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Word Gets Around (Daily, Texas #2)

3.93  ·  Rating Details ·  937 Ratings  ·  98 Reviews
Lauren Eldridge had avoided returning home to Daily, Texas, until her father confesses to being in over his head. Paying back an old favor, he's invested in a horse that's supposed to be the star of a new Hollywood movie. Only the horse won't behave. And Lauren is the best trainer in the state. Convinced to return, she soon finds more than she bargained for when the ...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published February 1st 2009 by Bethany House Publishers (first published 2009)
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Lisa Wingate did a fabulous job creating complex characters with very believeable internal conflicts. When I read a story I want to be emotionally invested in it. Not only is the cover of Word Gets Around gorgeous, but the story is beautiful as well. I was so caught up in their storyworld that several times tears welled in my eyes. I love it when I feel so connected that I cry with characters when they overcome something they have battled for years. That makes this one powerful book, IMHO. And ...more
Jul 13, 2016 Laura rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-2016
This was a slow read. Honestly, it was hard to finish. I wanted to quit reading but I have this inability to quit a book. It might have been just the wrong timing for me, to read this, but It never drew me in. I never cared for the main characters. I was skimming pages after pages and I was still able to follow the story. I felt like the back stories pulled the plot down and the momentum didn't propel forward fast enough to keep the reader engaged. I still want to read book three though. I love ...more
Feb 28, 2011 Dailycheapreads rated it really liked it
Ya’ll come on back to Daily, Texas, for another helping of pie and a delightful story.
This book had many lighthearted moments, but was noticeably more serious in tone than Talk of the Town. In the end, it made for a full, rich story. Much like the feeling after eating a slice of Imagene Doll’s coconut cream pie.

I’m disappointed to say Imagene didn’t get swept off her feet in this book, but she and hair stylist Donetta had quite a hand in trying to fan a romance into flame for Donetta’s niece. La
Jan 09, 2016 Kav rated it it was amazing
I declare -- Lisa Wingate has a magic pen that enables her to bring words to life. I was completely captivated by the Texan twang that rings true in the folks from Daily, Texas. They are full of small town community spirit that left me laughing and cringing by turn. Nate and Lauren didn't stand a chance once they set foot in Daily.

For Lauren it's a return after a two year self-imposed exile. Nate has been dragged there by a needy friend. Neither is thrilled with the situation but in the wise wo
Aug 14, 2016 Cindy rated it liked it
Once again Wingate's dialog and banter is refreshing and funny. I really enjoy her voice and wit. Texan old ladies are AWESOME and I love how she give us just enough information on the couple from the first book to let us know that she still has them in mind, but doesn't give any of the first book away by doing so.
Oct 26, 2010 Joyce rated it really liked it
I especially liked the messages and truths taught in this book of Lisa Wingate's. I LOVE how she brings God into her stories and you see how lives can change and hurts can go away.... I didn't think I would like it that much at first, since I'm not "into" horses and the cowboy thing, but I was pleasantly surprised by the end. It WAS a good book!
Cathy Daniel
Sep 30, 2014 Cathy Daniel rated it liked it
I didn't care for this one nearly as much as the first. Too much focus on the movie and Justin who is just horribly unlikeable and doesn't get any better. I'm hoping next book is less about Hollywood and Justin . Also Nate started as an enabling wimp and ended the same. No growth there :(
Nov 17, 2016 Mahala rated it really liked it
In all honesty, it was more difficult for me to get into the second Daily, Texas, novel than the first one. Partly because of the written dialect. I actually listened to the first one via Audible, so the written dialect was not a distraction. Having read Lisa Wingate's most recent works, I believe she no longer handles dialect in this way. The other thing for me was the structure did not seem as tight. I found it difficult to like Nate Heath's first. I felt Lauren's voice was ...more
I love this "Daily, Texas" series so far. Each book is different with the same small town setting. But the main characters are a lot different from each other, unlike the "Texas Hill Country" series, where all the three main female/male characters could have been easily interchanged without any change in the story.

