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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 exposing 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 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.


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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 exposing 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 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.

30 review for On Magnolia Lane

  1. 4 out of 5

    Deanne Patterson

    This is the third book in the Blue Ridge series and this is Jack and Daisy's story. Jack is a pastor and has no problem speaking in front of a crowd or counseling one on one. Asking a woman on a date he has admired for several years, not so easy. He is literally tongue tied. When his friends encourage him to join a dating site he reluctantly does so and when he sees Daisy is on there he takes a chance . He wants her to see him as a man not a pastor up on a pedestal. I can understand why he did i This is the third book in the Blue Ridge series and this is Jack and Daisy's story. Jack is a pastor and has no problem speaking in front of a crowd or counseling one on one. Asking a woman on a date he has admired for several years, not so easy. He is literally tongue tied. When his friends encourage him to join a dating site he reluctantly does so and when he sees Daisy is on there he takes a chance . He wants her to see him as a man not a pastor up on a pedestal. I can understand why he did it, it was a way to get to know her and her him as just a regular person but deception will not be your friend in the end! I think I would have felt the same way as Daisy did when she finds out it was him. No one is worth putting on a pedestal, none of us deserve it. We all are just humans, make mistakes and have our many faults. I loved that this took place in a small town and we get to revisit characters from past books in this series and that we are already familiar with Jack and Daisy from the previous book. When secrets long buried see the light of day is forgiveness possible and can hearts be mended? This is a beautifully written story, the author always takes us along on a ride of forgiveness and understanding. Pub Date 06 Nov 2018 I was given a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson--FICTION through NetGalley. Thank you. All opinions expressed are my own.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Emilee

    Fun romance, sweet love story and a really thoughtful message! I loved it!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Brittany

    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 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 putting people up on pedestals. I really appreciated how the author portrayed Jack in all of his human frailty. He is a preacher who loves serving God and does not have a higher opinion of himself than he should. Yet, due to the very human emotions of jealousy and insecurity, he falls into secretly using a dating app to get closer to Daisy, seeing it as the only way to connect with her as a man and not as the preacher that she sees him as. Daisy was such a sweet character who had her own insecurities and beliefs about herself that influenced how she lived. She also had the tendency to put people she looked up to on pedestals. When certain facts came to light, Daisy had some hard truths to face and some emotional growing to do. This was a great story that I enjoyed from start to finish! I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own. You can read this review on my blog: https://brittreadsfiction.wordpress.c...

  4. 5 out of 5

    Karen R

    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 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 some big ruts in the road to get there. They're both so nice, yet very real in their struggles of singleness and living out their faith. Deep issues are raised surrounding Daisy's parents, plus the dilemma Jack finds himself in. Putting people on a pedestal is a set up for a lot of hurt sometimes. It created a perfect way to show the need for grace and forgiveness, for ourselves and others. Another important issue involved learning disabilities, and how childhood problems can carry over a negative influence into adulthood. Highly recommend for fans of contemporary Christian romances. A solid five star read! (I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.)

  5. 4 out of 5

    The Lit Bitch

    4.5 stars 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. 4.5 stars 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. When I first read that in the summary, I was like oh lord how awkward! Here is this guy you have been pouring your heart out to for years and all of a sudden he is in love with you. I would be horribly embarrassed and worried about all that I had said. However, after I thought about it some more, I was intrigued by this concept and eager to see how it played out. One (like me) could take the stance that it would be awkward and embarrassing, but on the other hand, one could take it like—here is this guy who knows every little thought that I shared with him and he still loves me and wants to be with me. So I decided to go into this one with an open mind. I was surprised to see that this actually worked rather well in the story. I could actually see this being a romantic comedy mini series or film or something. It’s adorable, cozy, and sweet. I enjoyed watching their romance come alive on the pages and it did read very easy and didn’t have a cheesy feel. The romance and humor were balanced and I loved how they both had to tackle forgiveness in their lives. I thought that element added a lot to the narrative and overall story. Even though I thought that I would have a hard time with a pastor as the hero/romantic interest, I didn’t have any issues at all. Hunter wrote believable characters with real flaws and real feelings so I had no trouble at all buying into the romance and the story. It sounds like Hunter has written a number of other books, and I can see her experience in how this one unfolded. This book is the third book in the Blue Ridge series and for me, I didn’t think it was necessary to read the other books in the series before reading thing one. The characters stood well enough on their own and they had their own story separate from the larger narrative. I throughly enjoyed reading this book and it was just what I was looking for to read over the long holiday weekend. It read quickly and it was light, and full of humor and romance. Just what I was looking for. Readers should know that this is a Christian romance but I didn’t feel like it was a preachy read at all. Even if you aren’t a fan of Christian romances, I think there is enough romance and humor in this book to appeal to a wide audience. See my full review here

