Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Firefly Island Blog Tour

Welcome to the blog tour for Firefly Island by Lisa Wingate!

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. 

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Meet Lisa:  


Lisa Wingate is a popular inspirational speaker, magazine columnist, and national bestselling author of several books, including Tending Roses,Talk of the TownBlue Moon Bay, and Larkspur Cove, which won the 2011 Carol Award for Women's Fiction. Lisa and her family live in central Texas. 

Mallory Hale is making a life for herself in her way. Instead of resting on her dad's name and fame, Mallory is working her way up the ladder in Washington DC. Things change on a fateful day when she runs into a handsome stranger. Soon Mallory finds herself doing the unexpected- rushing to marry, becoming a step-mom, and packing it all up to move to a remote town in Texas. Her husband's new boss is a strange man with a mysterious past. When the boss's son comes to town, things get even stranger. Mallory will find herself on the adventure of a lifetime without even realizing.

This book took some interesting turns I didn't see. I was really unsure of where book was going really as the romance was very quick. The author does a really good job of making you feel Mallory. The loneliness of being in a new town combined with a small town where everyone knows each other can be particularly hard. Mallory is so different from everyone else in Moses Lake. You are able to really feel how alone she truly is in the beginning. I also like that Mallory's preconceived notions were really challenged. She clearly felt she was above all the people in town when in actuality she needed them more than anything. I particularly enjoyed Mallory's neighbor Al. She was a no-nonsense kind of girl with her own past. She was a fun character. 

The book takes a long, languishing path to it's end. At times I almost felt it was on the verge of dragging some, but the author seemed to manage to avoid that for the most part. I also really loved all the quotes at the beginnings of the chapters. There were some great things written there that I really took to heart. At the heart of this book is the idea that God uses each of us in specific ways we may never quite understand. Each small thing can add up to one amazing thing. I loved that idea and the way it was presented in the book. The ending I both managed to guess and not see coming. Overall I enjoyed this book. It was a great slice of small town life and all the good and bad that goes with it. 

Book provided for review.

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


  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!

Be sure to check out all the stops on the tour. Thanks for stopping by!

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