Ever since I picked up my first book by Lisa Wingate without any expectations, I have HAD to have each and every book she has published. Her natural down-home style and next-door characters drew me in and her stories filled with true life lessons and quotable quotes captured me .I always love Lisa’s characters and her inclusion of at least one dog into the story which just helps keep it real. Lisa also has at least one good lesson woven into the plot but it is always made palatable by her talented writing. “Firefly Island” was no exception and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Mallory Hale’s life was pretty predictable and she fully expected it to remain that way with a career in Washington politics- that is until she was swept totally off her feet by Daniel Everson. Within weeks she finds herself married with a young stepson and on her way to¬† back of beyond Moses Lake, Texas where her new husband has taken a job. Spoiled city-girl Mallory soon realizes she is in over her head in her new rural home where she is surrounded by unwanted critters and a husband who seems to spend most of his time at work. To add to her discomfort, her husband’s new boss is the source of a local mystery and Mallory is somewhat suspicious of his intentions. As she cares for Nick, she soon becomes involved with some local residents who inspire Mallory to take a good look at herself and her prejudices. Could it be that God has her in Moses Lake for more than one reason? And could one of those reasons be to help Mallory grow into the person He intended for her to be all along?

This book was provided for review by LitFuse Publicity.


Firefly IslandMallory 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.

“Lisa Wingate is a glorious storyteller!” –New York Times bestselling author Adriana Trigiani

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Lisa WingateLisa 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.




Win an iPad Mini from @LisaWingate! RSVP for 3/19 Facebook Party!

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!