  6. 5 out of 5

    Cara Putman

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. In On Magnolia Lane, Denise Hunter takes readers on a journey into love that plumbs the depths of identity. Daisy's perception of herself and her family is shaken at a foundational level, while Jack believes the woman he loves will never see him as he really is. In the pages of this story, Denise Hunter invites readers to explore how their perceptions may be limiting their present and their dreams. A rich read with characters I will think about often.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Jen.

    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 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 in love with her over their counseling sessions. Daisy is completely in the dark about Jack’s feelings and only sees him as her pastor, confidant and friend. Fed up with a series of bad dates, Daisy has decided to join a new dating app as a last ditch effort to find someone to share her life with. She’s excited about the relationship that seems to be forming with a man named TJ. What she doesn’t know is TJ is really Jack, who is much more eloquent expressing himself online than he is in person. This story unfolded very naturally. Denise Hunter writes in a smooth and easy going style that keeps the pages turning. As I read, I was filled with anticipation on when (and how!) the truth about TJ would be revealed and what the possible fall out would be. In addition to the love story, there were two other storylines going on at the same time that blended with the entire book perfectly! On Magnolia Lane is a sweet story filled with family, faith, friendship and forgiveness. There’s a strong theme of serving and giving of oneself over the course of the story as well. I really enjoyed how it all tied together. I recommend this book to fans of clean romance novels with a Christian world view. I’m so glad to have read this heartwarming tale! I look forward to more books from Denise Hunter! I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Amy

    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. 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. He has been harboring a love for her the last 2 years. Being the shy and reserved individual he is, he has never shown any of that to her. Fearful of loosing her respect and friendship he’d rather endure the status quo of watching her dancing and entertaining the attentions of other admirers. As this story began I thought to myself, just how is Denise going to bring these two together?! What follows was a story so sweet & tender, unhurried in its pace, that mirrors the personalities of both Jack & Daisy. With a few surprises in store that will turn Daisy’s world on its end, she may find that what she usually needed from Jack, may have just stepped up a level. My heart flip flopped in all the right moments. Completely loved this story. Thanks to Thomas Nelson & Netgalley for the complimentary eARC. This is my honest review.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Amy

    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 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 complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Melanie

    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 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 series and, if there are more stories coming, I definitely plan on reading them. I recommend this one if you like contemporary romance. *Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention/review it on my blog. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.*

  11. 5 out of 5

    Mary Jackson _TheMaryReader

    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.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Madison

    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 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 in love with Daisy for years, but knows she doesn’t see him as anyone other than her pastor. When Jack’s friends create him an anonymous profile on a dating site, Jack has a chance to show Daisy another side to the man she thinks she already knows. The whole I’m-the-same-person-who’s-been-talking-to-you-online,-whoops-sorry-I-didn’t-tell-you-earlier thing is not my favourite romantic plot line but it’s impossible not to fall a little for Pastor Jack and enjoy his love for Daisy. He is a man desperate to gently show her his love for her -even if that means keeping a secret online identity. Jack is kind, awkward around women and head over heels for Daisy. Watching him love her in any way he can was incredibly sweet. Daisy, on the other hand, sees Jack only as her pastor and counsellor while she searches everywhere else for love. Watching Daisy and Jack connect on deeper levels, both on the dating site and face to face as they work together, is sweet, romantic and uplifting. Yet while Daisy struggles to reconcile her growing feelings for Pastor Jack and her enjoyment talking to TJ online, she also faces a revealed secret that shakes the beliefs she had about her family. This betrayal from those she loved most dearly is the perfect backdrop story to the story of grace and forgiveness. Daisy also struggles with self-doubt and her journey through On Magnolia Lane helps her to explore this. Familiar faces from the other books in the series and a charming small-town setting give On Magnolia Lane a wonderfully welcoming feel. Coupled with a story of community coming together to support the young foster girls in their midsts, On Magnolia Lance combines family and friendship and messages of grace, love and worthiness with a delightful romance. It is a wonderful addition to Denise Hunter’s Blue Ridge Romance series and easily my favourite of the three books. The publishers provided an advanced readers copy of this book for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own. Find more reviews, reading age guides, content advisory, and recommendations on my blog Madison's Library

