Firefly Island, A Novel

Firefly Island is my Feb 2013 novel with Bethany House Publishers. Here's the official description: "A whirlwind romance--and a leap of faith--has overnight…
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Lisa Wingate
Lisa Wingate is a popular inspirational speaker, magazine columnist, and national bestselling author of several books, including Tending Roses, Good Hope Road, The Language of Sycamores, and Drenched in Light. Her work was recently honored by the Americans for More Civility for promoting greater kindness and civility in American life. Lisa and her family live in Central Texas.
four different types of food are shown in this collage, including eggs, onions, and radishes
Benefits of workshops you can explore while in Australia
# kids craft diy natural egg dyes. Fun for kids to do it the natural way. I think the last one is turmuric. Think Mallory and Nick would try this?
a person is using a hair dryer to blow out the colors on a painting
Crayon Art |
Crayon Art. Think Nick and friends would like to do this?
several sailboats in the water on a sunny day with clear blue sky above them
Lake Whitney, the Getaway Capital of Texas
So many people have asked if the setting of the book, Moses Lake, Texas, really exists. The setting is based on the beautiful (and mysterious) Lake Whitney in the hills Central Texas.
a woman holding a plate with a piece of cake on it and a slice of ice cream
Blue Bonnet Cafe PIE ..... Marble Falls, Texas. Let's hope Mallory, Daniel, & Nick get over to Marble Falls for a great slice of pie.
the silhouette of a man wearing a cowboy hat standing in front of an open gate
Livin' Easy
Cowboy could be at the West Ranch.
two longhorn steers are standing in the tall brown grass, with large horns on their heads
longhorns-- there are bound to be a few of these somewhere on the West Ranch.
a woman holding up a glass case with glitter on it's sides and hands
Fairies in a jar DIRECTIONS: 1. Cut a glow stick and shake the contents into a jar. Add diamond glitter 2. Seal the top with a lid. 3. Shake. Mallory & Nick should try this.
a pie sitting on top of a glass dish covered in powdered sugar and cinnamon
Homemade Peach Pie | Wives with Knives
Mallory's Homemade Peach Pie, 2 pie crusts, 5 C fresh peach slices, 1 cup sugar, 1/2 C flour, 2 tsp lemon juice, 1/2 tsp cinnamon,1/4 tsp nutmeg, dash salt & dot with 2 TBSP butter. Brush a little beaten egg over the top crust and sprinkle with sugar. 425 for 10 min. Then 350 for 35 minutes! Yum!
a pink flower is blooming in the grass
“Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.” -- A.A. Milne. Wildflowers-- just one of the joys Mallory discovers in her new home on West Ranch.
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Lisa Wingate - New York Times Bestselling Author of over thirty novels
Firefly Island of the Moses Lake series, coming February 1. Preorders are still at a discount price! Watch for a giveaway drawing (with preorders) for a special naturally-formed pearl cross.
peanut butter in a glass jar with a spoon next to some bread on a table
Texas Roadhouse Cinnamon Honey Butter 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature 1/4 c. powdered sugar 1/4 c. honey 1 tsp. ground cinnamon Whip the room temperature butter with whisk attachment for 30 seconds. Add powdered sugar, honey and cinnamon and beat until completely combined and very smooth. Scrape down sides of bowl and turn up speed and whip for a minute or two or until really light and fluffy. Makes about 3/4 cup. Or maybe Mallory & Daniel can head on down to a Texas Roadhouse for some
a close up of a piece of cake with chocolate frosting
Texas sheet cake would have been a lot easier for Mallory to master than the peach pie she made in Firefly Island. Easy, but good for any gathering. Texas Author, Lisa Wingate
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I wonder if there were any Texas Horned Toads on the West Ranch? Old timers say they are fun to play with, but getting more rare.