Firefly Island is the first book that I have read by Lisa Wingate, but certainly not the last; and although this book is the third in the Moses Lake series, it did well as a stand-alone.
I enjoyed the characters in Firefly Island, especially Mallory, Daniel, and little Nick. Told in the first person, Mallory is honest and real and allows the reader to see into her life--her joys, sorrows, fears, and dreams.
As the story opens Mallory is a legislative assistant in a senior congressman's office who is in the process of taking an Energy Bill to her office for revision, proofing, and duplication. It is during this scene that she meets her future husband Daniel.
While Mallory and Daniel are in the process of getting to know each other, Daniel gets a phone call that changes everything. He is offered a job in Moses Lake, Texas. After a shortened courtship they marry and head to Moses Lake, with their gypsy wagon, aka U-Haul, where they began a new life on a 10,000 acre Texas ranch.
Lisa's talented way of vividly describing the people and the scenes brings everything to life, drawing the reader (me) into the book, page by page. Engaging my emotions as I continued to read and became intimate with the characters.
As an added bonus, there is an intriguing suspenseful sub-plot that causes ripple effects in the lives of a number of characters. I am certain that whether you are a long time fan of Lisa Wingate or, maybe you haven't read any of her books, that you'll want to add Firefly Island to your TBR wish list.
About 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 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.
Lisa Wingate is a popular inspirational speaker, magazine columnist, and national bestselling author of several books, including Tending Roses, Talk 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.
Lisa invites you to visit her website to learn more.
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