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Book Review- By the Light of Fireflies


Sybil Ludington believes in the legend of fireflies—they appear when you need them most. But it’s not until her family is thrust into the dangers of the Revolutionary War, and into George Washington’s spy ring, that Sybil experiences firefly magic for herself—guiding her through the darkness, empowering her to figure out who she’s supposed to be and how strong she really is—as she delivers her imperative message and warns against a British attack.

BY THE LIGHT OF FIREFLIES is the captivating tale of a young girl’s journey as a daughter, a sister, a friend, a spy, and eventually a war hero, completing a midnight ride that cements her place in history as the “female Paul Revere.”

My views

This book in 3 words, ‘inspirational’, ‘magical’ and ‘powerful’!
The author wrote the book in such a heartfelt way, describing each detail that you can see and feel it, the way she describes the terror, it’s as if you are there around 250 years ago, reliving what the war hero Sybil Ludington might have lived on the famous night in which she saved the day ( or night xD).
The magical part has to be how the fireflies guide her, how Sybil believes in them is so touching!!!
And the book in itself which follows Sybil’s story is so inspirational, it shows that even in the 18th century when there were so close minded people, Girl Power still existed and girls are just as powerful (if not more as boys).
Like I am still speechless at how the author has described the story so well!!!!

My rating definitely 5 out of 5

About the Author

Jenni L. Walsh

Jenni L. Walsh spends her days knee deep in words in Philadelphia’s suburbia. Beyond words, Jenni is a mama (of an soulful seven-year-old, an dinosaur-loving four-year-old, and two needy furbabies), a wife, a Philly and ‘Nova sports fan. Jenni spent her early years dabbling in various forms of writing and with her nose in a book. Her writing chops first began to develop through one-page stories. Never fail, the storyline followed the same progression: girl meets boy, girl marries boy, girl and boy have baby. That’s it. Jenni’s mom treated it like a masterpiece each and every time.Now Jenni has moved on to stories with a bit more oomph and, for the mamas, Side by Side is the story of America’s most infamous crime spree of Bonnie and Clyde told in the raw and honest voice of the woman who lived it, Bonnie Parker. In Becoming Bonnie, a prequel set in the Roaring Twenties, a picture of Bonnie’s earlier life, before and while she meets Clyde, is brought to life. Jenni’s next historical novel A Betting Woman (June 1, 2021) takes us to the California gold rush, featuring a little known woman from history, Eleanor Dumont, who is largely remembered by the moniker Madame Moustache.

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Hope you all read this book and enjoy it as much as I did!!
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Posted in Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday- Books I Loved that Made Me Want More Books Like Them

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that was created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
You can check out the topics here.

This week’s topic is “Books I Loved that Made Me Want More Books Like Them”.

  1. Glory Roslyn and the heart of the universe
  2. Artichoke Hearts
  3. The invisible life of Addie LaRue (just without the cringy romance bleh)
  4. A French Girl in NY series
  5. The Girl Mechanic of Wanzhou
  6. Princess Diaries
  7. A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder
  8. Keeper of the Lost Cities
  9. The Girl who drank the moon
  10. The Fault in our stars

Yeah (there are soo many more that I want but let’s just stick with these 10.

(PS these are in no favorable order at all)

Have you all read any of these books?
Did you enjoy them?
Do let me know in the comments!!!

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