About the mass (from the dorsum cover): Sometimes dearest takes you lot on an adventure completely off the map.
Mallory Hale’s life rapidly veers off class when she falls hopelessly inward love. After a whirlwind romance, Mallory finds herself leaving the bustle as well as activity of Capitol Hill for the remote town of Moses Lake, Texas-with husband, stepson, as well as a U-Haul inward tow.
H5N1 sweet, mishap-filled journeying into marriage, motherhood, as well as ranch living ensues, as well as Mallory is filled alongside both the wonderment of dearest as well as the insecurities of change. But what she can’t milk shiver is the unease she feels simply about her husband’s novel boss, Jack West. Jack’s presence—and his mysterious past—set her on edge, as well as when hints of a scandal emerge, Mallory finds herself seeking answers . . . as well as comes to realize that the middle-of-nowhere dwelling solid she wasn’t certain she wanted is the real house she’ll risk everything to save.
My take: As I sit down hither trying to detect words to pull Firefly Island, I’m at a loss. There are as well as then many aspects to the storey that it’s a fleck hard to describe. Contained inward the nearly 400 pages you’ll detect romance, suspense, political intrigue, as well as humor. But to a greater extent than than that, Firefly Island is almost a adult woman finding her way—to motherhood, to herself, as well as to her God.
From the opening pages, I was swept into Mallory’s story, as well as I remained captivated until the real end. Author Lisa Wingate does a wonderful project of drawing the reader inward as well as icon a moving icon inward his or her mind. The supporting characters, the vermin (I am so thankful that Nebraska doesn’t cause got scorpions!), as well as the care to start a union spell settling into an unknown (and completely foreign) house all struck me every bit completely realistic.
While I loved the secrecy as well as tragedy surrounding Jack West, I institute the mystery almost Mallory’s vecino Al to survive i of the highlights of the book, fifty-fifty though it was definitely a subplot. (And I would love, love, dearest to read a mass where Al is the primary character. That adult woman is fascinating!)
The only matter I couldn’t quite purchase was Mallory’s weblog “The Frontier Woman.” Not only is that advert perilously unopen to The Pioneer Woman, but too nosotros bloggers know that it normally takes fourth dimension as well as endeavour to construct a blog’s audience. Mallory wasn’t famous prior to firstly her blog, as well as then I idea it was rather implausible that she would ascent to blogging prominence as well as then quickly.
Firefly Island is the tertiary mass inward Wingate’s Moses Lake series, but it tin easily survive read every bit a stand-alone novel. After reading this book, I definitely desire to larn dorsum as well as read the other 2 inward the series! Blogging quibble aside, I absolutely loved Firefly Island, as well as I promise Wingate revisits Moses Lake inward the future! 4-1/2 stars.
About the author: Lisa Wingate is a pop inspirational speaker, periodical columnist, as well as national bestselling writer of several books, including Tending Roses, Talk of the Town, Blue Luna Bay, as well as Larkspur Cove, which won the 2011 Carol Award for Women’s Fiction. Lisa as well as her household unit of measurement alive inward key Texas.
Visit her online at www.lisawingate.com.
About the giveaway: Lisa Wingate is celebrating the liberate of Firefly Island alongside an iPad Mini giveaway as well as a fun Facebook Author Chat Party (March 19th).
One fortunate winner volition receive:
- An iPad Mini
- The Moses Lake serial (Firefly Island, Blue Luna Bay as well as Larkspur Cove)
Enter today past times clicking i of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on March 18th. Winner volition survive announced at the “Firefly Island Author Chat Party on March 19th. Connect alongside Lisa, larn a sneak peek of her adjacent book, seek your mitt at the trivia contest, as well as chat alongside readers simply similar you. There volition too survive many fun giveaways — gift certificates, books, as well as more!
Don’t lady friend a 2d of the fun, RSVP today. Tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and growth your chances of winning. Hope to run across you lot on the 19th!