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Blue Hollow Falls may be a small Blue Ridge Mountain town, but it’s big on love–and second chances

When former barrel racer Cheyenne McCafferty left the circuit, she left her past behind too. Now, as part-owner of Lavender Blue farm, she’s content rescuing and rehabbing horses, and growing a new business. She’s only got one regret: letting go of Wyatt Reed. When he professed his love, she was too young and foolish to know her heart. After that, he disappeared. But when his beloved horse turns up on the auction block, Chey makes a bid and wins more than she bargained for.

Chey believed she was ready to face Wyatt again, to explain herself. But seeing the man he’s become, she’s unsure. Gone is the quiet, gentle boy she knew. In his place is a rugged, confident adventurer who’s seen the world. Yet the longer Wyatt sticks around, the clearer it is that the feelings of their youth aren’t so easily dismissed now that they’re adults. In fact, the timing may be just right to make the dreams they’ve shared under a firefly moon come true.

Titles in the Firefly Lake series include – Under A Firefly Moon

This series is connected to the Blue Hollow Falls series, and you may see an occasional familiar face here and there.  🙂

Title:  Under A Firefly Moon
Series:  Firefly Lake #1
Author:  Donna Kauffman
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  January 28, 2020
Publisher:  Kensington Books – Zebra
My Rating:  4.5 stars

Under A Firefly Moon begins the Firefly Lake series which is part of the Blue Hollow Falls universe.  If you haven’t discovered Blue Hollow Falls and all of it’s quirky, endearing residents then Chey and Wyatt’s story will most likely have you wanting to sit a spell and visit with their friends once you finish this story.  It’s a lovely, addictive world that, if you love this one then you’ll enjoy knowing what went on before.

When they were younger Chey and Wyatt were friends, companions on the circuit and more to each other.  Unfortunately, youth isn’t always the wisest age for recognizing what is right in front of you and this couple parted ways when Chey couldn’t offer more.  Now they have a chance to see if second chances really do come around again for a reason because those feelings haven’t gone away, and with age, wisdom, and experience they know that what they have now is worth fighting for – if they are willing to take the risk with their hearts once again.

There were so many things about Under A Firefly Moon that drew me into Wyatt and Chey’s romance.  The opening of their story did move a bit slower, with repetition of facts I already knew – but if I were a reader coming into this world at this point, I’d want to know that.  So I understood it even if I did feel it slowed things down a bit.  Aside from that I was drawn in and held tight in this story full of laughter, tears, confusion, understanding and some bad guys you’ll have no choice but to loathe.  I loved the horses, their personalities, how they healed and how they interacted with Chey, Wyatt, and others.  If there were important secondary characters in this one then some magnificent creatures were certainly involved.  And running into old friends was an additional treat that readers of (now) both series will always enjoy.  I had fun back in this world and that’s the entire point.

If you love a second chance romance, reconnect with old book friends or making brand new ones then you’d enjoy Under A Firefly Moon.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story.  It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

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