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Firefly Island

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Firefly IslandFirefly Island (The Shores of Moses Lake Book #3)
By Lisa Wingate

I  must admit I was a little intimated with this book. It isn't exactly my go to style of writing.  But I got it to review, and was determined to give it a try. I mean isn't that the joy of reading, it can expand your perceptions when you take the time to visit the world it shows you.

Firefly Island is the third in the series, and I did not read the previous books, another reason why I was a little leery of reading it.

Yet I was quickly interested in the main character, Mallory Hale. When we first meet Mallory she is working in her dream job on capitol hill moving her way up the ladder so to speak. She has a life that she is very happy with, but then she "runs" into a man that quickly captures her heart.

Here is the romance side of the book, as Mallory and Daniel have a true whirlwind romance, and because of Daniel's career path, they get married after just a few weeks of dating and move across country to the middle of no where on Moses Lake.  Oh did I mention that Daniel has a preschool aged son?

Suddenly Mallory is a stay-at-home mom, wife, and in charge of a small house that is in desperate need of updates and cleaning.

To be honest this book was full of plot points that were extremely hard to believe, but suspending belief allowed for the book to be more interesting.

Firefly Island

There are many interesting points made in this book. Personally I was most interested in the blog Mallory created to help fill her time.  She used her platform in a way to help the poor of her new community, which needed some serious money to help pull them out of poverty. I also greatly appreciated the quotes that were at the beginning of each chapter of the book, they were all from the "wall of wisdom" in the local store (I'm assuming this place existed in some place, maybe it's mentioned or explained in the first book in the series).

Wingate does an amazing job of creating complete characters that you can quickly feel connected to. Even Jack West, who is Daniel's new boss, became a favorite character...

There are many twists and turns in this book, and although it was interesting enough to finish, I'm not sure I can put it on a must read list. Maybe if I had read the previous books in the series I would have been more drawn to this story.

Reading List Rating:
Two Coffee rating

Have you read Firefly Island?  Please let me know what you think.  If you have read other books by Lisa Wingate, please take a moment and tell me what you thought, I'd love to know what you think of her writing.
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