|Love, Lies, & Fireflies|
Love, Lies, and Fireflies
by JAN ELDER
Prism Book Group (2nd September, 2016)
Reviewed by Noela Nancarrow
5 Stars *****
Illuminating and Engaging!
I love a good story-teller that pulls me into the lives of their characters so deeply that after I finish the book, I find myself wanting to go hang out with them again and again. Author Jan Elder accomplishes that in Love, Lies, and Fireflies with a beautiful tale of heartbreak, hope, and new beginnings. Shades of sinister kept me looking over the heroine’s shoulder, but there was also plenty of lightness with comedic moments and sparkling dialogue.
Didi O’Brien’s world spins out of control when her controlling fiancé Kevin Cabot casually admits to cheating on her. When Didi doesn’t crawl back to him as he expected, his creepy level elevates as he stalks Didi and refuses to acknowledge their breakup. Meeting the charming Jake Montgomery is a lifeline to Didi—helping her to feel safe and valued, and illuminating just how unhealthy the relationship was that she’d had with her former fiancé. Jake was also previously engaged but lost his fiancé in a terrible car accident over a year ago. He feels ready to move on, but is still haunted with questions about the tragedy. Is it too soon for a new relationship for either of them? Can Didi and Jake find freedom from their pasts and have a future together?
‘Love, Lies, and Fireflies’ is an enjoyable, cozy read, with an inspirational overcoming theme that covers betrayal, grief, and discovering God’s will. The characters are engaging and relatable, especially Didi... she’s optimistic, loves cats and hates cucumber—which made me want to exclaim “me too!!” The sweet romance is just delightful too with one of the best first dates I’ve read! The story concludes perfectly with a surprising and tender ending sure to make you sigh. An enjoyable and entertaining story!
*Thanks to the author for providing a copy for review purposes. Opinions are entirely my own.
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