Sunday, April 7, 2013

Book Review: Firefly Island by Lisa Wingate


Firefly Island
(Moses Lake, #3)
by Lisa Wingate
Received ARC for Review
Released On: February 1, 2013
Published By: Bethany House Publishers
Average Goodreads Rating: 4.12
Pages: 384
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Before I get into my review, here's the synopsis available on Goodreads:


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 Rating: 3 out of 5 stars.

Disclaimers: I received a temporary electronic arc from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not obligated to write a good review nor did I receive any compensation for writing this review. The opinions expressed in this review are my own. 

An Overview of the Novel: Mallory Hale had great plans for her life. She was going to be a great lobbyist...then she fell hopelessly in love and her whole life is turned upside down. Next thing she knows she's leaving for Texas with her husband and leaving everything she's known behind her.

The adjustment is hard and Mallory ends up wondering what on earth possessed her to move. Oh yeah, love. But she rarely sees her husband and everything about where they are living seems off.

His boss seems to be involved in suspicious behavior and Mallory certainly doesn't like him. But when tragedy strikes is Mallory really ready for it. 

My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: I did like this book but everything just seemed so fast-paced. I'd barely get my bearings on what was happening and then everything would shift.

Plus, I'm more of a romantic suspense girl than a romance girl and so in my mind the promise of suspense was ultimately unmet. There was a sprinkling of suspense, but not enough to satisfy me.

I also often found myself very annoyed with the characters. They all kept doing such stupid things that left me shaking my head. However, I did really love watching the characters grow and I did love the writing style.

All in all it was a good enjoyable book.

Love,

Danica Page

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