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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Firefly Island...Review

About the book:
At thirty-four, congressional staffer Mallory Hale is about to embark on an adventure completely off the map. After a whirlwind romance, she is hopelessly in love with two men--fortunately, they're related. Daniel Everson and his little boy, Nick, are a package deal, and Mallory suddenly can't imagine her future without them.

Mallory couldn't be more shocked when Daniel asks her to marry him, move to Texas, and form a family with him and motherless Nick. The idea is both thrilling and terrifying.

Mallory takes a leap of faith and begins a sweet, mishap-filled journey into ranch living, Moses Lake society, and a marriage that at times reminds her of the mail-order-bride stories. But despite the wild adventure of her new life, she discovers secrets and questions beneath her rosy new life. Can she find answers on Firefly Island, a little chunk of property just off the lakeshore, where mysterious lights glisten at night?

A light diversion, bit slow in starting.  I liked Mallory and Daniel well enough but the whole mysterious Jack West thing was a bit annoying.  Discovering what was really happening around the ranch took a long time and it was fairly predictable towards the end as to who the villain was.  I enjoyed Mallory and Daniel's story and Mallory's adaption to marriage and instant motherhood.  Moses Lake is a typical small town and some its colorful characters were fun to read about.  I'd love more back story for Al.

The whole Frontier Woman thing with the city girl who moves to the country and falls into blogging was a little too reminiscent of the Pioneer Woman.

Third in the Moses Lake series, it stands alone just fine because I haven't read the first two books and I don't feel like I missed out on anything.  This was a light read.  It was good, but it won't ever be my favorite or one I am anxious to re-read.  Lisa Wingate fans are sure to like it.

Thanks to Litfuse Publicity for the opportunity to review this book.  You can learn more about Lisa Wingate here.  You can purchase your own copy here.  You can see other reviews and tour stops here.

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3/5 Stars

6 comments:

  1. That sounds like a sweet beach read.

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  2. I'm reading this one now. I enjoyed it so far.

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  3. I just got this one for review, and am rather excited about it. It sounds like it's going to be a really good read for me!

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  4. This sounds like a good, light read!

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  5. Thanks, Holly, for giving an honest but kind review. This sounds like one I can skip.

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