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Firefly Island by Lisa Wingate
Book 3: The Shores of Moses Lake Series
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Publication Date: February 1, 2013
Format: Paperback - 384 pages / Kindle - 702 KB / Nook - 785 KB
Genre: Christian Fiction / Contemporary Romance
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Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author / publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Litfuse Publicity.
Sometimes love takes you on an adventure completely off the map.
Mallory Hale’s life quickly veers off course when she falls hopelessly in love. After a whirlwind romance, Mallory finds herself leaving the bustle and action of Capitol Hill for the remote town of Moses Lake, Texas–with husband, stepson, and a U-Haul in tow.
A sweet, mishap-filled journey into marriage, motherhood, and ranch living ensues, and Mallory is filled with both the wonderment of love and the insecurities of change. But what she can’t shake is the unease she feels around her husband’s new boss, Jack West. Jack’s presence–and his mysterious past–set her on edge, and when hints of a scandal emerge, Mallory finds herself seeking answers . . . and comes to realize that the middle-of-nowhere home she wasn’t sure she wanted is the very place she’ll risk everything to save.
My Book Review:
Thirty-four year old congressional staffer Mallory Hale’s life veers unexpectedly off course when she falls hopelessly in love with Daniel Everson on the capitol steps. After a whirlwind romance, Mallory finds herself leaving the bustle of Capitol Hill for the remote town of Moses Lake, Texas, with Daniel and three year old stepson Nick. A sweet, mishap-filled journey into marriage, motherhood, and ranch living ensues. But despite the adventure of her new life, she soon discovers that even small towns have secrets. When hints of a scandal emerge, Mallory comes to realize that this middle-of-nowhere home—the one she wasn’t sure she wanted—is the very place she’ll risk everything to save.
Firefly Island is a delightful Christian Fiction novel filled with romance, faith and intriguing mystery. In the third book of The Shores of Moses Lake Series, author Lisa Wingate weaves an engaging tale written in the first person narrative told by the sassy Mallory Hale-Everson, who takes the reader along for the ride as her adventures into marriage, motherhood and ranch living in the small Texas town of Moses Lake is filled with madcap mishaps, political corruption, intrigue and mystery. The author has created a storyline that has interwoven themes of community, faith, love and friendship running throughout the story.
I love the mishaps Mallory finds herself in (rodents, ants, and a dilapidated house) as she transforms from a single city woman to a stay-at-home country mom. The mystery and secrets surrounding the Moses Lake community, with its interesting characters who can be found at the bait shop or riding around in the lake under the cover of night to help Mallory ferret out the clues in order to find out what's hiding on Firefly Island, simply draws the reader in, you can't help but go along for the ride. I loved Mallory, she holds nothing back which makes her struggles and failures realistic and relatable. She is adapting to marriage, motherhood, a new town, a new job and a whole new way of life all at once. I think everyone can relate to Mallory and the changes that she endured when she embarked on her new life, and her humorous adventures into the ordinary everyday life in Moses Lake was very entertaining.
With a quirky cast of characters; engaging dialogue and interactions; a richly descriptive setting (Washington DC and Moses Lake / Fire Island, Texas); and a captivating storyline that has a wonderful mixture of humor, sweet romance, intriguing mystery, and interwoven thought-provoking messages, Firefly Island is an enjoyable story that leaves the reader wanting more!
RATING: 4 STARS ****
About The Author
Lisa Wingate is a popular inspirational speaker, magazine columnist, and national bestselling author of several books, including Tending Roses, Talk of the Town, Blue Moon Bay, and Larkspur Cove, which won the 2011 Carol Award for Women's Fiction. Lisa and her family live in central Texas.
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One fortunate winner will receive:
- An iPad Mini
- The Moses Lake series (Firefly Island, Blue Moon Bay and Larkspur Cove)
So grab your copy of Firefly Island and join Lisa on the evening of the March 19th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)