Marji Laine

I Love a Good Mystery!

Review: Miss Fishfly by Linda Glaz


I read Linda Glaz‘s first novella because I wanted a quick read during Christmas. I liked it so much, I couldn’t wait to read the sequel.

Thankfully, Linda, knowing I enjoyed her first book, sent me a copy of Miss Fishfly (Yea! So I didn’t have to wait!) in return for an honest review.  And that’s just what I’m going to give her.

I love Linda Glaz’s novellas! First Polar Bear Plunge delighted me. Then Miss Fishfly took me on a roller coaster ride of emotions. How can you go wrong with a cute little kid and a crotchety old man who holds no truth back.

Because Miss Fishfly is short, there’s no room for messing around with the romance. Things start of quick, and the chemistry between the main characters is downright tasty. But as is often the case, other details side-swipe what would be a perfect relationship. Other people and situations threaten to permanently spoil the possibilities.

Then there’s Mr. Hartley, the hero’s grandfather. What a character: sweet-talking one nurse and humiliating another in almost the same breath. And he’s the spiritual strength in this story despite his age and physical weakness.

Undeniable truth wrapped in forgiveness accompany this poignant story of romance and family ties – dysfunctional as they might be.

Yes, I laughed out loud more than once, smiled a lot, and teared up at least 4 times. (Running down my cheeks for one of those.)

As much as I hate to cry, I love books that touch my heart. And Miss Fishfly definitely does that! Kudos, Linda Glaz!

Here’s more about the story:

Searching for love everywhere but in the right places, Christie Hayes is confounded when chocolate brown eyes wink at her at her best friend’s wedding. A narrow miss of the bedpan, and she discovers old Mr. Hartway’s grandson, Colton Keller, and brown eyes are one in the same.

You can find Miss Fishfly at Amazon, and Polar Bear Plunge is there as well!

Your Turn: What do you look for in a romance?

Author: Marji Laine

Marji is a recently "graduated" homeschooling mom whose twin girls have blessed her by sticking around the nest for a little longer. She spends her days directing the children’s music program at her church and working with the authors of Write Integrity Press to put out the best possible version of their books. Raised in suburban Dallas, she got her first taste of writing through the stories of brilliant authors of their day, Mignon Eberhart and Phyllis A. Whitney, and through stage experience. After directing and acting in productions for decades, Marji started writing her own scripts. From that early beginning, she delved into creating scintillating suspense with a side of Texas sassy. She invites readers to unravel their inspiration, seeking a deeper knowledge of the Lord’s Great Mystery that invites us all.

3 thoughts on “Review: Miss Fishfly by Linda Glaz

  1. Thanks, Marji, for reviewing!


  2. I loved Miss Fishfly and Polar Bear Plunge, too, Marji! Thanks for highlighting Linda and her wonderful books. Aloha! –Cheryl