Thursday, March 7, 2013

Book Review ~ Firefly Island by Lisa Wingate ~ Facebook Party

Firefly Island
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Title:  "Firefly Island"
Series:  Moses Lake Book #3
Author:  Lisa Wingate
Publisher:  Bethany House
Publication Date:  2/1/13
Pages:  384
Buy From Amazon:  HERE

Book Description:

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.

Meet Lisa:  
Lisa Wingate is a popular inspirational speaker, magazine columnist, and national bestselling author of several books, including Tending Roses,Talk of the TownBlue Moon Bay, and Larkspur Cove, which won the 2011 Carol Award for Women's Fiction. Lisa and her family live in central Texas. 

My Overall Feeling of the Book:

First, I didn't even realize this book was part of a series until I was about half-way through the book.  If I had read the first two books of the series, it might have made a difference in my enjoyment of the setting and characters.

The story was a bit slow-going for me for quite a while.  I enjoyed the premise, the characters and the setting but each scene seemed to go a bit slow and I found myself wondering if I was going to ever get to the "good stuff".

I did get into the book more as it progressed but I didn't get pulled completely in enough to give it a 5/5.

A Brief Excerpt:
Moses Lake.  Never heard of that one.  The word "Lake" implied something pleasant--water, sun, surf.  Texas did have coastal areas and large inland bodies of water.
 Page 36

The Cover:

I absolutely LOVE the cover.  I want to be there right now!

Other Notes:

~I think you will enjoy this book more if you read the first two books of the series beforehand.

~Try to stick with it through the slowness of the first half of the book.






On to the next book,

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