For Book Clubs

If you’re reading one of the books with your book club, or you’re an individual reader looking further information, check out the links below for resources, activities, recipes, and historical background.

Before We Were Yours. The paperback is now out!

Here is a link to the Book Club Kit, which gives some insight as to how Lisa decided to write this book and some additional historical background, pictures, etc.


Before We Were Yours chosen as Half Price Books official book club selection, 2019, See the video of Lisa’s visit to the Dallas Flagship store for the paperback release:


A video of Lisa introducing the book.–Yyhl7M0


Several stories about adoptions and about life on shantyboats.

The Untold Story Guru


Bookbub featured this Book Club Kit with a little different twist.


Video Interview by Chanticleer Reviews On Word Talks with Storytellers.

Video of a gathering of Tennessee Children’s Home Survivors

Lisa’s Pinterest page with pictures related to the book.


REPLY to a Question some have asked about Judy, which sister she was, etc.

Judy is one of the twins that Queenie gave birth to that fateful night at the hospital. If you go back to page 297-8 and reread the “book” that Grandma Judy began to write and that Avery found, you’ll see a recap of the hints throughout the book about Judy’s place in the sisterhood …

… Judy Myers later met and married Senator Stafford and was Avery’s Grandma Judy.

North Carolina Chronicle related books
There are 6 other books related to The Prayer Box, The books all tell more about the family story, the Outer Banks, and the characters in The Prayer Box. All are Stand-along reads.

Here are the titles in the order of publication:
The Seaglass Sisters (Novella in the anthology Sisters)
The Prayer Box (novel)
The Tidewater Sisters (Novella in the anthology Sisters)
The Story Keeper (Novel)
The Sandcastle Sister (Novella, in the anthology Sisters)
The Sea Keeper’s Daughters (Novel)
A Sandy’s Seashell Shop Christmas: An Outer Banks e-short

NOTE: The three novellas can be purchased separately as ebooks, or in print/ebook in the anthology “Sisters”

The Prayer Box

Book Club Kit

For those interested in making /giving prayer boxes?

To view vintage photos, prayer boxes, and other pictures related to The Prayer Box, drop in to this Pinterest board even if you are not a registered member.


The Story Keeper

Book Club Kit. Go to this page and scroll down on the right to select Discussion Guide

A Story Lisa and her reader friend, Ed wrote for the launch of The Story Keeper.

Link for a Pinterest board with vintage photos and other pictures related the book:

The Story Keeper a 2015 Christy Award Finalist.
The Story Keeper a fall 2014 SIBA Okra Pick.
The Story Keeper official book trailer.


The Sea Keeper’s Daughters

For a Discussion Guide for The Sea Keeper’s Daughters go to this link, scroll down on the right side, and select Discussion Guide.

Vintage photos and other pictures related to The Sea Keeper’s Daughters and the Federal Writers’ Project are on these two boards.

Tending Roses

Alzheimers Article by Lisa
Meet Lisa Wingate, author of “Tending Roses”