Saturday, March 16, 2013

Blog Tour: Firefly Island (Review)

A whirlwind romance and the prospect of her husband-to-be's new job has congressional staffer Mallory Hale leaving behind the hustle and bustle of D.C., for a remote Texas ranch.

In Lisa Wingate's newest novel, Firefly Island, romance is in the air - or at least floating around the halls of the Capital when Mallory Hale meets the guy - Daniel - a scientist/engineer/researcher - type guy, who sweeps her off her feet (almost literally when she trips).

Firefly Island is filled with a variety of mishaps and humor as Mallory navigates her new role as step-mom, unexpected blogger "the frontier woman," and even a community activist.

Not only does she uncover a variety of things about herself - and her values - but she ultimately discovers a scandal that threatens her new found home.

This novel wasn't exactly what I expected. It was different, which honestly, makes it quite unique. It's not just a "romance."

It starts out as a "slice of life" book - tracking Mallory from her life as a D.C. career woman, to the changes she experiences once she and Daniel marry and move to Moses Lake. Ultimately, it's just a contemporary novel where faith is just part of life - and not overtly preached.

On the scale of one to five, I give this novel a three. It's different - and that's what sets it apart from the typical "romance" book. It has an air of suspense, but I wouldn't label it as a mystery. It's just a nice work of fiction.

More 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.

More 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.

Online Resources

It's A Contest
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!

Note: As a freelance journalist, I was provided a copy of this book by Litfuse Publicity Group. This review was not influenced by a free book - just in case you (or the FTC) were worried about this detail.
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