I like a good love story. One that’s not too stereoptyical, with likeable characters, and an interesting setting. Amanda Cabot’s book In Firefly Valley gives you just that.
In Firefly Valley is book two in the Texas Crossroads series. I had not read the first book, At Bluebonnet Lake, but guessing from Cabot’s writing style, I’m sure it would be equally enjoyable. (The two books share minor characters.) The book takes place in the Texas Hill Country, which I like, since I’ve always found stories about Texas to be intriguing. I thought The Rainbow’s End resort sounded cute, and it created a quaint setting. This is a story where the protagonist moves back home to her small town, and the author presents this storyline in an interesting way.
Marisa and Blake’s romance was a bit of love-at-first-sight, but the author pulled it off. The book just wasn’t all about romance, and elements of faith were weaved in the story. Throughout the story, Cabot shows great character developement. In Firefly Valley is a nice journey of escapism, unlike some romance novels, ladden with elements of tragedy and despair. Readers should keep an eye out for Cabot’s third book in the Texas Crossroads series!
I received a review copy from Revell. In Firefly Valley is available here on Amazon.