Dancing with Fireflies

April 2nd, 2014. Filed under: Wednesday's Wonders.

Dancing with Fireflies


By Denise Hunter

A Chapel Springs Romance

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.


Jade has really gotten herself in a mess. She had only been out on her own a little over a year, and now she was headed back to Chapel Springs and her family. And back to Daniel who was like a big brother.

There’s one big complication. She has to figure out how to tell everyone she’s pregnant and unmarried.

She has a job, but is trying to hook a husband, and she asks Daniel to help. He isn’t too crazy about the idea, but goes along with it. But it’s getting down to the wire and there are still no prospects in sight.

The McKinley family stands by it’s own, even when the situation gets messy. But does Jade really want to give up on love? Does she want to just settle for whoever she can scrounge up to be her husband and a father to her baby?

I’ve been enjoying The Chapel Springs Romance Series, and am looking forward to The Wishing Season. Thank you, Ms Hunter for taking us on a trip to Chapel Springs.

***A special thank you to litfuse for providing a review copy.***


Denise Hunter is an internationally published best-selling author. Her books have won The Holt Medallion Award, The Reader’s Choice Award, The Foreword Book of the Year Award, and was a RITA finalist. In 1996, inspired by the death of her grandfather, Denise began her first book, writing while her children napped. Two years later it was published, and she’s been writing ever since. Her husband says he inspires all of her romantic stories, but Denise insists a good imagination helps, too. When Denise isn’t writing, she’s busy raising three heroes-in-the-making with her husband.

Learn more about Denise at: http://www.denisehunterbooks.com

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