Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Fall is here and thus the perfect time to spend reminiscing about summer, romance and of course some fireflies and cowboys! Kathleen Y'Barbo's latest novel Firefly Summer is exactly what you need for sitting by the fire, on a cold crisp morning and curling up with an unforgettable romance that will leave you sighing by the time you get to the final page.
Sessa Chambers lives in the very small but quaint town of Sugar Pines, Texas where anything that happens is well known by anyone in town. She is the sole owner of Chambers Restorations, that works with the restoration of antique carousel horses. She hopes that someday soon she might just land the biggest contract of her life, working with the Smithsonian Museum. But her life soon takes an unexpected turn when a woman named Skye, shows up and tells her that her granddaughter, Pansie needs a home. She can't take care of her and doesn't want to leave her in a foster care home and hopes that Sessa will care for her til she can make things right in her own life. Her son Ross, wayward and a bit of a prodigal right now doesn't seem aware that he even has a daughter and she hopes he might one day return home to care for her.
Sessa agrees even though she isn't prepared to care for a young baby, but knows that if God has made this arrangement he will see her through to the end. What she doesn't expect is to learn that her son, Ross is murdered in an apparent robbery attempt on a doctor. That doctor had no other choice but to defend himself and that meant taking a life he vowed he would never do. After serving time in prison for a year, Dr. Trey Brown is released but even though he had been found innocent, he knows he may never practice medicine again. He must find a way to make amends to the mother of the boy he killed even though it was in self defense. What he doesn't plan on is falling in love with her along the way.
I received Firefly Summer from Kathleen Y'Barbo compliments of Hometown Romance and Litfuse Publicity for my honest review. I did not receive any monetary compensation for a favorable review, aside from a free copy of the book, and the opinions found her are my own personal honest ones. I've always wanted to capture fireflies in a jar, much like the memories Sessa shares of her doing that with Ross and soon finds a legacy in doing that not only with Skye but also Pansie and Trey as well. Sometimes God is like that. He will take bittersweet moments and cast them into new light and bring about such goodness from them like He does in the characters of this story that find that their common thread the unites them and brings them into a new future. I only wish some pie recipes might be tucked inside the covers of this book as it would make for a wonderful addition. I would give this one a 4 out of 5 stars in my opinion and have always have a cowboy romance tucked inside this book lovers heart.
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