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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.
Number of Pages: 336
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2014
|Dimensions: 8.38 X 5.50 (inches)|
Series: Chapel Springs
Jade returns home to Chapel Springs after years of protecting her fragile heart. Then along comes Daniel, making her long to dance again.
Growing up in the Midwestern river town of Chapel Springs, Indiana, Jade McKinley felt like a weed in a rose garden. When she left, she thought shed never look back. 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 nonexistent, Daniel fit right in with the boisterous McKinley family. Hes loved Jade for years, but she always thought of him as a big brother. Now that shes back, his feelings are stronger than ever.
As Jade attempts to settle in, nothing feels right. God seems far away, shes hiding secrets from her family, and shes strangely attracted to the man whos always called her "squirt." Returning home may prove more difficultand more wonderfulthan she ever imagined.
Denise Hunter is the internationally published bestselling author of more than twenty-five books, including A December Bride and The Convenient Groom, which have been adapted into original Hallmark Channel movies. She has won The Holt Medallion Award, The Reader's Choice Award, The Carol Award, The Foreword Book of the Year Award, and is a RITA finalist. When Denise isn't orchestrating love lives on the written page, she enjoys traveling with her family, drinking green tea, and playing drums. Denise makes her home in Indiana where she and her husband are rapidly approaching an empty nest. You can learn more about Denise through her website DeniseHunterBooks.com or by visiting her Facebook page at facebook.com/authordenisehunter.
Romance lovers will . . . fall for this gentleman who places his beloved's needs before his own as faith guides him. Hunters well-developed characters and plot twists make for a delightful and inspirational journey.'
Rebecca ManeyGastonia, North CarolinaAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A Perfect Summer Read!August 3, 2015Rebecca ManeyGastonia, North CarolinaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Jade McKinley has returned home as a shadow of her former self and carrying a secret that is guaranteed to change her life forever. Rather than immediately announcing her return to the McKinley family, she shows up on the steps of Daniel Dawson's boat house. Daniel; strong, loving, compassionate, brotherly, mayor-of-Chapel-Springs Daniel. Jade needs a job and Daniel should be able to help her find one.
Daniel cannot decide whether to be ecstatic or furious that Jade McKinley has returned home to Chapel Springs, Indiana. Angry that he has not heard from her in over a year and thrilled to be in the same geographic space with the undeclared love of his life, she still has the ability to take his breath away. But life has obviously not treated Jade kindly in Chicago, and when Daniel becomes Jade's confident, he immediately knows that a future with Jade McKinley is all but lost.
Will love find a way for Jade to "dance with fireflies" once again? Will Daniel have to let Jade slip through his heart forever? Denise Hunter has crafted a lovely, engaging and memorable story that this reader has enjoyed more than once.
Kaylee5 Stars Out Of 5Dancing With FirefliesOctober 3, 2014KayleeQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I absolutely loved this book and I literally couldn't put it down! The tension between Daniel and Jade was so strong and the "will they? Wont they?" keeps you guessing until the last page. I read this book in one sitting and was sad when it was over. I would definitely recommend this book-and have to many friends and family! Looking forward to more from this author.
Doris WrightMorganfield, KYAge: 55-65Gender: female2 Stars Out Of 5BoringSeptember 27, 2014Doris WrightMorganfield, KYAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 2Value: 2Meets Expectations: 1I really thought this book was going to be good. I'm surprised CBD is selling this as Christian fiction. It's very borderline Christian fiction. The author just kept repeating the same thing over and over again. I made myself finish it because I thought it was going to get better but, it didn't. It's just not that good.
RoxieAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5June 23, 2014RoxieAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is a book I have read and choose to reread rather than start a new book. Love the characters, the real life situations and cohesiveness.
Fitzysmom5 Stars Out Of 5May 28, 2014FitzysmomJade McKinley had big plans for her life. She had moved to Chicago to pursue her dreams. But one seemingly innocent evening changed everything. Now she's headed home to Chapel Springs with a secret she's not going to be able to keep for very long.
The first person she turns to upon arriving in Chapel Springs is Daniel Dawson. He's the safe choice. He's always been there and Jade has looked at him as another big brother. The problem is that Daniel doesn't see Jade in the same way. In fact he's spent the last year trying to put his feelings for her behind him and move on. Then on a random Spring evening Jade unexpectedly shows up on his doorstep. She needs him . . . but only as a friend.
In Dancing With Fireflies we get to experience the divine hand of God at work in two peoples lives. What seems like one traumatic incident after another is used to bring about the perfect outcome at just the right time.
Denise Hunter has the art of sexual tension down! Her love scenes pack some definite heat without crossing the line. If you are interested in an electrified romance search no further. Dancing With Fireflies can certainly be read as a stand alone. But let me just recommend going back and reading Madison and Beckett's story in Barefoot Summer. Then treat yourself to the delightful little novella, A December Bride, that is a nice little bridge between the two novels. Trust me, you won't regret it!
I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review.