Firefly Island By Lisa Wingate

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Firefly Island
About Firefly Island: 
Firefly IslandSometimes 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 Thoughts:
I love stories that tap into real romance, mystery ans intrigue. Firefly Island is one of those stories. Mallory has a case of “love at first sight”. And that love takes her life on a journey like no other. I love how Lisa Wingate wrote the story of Mallory and Daniel. I love the friendship created between Mallory and Al. I also love that she knows she can turn to her family. She can call them if she needs to. She can go home if she needs to. She made a decision when she married Daniel and took over the role of mother to his son and she is determined to see it through.
These characters are unlikely pairings but they work. And they show us that sometimes, the unlikely ones are the ones that work best. And that having to scrape by to make ends meet sometimes makes you stronger and shows you what you really want in your life. It reminds me of my own marriage. Clay and I have very little in common. He is a country boy who loves sports and fishing and all that goes with being a guy. I’m more of a girly girl who loves computers, writing on my blog and playing hair and makeup with our girls. When we first got married, we lived in this dumpy little house in the middle of nowhere with barely any money to speak of. But you know what? Our relationship works. We’ve been a couple for 21 years and it is wonderful. So this story sort of resonates with me. I can see myself in Mallory. 
Firefly Island is a touching story with great characters. There are always characters that you’d like to see more developed or included more. But that leaves room for a sequel! It has mystery with the lights on the island and the eccentricity of Jack West as well as the chilliness of his son. You won’t know what is going on unless you actually read the story so it captures you until the very end. That’s the kind of book that makes for good reading. 

 

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Meet Lisa:  

Lisa WingateLisa 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. 

 

Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of Firefly Island as a member of LitFuse to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own and were formed through personal testing of the product/reading of the book. Individual results may vary.

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