Saturday, May 23, 2015

Book Review: "In Firefly Valley" by Amanda Cabot

Marisa St. George has always given 110% to everything she does. She still finds herself without a job and moving back to her hometown of Dupree, Texas. She takes a job as the business manager for the newly renovated Rainbow's End resort. Things start to look less bleak when Blake Kendall comes to stay at the resort and she begins to wonder if she's found the man of her dreams. When she finds out who Blake really is, will her dreams be shattered?

"In Firefly Valley" by Amanda Cabot is the 2nd in the "Texas Crossroads" series. I did not read the first book (I didn't know about it until I read this one), but this was a standalone novel. You meet the characters that the 1st book was about, so if you don't want to know how their story ends before you read the 1st book, I'd suggest reading "At Bluebonnet Lake" first. Otherwise, you don't miss anything by starting with this book.

The book is about Marisa and Blake, but there is a side story plot about Marisa's best friend, Lauren, as well. The story is written in third person and follows Marisa, Blake, and Lauren.  When Marisa and Blake end up together as a couple less than half way through the book, I knew that meant there was a big blowup due to happen. They actually had more than one. I wanted to shake Marisa and make her let go of her anger. It seemed unrealistic to me, but in the book, it has Blake point out that Marisa's reactions are common for children of alcoholics. Having flawed characters does make them more realistic.

I found "In Firefly Valley" to be a good book.

This book is available in Kindle edition:
  • File Size: 5529 KB
  • Print Length: 369 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0800734351
  • Publisher: Revell (May 11, 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English

  • Series: Texas Crossroads (Book 2)
  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Revell (May 19, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0800734351
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800734350
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.9 inches

and hardcover (large print):
  • eries: Texas Crossroads (Book 2)
  • Hardcover: 559 pages
  • Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print; Lrg edition (August 26, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1410481468
  • ISBN-13: 978-1410481467

I received a free paperback of this book from Revell in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own and a positive review was not required.

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