In Firefly Valley by Amanda Cabot

Marisa St. George moves back home to Dupree, Texas, after a job loss and financial ruin force her to accept a position at Rainbow’s End resort. She is not pleased to be back in the place where too many memories of her childhood as the daughter of the town drunk exist. However, she finds a friend in the resort’s only guest, Blake Kendall, which soon has her believing in true love and happy endings once more. But Blake harbors his own secrets that could potentially destroy any relationship between them.

There were definitely positive themes about forgiveness and moving forward in this book, which I appreciated and respected. However, I did not become overly fond of the characters and did not connect with them very well. Certain aspects of the story were sweet, but I did not care for Marisa’s judgmental attitude, regardless of the fact that she was dealing with her own share of burdens from her past. I also did not like the annoying perfection of Blake and his money near the end of the book. I honestly enjoyed the subplot better than the main characters. I did appreciate the peaceful setting of the book, however, and perhaps other readers will enjoy the characters more that I did.

I received a copy of this book from Revell Publishing in exchange for an honest review.

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