My favorites:
1) Nathaniel's POV. I was excited to start listening to this book since this is my first Wingate book with a male POV. She did not disappoint. While Lauren's narration is
Candi Foster
Nov 07, 2016 Candi Foster rated it it was amazing
Well written, realistic characters and plot, great underlying messages, plot is more than love story. Excellent read!
Jan 26, 2011 Melissa rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
The thing that first drew me to this book was the cover. Ironically its not the cover pictured here. The two are very similar though and the girl is the same. To me she seems very approachable and down to earth, not the usual cover heroine who is too beautiful for words. But enough about the cover and on to the actual story.

Word Gets Around follows two main characters of Nate and Lauren. Lauren is a girl originally from Daily, TX who because of a terrible accident in her past, finds it hard to r
Linda Walters
This is a different kind of story, a different bits of flavors if you will. Big Time Hollywood celebrities meets down home Daily, Texas. Hollywood famous actor Justin comes to save the day bringing his best friend/script writer Nate with him. Justin is all excited but Nate as seen this before. Justin on a high of a new project and then not delivering, running for the hills. With Justin's past of substance abuse, Nate was worried about where this trip would lead. Especially since the script he ...more
Tamara Tilley
Jan 23, 2016 Tamara Tilley rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
WORD GETS AROUND by Lisa Windgate is an enjoyable read with all the right elements. A movie star bad boy, a handsome screen writer, a reluctant horse trainer, and a risky movie that if not made, a small town stands to lose everything.

Lauren Eldridge never intended to go back to Daily, Texas. But when her father pleads with her to come home and teach a self-destructive movie star how to “whisper” to horses, she puts her discomfort and bad memories aside to help her dad out.

Nate Heath is a talente
Deborah Malone
Dec 05, 2009 Deborah Malone rated it it was amazing
This was a cute book. It is told from the two main characters POV. Lauren Eldredge has moved away from her hometown of Daily, Texas. Lauren has ghosts that haunt her and they live in her hometown of Daily. She doesn't want to go back home and have to face these ghosts, but her father has called and asked her to come home. He has put some money into the backing of a movie to be shot in Daily. He needs Lauren's help to train the horse who is to star in the movie. Reluctantly, she does return to ...more
Feb 21, 2013 Ashley rated it liked it
This was very similar to the first book for me. The characters were wonderful, I loved the two main characters. I loved the back and forth narration. It was done well. I liked how there was a slight tie in to the first book, like Justin and Amber and they mention the last book's main characters. I loved the love story. The main problem was, like the first book, it was extremely slow. It took me forever to read because I never wanted to read it. It was so so slow, and then at the end you have a ...more
Julie Barrett
Aug 24, 2013 Julie Barrett rated it liked it
Word Gets Around by Lisa Wingate
This is part of a series but I am reading them out of order.
Loran is back in town to help her dad train a race horse for a movie.
Nat Heath is giving her fits. Their ranch is on the line so she tries her hardest.
Dailey, TX has a bit of everything to offer: romance, magic, hope, and healing.
Love all the descriptions of the town and how life is lived there.
even more troubles when the horses are delivered and let loose in the pasture...
Justin is back in town after be
Mandi Ellsworth
Lauren left Daily, Texas after a tragic accident two years before and hasn't been back, even thought she grew up in the small town and her family is still there. When her Dad calls her to ask for a favor, she can't say no, and drives back there to help him out. Nate arrives in Daily without knowing exactly why he's agreed to be there since every time he's gets roped into helping his friend Justin it ends up biting Nate in uncomfortable places. As soon as Lauren and Nate meet, sparks fly.

I enjoye
Dec 11, 2012 Pauline rated it it was ok
Yes, I have all 3 in this series thanks to Paper Back Swap so I'm going to read them. I think part of my problem is that I'm totally unfamiliar with the culture of rural TX that is described here. Maybe I would appreciate the series more if I was a small town Texan. The other thing: I think the author borrows from reality (like American Idol, The Horse Whisperer, etc) rather than creating her own story line. I keep seeing a former American Idol contestant who lacked sophistication as one of the ...more
May 23, 2011 Andrea rated it really liked it
This was another fun novel by Lisa Wingate that takes places in the small town of Daily, Texas. Some of the characters from "Talk of the Town" were included, but the main characters were Lauren (a Daily native that comes home to help her dad after being away for 2 years) and Nate (a screenwriter that unwillingly comes to town as a favor to his actor friend).

