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 milked...like 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.