Thursday, April 4, 2013

Firefly Island by Lisa Wingate

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Firefly Island by Lisa Wingate is her third book in the Moses Lake Series.  I have not read the first two yet, but hope to very soon.

From the back of the book...
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 one edge, and when hits 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.

From the minute I started this book I could not put it down.  The deeper I read into it, the better it got.  There is a lot of mystery that goes on it this book.  Yes, it is a romance/love story, but it is also so much more.  There are so many interesting people in this book.  Some of them have a past that they want to keep hidden.  There are Docksiders' who hang out at the local cafe and the crazy lady, Cowgirl Al, who lives next door and raises goats.  You will also meet Keren and the summer school kids, most of whom are living in poverty in the Chinquapin Peaks area.  Mallory learns that she needs to put her old self behind and learns how to open up to these unique people that she is with on a daily basis.

Mallory has a hard time getting used to being a step-mom and not having a job.  Her sisters and friends from DC are all busy with their lives and don't have time to talk to her and answer emails all day.  Then her sister and her friends tell her she needs to  start writing all of her adventures down.  She thinks they are crazy.  After her friends set up a blog for her she decides one night that it might be a good idea to write some of it down after all.  Then her blog, The Frontier Woman, becomes a big hit, not only with her family and friends but with the world.  Then she finds herself in the middle of a mystery/controversy that could change a lot of lives.  Will she risk it all to protect the new friends that she has made?

I could go on and on about this book but you need to read it for yourself.  If you want to read the first chapter, just click on the image above and it will take you to the authors website.  You can read the first chapter of this book as well as some of the others that she has written.

I was given a copy of this book by Bethany House for review purposes.  All opinions in this review are mine.

Now that I have shared these goodies with you, feel free to share your links with me below.  I'm off to finish up this weeks Storybook Felts set.  Roar....

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