Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Dancing with Fireflies by Denise Hunter (Review)

  • Series: A Chapel Springs Romance (Book 2)
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (March 11, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401687024
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401687021

Jade returns home to Chapel Springs after years of protecting her fragile heart. Then along comes Daniel, making her long to dance again.

Creative and complicated, Jade McKinley felt like a weed in a rose garden growing up in Chapel Springs. When she left, she thought she’d never look back. But now, pregnant, alone, and broke, she has no other choice but to return.

The mayor of Chapel Springs, Daniel Dawson, has been an honorary member of the McKinley family for years. While his own home life was almost non-existent, Daniel fit right into the boisterous McKinley family. He’s loved Jade for years, but she always saw him as a big brother. Now that she’s back, his feelings are stronger than ever.

As Jade attempts to settle in, nothing feels right. God seems far away, she’s hiding secrets from her family, and she’s strangely attracted to the man who’s always called her “squirt.” Finding her way home may prove more difficult than she imagined.

My Review:

This was a good contemporary Christian romance book. It is the second in the McKinley family series. The main focus of this book was on Jade and Daniel but the other McKinley's were present also. This author does a good job adding clean sparks between couples. Jade and Daniel had plenty of sparks but the faith element was too little for my taste. The character of Jade did not have enough emotions especially considering what she went through. Daniel was a great hero. The plot was well written and interesting. The author also did a good job capturing the town. I look forward to reading the next book in this series. Recommended.

Denise Hunter is the internationally published bestselling author of more than 20 books, including "Barefoot Summer" and "The Convenient Groom". She has won The Holt Medallion Award, The Reader's Choice Award, The Foreword Book of the Year Award, and is a RITA finalist.

In 1996, inspired by the death of her grandfather, Denise began her first book, writing while her children napped. Two years later it was published, and she's been writing ever since. Her husband says he inspires all her romantic stories, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too!

When Denise isn't writing she's busy raising three heroes-in-the making with her husband.

You can learn more about Denise through her website www.DeniseHunterBooks.com or by visiting her FaceBook page at https://www.facebook.com/authordenisehunter

Review copy provided by Litfuse Publicity in exchange for an honest review.

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