Lisa Wingate




Lisa Mo...
1,791 books | 60 friends

Cheryl
4,517 books | 1,972 friends

Shawnee
2,970 books | 150 friends

Colleen
2,644 books | 1,030 friends

Kathleen
1,251 books | 2,368 friends

Tracey
1,003 books | 191 friends

Tammye
11,152 books | 66 friends

Cathy
566 books | 567 friends

More friends…



Lisa Wingate

Goodreads Author


Website

Twitter

Genre

Member Since
April 2009

URL


Lisa Wingate is a former journalist, an inspirational speaker, and the bestselling author of more than twenty novels. Her work has won or been nominated for many awards, including the Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize, the Oklahoma Book Award, the Utah Library Award, the Carol Award, the Christy Award, and the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award. Her work was honored by the Americans for More Civility for promoting greater kindness and civility in American life. Lisa and her family live among the tall pines in the Ouichita Mountains.

To ask Lisa Wingate questions, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

Lisa Wingate Hello Tonni! Before We Were Yours was inspired by the history of Georgia Tann and the Tennessee Children's Home Society. I wasn't familiar with the…moreHello Tonni! Before We Were Yours was inspired by the history of Georgia Tann and the Tennessee Children's Home Society. I wasn't familiar with the scandal surrounding the TCHS orphan houses of the 30's and 40's, but after stumbling across the story, I was shocked and horrified that such a thing was possible in this country and not that long ago. I wanted to tell the stories that hadn't been told - those of the thousands of children who became caught in Georgia Tann's web. I did travel for research. Visits to Memphis were invaluable, as was spending time at Mud Island and along the river, learning about the life Rill and her siblings would have lived on the family's shantyboat before they're taken to the TCHS orphan house.(less)
Lisa Wingate Thank you for this sweet note, Kali! I'm so glad you've enjoyed the Carolina series. Those stories were a labor of love for many reasons and it has…moreThank you for this sweet note, Kali! I'm so glad you've enjoyed the Carolina series. Those stories were a labor of love for many reasons and it has been a joy to watch them travel out into the world and hear back from readers who've shared the journey. To answer your question, I do keep a prayer box. It was given to me as a gift after I spoke at a book club meeting years ago. It was actually that prayer box that inspired the book. I just looked at it one day and had a vision of that closet in Iola's house, the shelves filled with boxes representing the years of her life. For me, taking the time to pen my prayers on paper has been helpful not only in reflecting but also in looking back long after the fact.(less)
Average rating: 4.23 · 110,839 ratings · 13,320 reviews · 32 distinct worksSimilar authors
Before We Were Yours

4.39 avg rating — 67,688 ratings — published 2017 — 30 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Prayer Box (Carolina He...

4.06 avg rating — 8,670 ratings — published 2013 — 19 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Tending Roses (Tending Rose...

3.96 avg rating — 3,850 ratings — published 2001 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Talk of the Town (Daily Tex...

3.63 avg rating — 4,022 ratings — published 2008 — 11 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Story Keeper (Carolina ...

4.26 avg rating — 2,826 ratings — published 2014 — 14 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Sea Keeper's Daughters ...

4.11 avg rating — 1,726 ratings — published 2015 — 7 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Larkspur Cove (Moses Lake, #1)

3.92 avg rating — 1,972 ratings — published 2010 — 7 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Sea Glass Sisters (Caro...

3.92 avg rating — 2,323 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Summer Kitchen  (Blue S...

4.03 avg rating — 1,319 ratings — published 2009 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Good Hope Road  (Tending Ro...

4.06 avg rating — 1,397 ratings — published 2003 — 10 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Lisa Wingate…

After a summer at home working on the next book, it’s time for a short fall book tour. If you’re in NC, SC, or GA, I’d love to meet you and share the real-life history behind Before We Were Yours. For event details, Click Here.



A Bit On Hurricanes and The Dragonfly Principle…



One last thought before I go pack my bags. As I leave on the book tour, coastal areas farther south in my...

