Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Firefly Island



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 lakeshore, where mysterious lights glisten at night?

My Review:

This book isn't so much about falling in love as it is about staying in love. A story with substance and grit, I was quickly caught up in these characters lives. Loved the depth and layering that elevated this book to a must read status.

Told in first person, Mallory is achingly honest and 'real'. There's humour and pain and even despair as the plot unfolds with rich descriptive words that made me feel like I was there with her every step of the way. I love it when an author engages my emotions and Wingate certainly did that!

As an added bonus, there is an intriguing suspenseful sub-plot that causes ripple effects in the lives of a number of characters. Firefly Island is a captivating book destined for many TBR lists. Make sure to slip it to the top of that pile, though. You don't want to miss out on a blessed second!

Giveaway Opportunity:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Firefly Island, please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday February 10 2013. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group".


  1. Hi Kav! Sounds like another one not to miss!
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

  2. Great review Kav! Sounds like a gripping and intriguing read. Thanks for the chance!


  3. It definitely is, Amy. Good luck!

    Thanks fredamans -- it's definitely a memorable read. Good luck!

  4. Hi. I have not read one of her books before. This one sounds great. Count me in. Thanks.

    sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

  5. This is on my list of books to read, so I hope I win,thanks.

    sonflower277 at gmail dot com

  6. thanks for the chance tor ead lisa's latest novel :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  7. I want to experience Mallory's journey. It's full of moments that I think I'll really appreciate.

  8. I loved your review, KAV, but then I always do! I would love to read this one. Thank you for the opportunity to win it!


  9. Thanks for entering me in the contest. You always have the best giveaways.
    Janet E.

  10. Thanks everyone. Good luck! :-)

  11. Thanks Kav for this review. The title takes me back to my childhood. I loved catching fireflies . We would put them in a jar and punch air holes in the top. They are fasinatiing with all of these little lights flitting across the air. Please enter me to win this book. Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

  12. Thanks for the review of Firefly Island. I've read several of Lisa's books and enjoyed them. Please enter me to win a copy of the book.


  13. This sounds like a great book. I've seen other reviews praising Lisa for her writing. Thanks for your review and giveaway!

  14. I've been intrigued by this book, probably because the female lead is a former Congressional staffer. I've never read any of Lisa's books, but this one looks lke a good start. Please enter me.

    mchapman (at) winstream (dot) net

  15. Hi Kav, Thank you for the review.

  16. Falling in love and staying in love are both very important!

  17. I'm looking forward to reading this one. Please enter me. Thanks!

    sunshine6892 at hotmail dot com

  18. Kav, you can take my entry out as this wonderful book is en route to my home as I type. Thanks!

  19. This book sounds so good. I'd love to win a copy of Firefly Island!


  20. This sounds wonderful! shopgirl152nykiki(at)yahoo(dot)com

  21. I love the sound of Firefly Island, I really enjoy books that have depth and touch my heart. Please add me, Kav. Thanks!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

  22. I've never read anything by this author but this one sounds like a must read! I love a little intrigue =)