Lisa Wingate, known for her New York best seller Before We Were Yours is an American writer. With her keen journalistic observation and experience, most of Lisa’s books are thought provoking, reflecting the flaws of society and aiming to construct a better world for all. Her works represent an amalgamation of hope, love and the importance of healing.
With outstanding craftsmanship, her works have garnered numerous awards including the Southern Book Award and the Oklahoma Book Award. Whether you have been reading her books and are looking for recommendations or have stumbled upon her works online and would like to dive into Lisa Wingate’s world, you are welcome. Below is a list of Lisa Wingate’s top ten bestsellers, arranged in chronological order for readers’ convenience. Let’s begin
What is Lisa Wingate best known for?
Lisa Wingate is a famous author known for her bestselling novels in historical and inspirational fiction. Her novel “Before We Were Yours” is a bestseller and is based on true events. Her writing style is unique and she explores various societal and historical themes in her works.
Best Lisa Wingate Books in order
Here are our curated best Lisa Wingate Books in order.
Good Hope Road (2003)
Good Hope Road follows the story of two women, Eudora Gibson and Jenilee. Trapped in unbearable circumstances, both venture on a road of hope for a good future. Eudora meets Jenilee in a devastated town in crisis. Impressed by one bravery and other resilience to life, both develop strong relations to rediscover life. An inspiring story of two women who stood against the painful experiences of life and never let each other down
Word Gets Around (2009)
Words Get Around is an incredible love story of two strange people. Lauren Eldridge, with no plans to return to her ancestral home, gets a message of immediate return to Texas from her father. The father needs a trainer for his horse which is going to be in a Hollywood movie. As soon as Lauren returns she finds herself in love with the handsome director of the movie. How will she confess her love? Does life stand any chance for her? Read this amazing soothing love story of two broken people
Larkspur Cove (2011)
Larkspur Cove is a story of redemption and rebuilding trust and faith in life. Andrea Henderson along with her son moves to Moses Lake on a search of new life and aspirations. Struggling hard to forget the past, Andrea and Mart come across a young beautiful girl. Helping a little angel in finding her identity, both unravel the purpose of their life, highly thought-provoking about pains and struggles of life, it is a must read to understand life’s painful experiences
Firefly Island (2013)
Firefly Island from the series, The Shores of the Moses is a sweet mysterious romantic story of two caring human beings, Mallory Hole and Daniel Everson. The story begins with love at first sight between the two lovers and within a short time they get married. However, their created perfect heaven shatters when a mysterious glistening begins on an abandoned island. Characters are well developed and plot well constructed. An interesting story and a must recommend book from the series.
Before We Were Yours (2017)
Before We Were Yours, based on true incidents narrates the heart-wrenching experiences of Memphis-based adaptation organization’s orphan kids. With amazing writing skills, Lisa provides insight into how cold blooded people kidnaped and sold kids to elite families where they were exploited. This is a must read novel to know the insights of tragic scandal.
The Language of Sycamores (2018)
The Language of Sycamores is a story of rebonding with life or long forgotten joy of life. Karren Sommrfield hides and pushes life with her busy schedule of dream job. Not until the company advised her to take off because of her serious condition, cancer. Devastated, she moves back to her childhood home. Reviving her memories in the great home of her ancestors, she starts reconnecting to life. A stunning story for people lost in jobs and cutoff from natural joys of life.
The Prayer Box (2019)
The Prayer Box with incredible story line and writing skills tells a story of a hopeless girl, Tandi. Running from her tragic past, she takes refuge in a hiding place, Lola’s place. Surprisingly, there she finds a prayer box of Lola, which she decorated for eighty-one years. Reading the prayer, her life takes a new and successful turn. Written on bits and pieces of aer, those prayers sharing Lola’s experiences completely change her view of life. Highly recommended for Lisa Winagtet’s lovers.
Before and After (2019)
Before and After is another shocking masterpiece co authored by Lisa Wingate. Before and After is more like a continuation of Before We Were Yours. It dwells into true stories of Tennessee Home Children Society’s adoptees who were forcefully separated from their first families. Besides, it makes the readers aware of the black market of child trafficking. With a journalistic touch of reporting, Before and After is an obligatory read for all.
The Book of Lost Friends: A Novel (2020)
An all time New York best seller, The Book of Lost Friends narrates a search for loved ones. A dramatic historical novel, the novel peeps into the after effects of the south civil war. The story centers on three women characters who amidst the chaotic scenes of war are looking for their loved ones. With meticulous detailing of description and plotting, Lisa Wingate has done a phenomenal job in bringing the characters to life. Its a definite must read for lovers of Lisa Wingate’s writing fans.
Tending Roses (2021)
Tending Roses teaches how to be consistent in life and love by narrating the life story of Kate Bowman. Kate Bowman with her son and husband went to her grandmother on a mission. She tries to convince her grandmother to let go of her land and moves with them to their house.. However, her grandmother, stubborn with a short memory, is not ready. Hopeless of the situation, Kate finds a grandma journal which provides her a new perspective about life, experiences, and grandma attitude. An intriguing, full of guiding principles, Tending roses is a light hearted for all.