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Wildwood Creek

Wildwood Creek

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An excerpt from Wildwood Creek by Lisa Wingate published by Bethany House Publishers.

With love and loss tangled together, how was she to know where her life would lead?

Allie Kirkland has always heard the call of her father's unfinished destiny. When she's offered a production assistant's job on a docudrama filming in the hills near Moses Lake, Texas, the dream of following in her director-father's footsteps suddenly seems within reach. The reenactment of the legendary frontier settlement of Wildwood is a first step into the film industry. A summer on set in the wilderness is a small price to pay for a dream.

But in 1861, the real Wildwood held dangerous realities. Town founder Harland Delavan held helpless residents, including young Irish schoolteacher Bonnie Rose, in an iron grip. Mysterious disappearances led to myths and legends still retold in the region's folk songs. Eventually, the entire site was found abandoned.

When filming begins, strange connections surface between Allie and the teacher who disappeared over a century ago, and everyone in Wildwood--including Blake Fulton, Allie's handsome neighbor on the film set--seems to be hiding secrets. Allie doesn't know whom she can trust. If she can't find the answers in time, history may repeat itself...with the most unthinkable results.

An excerpt from Wildwood Creek by Lisa Wingate published by Bethany House Publishers.

With love and loss tangled together, how was she to know where her life would lead?

Allie Kirkland has always heard the call of her father's unfinished destiny. When she's offered a production assistant's job on a docudrama filming in the hills near Moses Lake, Texas, the dream of following in her director-father's footsteps suddenly seems within reach. The reenactment of the legendary frontier settlement of Wildwood is a first step into the film industry. A summer on set in the wilderness is a small price to pay for a dream.

But in 1861, the real Wildwood held dangerous realities. Town founder Harland Delavan held helpless residents, including young Irish schoolteacher Bonnie Rose, in an iron grip. Mysterious disappearances led to myths and legends still retold in the region's folk songs. Eventually, the entire site was found abandoned.

When filming begins, strange connections surface between Allie and the teacher who disappeared over a century ago, and everyone in Wildwood--including Blake Fulton, Allie's handsome neighbor on the film set--seems to be hiding secrets. Allie doesn't know whom she can trust. If she can't find the answers in time, history may repeat itself...with the most unthinkable results.

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Published by: Bethany House Publishers on Jan 06, 2014
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Wildwood Creek
A Novel  
Lisa Wingate
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© 2014 by Wingate Media, LLCPublished by Bethany House Publishers11400 Hampshire Avenue SouthBloomington, Minnesota 55438www.bethanyhouse.comBethany House Publishers is a division of Baker Publishing Group, Grand Rapids, MichiganPrinted in the United States of AmericaAll rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval
system, or transmitted in any form or by any means—for example, electronic, photocopy,
recording—without the prior written permission of the publisher. The only exception is brief quotations in printed reviews.Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication DataWingate, Lisa.Wildwood Creek / Lisa Wingate. pages cmSummary: “While working as a costuming assistant on a docudrama, Allie Kirkland has discovered strange connections between herself and a teacher who disappeared a century ago in the legendary frontier settlement of Wildwood. Is history about to repeat itself?”— Provided by publisher.ISBN 978-0-7642-0824-9 (pbk.)1. Missing persons—Fiction. I. Title. PS3573.I53165W55 2014 813.54—dc23 2013034720Cover design by Andrea GjeldumCover photography by Elisabeth Ansley/Trevillion ImagesAuthor is represented by Sterling Lord Literistic.13 14 15 16 17 18 19 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

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