- Series: Firefly Lake (Book 3)
- Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
- Publisher: Forever (December 5, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1455569615
- ISBN-13: 978-1455569618
- Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1 x 6.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 21 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #802,773 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Jen Gilroy grew up under the big sky of western Canada. After many years in England, she now lives in a small town in eastern Ontario where her Irish ancestors settled in the nineteenth century. She's worked in higher education and international marketing. After spending too much time in airports and away from her family, she traded the 9-5 to write contemporary romance that brings readers' hearts home.
A small-town girl at heart, Jen likes ice cream, diners, vintage style and all things country. Her husband, Tech Guy, is her real-life romance hero, and her daughter, English Rose, teaches her to cherish the blessings in the everyday.
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Stephanie’s voice had the same smug tone as in first grade when she’d told Cat the whole class had seen her underwear.
“Cat’s the only person I know who can get hurt even watching sports. Remember when she went to get snacks at Nick’s high school basketball game and tripped over Mom’s purse? She fractured three toes.” She flashed her sister a teasing grin. “That kept her out of gym class for the next month, which, for Cat, was a good thing.”
You need to smile more. It’s not good to be so serious. Besides, smiling makes good wrinkles.
The truth reverberated in Luc’s head like the big Chinese gong in the party room at the Pink Pagoda.
Firefly Lake appears to be populated with a bevy of unique and interesting inhabitants, as well as the usual petty and narrowed minded small-town residents, sadly, I remember the later all too well from my uncomfortably restrictive formative years. Unfortunately, no one of any note, talent, or intelligence ever sprang from the soil there as famous as the engaging and endearing characters Ms. Gilroy has featured in her entertaining tales. In this installment, a struggling single mother is returning to her small hometown to find her now famous childhood crush has also returned after a career-ending injury forced his retirement from the NHL, and wouldn’t you know, her learning disabled and trouble-prone daughter excels at hockey. While the anxious single mom had been gifted in school and even skipped a few grades, her daughter was impulsive, lippy, more than a bit bratty, and just not the sharpest tool in the shed. The storyline was realistic, relevant, and multi-faceted with a large cast of characters carrying over from the previous books. While the tone was considerably angsty and heart-squeezing, there were also amusing bits of humor and insightful observations periodically tossed in like life-rafts that helped fight the pensive undertow of the forlorn and despondent and kept me engaged.
Luc and Cat were friends, sort of, in high school. And, now they are both back in Firefly lake for reasons that are not really of their own choosing. Luc is back home due to the loss of his wife and his career and Cat is back for the closeness of family after some setbacks and to hopefully help her daughter, Amy, who is struggling in school.
I liked Cat and Luc and I thought their friendship was solid. But I struggled a little with the relationship. I believed it, but Luc seemed not to have dealt with his past and the result of that made it harder for me to believe in their connection. In this case, I thought the pacing of the reveal, of the author letting Cat and the reader know exactly what happened to his wife, was too drawn out. I wanted them to have a little more time to deal with the relationship they were starting instead of the focus on the past he had not really let go of completely.
There was a twist at the end that I totally saw coming, and I think that also colored this title for me a little, as I was essentially waiting for this twist to happen for most of the book.
I did enjoy the book, and I do recommend it. There are some holiday themes in it as well that make it a fun read for this time of year.
Luc and Cat are brought together when Luc coaches Cat’s daughter in hockey. They are both attracted to each other but too broken to admit their feelings to themselves or each other. They are good together and need each other but keep fighting their feelings.
At thirty five, Luc is devastated that he has lost both his wife and his NHL hockey career. He is just existing day to day. Luc is attracted to Cat but feels guilty and worries he is being untrue to his wife.
Cat reluctantly returns to Firefly Lake with her twelve year old daughter Amy. Cat has her PhD from Harvard which she achieved while also taking care of Amy. Cat is caring and considerate and has always tried to make people happy.
I liked Luc and Cat. They each deserve happiness and I wanted everything to work out for them. Of course, there are a few bumps in the road. Firefly Lake is the perfect place for both of them. They need to heal and stop feeling guilty for decisions they made. Even though Luc and Cat are successful, they each feel they are failures in different areas of their lives. I thoroughly enjoyed this heartwarming story.
Thanks to the author for providing a copy of this book vIa Cocktails and Books and Netgalley. The opinions expressed are my own.
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This was a beautiful story. It grabbed me by the heartstrings. Both Cat and Luc broke my heart, but also filled up my heart with their story.Read more