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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Monday, April 7, 2014

Dancing with Fireflies by Denise Hunter- A Chapel Springs Romance

My Thoughts:

I fell in love with Chapel Springs and the McKinley family last year when I read Barefoot Summer.  Madison and Beckett certainly made sparks fly with their tempestuous and complicated relationship!  I loved every page of their story.  But I couldn't help but wonder what had happened to Madison's sister, Jade.  She'd run away from home and no one knew when she would return....  Until now.  Dancing with Fireflies (love the title, don't you?) opens the door to Jade's story and it's not what anyone expected.  She's finally returned home on a mission (to find a husband!) but she's got a secret she's not quite ready to share.  Jade asks her friend, Daniel Dawson, to assist her in her quest.  She even has a long list of qualities she's looking for in a man!  By the way, Jade and Daniel have been friends for a long time and she sees him just like a brother.  Jade, Jade, Jade- what were you thinking, sweetie?  Daniel is long suffering, handsome, romantic (secret admirer notes, anyone?), incredibly kind, as well as the mayor of Chapel Springs.  He. will. make. you. swoon.  I promise.

Dancing with Fireflies is truly wonderful.  It has drama (the first chapter caught me off guard!), secrets, tragedy, romance, the dearest family, a handsome hero (my absolute favorite!), an independent leading lady (who truly needs rescuing), lots of humor (the Lamaze class was classic!) and heartwarming flashbacks that have you rooting for Jade and Daniel all the way through the book.  Jade is quirky in a delightfully disarming way.  Whether it's secretly living in her mom's shop, getting accidentally locked in a closet all night with Daniel, or texting innocently (?) flirtatious messages to him- she is always memorable.:) The McKinley family is no stranger to tragedy but their faith in God is the glue that holds them all together.  I'm really anxious to see who Denise Hunter writes about next!  The Chapel Springs series is delightfully romantic with clever humor, just the right amount of drama and lots of heart.

Swoonlicious, dear friends?
Oh, my goodness- yes!


Denise Hunter is an internationally published best-selling author. Her books have won The Holt Medallion Award, The Reader’s Choice Award, The Foreword Book of the Year Award, and was 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 of 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.
Find out more about Denise at http://www.denisehunterbooks.com/.

A Chapel Springs Romance
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.

Don't miss Denise Hunter's latest Chapel Springs Romance, Dancing with Fireflies. Reviewers have already labeled Dancing with Fireflies "swoon-worthy" and "the perfect love story." 

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*I was given a copy of this book from Litfuse in exchange for my honest opinion. No other compensation was received.*


Jeanne said...

Looks like a great book and will have to start out with the first one. Nothing like a good book on a rainy day, and today qualifies here in Texas. Will be looking forward to your photos of your trip. I also have a trip coming up very soon to the Pacific northwest. Can't wait. Bet you got some great shots

amy @ Life in Pink Hi-Tops said...

Love the title! It was so rainy today I wish I could have stayed in with a good book.

Deborah Montgomery said...

sounds like a fun book Lori! I just want to let you know that I stayed up until 2:30 am !! one morning finishing the book you sent me. I didn't realize the connection between the two characters until a little more than 1/2way thru, then got excited and had to stay up and see how it ended!! I really enjoyed it. Thanks again!