From the internationally bestselling author of Miramar Bay comes a deeply emotional novel that explores the challenges of living, the joys of loving, and the bittersweet act of letting go . . .
I have this, Lucius thought to himself. I have today.
Since the age of seven, Lucius Quarterfield has known he is dying. Doctors told him he had a “bad ticker” and might not live to see his next birthday. But somehow, the frail yet determined boy managed to hang on and surprise everyone. The bullies who teased him. The family who neglected him. The professionals who offered little hope for a normal life. To their surprise, Lucius not only survived to adulthood, he thrived, turning a small car dealership into a successful chain. But now, at twenty-eight, his time is finally running out. So he’s returning to the one place he ever felt happy, near the only woman he ever truly wanted—the California seaside town of Miramar Bay…
Was it so much to ask, a healthy tomorrow shared with a woman he loved?
Jessica was the only daughter of the only dentist in town. An ardent reader and fan of Jane Austen, she was able to follow in her father’s footsteps, as he desired. But Jessica preferred the simple things in life—a trait that captivated Lucius from the moment he arrived in town on business. Her carefree approach to living and playful, quick wit were a breath of fresh air to a man who devoted all his time to work. They were complete opposites and perfect complements. Soon they were falling head over heels—until Lucius pulled away, to spare her the pain of his inevitable fate. Now, after all this time, he won’t put her through that again. His days are numbered. And whatever happens—with Jessica or anyone sharing his journey—he’s going to make each moment count. Because he knows that everything is about to change . . . he just can’t know exactly how.
Warm-hearted, wise, and wonderfully moving, Firefly Cove is a powerful novel of first love and second chances that will live in readers’ hearts for years to come.
“The emotional power of Firefly Cove demonstrates Davis Bunn’s extraordinary gift of story-telling and solidifies his place as one of the great writers of a generation. Somehow, Davis has managed to pen an emotionally-layered love story with the pacing of a thriller writer. The result is a beautiful and tender story of sacrifice and romance, where the selfless purity and power of love heals two long broken hearts. I enjoyed it immensely.” --Charles Martin, NYT bestselling author of The Mountain Between Us
“Firefly Cove was an absolute delight, I loved every moment! Bunn’s achingly beautiful love story spans two generations in the most unexpected and mysterious way. His rich details, relatable characters, and firm sense of time and place all captivated me – as did his softly posed question, What will you do with the gift of your next breath?”-- Katherine Reay, Bestselling author of A Portrait of Emily Price
Praise For Miramar Bay
“I love this story. Davis Bunn hits a high note with Miramar Bay. The pages flew; I couldn’t read it fast enough. This is truly the break-out book for Davis Bunn."
—Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Bunn has excelled in creating a deeply emotional read that will resonate with readers.”
“Bunn brings together a group of richly drawn and deeply human characters journeying toward a new life in the most idyllic of settings. This is a deeply satisfying read and a beautifully crafted portrait of small-town life.”
“Not since Jan Karon’s Mitford series have I read such a rich and beautiful tapestry of people, place and purpose as Davis Bunn’s Miramar Bay. I always know when I’m immersed in a piece of great literature. I want to be the hero. I never want my quest to end. What an absolute joy.”
—Brian Bird, executive producer, Touched by an Angel;
writer-producer, Hallmark’s When Calls the Heart
“A true delight. Davis Bunn has penned a classic. This story of life's second chances is wonderfully woven with mystery and romance. Miramar Bay is not to be missed.”
—Rachel Hauck, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Wedding Dress