Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Firefly Island Book Review

Firefly Island
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Firefly Island by Lisa Wingate is the third book in the Moses Lake series.

"At thirty-four, congressional staffer Mallory Hale is about to embark on an adventure completely off the map. After a whirlwind romance, she is hopelessly in love with two men--fortunately, they're related. Daniel Everson and his little boy, Nick, are a package deal, and Mallory suddenly can't imagine her future without them.
Mallory couldn't be more shocked when Daniel asks her to marry him, move to Texas, and form a family with him and motherless Nick. The idea is both thrilling and terrifying.
Mallory takes a leap of faith and begins a sweet, mishap-filled journey into ranch living, Moses Lake society, and a marriage that at times reminds her of the mail-order-bride stories. But despite the wild adventure of her new life, she discovers secrets and questions beneath her rosy new life. Can she find answers on Firefly Island, a little chunk of property just off the lake shore, where mysterious lights glisten at night?" From Goodreads.

I have not read any of the other books in this series and seemed to follow the story fine. The start of the book was interesting and drew me in as Mallory's life is drastically changed by marriage and motherhood.
As the book continued it became something I could relate to in a normal life. After this point, I lost interest on this book, it was slow moving, and seemed something I had read before. I love the setting in this book at Moses Lake but the plot seemed more like a re-write of Pioneer Woman's story.
Mallory starts a blog and calls herself The Frontier Woman.  She suddenly becomes very popular and is published in Women's Day magazine. It's a great idea, but this has already been written in the Pioneer Woman's life story and for a blog to take off that quickly didn't seem very realistic. The only twist to this book was the mystery surrounding Firefly Island and Jack West.
I was very disappointed with this book but I know others have loved it.

You can find out more about Lisa at her website.

"I received this book for free through Litfuse Publicity in exchange for an honest review."

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!

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