a tragedy, their family fell apart and drifted away. Now after 16 years, they were back in Moses Lake where the tragedy that had ruined their lives happened. Heather, a very successful architect did not want to head back to Moses Lake from Seattle, but her mother had left her no choice. Heather's mom was supposed to be signing papers to sell the family property in Moses Lake, but had changed her mind. Heather wasn't about to let this deal go down the drain after working so hard to get buyers for the property. After arriving in Moses Lake, Heather sensed that her mother and brother were not being completely truthful with her. It was like they had something to hide and Heather is determined to get to the bottom of this mess.
This book has a lot of twists and turns in the plot. The author does a good job of tying up all mystery leaving no loose ends. In many ways, I could identify with the main character Heather. She is uptight, loves a schedule with no surprises. I know, I tend to be boring. It was good to see how her character developed throughout the story and ended up actually taking a risk in the end. Heather also recounts some great memories with her brother from when they were little and it made me think of my little brother....lots of great memories there. I'll end with some quotes I really liked from this book:
"If we only love people who are exactly like us, why, we're really just loving ourselves, aren't we?"
"We sometimes don't see God because we're so busy looking for something more complicated than frost on glass, my father had told me that day. If God cold put that much effort in to something that only lasts a few hours in this world, think about how much He pondered you."
"Our lives come as a blank canvas only because we cannot see as He sees. Before we can conceive our stories, He has watched them in His mind's eye, and not the stroke of a pen happens at random. Above the book, the Architect, watches with a broader eye, a greater plan, He knows what is to be written on every page."
I would definitely recommend this book if you're looking for a good book to read. Make sure you have some time because you probably won't want to put it down after you pick it up.
**I checked this book out from my local library.