Monday, March 11, 2013

Firefly Island Review

Mallory Hale has always thought that all she wanted with her life was the hustle and bustle of Capitol Hill. That is until she met Daniel Webster Everson. After a whirlwind of a romance Mallory soon finds out that not only is she willing to trade in her life on Capitol Hill, she’s willing to trade it in for a husband, a three-and-a-half-year-old stepson, and a ranch house in a town she never heard of, Moses Lake. Not a big deal if you’re madly in love, right? ‘Love conquers all’ and stuff like that… easy-smeasy.

Amid a pile of house repairs, a crash course in parenthood, and unwanted marriage advice from her mom, Mallory begins to doubt her sanity. Whatever made her believe that she, a city girl, could handle life in a small town? And if living more than five miles from the nearest Wal-Mart was tough how was she ever going to deal with the scandal revolving around her husband’s creepy new boss, Jack West. Not to mention the mysteries surrounding a neighbor who seems to be hiding something, an island that nobody’s aloud on, and a cow that needs to be now!

Firefly Island by Lisa Wingate was one of the best books I’ve read this year. I loved following Mallory through all her misadventures as The Frontier Woman. As I read I fell in love with all of the characters and found myself wishing that Moses Lake was real. Several times throughout the book I wanted to hop in my car and drive down to Texas so that I could add my name to the Wall of Wisdom and have a nice chat with Pop Dorsey while I sucked on a lollipop (Hey I’m a kid at heart). All in all this is a book I’ll be sure to tell my friends about.

5 out of 5. This Afternoon Snack was a winner.

I got a free review copy of Firefly Island from Bethany House Publishers in return for my honest review.