At thirty-four, congressional staffer Mallory Hale is about to embark on
an adventure completely off the map. After a whirlwind romance, she is
hopelessly in love with two men--fortunately, they're related. Daniel
Everson and his little boy, Nick, are a package deal, and Mallory
suddenly can't imagine her future without them.
Mallory couldn't be more shocked when Daniel asks her to marry him, move to Texas, and form a family with him and motherless Nick. The idea is both thrilling and terrifying.
Mallory takes a leap of faith and begins a sweet, mishap-filled journey into ranch living, Moses Lake society, and a marriage that at times reminds her of the mail-order-bride stories. But despite the wild adventure of her new life, she discovers secrets and questions beneath her rosy new life. Can she find answers on Firefly Island, a little chunk of property just off the lakeshore, where mysterious lights glisten at night?
Once again, Wingate delivers a captivating contemporary fiction about the small town of Moses Lake. I was enamored with Mallory and adored the way she describes her becoming a mother to her step-son. The words are poetic and endearing! I loved that she was a blogger too! Though I admit to being somewhat jealous of her following, haha! The mystery is there as well and the foreshadowing is very well done. I enjoyed it and have come to think of Wingate as one of my favorite authors! Once again, I find myself longing for a ranch to live on and all the experiences that come with it. I think I have a natural predisposition toward old-school farm life.
- My rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
- Genre: Contemporary Romance Fiction
- Part of a Series: Yes, Moses Lake Series #3
- Publication year: 2013
- Publisher: Bethany House