Friday, January 4, 2013

Firefly Island: A Review

At 34, Mallory Hale has given up on love and decided to focus on her career as a congressional staffer. At least that's what she tells herself. When she meets Daniel Everson on the capitol steps, it's love at first sight. After a fast relationship and quick wedding, she follows him and his adorable son to Moses Lake, a small town in Texas for what should be a quiet life until it's not. Will Firefly Island hold the answers?

I'm a huge Lisa Wingate fan, and I have enjoyed the other Moses Lake books. This one isn't my favorite because I sometimes felt disconnected from Mallory's relationship with why she loved him in the first place. When I take him out of the equation, the book was fabulous. I love the mishaps Mallory finds herself in (rodents, ants, a house falling apart) as she transforms from a single city woman to a stay-at-home country mom. The mystery was steady and well-developed. 

Just like the other Moses Lake books, the heart of the book is the community that holds secrets but ever-so-interesting characters who can be found at the bait shop or riding around in the lake under the cover of night to help Mallory find out what's hiding on Firefly Island.

Wingate's fans will enjoy this addition to the series, and readers who haven't checked out her novels should add them to their must-read lists. 

I received this book in exchange for my review. My thoughts are my own.

1 comment:

Sharon said...

Hi Laura,
I love your review of Firefly Island. I have read the book and it is a real page-turner. Thank you for posting this.