Denise HunterThomas Nelson / 2018 / Trade PaperbackOur Price$5.004.5 out of 5 stars for On Magnolia Lane. View reviews of this product. 33 Reviews
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Anna MaeAge: Over 65Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5On Magnolia Lane by Denise HunterMarch 1, 2019Anna MaeAge: Over 65Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5There' more to this novel than just a sweet romantic story. There are unexpected twists and turns which not only make it different but really make you examine your own life. Interwoven within events run a strong Christian Biblically based faith. The Blue Ridge mountain setting makes a lovely backdrop.
I loved Daisy's Gram's comment "Sometimes we just have to extend a little grace to people. Not because they deserve it but because we don't deserve it either." Food for thought, huh?
Thank you Fiction Guild for introducing me to Denise Hunter. I put her on my favorite author list along with Colleen Coble, another of your fine authors, and look forward to more of her thought provoking writings.
ShaiNorfolk, NEAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Loved it!!February 11, 2019ShaiNorfolk, NEAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I devoured On Magnolia Lane by Denise Hunter, the final book in the Blue Ridge Romance series.
Daisy Pendleton and Pastor Jack McReady both want love and romance.
Jack's friends want to help him because they can see what he thinks he's hidden so well. Tangled in their plan, he finds himself in a precarious position when the one thing he's wanted is practically handed to him. But it means going against his conscience.
When a mysterious woman enters Daisy's floral store, she has no idea that their meeting will have such a powerful impact in her life. She gets the opportunity to face her fears, at the cost of her family's secrets.
There is no lack of intrigue in On Magolia Lane. I give it five out of five stars and highly recommend it!
Rebecca ManeyGastonia, North CarolinaAge: 55-65Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5Enjoyable, Clever, and Romantic!February 2, 2019Rebecca ManeyGastonia, North CarolinaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 43.5 stars
" . . . . sometimes you just have to extend a little grace to people. Not because they deserve it - but because we don't deserve it either."
Love is a complicated thing. . . . . just about the time you put someone securely on a pedestal, they are likely to come tumbling down. No one knows this better than Daisy Pendleton. Her sunny disposition hides a multitude of insecurities, so when a lovely young stranger arrives in Copper Creek asking questions about her father, Daisy confides in the one person who knows her better than most, her pastor, Jack McReady.
Jack McReady has grown to love the lovely floral shop co-owner over the past couple of years, but Daisy remains oblivious to his affections. When a friend challenges him to take a shaky next step, he knows it could backfire; Daisy trusts him implicitly and finding out that he has initiated conversation with her via a dating app could ruin the wonderful friendship they already share.
"He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds" . . . . even on Magnolia Lane.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher. The opinions stated above are entirely my own.
Mrs ARS5 Stars Out Of 5Pure romanceJanuary 9, 2019Mrs ARSQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5On Magnolia Lane was a really super cute read for me especially in the romance department. I enjoyed the technological bloom of romance that happened between Daisy and Pastor Jack. Jack, or Pastor Jack as Daisy called him for so long, is indeed a pastor but he is also a man who would like to have a wife to share his life with. He has actually been in love with Daisy for two years and she has no clue because he hid it so well. Jack was very sweet if not a bit too timid with his wanting a relationship with Daisy. And Daisy was a woman who wanted to move on with her love life as all her friends were married and in love, she wanted that too. So when Daisy starts dating with the help of a dating site, Jack finally gets a sense of how serious she is to settle down.
After a bit of "help" from his friends, Jack now has a profile by the name of TJ on the dating app as well. At first he resents this but then he sees this as a way to let his guard down and let Daisy get to know him as man instead of a pastor. However, everything seems to be working too well and Daisy is actually beginning to fall for TJ. In the meantime with his new boldness, Jack is pursing Daisy in real life as well.
Even though Jack was shy and had trouble expressing his feelings to Daisy, the doggedness of his pursuit to woo her and make her his was endearing and swoony at the same time. As Daisy begins to see Jack less as a pastor and more as a friend, she becomes less immune to his hidden charms. Daisy does not think she is good enough for a pastor and she is certainly confused about her feelings for both men.
While this is a lighthearted, feel good romance, Daisy has found out some devastating news. She naturally turns to Jack to help work through her emotions and for spiritual help which only brings them closer. I found this to be a charming romance and story that delves deeper into matters of forgiveness and grace and letting go.
I received a copy of this novel from the publisher. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.
Randi5 Stars Out Of 5Loved It!January 2, 2019RandiI'll be 100% honest and let you know that I specifically chose this movie based on the first line in the book description. You see, I LOVE a Hallmark movie. My husband might even tell you I'm obsessed (particularly when it comes to their holiday movies). So, I thought what better way to find a good romance than to read one written by someone who'd had her stories turned into one of these beloved movies! That makes sense, right?
Reading the final book in a series though? That doesn't always make the most sense! Still, I decided to give it a go anyway. To be honest, I didn't feel like I was missing a thing. I did get the impression that perhaps some of the other couples in the story might have been the main subjects of some of the other books in the series, but it really didn't seem to impact my enjoyment of the story at hand in the slightest. It stood very well on its own, and I absolutely loved it.
And yes, chances are if you love those Hallmark movies too, this will likewise be up your alley. There is a drama, some mystery and most importantly a fantastic love story. When it comes to a romance, I feel like the characters themselves are key. They have to be realistic- imperfect, flawed... to me, that's what truly makes me want to learn more about them and invest in their growing relationship. This story certainly had that, not just in our main characters, but in ALL of those we are introduced to throughout the story. Despite his role as a pastor, our male lead Jack is far from perfect--- a reality that is certainly true in real life as well. In that however, we cannot help but root for him.
As much as I did love the romance though, I loved everything else going on in the story as well... who is this mysterious stranger? What news will she bring? I won't give any spoilers, but it certainly had me wanting to read more, more, more to hear the full story.
If you're looking for a great romantic read this winter, 'On Magnolia Lane' is a fantastic one to check out!