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Monday, March 4, 2013

Firefly Island by Lisa Wingate

Firefly Island was an incredible book. The story is told by Mallory who marries Daniel after a whirlwind romance. As soon as they are married they move from Washington D.C. to Moses Lake, Texas. 

Moses Lake is a typical small town with all the charm and kindness that come from such communities. As Mallory begins to make friends and acclimate to her new way of life she also begins to find out that the town is full of all sorts of interesting people and problems. 

As she gets more and more involved in her new life she develops a blog called, The Frontier Woman, where she shares her stories with friends and family back home. The blog becomes her platform to give a voice to the voiceless. 

All of the town's interesting people also have interesting secrets in their lives. Will Mallory be able to unravel the secrets without ruining her new friendships or her marriage?

This book reeled me in from the get-go. Having lived outside of Washington D.C. I was able to understand Mallory very quickly. Her character is such a relatable narrator that you feel like you are hanging out with a girlfriend, instead of reading. 

In her narration Mallory is honest and transparent. She holds nothing back which makes her struggles and failures a real part of the story. She is adapting to marriage, motherhood (she also gained a step-son), a new town, a new job and a whole new way of life all at once. I think this so relatable because I always feel like I have too many irons in the fire.

I read this book quickly, simply because I could not get myself to put it down. It was interesting, smart and encouraging. I wholeheartedly recommend it. I think it would make a fantastic summer or vacation reading.

I received this as a part of Bethany House Publishing's Blogger Reviewer program. 


  1. This looks like a good read! I'll have to check it out! =)

  2. Nice review! I might need to check this one out.


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