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!