Firefly Island

March 12th. 2013

Lisa Wingate is not only a delightful person, she knows how to tell believable and charming stories. Firefly Island is third novel she’s located in the fictional community of Moses Lake, in central Texas. Taking two very definite non-Texans and throwing them into the mix of local characters (familiar from previous books) and adding a Washington-level political/Texas-sized legal conflict to make it interesting creates yet another satisfying story. So much of Lisa’s common sense, gentle faith and “get it done” work ethic are woven into the characters and give that sense that the reader could be the one sitting in the Waterbird cafe watching the goings on unfold. I find Lisa’s stories to be relevant and entertaining, an exact mix for modern women’s fiction.