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?
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!
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