Monday, March 11, 2013

Book review and giveaway info: Firefly Island

Firefly Island

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. 

My thoughts on Firefly Island

I know that many people would not quite understand how the whirlwind romance that Mallory experiences would cause her to drop everything and move away from all she knows.  However, my husband and I met in February of 1999 and we were engaged within a few days of him moving to NY (from Bellingham, WA) in June of the same year.  Our wedding was in November of 1999 and we were pregnant a month later, so I could relate to how Mallory was feeling.  I enjoyed watching her adjust to her new roles as wife and mother, and also to living the small-town rural life.  I also loved that she became a blogger :)  

Firefly Island is a bit of romance, a bit of mystery and has a lot of intrigue.  I did not find the mystery parts to be predictable, but when the book ended, I had a LOT of unanswered questions.  I am hoping there will be a sequel, but still felt that the ending was a bit sloppy with too many loose ends.

I recommend this book to those who enjoy feel good books, with a bit of romance and mystery.  

About Lisa Wingate

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. 
About the giveaway
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!



I received a copy of the book to facilitate my review.  All opinions are my own.

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