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4.25.2013

Firefly Island ~ Review

Firefly Island
By Lisa Wingate

Sometimes a book just stands out and Firefly Island is one of those books.  Written in a blog type style and in first person voice you are introduced to Mallory Hale and her new life.

New life you ask?  Mallory, after a mishap on the floor of the Capitol building (yes the one in Washington, D.C.), meets Daniel Everson and has a whirlwind romance.  Throw into the mix a 3-1/2 year old son named Nick and Mallory was a goner.  But when Daniel was offered a research job by Jack West on his middle of nowhere ranch in Texas, Mallory was left with a major life altering choice.  Does she stay in her high-powered Washington job or marry a man she's known for just a couple of months, leaving friends and family behind for a new ready-made family?

 Moses Lake is remote but there is a beauty that captures Mallory's heart after she gets use to the bugs and rodents that have taken up residence in her home (Well, o'kay she doesn't actually get use to them but she does wage war on them!).  But the rumors that Mallory heard about Jack West before she moved there give her pause and something just feels off to her and when Jack's son comes for a visit it just increases her feelings of unease.

Firefly Island is an interesting book that captured my attention and I wanted to know what happened next.  Mallory and Daniel's honeymoon was unique to say the least and I love her mother's response when they have their first disagreement.  Take a trip down to Moses Lake with Mallory and you'll make some new friends too!

I received a copy of this book from the publisher Bethany House Publishers through BookFun in exchange for a fair and honest opinion.


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"Lisa Wingate is a glorious storyteller!" --New York Times bestselling author Adriana Trigiani
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.