Author: Denise Hunter
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers
Genre: Christian Fiction
Source: Kristin of Kritters Ramblings
Goodreads: 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.
Ope’s Opinion: Oh, this story is so good!!! I enjoyed reading Jade’s story. I love Jade’s free spirit. Seeing her grow up, become responsible, but still keep her free spirit was such an awesome story.
I liked that Jade and Daniel have known each other since childhood. Those love stories grow slow and some times surprise you. Jade’s story was a great balance of fun and flirty and serious and realistic.
I love the McKinley family. I can’t wait to read more of Denise Hunter’s books about this family.
Rating: 4.5 – I like this book so much I know several friends to share it with.