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Lisa Wingate


Lisa Wingate

Lisa Wingate is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller BEFORE WE WERE YOURS, which has sold more than three million copies and been translated into over 40 languages worldwide. The co-author, with Judy Christie, of the nonfiction book BEFORE AND AFTER, Wingate is a Goodreads Choice Award winner, an Oklahoma Book Award finalist, and a Southern Book Prize winner. She was named a 2023 Distinguished Alumni of Oklahoma State University. She lives with her husband in Texas and Colorado.

Books by Lisa Wingate

by Lisa Wingate - Fiction

Based on one of America's most notorious real-life scandals --- in which Georgia Tann, director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country --- Lisa Wingate's riveting, wrenching and ultimately uplifting tale reminds us how, even though the paths we take can lead to many places, the heart never forgets where we belong.

by Lisa Wingate - Christian, Christian Fiction, Fiction

When Iola Anne Poole passes away in her bed at 91, the struggling young mother in her rental cottage, Tandi Jo Reese, finds herself charged with the task of cleaning out Iola’s rambling Victorian house. Running from a messy, dangerous past, Tandi never expects to find more than a temporary hiding place within Iola’s walls. But everything changes with the discovery of 81 carefully decorated prayer boxes, one for each year, spanning from Iola’s youth to her last days.