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?