On Magnolia Lane
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.
From the bestselling author of The Convenient Groom and A December Bride (now beloved Hallmark Original movies) comes the final book in the Blue Ridge Romance series.
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 have never read a romance by Denise Hunter that didn’t sweep me away into a happily ever after. Treat yourself!” —Robin Lee Hatcher, bestselling author of Who I Am with You
“Move over You’ve Got Mail because in Denise Hunter’s On Magnolia Lane you’ve got an e-romance with enough RAM (romance and magic) not only to sputter your software, but to tug at your heart while touching your soul. Easily one of the top romance writers in the CBA, Hunter is a master at inspirational love stories that linger in one’s memory—and hard drive—long after the last page.” —Julie Lessman, award-winning author
In Hunter's endearing final installment to her Blue Ridge Romance series (after Honeysuckle Dreams) Georgia pastor Jack McReady has a crush on congregation member Daisy Pendleton. While Jack has never acted on his feelings for Daisy (believing it would be inappropriate), his friend Noah doesn't feel the same way and signs Jack up for a dating site, then connects them under the pseudonymous initials TJ. Daisy is grieving the recent loss of her father and finds great solace in both Jack's counseling and her light conversations online with TJ. In a plot reminiscent of You've Got Mail, the relationship develops, and so does Jack's shame over deceiving Daisy. When a man appears at Daisy's flower shop and reveals unknown information about her father, Daisy's world is shaken. Hunter manages to keep the tone light all the way through the predictable ending. Hunter's simple romance reveals both sides of a modern, single pastor the spiritual guide and the ordinary man looking for a partner.
Loved this book! Such a great story.