Lauren is great with animals, and her dad asked her to come to town to help train a horse for a movie that the whole town is excited about.
Oct 11, 2014 Nenette rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I got the first book for free, and I should have known that with a Lisa Wingate, the next logical thing would be to buy all the books in the series. That's exactly what happened.

This second book is a continuation of what happened after Amber Anderson won second place in American Megastar. The focus this time is on Lauren Eldridge, who came back to Daily two years after a tragedy had her leaving town. As in the first book, the story is told from the points of view of Lauren, and a visitor to Dail
Sheri Salatin
Mar 23, 2009 Sheri Salatin rated it liked it
Lauren Eldridge is hurting. That is why she left town to begin with and never plans on going back. However, when her dad calls needing help with a horse for some big movie, she feels like she must go back to home to Daily, Texas.

Nate is a screenwriter and sometime babysitter of big time movie Justin Shay. He. too, feels forced back into screen writing.

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

This was my first read by Lisa Winga
Aug 15, 2016 Carolyn rated it liked it
3.5 Where Imagene was cute and quirky in the previous book, Donetta is a steam-roller. I didn't really care for her. She is such a big personality the she kinda took over the book. Nate and Lauren are cute and experience personal growth, but it all seems second fiddle to Donetta. I know she takes center stage in the next book, hopefully I will like her better then.The screenplay didn't get any work until nearly the end of the book and that was kind of frustrating. The message/theme of the book ...more
Jun 28, 2011 Laurie rated it did not like it
I didn't think much about this book at all because it was so boring! It had a good story line but it was all shot to pieces because Wingate went into too much detail too the point of exhaustion! It was nice that she could be so descriptive, but it was to the point where it no longer held my interest and I was just skipping page after page of unnecessary information! I will not read this book again and was disappointed in it. Someone needs to write a book that is christian but not so boring! This ...more
Mar 21, 2012 Amanda rated it really liked it
Slow moving at times but the end really got to me. Towards the end of the book there is a lot more talk about "the horseman" and how we all just do what we know and it takes a kind heart to help you see things different. Maybe it was so meaningful to be because the thing I seem to say the most these days is "When you know better, you do better"
Apr 15, 2011 Tara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really fun read. I liked that you were able to watch a couple different characters develop. The chapters alternate whose perspective you are reading. It goes between the main male and female character. At first it was a little frustrating and found it hard to get into, but by the end it was okay and I enjoyed it more.
Sep 17, 2013 C rated it liked it
I was not sure how this book would connect with the first book. But I could see this book by itself, you dont have to read the first one to understand this one. My library considered this one a "romance" and yes there is that aspect but what I liked was it was more about getting to know the person and yourself.
Sep 08, 2014 Krissie added it
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auren Eldridge had avoided returning home to Daily, Texas, until her father confesses to being in over his head. Paying back an old favor, he's invested in a horse that's supposed to be the star of a new Hollywood movie.
Apr 03, 2013 Sarah rated it it was amazing
This was a very good novel. I'm really getting addicted to the series. I love seeing two views of the story. I loved the characters of Nate and Lauren, and how sweet and innocent their relationship yet how powerful their love becomes. Highly recommend it.
Fiona Monaghan
Apr 18, 2016 Fiona Monaghan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another terrific story by Lisa Wingate...could nt put it down.

I enjoy stories with broken people as none of us are without problems. The characters are believable and the faith piece very tender and encouraging. Great story!
Apr 08, 2009 Abby rated it it was amazing
This was so good! I just couldn't put it down! The conflict was intense and easy to relate to and the characters were just perfect. The way they change and grow is beauiful, inspirational, and encouraging. It was so easy to just connect with them. Such a great read, I highly recomend it.
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Lisa Wingate is a popular inspirational speaker, magazine columnist, and national bestselling author of several books, including Tending Roses, Good Hope Road, The Language of Sycamores, and Drenched in Light. Her work was recently honored by the Americans for More Civility for promoting greater kindness and civility in American life. Lisa and her family live in Central Texas.
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