Fiction That’s Good for the Soul
One evening while strolling the aisles of Books-A-Million, a cover caught my eye. It was A Thousand Voices by an author I’d never heard of, Lisa Wingate. I purchased it for vacation reading on the beach. After my trip, I knew I had found another favorite author.
Lisa isn’t just a favorite author, but she has become a wonderful mentor and friend. Today I would like to introduce you to her latest book, The Prayer Box by Tyndale Publishing.
To my delight, the setting was on a small island with the beach infused community that I so love. In fact, it was that very love that influenced my family’s most recent move to the wonderful Gulf Shores, Alabama, area. Now, I don’t have a few days to read a couple of select books, I can enjoy beach reading every weekend to my heart’s desire. And Lisa’s book was my latest.
The prayer box weaves a heart warming story behind a woman’s desperate attempt to salvage herself and her children’s future. It made me want to go find my own prayer box. Lisa’s vivid setting and character descriptions always draw me in. I feel as though I’ve personally met each one and have walked by the storefronts, taken in the bakery smells, and touch a mermaid’s tear.
You, like me, may be interested in how Lisa got her idea. I decided to ask.
Lisa, How did you come to write this story?
Did the book involve special research?
What do you hope readers will take away from this book?
Also published on Medium.