Read more of this blog post »
9 likes ·   •  4 comments  •  flag
Twitter icon
Published on August 25, 2017 19:21 • 163 views
The Prayer Box The Story Keeper The Sea Keeper's Daughters
(3 books)
by
4.09 avg rating — 17,248 ratings

Tending Roses Good Hope Road The Language of Sycamores Drenched in Light A Thousand Voices
(5 books)
by
4.01 avg rating — 7,927 ratings

Talk of the Town Word Gets Around Never Say Never
(3 books)
by
3.73 avg rating — 6,053 ratings

Larkspur Cove Blue Moon Bay Firefly Island Wildwood Creek
(4 books)
by
3.92 avg rating — 5,595 ratings

A Month of Summer The Summer Kitchen Beyond Summer Dandelion Summer
(4 books)
by
4.04 avg rating — 4,321 ratings

More series by Lisa Wingate…

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Lisa’s Recent Updates

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
" You're welcome, Heidi. Researching the lives of the shanty boat people was one of the most fascinating things about working on the book. surprisingly ...more "
Lisa Wingate rated a book it was amazing
As Bright as Heaven by Susan Meissner
As Bright as Heaven
by Susan Meissner (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
One of the loveliest benefits of author life is being given the opportunity to peruse upcoming books before they make their way to the rest of the world. When an early copy of Bright as Heaven came my way (still in a plain white wrapper, no gorgeous ...more
Lisa Wingate rated a book it was amazing
Love and Other Consolation Prizes by Jamie Ford
Rate this book
Clear rating
Emotional, meticulously researched, rich in historical detail, and (of course because it's Jamie Ford, after all) beautifully written. Love and other Consolation Prizes whisked me from 1962 through the eyes of an old man with secrets to keep to 1909 ...more
Lisa Wingate is now following
1421619
Lisa Wingate is now following
2925644
" Donna wrote: "I love the photos and how they add to your story in the book. Your story already was so real though that I feel like some of these photo ...more "
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
"Powerful and heart-wrenching tale from the pages of history.

From the opening prelude, I was hooked on Lisa Wingate’s newest novel. I’m a longtime fan of her sumptuous writing and can honestly say that each book seems better than the last. Knowing..." Read more of this review »
More of Lisa's books…
“Your children are the greatest gift God will give to you, and their souls the heaviest responsibility He will place in your hands. Take time with them, teach them to have faith in God. Be a person in whom they can have faith. When you are old, nothing else you've done will have mattered as much.”
Lisa Wingate

“The hardest thing about the road not taken is that you never know where it might have led.”
Lisa Wingate, A Month of Summer

“Sometimes we must try to view the actions of those around us with forgiveness. We must realize that they are going on the only road they can see. Sometimes we cannot raise our chins and see eye to eye, so we must bow our heads and have faith in one another.”
Lisa Wingate

Polls

This is the poll for September's Book of the Month - the book with the most votes will be the Group Read, and the book with the second most votes will be the Group Buddy Read.

Engaged in Trouble by Jenny B. Jones Engaged in Trouble (Enchanted Events #1) by Jenny B. Jones
 
  7 votes 30.4%

The Lost Heiress by Roseanna M. White The Lost Heiress (Ladies of the Manor, #1) by Roseanna M. White
 
  6 votes 26.1%

Blue Moon Bay by Lisa Wingate Blue Moon Bay (Moses Lake, #2) by Lisa Wingate
 
  3 votes 13.0%

Stones for Bread by Christa Parrish Stones for Bread by Christa Parrish
 
  3 votes 13.0%

Ready or Not by Chautona Havig Ready or Not (Aggie's Inheritance, #1) by Chautona Havig
 
  2 votes 8.7%

The Midwife by Jolina Petersheim The Midwife by Jolina Petersheim
 
  1 vote 4.3%

The Promise of Jesse Woods by Chris Fabry
The Promise of Jesse Woods by Chris Fabry
 
  1 vote 4.3%

Sweet Tea and Southern Grace by Glenda C. Manus Sweet Tea and Southern Grace by Glenda C. Manus
 
  0 votes 0.0%

23 total votes
More...

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Challenge: 50 Books: Mandy's 50 in 2009 34 315 Aug 21, 2009 09:01PM  
The Seasonal Read...: This topic has been closed to new comments. * READERBOARD 10 590 Oct 17, 2010 10:08AM  
The Seasonal Read...: This topic has been closed to new comments. Winter Challenge 2010-2011 Completed Tasks (do not delete any posts) 2589 947 Feb 28, 2011 09:05PM  
The Seasonal Read...: This topic has been closed to new comments. Spring Challenge 2011 Completed Tasks (DO NOT DELETE ANY POSTS) 2883 993 May 31, 2011 09:01PM  



Comments (showing 1-2)    post a comment »
dateUp arrow    newest »

message 2: by Donna

Donna Lisa,
I love your books. I have read some of them before I joined Good Reads and just love them. Hope to be a winner of one of your books from the giveaways on Good Reads.
Thanks for being a friend and a great author.
Donna


message 1: by Lisa

Lisa Wingate Please see my website at lisawingate.com for my speaking and book events.


back to top