All week long, I’ve dropped by the porch to enjoy the conversation surrounding Firefly Island, this newest release from the remarkable Lisa Wingate, and every night I’ve treated myself to a little more of the love between Mallory, and Daniel, and Nick– and the mystery surrounding Jack West who was all bad, or maybe all good, or somewhere in between. Every page pulled me further into the drama. I needed to know how, when, where, what and why!
Tonight I savored the last pages of a story I didn’t want to end and said so long to people I’ve grown to care about. It wasn’t a good-bye because I know I’ll be thinking about them for a while. I’m sure of it. Lisa’s characters make a habit of staying behind long after you think you’ve left them on the page. Only after they’ve finished entertaining you, do you realize that they’ve been teaching you as well. I remember the following jewel without looking back to find it in the pages. (Forgive me, Lisa, if it’s not verbatim!) In a piece of marital advice, Mallory’s sister reminds her that if she is going to fight with her husband she should be careful to, “Fight about a position, not the person.” She explains that “you can change your mind about a position, but what you say about the person during the argument will always be there.” Wise words, Belle Monday.
I’m going to echo Rachel on this one. Lisa Wingate can flat out write! She may be my friend, but she can also count me as a fan.
Shellie Rushing Tomlinson is an author, speaker, and radio host from Louisiana who writes non-fiction while wondering how on earth her talented friends spin tales like Firefly Island. You’re invited to visit her at her corner of the web, http://www.allthingssouthern.com
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