Saturday, March 2, 2013

Firefly Island

Author: Lisa Wingate
Publisher: Bethany House
February 2013
ISBN: 978-0764208232
Genre: Contemporary


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. 

FIREFLY ISLAND is very loosely based on a real event in the author’s life, when her husband emerged from a back bedroom, looking confused, and saying “I think I’ve just been offered a job on a ranch in Texas…” sending Lisa and her family on an adventure of their own.  The difference being, some of the events in the book are pure fiction.

Written in first person, the story is different in style. Kind of a looking back style, where she is trying to think over how to tell the story on CNN news about how she got where she is—and there’s no way to tell it, except by starting at the beginning. The moment she met Daniel on Capital Hill.

I enjoyed reading this book, though it did start out a bit slow at first, the action soon picked up. Written in first person, the reader is intimately acquainted with Mallory and it was almost as if you were hearing the story from her. Not exactly living it with her, but the way it would be if you were sitting in the CNN newsroom, or in the audience listening to her tell the story. Stellar job. If you like contemporary, a modern-day equivalent of a “mail order bride” story, and a surprise, then pick up a copy of FIREFLY ISLAND. $14.99. 384 pages. 5 stars. 

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Meet Lisa:  

Lisa Wingate is a popular inspirational speaker, magazine columnist, and national bestselling author of several books, includingTending RosesTalk of the TownBlue Moon Bay, andLarkspur Cove, which won the 2011 Carol Award for Women's Fiction. Lisa and her family live in central Texas. 

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1 comment:

pol said...

Thanks for your comments, I want to read this one too and am signing up for the FB party to chat...
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