13 March 2013

Firefly Island by Lisa Wingate Review for Litfuse Publicity Group

About Firefly Island: 
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. 

Link to buy the book: http://ow.ly/hVNrv    

 Meet Lisa:  

Lisa Wingate is a popular inspirational speaker, magazine columnist, and national bestselling author of several books, includingTending RosesTalk 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. 

My Review:
Firefly Island is about a young woman, Mallory, who lives and works in Washington DC and has a run in, literally, with a young man, Daniel. She thinks she will never see him again but she does end up seeing him again and they start dating and then get married. She becomes a mom as Daniel has a young son and gives up her job as a Congressional staffer to move with her husband and his son to Texas where Daniel has been offered a job for Jack West. Once there she finds that not all is as she thought it would be. The ranch they are on is owned by a man that she does not like or trust, the home they are to live in is dirty and rundown with vermin and varmints all over the place and there are mysteries surrounding Jack West.

Mallory makes the best of things and determines to make the house a home for Daniel and Nick. With the help of a woman who lives nearby they make the home livable. Mallory and Nick spend a lot of time together they make friends in the community. I loved the relationship that Mallory and Nick have in the story, it is hard to love another persons child but she manages and Nick appears to be a well adjusted little boy who clearly adores Mallory. She has a lot of doubts about a lot of things so after some encouragement, she starts a blog called The Frontier Woman.

The mystery in the story starts when Jack West's son appears on the ranch. Jack who is clearly an unhappy man, a real curmudgeon if you will, seems to perk up and become a different person when his estranged son makes a visit to the ranch. Certain things start to happen that make Daniel and Mallory suspicious of Jack's son and when an accident happens, they find themselves embroiled in a scheme that could ruin a lot of people's lives and livelihoods.

A story told with humor, love , faith and romance to make this a fun read. I understand that this is the third book in the series, but I had no problem getting into it even though I had not read the previous two. I enjoyed it immensely.

I received this book for review and was not monetarily compensated for my review.

Lisa Wingate is celebrating the release of Firefly Island with an iPad Mini giveaway and a fun Facebook Author Chat Party (March 19th).  


  One fortunate winner will receive:
  • An iPad Mini
  • The Moses Lake series (Firefly Island, Blue Moon Bay and Larkspur Cove)
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on March 18th. Winner will be announced at the "Firefly Island Author Chat Party on March 19th. Connect with Lisa, get a sneak peek of her next book, try your hand at the trivia contest, and chat with readers just like you. There will also be many fun giveaways -- gift certificates, books, and more!

So grab your copy of Firefly Island and join Lisa on the evening of the March 19th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun, RSVP today. Tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 19th!

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