Monday, April 29, 2013

Firefly Island by Lisa Wingate

Publisher: Bethany House 
Pages: 384 
Format: book 
Buy the Book: Amazon 

Goodreads:  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?


Kritters Thoughts:  With a hook at the beginning that shows a bit from the future, the reader is quickly taken into the past and through the entire story to find out how this young woman goes from a single lady working in DC to a married woman in rural Texas.  From the beginning, I was rooting for Mallory and wanted to know not only where she was going to end up but how she would get there.

I was hooked line and sinker from the beginning.  I wanted to know the mystery behind this little town where she ended up with a new husband and a stepson - how would she find herself in the middle of a mess and would they all get out of it alive.  The flow of the book was perfect, it was even difficult to put the book down as each chapter swept into the next as the story was building and building.  The small town feel with interesting characters gave the story another dimension beyond the mystery of this wealthy gentleman and his habits and traits. 

This book can be defined in the genre of Christian fiction, but as I am a pretty harsh critique of the genre, I would just it is fiction with a little more morals than your average piece of fiction!  It didn't go all preachy and try to teach me Bible verses, it was a great piece of fiction that gave great mention to a transformation of a young woman with grace and character.


Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Litfuse Publicity.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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