Picking up a Denise Hunter novel is always a delight and On Magnolia Lane is no exception. As part of the blue ridge romance series, we see favourites from the previous novels whilst focusing on Jack and Daisy. The romance between them is the driving force keeping the pages turning swiftly but, understanding others without preconception and judgement as well as forgiveness of others and oneself gives the story it’s interest and humanity. Living out Christianity is a part of each character and a highlight of the book for me. I thoroughly enjoy my escape to this beautiful town and these lovely people, it’s a five out of five on the en-JOY-ment scale! I highly recommend it!
From the back cover:
Falling in love with Daisy was easy for Jack. But finding the courage to tell her becomes problematic when his secret feelings lead to even bigger complications.
After two years of counseling sessions with Daisy Pendleton, Pastor Jack McReady has earned a permanent spot in her life as a spiritual leader—and nothing more. Jack would never risk losing her trust by exposing the depths of his heart, but he’s hopelessly in love with her.
Daisy loves her southern small-town life and her job at her family-run flower shop, but she doesn’t have the thing she longs for most: someone to share it with. Her recent foray into online dating has been a disaster—until she meets TJ.
Jack could kill his friend Noah for using his initials and some indistinct photos to set up a profile on the dating app Daisy is using. But when he’s finally afforded the opportunity to show her a different side of himself, he’s sucked into the plan before he has time for second thoughts.
Online, Daisy shares some of her greatest fears with TJ, but in person, Jack and Daisy are spending more time together. When a devastating family secret surfaces, Daisy knows that only her trusted friend and counselor can bring her comfort. Jack wants nothing more than to be both men for Daisy, but revealing his secret will prove to be the ultimate test of Daisy’s grace.
I received a complimentary copy of the book from Thomas Nelson – Fiction through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
Read the reviews of the first two books in the series here: