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Shelterwood receives a starred review in Publishers Weekly! “Wingate’s stellar latest (after Before We Were Yours) explores a centuries-long legacy of missing child cases in Oklahoma’s Winding Stair Mountains. Wingate is at the top of her game.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review
Librarians across the country voted Shelterwood onto the LibraryReads Top Ten Fiction picks list for books releasing in June, 2024! LibraryReads is a recommendation program highlights public librarians’ Top Ten adult new titles that library staff have read, loved, and cannot wait to share.
Check out the full June 2024 list here: LibraryReads Top Ten List
Listen to audiobook clips here: Audiobook Clips Here

The Book of Lost Friends earns TOP 10 nod in the best historical fiction category, 2020 Goodreads Choice Awards.

The Book of Lost Friends is in great company on the Lariat Adult Fiction List for of 25 outstanding reads for 2021. 


The Book of Lost Friends earns Earphones Award from AUDIOFILE magazine:

Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation recommends The Book of Lost Friends, August 2020

Blog — Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation

Today Show picks Before We Were Yours as one of top 10 Summer Reads

Before We Were Yours earns a 2019 Goodreads Top book club pick!
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:


National Public Radio link to interview about Before We Were Yours & Before and After.

Before We Were Yours wins 2018 Southern Book Prize for Southern fiction — Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance

Before We Were Yours chosen for a Wiki: Top 10 Historical Fiction Books of 2018! Learn more at Wiki url:

Before We Were Yours is the Goodreads Choice Award Winner in Historical Fiction 2017.

BEFORE WE WERE YOURS made the pages of Politico, via the reading recommendations of the Senior Advisor and chief of staff to the Secretary Of the Air Force.

Before We Were Yours chosen by Little Free Library as a 2019 Action Book Club selection. The Action Book Club, a free program of the Little Free Library nonprofit, combines reading with social engagement. In a twist on the traditional book club, the Action Book Club invites participants to read books, engage in discussion, then take part in meaningful group projects to benefit their communities. Think of it as “good reads and good deeds.”

BEFORE WE WERE YOURS earns a spot on Wiki’s Spectacularly Written Historical Fiction Novels list.

Texas syndicated columnist Glenn Dromgoole writes about the success of Before We Were Yours.

Parade magazine. calls Before We Were Yours “One of the summer’s best reads.”

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People magazine selected Before We Were Yours as a People Picks, June 12, 2017! “A poignant, engrossing tale about sibling love.”

Talbots stores nationwide feature Before We Were Yours as one of five summer book club selections!

See the announcement here

Shreveport Times says about Before We Were Yours: “Take note: This may be the best book of the year.”

The Shreveport Times reviews Before We Were Yours in Judy Christie’s book column.

Chattanooga Magazine on the history behind Before We Were Yours

Before We Were Yours awarded Best Historical Fiction of 2017 by Goodreads members.

Bookbub featured this Book Club Kit (see also the Penguin Random House kit on the For Book Clubs tab above.)

Before We Were Yours, an AARP Best Beach Read:
Before We Were Yours is chosen as a Bets On selection for June.

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Before We Were Yours is a Southern Independent Booksellers Association Okra Pick for Spring, 2017!

The Spring 2017 SIBA Okra List

Before We Were Yours on Independent Bookstores’ Best sellers list

#10 best seller (Hardcover) at Independent Book Stores for 2018

KWTX TV interview with Lisa Wingate


• The Story Keeper official book trailer.


• Lisa Wingate talks with radio host about the true-life inspirations for The Summer Kitchen.


• KWTX CBS 10 interview with Emily Iazzetti about writing, life, and Dandelion Summer.


• KAMU TV interview about Beyond Summer and the Blue Sky Hills Series


• Q & A about the inspirations for Larkspur Cove


• Abilene Reporter-News article/review of Larkspur Cover


• Texas Reads column hails Dandelion Summer


• A Month of Summer audio from Recorded Books wins the Audie from Audio Publisher’s Association!


• Lisa Wingate on Texas Author Series


• KAMU Radio Interview about Beyond Summer, the One Book One Waco citywide read selection (Audio/print)


• KWBU TV interview about A Month of Summer


• All Things Southern with Shellie Rushing Tomlinson radio interview about Dandelion Summer


• Photo coverage from the Gospel Cafe benefit booksigning