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On Magnolia Lane

(Blue Ridge #3)

4.41  ·  Rating details ·  146 Ratings  ·  109 Reviews
From the bestselling author of The Convenient Groom (now a beloved Hallmark Original movie) comes the final book in Hunter’s Blue Ridge Romance series.

Pastor Jack McReady has secretly carried a torch for Daisy for two long years. She’s a member of his congregation, after all, and she’ll never see him as more than a trusted counselor. Jack’s best friend Noah has taken every
Paperback, 320 pages
Published November 6th 2018 by Thomas Nelson (first published November 2018)
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What a great final book in the Blue Ridge Romance series! On Magnolia Lane can easily be read as a stand alone novel if you have not read the previous books. If you have read them, you will have gotten some hints of Pastor Jack McReady’s interest in Daisy Pendleton. An interest that Daisy is completely unaware of!

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
Oct 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A heartwarming contemporary romance in a cozy small town setting! This delightful story starts out with a fun rom-com feel, then hits on some deep issues. The third book in the Blue Ridge series, this easily reads as a standalone.

"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
Cara Putman
Jun 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Sep 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Why has it taken me this long to read a book by Denise Hunter?! This book was adorable!

I went into this story knowing it was the last book in the series. I felt this absolutely stood well on its own. I enjoyed learning about the fate of the couples from earlier stories and I do plan on reading the series in its entirety.

On Magnolia Lane is the story of Pastor Jack McReady and local florist Daisy Pendleton. (A florist named Daisy! Love it!) Daisy is a member of Jack’s congregation and he’s fallen
Jul 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As beautiful as the cover, this story brings together two people who share a love of God & community. This desire to serve others is not something that every person has. We’ve met both of these characters previously in this series from Denise Hunter, set in Georgia. They are the final 2 in a group of longtime friends. Jack, is the Pastor of Daisy’s church, and someone she has looked up to and considered a good friend for many years. However, she has never seen him as anything more than that. ...more
Sep 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a really sweet novel. It reads like a film. And I heartily recommend it.
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.
4.5 stars.

I received a co
Nov 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
On Magnolia Lane was different from most books I've read, as the MC was a pastor. I found myself not really liking him in the beginning, because I felt like some of his actions were a bit deceptive, but in the end I actually liked him and the romance.

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
Mary Jackson _TheMaryReader
Nov 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
Oh boy, I loved Pastor Jack. And Daisy was the perfect fit for pastor.
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.
Sep 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

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
Aug 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this title via NetGalley. It does not impact my review.

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
Susan Snodgrass
Sep 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
'Sometimes you just have to extend a little grace to people. Not because they deserve it...but because we don't deserve it either.'

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
May 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My FAVORITE movie is "You've Got Mail" so you can imagine that this book would be perfection to me! Denise Hunter always weaves a beautiful romance and her books can never come out quick enough for my liking.

SO many feels...

Patti Whitson Stephenson
Aug 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
This review is going to gush a little bit over Denise Hunter’s latest book.

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
Aug 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
On Magnolia Lane is a great addition to the Blue Ridge Romance series. As is always the case with this author the book is extremely well written. Great plot and well developed believable characters. I highly recommend this book.i received an ARC from the publisher via Netgalley and this is my unbiased review.
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On Magnolia Lane is the third and final book in the Blue Ridge series and turns out to be a wonderful way to end it. This story is about two people who share a love of community and God and a friendship that has grown over the years. Pastor Jack McReady has fallen in love with Daisy Prescott and can’t figure out how to change it into something more. He feels too old for her and is also afraid that once she knows of his crush on her it will totally change the dynamics of their relationship. Daisy
Irene S
Nov 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a wonderful heartwarming romance. Jack has been in love with Daisy for over two years, but Daisy sees him only as her pastor and confidant. Daisy is tired of blind dates and meeting men through Flutter. When Jack's friends create a Flutter account under his initials, Jack sees a way for Daisy to know him online as a man. I receive a free copy of this book from the publisher through Netgallery. This is my honest and voluntarily given review. I love this book. This is the first book that I ...more
Aug 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
On Magnolia Lane is a wonderful ending to Denise Hunter's Blue Ridge Romance series. In this story two characters that have appeared in the previous two books take center stage. Daisy Pendleton, the local florist has been receiving counseling from her pastor, Jack McReady. Problem is, he's fallen in love with her and she's never seen him as anything more than her friend and pastor. Jack can't seem to figure out how to make her see him as just a man, so when his friends find out that Daisy is on ...more
Sep 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018, own-read
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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
Misty Wilson
Jul 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This series just keeps getting better!! Daisy and Jack’s story will have you cheering, shaking your head, and crying the next. The development we see of both Daisy and Jack individually helps to build an incredible love story.

Daisy’s story reminds us to not put anyone on a pedestal as we are all humans in need of grace. As we see, it isn’t always easy to give grace but once we do, the reward is well worth it. I loved watching Daisy grow to not only extend grace to others, but most importantly t
Sep 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Denise Hunter is one of those authors that makes me raise my hand and go, "Pick me! Pick me!" when they ask who wants to read this next book. I look forward to her stories and have not been disappointed yet. When I got a glimpse of these two characters back in Blue Ridge Sunrise and Honeysuckle Dreams I was so hoping she would tell their story. And it's a good one.

