Lindas Book Obsession Review of “Back Home at Firefly Lake” by Jen Gilroy, Forever(Grand Central Publishing) December 5, 2017
My Review of “Back Home at Firefly Lake” by Jen Gilroy
What a heartwarming and enjoyable novel Jen Gilroy has written in “Back Home at Firefly Lake”. The genres for this story are Fiction, Women’s Fiction and Romance. The timeline of this story is in the present, and only goes back to the past when it pertains to the characters or events. This book is the third in a series, but easily is a stand alone.
The author describes her characters as complex, complicated and confused due to circumstances of the story. I really like the characters of the story and feel like they could be my neighbors are friends. Most of the characters have been in other books in this series, and there are a few new ones.
Cat McGuire, a single mom, and her young daughter Amy return to Firefly Lake, after her mom’s health scare.They are also able to be closer to their family. Cat McGuire eventually hopes to get a permanent College teaching position. She lives in an apartment with Amy in the same Art store that she is working in. Amy is an excellent hockey player and the move to Firefly Lake, is a setback for her. Coach Luc Simard decides to help Amy and has her play on the boys hockey team, (since the town doesn’t have a girl’s team).
Luc is young widower and has guilty feelings about his wife’s death. Luc had been a Professional Hockey player, and has returned to Firefly Lake to work with his dad in his business. In his spare time he coaches the students.
Both Cat and Luc are attracted to each other. Is it possible for them to overcome their problems.?
I love the way Jen Gilroy describes family, friends, community, love and hope.
I also appreciate that the author believes in second chances. I would highly recommend this entertaining and emotional story for those readers that appreciate Women’s Fiction and Romance Novels. I would like to thank Jen Gilroy, NetGalley and Forever(Grand Central Publishing) for an Advanced Review Copy for my honest review. Happy Reading!!