Fanning Fireflies

L.S.Delorme

There is, and always has been, something rotten in Harrisville. It shouldn’t have been a surprise. After all, Veronica works in the cigarette factory, where corpses hide in the tobacco with the roaches.

This is a paranormal, historical romance – not my usual go to for a book!

Set in the USA in the mid 1940’s, this surprising novel highlights the bigotry and racism of the period. Delorme skilfully brings out these themes as the storyline develops. Fanning Fireflies is the 3rd in the Limerent Series but can easily be read as a standalone novel.

Our main character, Veronica, meets a black soldier, Lazlo, they instantly connect despite the potential consequences for both of them. The love story develops through the book and it was a joy to get to know Veronica and follow her emotional journey of love and heartache. For readers today it can be challenging and perhaps surprising to read about the Ku Klux Klan, the prejudices against women and the poverty; and perhaps more so to acknowledge the similar issues are still prevalent in society today.

As if Veronica’s life wasn’t hard enough, she also has the hereditary trait of being able to see ghosts. The ghosts help her to see that the town is in danger. The paranormal element of the book, the good vs evil plus the twists and turns had me gripped.

Reviewed by Tash Hyde