I love that Denise portrays Jack as just regular person who happens to be a pastor. He has needs and desires and wants a life just li
Joan Arning
Sep 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Pastor Jack McReady is an excellent male protagonist who is insecure around women. The leading female is Daisy Pendleton, a giving person, who has dyslexia and doesn’t feel qualified to be a pastor’s wife although she admires Pastor Jack and thinks he is attractive! The road to romance is very rocky for Daisy and Pastor Jack. Daisy suffers several disappointments in people and learns to forgive and give grace to others. Denise has written another winner with On Magnolia Lane.
I received a compli
Jul 08, 2018 rated it liked it
3 1/2 stars.

We've known that Pastor Jack has a crush on Daisy and I was glad to see their story take place.

Unfortunately, it felt a bit one-sided, with the reader knowing more of Jack's feelings than Daisy's.
Daisy has a lot going on in her life, and Jack is always there to counsel her and support her, but she doesn't see him as a friend until closer to the end.

Not my favorite but still a good read.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through NetGalley. Opinions exp
Jul 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this latest novel in the Blue Ridge Romance series. It was interesting to see a romance bloom between a pastor and member of his congregation. I also found the story thread of Daisy and her sister added to the overall story. Denise Hunter has quickly become one of my favorite Christian fiction authors.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
Pam Graber
Oct 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"Jack McReady had fallen in love with Daisy in one-hour increments." So begins, On Magnolia Lane, Of the three books in this series (four if you count Sweetbriar Cottage) this one is hands-down my favorite!

Daisy Pendleton is young, vivacious and, apparently, clueless. "Pastor" Jack is her go-to sounding board, someone who has been giving her wise counsel for two years, and a fixture in their group of friends, but she only ever sees the pastor, not the man behind the persona. When he finally get
Nov 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this ending to the Blue Ridge Romance Series. The book can be read alone, but to fully appreciate all the characters and relationships involved, I highly recommend reading the other books in the series. Plus, why skip any of Denise Hunter’s books? I love them all!

Pastor Jack has fallen in love with Daisy over the course of two years, but as her pastor, is reluctant to move their friendship into any other territory. Jack’s friend sets up an online dating profile for him using his initial
Nov 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
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I've been wanting to read a Denise Hunter book for a while now. I didn't realize that her books are faith based or Christian romance. It didn't bother me, I just wasn't expecting it. When Pastor Jack was introduced as one of the main characters, I was just a little surprised.
Pastor Jack's relationship with Daisy was also a surprise to me. He was in love with her, but she had no idea. They even spent quite a bit of time alone as her counseled her. The saving grace for me was that her friends and
Nicole Cook
Oct 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Award winning author Denise Hunter's latest novel, On Magnolia Lane, provides a satisfying conclusion to her Blue Ridge Romance series. It can also be read as a stand alone novel since the author provides background information on the minor characters in the story. Denise Hunter thoroughly captivates her readers with a heartwarming story that demonstrates the healing power of forgiveness through faith and love. Hunter tells the story of Daisy Pendleton who works at her family owned flower shop a ...more
Janine Rosche
Oct 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
On Magnolia Lane is a touching story where the nice guy gets the girl. Pastor Jack is an everyday hero, working himself to the bone to serve his community and his congregation. He is confident on the church stage with his bible in hand but put him in front of a pretty girl named Daisy and his awkwardness takes over.

Daisy works with her family at Copper Creek’s florist. Her guilt complex and inability to accept a compliment led her to the counseling chair in Pastor Jack’s office. She never consi
Anita Ojeda
Oct 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Denise Hunter returns to Copper Creek, GA, in this fifth? Book in the series. Pastor Jack McReady finds himself fighting his feelings for parishioner Daisy Pendleton. There’s nothing wrong with his affection—after all, they’re both single. But Jack is older (not horribly so), and Daisy just sees him as her pastor—nothing more. How can he help Daisy see him as a prospective suitor?

Daisy Pendleton loves her job bringing happiness to customers at Copper Creek’s florist—a business she co-owns with h
Aug 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
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I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

I love Denise Hunter.

Having said that I was eager to devour the last book in her Blue Ridge Romance series. I was not left disappointed.

Daisy can't seem to make it in the dating world. As a last measure, she signs up for an online dating app called Flutter to try her luck there. That's where she meets TJ and as conversations pass between the two of them, Dais
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Denise Hunter is the award-winning author of more than 30 novels, including "The Convenient Groom" and "A December Bride", which have been made into Hallmark movies.

Denise writes heartwarming, small-town romances. 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.

Denise and her husband live in Indiana,

Other books in the series

Blue Ridge (3 books)
  • Blue Ridge Sunrise (Blue Ridge #1)
  • Honeysuckle Dreams (Blue Ridge, #2)
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