2/26/13

Firefly Island - Lisa Wingate (Review & Giveaway!!!)

5 Stars with a heart!

ABOUT THE BOOK -
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. 

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. 
Visit her at her website - HERE




MY REVIEW -
Love, love, love! I just loved this book! To me, it was perfect in every way. I am not new Lisa Wingate, I have read quite a few of her books. But I honestly think this is her best. This is part of a series and I have not read any of the other books in the series (although they are all on my wishlist). I did not feel like I was missing out. I don't think this is a series that you have to read in order (I could be wrong) or that you have to read every book to get it.

I loved the characters. I felt such a connection to Mallory right away. Her husband I had my doubts about but I ended up liking him too. I also loved her new friends Al and Karen. Everyone seemed so real to me. 
The descriptions were excellent. I really could picture every thing - the lake, the island, the cabin, the ranch, and the town. I wanted to drop everything and just drive there and meet them all, LOL. The way she told about the cabin with the mice, bugs, scorpions, and all the filth... I just felt so sorry for Mallory! First having married someone she just met and then to be taken to her new "home" that was... this disgusting place. Well I just felt for her. I don't know if I could have taken it, I may have yelled at my husband and just left!
"Daniel rolled his eyes. "He's a boy." As if somehow that made the consumption of toxic petroleum products okay."

"That one word yanked me back like a bungee jumper.
Scorpions... Did he say scorpions?
"What?" Scorpions lived... well, somewhere on the Discovery Channel, didn't they?
"They're not, like the deadly kind or anything. they just sting real bad." Perhaps Dustin could see the blood draining from my face, or perhaps my eyes bugging out tipped him off to the fact that he was face-to-face with a woman on the edge of hysteria." ~ LOL even re-reading this makes me giggle!
THE ALL-IN-ALL -
This is a great story! Period. It was fun, full of feeling, full of meaning, a little mystery, a little adventure, along with a little quirkiness. 
A very clean, Christian Fiction that would be appropriate for anyone. 
I highly recommend this book!

Thank you sooooo much "Litfuse" for sending me this book to read and review! Loved it!

Get it from B&N - HERE
or from Amazon - HERE

MY GIVEAWAY -
I know its hard to believe that I would be giving away such a great book! But I am!

To enter to win -
*Please use the form below
*Please be from either the US or Canada
*Please only enter your info once (I will add the bonus entry)
*Please comment on this post if you would like an extra entry.
*Winner will be chosen on 3/5/13

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Lisa Wingate is celebrating the release of Firefly Island with an iPad Mini giveaway and a fun Facebook Author Chat Party (March 19th).
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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!

12 comments:

  1. I would love to read Firefly Island.

    Katie J.

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  2. Isn't it amazing what we'll do for love? But scorpions - no way!!! This sounds like a wonderful read.

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  3. Those quotes definitely make me want to read the book. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. would love to win and review
    jrs362 at hotmail dot com

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  5. I know I already told you this (lol) but this sounds like a cute book :)

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  6. I loved your review. I have not read any of Lisa Wingate's books, but this one sounds really good. I know what you mean about the bugs and mice. The bugs I could deal with, but I hate mice. Thanks for this chance to win the book.

    ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

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  7. This book has sound amazing since I seen it on Goodreads! Thank you for such a lovely post about it. I can't wait till I can read it.

    Jenna_bearden_10152005(at)yahoo.com

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  8. Oh man...now that I know that it's part of a series I need to read the other ones.

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  9. Thank you for having me here in your corner of cyberspace! I can't think of anyplace better to be than one that's wall-to-wall books. What an awesome place to be.

    Thanks also for your kind words about Firefly Island. The book was a joy to write, and it's a greater joy when friends share that journey with me through books!

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    1. Thank you Lisa!
      What a great honor it is to have you on my blog!
      Just keep writing great books!

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  10. I like how your books connect to your experiences!

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