TLC Blog Tour Review: The Cottage At Firefly Lake by Jen Gilfoy

Posted 30 June, 2017 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Blog Tours, Book Reviews / 8 Comments

TLC Blog Tour Review: The Cottage At Firefly Lake by Jen Gilfoy
Title: The Cottage At Firefly Lake
Author: Jen Gilroy
Published by Forever
Series: Firefly Lake #1
Date Published: January 31st 2017
Pages: 368
Genres: Contemporary Fiction, Romance
Format: Paperback
Source: TLC
Purchase: Amazon~ B&N
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Some mistakes can never be fixed and some secrets never forgiven . . . but some loves can never be forgotten.
Charlotte Gibbs wants nothing more than to put the past behind her, once and for all. But now that she's back at Firefly Lake to sell her mother's cottage, the overwhelming flood of memories reminds her of what she's been missing. Sun-drenched days. Late-night kisses that still shake her to the core. The gentle breeze off the lake, the scent of pine in the air, and the promise of Sean's touch on her skin . . . True, she got her dream job traveling the world. But at what cost?
Sean Carmichael still doesn't know why Charlie disappeared that summer, but after eighteen years, a divorce, and a teenage son he loves more than anything in the world, he's still not over her. All this time and her body still fits against his like a glove. She walked away once when he needed her the most. How can he convince her to stay now?

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the Author/TLC and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.

My Thoughts
Jen Gilroy is new to me author. I really enjoyed getting to know her characters through this fun summer time read. It was captivating, moving, and the characters made a home in my heart for good!

This first book in Ms. Gilroy’s Firefly Lake series is a wonderful one. This story is one of hope, longing, forgiveness and second chance at love. The emotions of Charlie and Sean can be felt as if they are the reader’s own. I love when a book can do that! Each character brought something new to the story, each page turn, capturing me just a little more!

If you love a book filled with amazing characters and a plot that will sweep you away, then this is the book for you. However, I can’t give this a full on 4 or 5 star review like I wish to. There is some language(not through the entire book but more than once or twice) and a few scenes that you don’t find in a clean read, but the over all story itself, with the wonderfully portrayed characters and the messages of hope and forgiveness can pull the reader in despite the issues, leaving me with recommending this as a 3.5 star read.

Book 2, Summer On Firefly Lake, releases in July and I love the cover just as much!! Despite the lower rating that book 1 had, I may give book 2 a try to see where the next story goes. Overall, Ms. Gilroy is definitely a talented author. 

Follow The Tour Stops
Monday, June 19th: Bewitched Bookworms
Thursday, June 22nd: Reading is My Super Power
Friday, June 23rd: Books a la Mode – author guest post

Monday, June 26th: A Chick Who Reads
Wednesday, June 28th: Laura’s Reviews
Friday, June 30th: Cafinated Reads
Monday, July 3rdBooks and Spoons
Wednesday, July 5thBooks and Bindings
Monday, July 10thA. Holland Reads
Wednesday, July 12thSatisfaction for Insatiable Readers
Friday, July 14thNot in Jersey
Monday, July 17thBroken Teepee – author guest post

Wednesday, July 19thSuzy Approved

About Jen Gilroy

Jen Gilroy lives in a small town in Ontario, Canada. She’s worked in higher education and international marketing but, after spending too much time in airports and away from her family, traded the 9-5 to write contemporary romance and women’s fiction to bring readers’ hearts home. Jen likes ice cream, diners, vintage style and all things country. Her husband is her real-life romance hero, and her teen daughter teaches her to cherish the blessings in the everyday.

The Cottage at Firefly Lake, the first book in her Firefly Lake series, was a finalist for Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart® award in 2015. It was also shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Association Joan Hessayon Award 2017.

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8 responses to “TLC Blog Tour Review: The Cottage At Firefly Lake by Jen Gilfoy

  1. HI Molly!

    I adore that cover. I’d also love to be laying there in the heat with a good book. Have fun on the book tour!

    Today is our last day as comment challenge partners. I’ve really enjoyed visiting your blog, and still hope to read some Amish stories. As you know, they’re new to me.

    Hope we can stay in touch!

    Luv Sassy

  2. I agree with you that Jen Gilroy is a talented author. Personally, I loved The Cottage at Firefly Lake. The wonderful setting swept me into the story and I loved the way Jen Gilroy explored several relationships, not just the love story between Sean and Charlie. I’m looking forward to reading the sequel – and yes, isn’t that cover gorgeous!

    • Thank you, Susanna. I appreciate you visiting and commenting and am glad you enjoyed ‘The Cottage at Firefly Lake.’ And yes, the ‘cover fairies’ at my publisher, Forever, have indeed designed gorgeous covers for my books!

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