Firefly Island by Lisa Wingate, a review

My Review:

Firefly Island is one of the most beautiful and moving books I have read in a while.  It really struck a chord with me.  Mallory Hale is content, happy even, in her life of politics, friends and family... until she meets him.  It's love at first sight, and after a short romance and a little bit of reality, her life changes so drastically that's she's not sure what happened or if she can survive.  

Lisa Wingate has written such an amazing storing that just draws the read in and dares you to put it down.  I laughed, I cried and there even times I was angry.  This is my favorite type of book for sure -- one that takes you through a spectrum of feelings.  The book is perfect for all types of readers-- lovers of romance, comedy, mystery; lovers of happy endings and unfinished endings; lovers of country life and lovers of city life; even Christian or non-Christian readers.  Wingate writes this book with faith inter-woven, but not inyourface... I LOVE that!!  

A couple of my favorite quotes:

"How often, I wondered....., do we pass by a need, a life that could be changed with the smallest bit of effort?  And it's not that we don't care but that we're driving so fast, all we se are the fence posts flashing by on the side of the highway?  Maybe the first step in changing the world is in slowing down and looking through the fences." (p164)

"It had never occurred to me that anyone might be watching us, that we might be teaching lessons as we were learning lessons, and when we learned well, we might teach well." (p291)

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. 

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About the Author: 

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. Visit