What a great final book in the Blue Ridge Romance series! On Magnolia Lane can easily be read as a stand alone novel if you have not read the previous books. If you have read them, you will have gotten some hints of Pastor Jack McReady’s interest in Daisy Pendleton. An interest that Daisy is completely unaware of!
On Magnolia Lane is Daisy and Jack’s story, packed with plenty of sigh-worthy moments, along with some concerning discoveries relating to Daisy’s family history, and a warning about putting people up on pedestals.
I really appreciated how the author portrayed Jack in all of his human frailty. He is a preacher who loves serving God and does not have a higher opinion of himself than he should. Yet, due to the very human emotions of jealousy and insecurity, he falls into secretly using a dating app to get closer to Daisy, seeing it as the only way to connect with her as a man and not as the preacher that she sees him as.
Daisy was such a sweet character who had her own insecurities and beliefs about herself that influenced how she lived. She also had the tendency to put people she looked up to on pedestals. When certain facts came to light, Daisy had some hard truths to face and some emotional growing to do.
This was a great story that I enjoyed from start to finish!
I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
From the bestselling author of The Convenient Groom (now a beloved Hallmark Original movie) comes the final book in Hunter’s Blue Ridge Romance series.
Pastor Jack McReady has secretly carried a torch for Daisy for two long years. She’s a member of his congregation, after all, and she’ll never see him as more than a trusted counselor. Jack’s best friend Noah has taken every opportunity to encourage his lovesick friend, but when Noah catches wind that Daisy has joined an online dating site, he takes matters into his own hands and orchestrates a meet-cute of the most unconventional kind.
Owner of the local flower shop, Daisy Pendleton is content with her small-town life, but she’d sure like someone to share it with. After several disastrous first dates, she’s about to give up—and then she finds a seemingly wonderful man online. Daisy gets to know TJ through a series of messages but finds herself spending more time with Pastor Jack outside of the church at the same time. What she doesn’t know is that her online prospect and Jack are one and the same.
Just as Daisy’s love life starts to look promising, a mysterious woman appears in town. Daisy is faced with a revelation about her family that turns her world upside down, and she looks to both TJ and Jack for help.
Jack must find a way to reveal himself as her online suitor without breaking her heart and losing her trust. As Daisy faces Jack’s betrayal, she’ll have to learn to extend grace to herself, her family, and the man she’s grown to love.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Denise Hunter is the internationally published bestselling author of 30 contemporary romances. In 2016 two of Denise’s novels, The Convenient Groom and A December Bride, aired as Hallmark Original movies. When Denise isn’t orchestrating love on the written page, she enjoys traveling with her family, playing drums, and reading as much as humanly possible. After raising 3 boys in Indiana, she and her husband are rapidly approaching an empty nest.