Review: Murky Pond

cover-murky-pondTitle: Murky Pond
Author: T.L. Haddix
Series: Firefly Hollow #12
Genre: Women’s Fiction/Contemporary Romance
Length: Novel
Available: Now

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With one passionate night and one very big mistake, a years-long friendship was sent spinning down the drain. At least, that was what Lily Campbell feared. Not wanting to face the reality of what she’d done with her best friend, she fled across the globe. Months later, with her job ending, she has to return home to Dragonfly Creek Farm and face the man she left behind.

Warren Sullivan suffered unimaginable loss in the past and somehow managed to survive, but Lily running far and fast after the night they spent together cut him to his soul. When she returns, he’s determined to give her the cold shoulder—a resolution that lasts all of five minutes. Drawn to each other like never before, they’re both wary of being ripped apart even as their feelings pull them into a passion-filled whirlwind.

Murky Pond is the twelfth book in the “Firefly Hollow” Series, Women’s Fiction Romances set in and around Appalachia.


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Review: Spring Valley

cover-spring valleyTitle: Spring Valley
Author: T.L. Haddix
Series: Firefly Hollow #11
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Novella
Available: Now

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Caleb Walker is a veterinarian with a heart of gold and a solid fence built around his emotions. With a nightmare childhood that left scars and a history of failed relationships, he’s decided being alone is the path he’ll walk. But then a meddling, Cupid-playing cousin comes along and sets him up with the very last woman to whom he should be paying romantic attention.

Brooke Harrison is a bit of a dreamer with a soft spot for the doctor despite his clear “No Trespassing” signs. Her crush on Caleb remains private until she agrees to a sort-of blind date that gets sidelined by a veterinary emergency. Once revealed, those feelings ignite a fire between them that burns as hot as the sun. The only thing still in question is whether she can convince Caleb that permanent is something he’s able—and willing—to do.

Spring Valley is a novella, approximately 35,000 words in length, and episode 11 in the Firefly Hollow Series.


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Review: Stardust Valley

cover-stardust valleyTitle: Stardust Valley
Author: T.L. Haddix
Series: Firefly Hollow #9
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Novel
Available: Now

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This is Noah’s story. He loves Sophie, has since he was a seventeen-year-old kid, but thanks to a manipulative troublemaker and because he’s a stubborn Campbell man (or so his female relatives keep telling him), it takes him a while to figure his feelings out and do something about them. Like more than ten years. Also, did I mention that he’s an introvert who happens to be a medium? Who comes from a long line of people with abilities that “normal” folks don’t have, like shape-shifting? Yeah, there’s that.

Then there’s Sophie. She’s been beat up pretty harshly by life through the years, including the crushing heartbreak that came about during Noah’s feud with his brother when they were all teenagers. She’s a lot less trusting than she used to be and with good reason. But she’s never forgotten her feelings for Noah or been able to put them aside no matter how much she’s wanted to over the years.

Now that life and circumstances have thrown them together, a clash is inevitable. A clash that starts one day with a stolen kiss and leads them both down a road they never thought they’d be traveling again.


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Review: Snapdragon Way

cover-snapdragon wayTitle: Snapdragon Way
Author: T.L. Haddix
Series: Firefly Hollow #8
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Women’s Fiction
Length: Novel
Available: Sept 29th

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When Eli Campbell is discharged after an accident ends his career in the Army, he isn’t sure what kind of homecoming to expect. Shoot, he’s not even sure what kind of homecoming he deserves. He did a lot of stupid things as a teenager, and he made a lot of rash decisions that hurt several people.

Regardless, he’s determined to set things right with his family, particularly his brother Noah. So as dismayed as he is to be facing life with the unforeseen challenges related to his accident, he’s also grateful to have a second chance. A chance to make amends for all the damage he’s done. To prove to his family and to himself that he’s a better person, a good man.

When he meets Haley Buchanan, his physical therapist, he’s turned head-over-heels. With a heart-stopping smile, a kind nature that’s like a balm for his soul, and enough sass and backbone to enchant him, she represents another example of a second chance he’d never thought to have—a second chance at love.

Haley wasn’t expecting anyone like Eli to come along, particularly not as one of her patients. She’s not prepared for the longing and need he stirs up inside her, as her life is nothing approaching simple and uncomplicated at the moment. With the weight of her elderly, invalid grandfather’s care resting on her shoulders alone, she barely has room to breathe, much less fall in love.

Once the professional complications are out of the way, though, she finds herself drawn more and more to Eli, coming to rely on his stability and warmth in a way that she’d never expected.

“Snapdragon Way” is the eighth book in the Firefly Hollow series, Women’s Fiction Romances set in Appalachia. Fair warning – it isn’t a book that deals just with Eli and Haley’s budding romance and all the tangled complications that entails. It also focuses on the rebuilding of a devastated relationship between Eli and Noah, and how the brothers have to find common ground with each other before either of them can get on with other parts of their lives. It’s about second chances and homecomings, forgiveness and hope.


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