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.
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 exposin...more
"Unrequited love was awful. No wonder there were so many country songs about it."
I was quickly smitten with Pastor Jack and felt for him in his crush on the cheerful Daisy, owner of a flower shop. What a cute pair they made when it all played out, but man, they had so ...more
I loved the sister twist, I loved the forgiveness and the way everything turned out. Did I say I LOVED the whole story and the whole Blue Ridge Romance series.
All I can say is I LOVED this book and I gave it 5 stars and I can't recommend it enough.
The Mary Reader received this book from the publisher for review. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are our own. ...more
On Magnolia Lane is Daisy and Jack’s story, packed with plenty of sigh-worthy moments, along with some concerning discoveries relating to Daisy’s family history, and a warning about put ...more
Lately I have had good luck with reading new to me authors so when this book came up for review, I thought, why not? Plus I really liked the cover
I briefly read the summary and felt like it would be some nice light reading going into the holidays. I had a good chunk of time to read over the Thanksgiving break so I was eager to jump in and read this contemporary romance.
So one of the first things that I was a little worried about with this book was that Jack had been Daisy’s counselor. ...more
Jack is in love with Daisy but he is her pastor and counsellor so that creates all sorts of problems for him. His friends rope him into an online dating site to court her and before you know it the situation is worse than when he began.
Daisy herself has to deal with secrets about her family that she has uncovered.
They both have to learn forgiveness and accept the imperfections we all posess.
I received a co ...more
Once again, in trademark Hunter fashion, she blends laughter, romance, faith, grace and hope into a captivating, fun read. Her characters quickly become friends and make you feel right at home in the heart ...more
On Magnolia Lane is utterly delightful. A story about grace and forgiveness in the face of betrayal, of falling in love even if it’s a little unexpected, and of community coming together to support and protect, On Magnolia Lane is so very easy to savour and enjoy.
Daisy Pendleton doesn’t mind being single, but she’d really rather like to find a wonderful guy who can love her and she him. That’s why she has joined a dating site and suffers through blind date setups. Jack McReady has been ...more
Denise Hunter consistently writes swoon-worthy heroes who are human. While readers were introduced to Jack McReady in the first to books of the Blue Ridge Sunrise series, this rock-climbing pastor gets the spotlight in On Magnolia Lane.
I love that Pastor Jack is a listener and that he’s held a torch for a certain florist for a couple years. Hunter explores the difficulties (and challenges) of a single man in a ministry role well. I think there’s a reason God pairs most pastors up while ...more
I really enjoyed the subplot of Daisy and the new person in town. Surprising revelations were revealed and that definitely made me eager to read more to see how everything turned out.
All in all, On Magnolia Lane was a very good third book in this s ...more
I’ve enjoyed the other books in the Blue Ridge Romance series and On Magnolia Lane just might be my favorite of the series.
I found both the lead characters, Daisy and Jack, to be likable. Sometimes I struggle with the likability factor of this author’s female leads, but I really liked Daisy here. She was kind and I felt like all of her reactions to some of the bad things she found out about were reasonable. I really like ...more
Denise Hunter visits her Blue Ridge Romance series again with this third offering and, in my opinion, the best yet.
Pastor Jack McReady has been in love with Daisy for a while now, but she's a member of his congregation and he feels that he doesn't deserve her. He's counseled her numerous times but still feels guilty about falling for a parishioner. His friend Noah fi ...more
Poor Jack. You can't help but feel for the guy who has loved Daisy from a distance for so long. Being her pastor makes that line between confidant and potential boyfriend seem bigger than it needs to be but Jack sure has a tough time crossing it. Instead he dreams of what could be while Daisy is left clueless. No w ...more
And then there's Daisy, so clueless. She has Jack boxed in as 'Pastor' and since she totally isn't pastor wife materia ...more
I love reading a well-written, clean, sweet, heart-warming, faith-based romance. I absolutely adored Jack and Daisy. I keep wanting to use the word “sweet” here over and over, but it’s true. They are a such a sweet, charming, loveable couple. Their story has several twists and turns on their way to happily-ever-after, but oh, that last scene when their dreams come true! I’ve read many of Denise Hunter’s books, and I’ve lo ...more
More conservative readers might be bothered by soft swear words and dancing to country music. There is also the mention of alcohol, but no drinking by main characters.
I greatly enjoyed this book, and love the co ...more
My love of Denise Hunter books started back in 2016. This is now my 11th book that I’ve read by her. So it’s safe to say that I love everything she writes. This book did not disappoint. After finishing Honeysuckle Dreams I didn’t know how I was going to last until November for this book to come out. So I was really excited to get approved on NetGalley to read ...more
Denise writes heartwarming, small-town romances, peopled with layered characters who have real-life issues. Her readers enjoy the vicarious thrill of falling in love and the promise of a happily-ever-after sigh as they savor the final pages of her books.
In 1996, Denise began her ...more