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The Devaney Brothers: Daniel: Daniel's Desire (The Devaney Brothers #5)

3.95 of 5 stars 3.95  ·  rating details  ·  518 ratings  ·  31 reviews
#1 New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods brings readers the final chapter of the classic tales of the Devaneys…brothers torn apart in childhood, reunited by love.

When a runaway teen surfaces at Molly Creighton's tavern, Daniel Devaney's job as a child advocate forces him to investigate…and to confront his tumultuous past with Molly. Though a tragic loss shattere
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published May 27th 2014 by Harlequin MIRA (first published 2003)
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Cait
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Kathi
after reading 5 books to find out why the parents left the three boys behind, the answer was weak, and I can't imagine parents actually doing this. I am a fan of Sherryl Woods, but disappointed in this ending.
Kristi Hudecek-Ashwill
This was a rockin' good book! It was a real page turner and once I finally got settled down enough to read it, I had it done in just a matter of hours.

Daniel kind of reminded me of myself in a lot of ways. Always the peacekeeper, trying to smooth things over and gosh darn the consequences. And when you live like that, things do go awry but fortunately, Daniel was able to get this together. He made his mistake right with Molly in a big way and they had a happy ending. He got the Devaneys all toge
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Susan W
Isnt it funny how the writers style is fine but the content of the story is what gets us so riled up we simply cannot rate it higher because we wouldnt do the same if we were in the situation.

That is how I feel with this one, This being my first Sherryl Woods book, I did enjoy her writing etc but with the events that happen, sorry I just have to argue that wouldnt be how I would have handled it. So for that I give it a 2 (it was ok) but the writer herself deserves higher.

This was a very fast
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Darcy
I'm glad that with this book it brings things to a close.

I knew that Molly and Daniel had a past, it was about what I expected and made me think bad about Daniel. It also made me think that Patrick was out of line with what he thought about Daniel when they learned about the family secret.

I liked that the left behind boys finally were able to confront the parents, to find out why they were left, why they weren't good enough, why they weren't loved, all the things people think who are left behin
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Purple Iris
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Linda
This was the final book about the Devaney Brothers and it is about Daniel, one of the twins. It is an interesting book because we finally find out why the parents abandoned the three boys and took the twins when they moved. It was a time for forgiveness, for understanding and for reunions. The secondary story about a runaway girl brought the story of the five brothers to a realization that families are hard to understand and hard to love all the time.

Of course, Daniel had hurt Molly and we had l
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Pattianne
DANIEL'S DESIRE - DEVANEY #5 - (Daniel and Molly)

"THIS TIME WE'RE AIMING FOR FOREVER...."

When a runaway teen surfaced at Molly Creighton's tavern, Daniel Devaney's job as a child advocate forced him to investigate...and to confront his tumultuous past with Molly. Though a tragic loss had shattered their relationship four years ago, Daniel was now ready to accept responsibility for their breakup and make a fresh start.

Their overwhelming attraction was undulled by time, but Molly feared risking he
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Nicole
I was looking forward to this book so I could finally find out the reason for why the boys were all separated. However, I didn't like the reason behind it and don't believe the parents should have been so easily forgiven. The dad never did seem contrite enough. I was left feeling like he should have been punished more for what he had decided. As for the love story, I think it was wrapped up a little too quickly. Other than that the story itself was good. I just wish the ones in the wrong would h ...more
Betsy
not what I expected for a conclusion book (#5); did NOT like the ending in that the reason for the parents giving up 3 of their sons -- c'mon -- they should have been arrested for child endangerment, really .. you don't just abondon your 3 oldest kids cuz hubby lost his job .. I sure can't imagine those 3 men and their wives allowing them to be close to the "grandkids" after what they did to their 3 kids .. not realistic to me at all .. I hoped for and wanted a more SERIOUS FAMILY CRISIS, not wh ...more
Brenda
The final book in the series and addresses the last twin and the parental issues with realistic resolution. This has been a fun five book series about five brothers that finally found each other after a couple of decades of being separated from each other. Well written with believable characters and situations. There is the wonderful HEA for everyone including some really terrible parents. Sherryl Woods has a great talent for telling stories and engaging the reader into the lives of her characte ...more
Lisa
I love the sense of warmth and community Sherryl Woods creates in her series. I find myself savoring them, especially Magnolias.

However, found this series blah - I'm thinking this is an early work (didn't bother to look)? Gave all the rest 2 stars but this one double bombed b/c it was too far of a stretch to either believe Kendra would have been kept from her parents that long (with police approval) -- I mean. Really! The parents would not just be frantic but terrified. I don't think so. And sec
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Bethany
I loved it it was a great ending and I do understand some what why they made the decision. When our first was a baby my now ex husband did not realize how hard having a baby would be and he honestly suggested that we should give our 6 month old to my parents to raise be cause he could not handle it. Though I of course chose my child in the end over my ex husband but I wondered if it would not be better for him to be with them instead if his father had issues with him. The story was great and it ...more
Michelle
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Elaine
What an ending to five interesting books. Each son is so alike yet so very different. I enjoyed the way Daniel was such a peacemaker in the family. Great series.
Dee
Two-haiku review:

Last of five brothers
He, too, afraid to commit
Her heart was broken

Finally hear reasons
Difficult to forgive them
I'd still be angry
Jodi Mckinney
Woods threw in an interesting side story with a girl who ran away from home. Ending of why parents left three sons in the foster care system was weak and disappointing.
Cindy
Daniel and Mollie

A very good book by this author. This is the final one in the series where 5 brothers are reunited with their parents and each other.
Tina Jenkins
Awesome

Great ending to wonderful series..Have to love the Delaney's. This one had me crying a few times. I recommend reading this series
Beth
Really enjoyed this and of course it made me cry. A good ending and beautiful story.
Angelalyn
Disappointing ending to the series - a sad, rushed, poorly explained reason for abandoning 3 children.
Vicki Melendez
loved these series loved how the conclusion came about too
Shannon
Cute series
Linda
This is the last story of the Devaney Brothers. Daniel is the youngest of the brothers who have been separated as children. Sherryl Woods has brought us through their individual stories with great sensitivity. I don’t know how I would have reacted in similar circumstances, but the reunion of the brothers is what I would have wanted. Thank you, Sherryl, for a lovely series on family relationships that are always worth fighting for.
Mary
A wonderful ending to a series of great stories. I cried my eyes out and really enjoyed it.
Tracie Chapple
I did enjoy this book - it's a typical Sherryl Woods novel. A bit sappy but definitely readable.
Jane
Loved this series. Sherryl Woods knows how to draw you in and keep you there.
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With two other careers to her credit before becoming a novelist and four states in which she's lived for extended periods of time, Sherryl Woods has collected friends and memories, along with way too much unnecessary junk.

"The friends are the only things I've brought with me through the years that really matter," she says. "I could probably live without one more chintz teacup, another tin-litho sa
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The Devaney Brothers (5 books)
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