Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Dancing with Fireflies by Denise Hunter (Review)

Dancing with Fireflies
by Denise Hunter
Chapel Springs series, Book 2
Christian Fiction / Contemporary / Romance
Available March 2014
Thomas Nelson
352 pages



About the Book
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.

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My Thoughts
Oh my! Dancing with Fireflies is another amazing story from Denise Hunter. As I've mentioned before, I love "family saga" series, and the McKinley family is officially a favorite family now. (They are all over this book ... so great!) I enjoyed the first book in this series, but I LOVED this book!

Jade's story is so poignant. It was heart-breaking to know her secrets and just have to sit back and watch things unfold. (Can you tell I felt like I was part of the story?!) I wanted to hug Jade and just be her friend.

I really liked Daniel previously and was glad to finally get to know him better. His family was crazy! I wanted to shake his mom on multiple occasions ... or just kick her in the shins under her proper dining table.

Throughout the story, I was so glad that Daniel and Jade were friends. There were times when I wasn't really certain how things would resolve, but I just had to keep reading.

I can't say much more without offering up major spoilers, so let me leave with an admonition to READ THIS BOOK! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! [5 stars]

I received a free copy of this book from Thomas Nelson in exchange for my fair and honest review.

About the Author
Denise Hunter is the nationally published bestselling author of The Convenient Groom and The Trouble with Cowboys. 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.

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4 comments:

  1. Great review Brooke! I had pretty much identical thoughts! This book was simply amazing! And I definitely agree with you on family sagas! They make for some of the best series!

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  2. Thanks for the lovely review, Brooke! So glad you enjoyed Fireflies. I'm with you on family sagas!

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    1. Denise, thank you so much for stopping by! I absolutely loved Fireflies ... perhaps my favorite book of yours yet! :)

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