“Wildwood Creek” is a Page-Turner!

41i00wuwjVL__SS300_Allie Kirkland wants to follow in her late father’s footsteps in the film industry…behind the camera, not in front of it. When a production company begins casting for a reality series based on pioneer life, Allie tries for a backstage role while her roommate vies for an on-screen role. When their recreated town is revealed to be the site of a mysterious disappearance in the 1860’s, Allie is intrigued. Will her desire to find out what really happened lead her right into danger herself?
Lisa Wingate paints a full and rich story of two young women in different centuries, both trying to move past loss in their lives. Her characters are well-written and entertaining and the mystery is engaging and races the reader to an unexpected conclusion. Wingate does a nice job of changing time periods as well as detailing the difficulties that a group of modern pioneers experience in trying to live an 1860’s lifestyle. Overall, I give “Wildwood Creek” a 5 for engaging plot, good characters, and a nice, fresh mystery. “Wildwood Creek” is a good choice for readers in middle grades and up. There is some violence but it is in context of the story.
This book was provided to me by Bethany House for this review. The opinions, however, are entirely my own!

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