  13. 4 out of 5

    Fiction Aficionado

    Romances that involve an element of deception between the main characters always make me a little anxious, but in spite of my deception-related anxiety, I quite enjoyed this story. Jack was an endearing hero—confident in his role as pastor yet tentative and unsure of himself when it came to his friendship with Daisy. It was also refreshing to have a heroine who showed no signs of attraction to the hero for the first part of the story. (Not even those annoying little clichéd ‘clues’ that are so o Romances that involve an element of deception between the main characters always make me a little anxious, but in spite of my deception-related anxiety, I quite enjoyed this story. Jack was an endearing hero—confident in his role as pastor yet tentative and unsure of himself when it came to his friendship with Daisy. It was also refreshing to have a heroine who showed no signs of attraction to the hero for the first part of the story. (Not even those annoying little clichéd ‘clues’ that are so obvious to the reader but somehow utterly perplexing to the character!) The development of Daisy’s feelings were a gradual progression, and I liked how naturally that occurred. Even though I didn’t like that there was a deception in play between the hero and heroine, the way it came about and the reason it persisted were believable. Not only that, but it worked in tandem with Daisy’s discovery of a family secret to bring home a message about not putting people on pedestals. We are all fallible, capable of disappointing those we love most, and we all need to learn to extend grace to others, “not because they deserve it—but because we don’t deserve it either.” As for the family secret, it was an engaging addition to the plot, gradually revealing the hidden truth across the first part of the novel and following Daisy’s struggle to come to terms with it and adjust her life accordingly throughout the rest of the story. A good choice for those looking for a gentle but satisfying contemporary romance. I received a copy of this novel from the publisher. This has not influenced the content of this review, which is my honest and unbiased opinion.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Suzie Waltner

    4.5 Stars 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 4.5 Stars 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 they’re in college. Daisy is a great complement to Jack. She’s got a servant’s heart, she’s a little shy and unsure of herself, but she finds comfort in talking to Pastor Jack (although she doesn’t see him as more than Pastor Jack). But Daisy’s life is about to get complicated with a visitor to town, a revelation about her father, and an online relationship that has potential. On Magnolia Lane is a romance that cautions readers against placing anyone on a pedestal. That fall is a hard one for both the person sitting on top and the person looking up to them. Hunter has a natural knack for bringing certain issues into her stories organically. This book is no different with discussions about learning disabilities as well as infidelity. It’s another must-read for fans of a good romance with plenty of sigh-worthy moments. Disclosure statement: I receive complimentary books from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including NetGalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie

    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 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 liked Jack, too, though the whole dating site deceit storyline did keep me from really loving him. Speaking of the dating site, that part of the plot really reminded me of another one of Hunter’s books. In the interest of full disclosure, I only read a couple of chapters of that book before I decided it wasn’t for me. I have to admit that while it didn’t ruin the book for me or anything, I really didn’t like it any better here. In a different book, I probably would’ve been ok with the male lead being a little dishonest about being the online suitor. I got that he wanted her to get to know him without the Pastor title she associated with him. BUT, I feel like as a Pastor he should’ve handled it better. I have a really hard time excusing his deceit in light of his occupation. Which brings us to the message of forgiveness. Even though we have a tendency to place certain people on pedestals, everyone is just human and fallible. It’s only by grace that we are forgiven. This is a really easy truth to accept until you’re faced with being betrayed by someone you care about. In addition to Jack’s deceit, Daisy finds out things about her parents that was hard to get past. I found myself in a similar situation over the past year so I found this very relatable and it’s probably the biggest reason this is my favorite book of the series. It made me realize I still have a little ways to go when it comes to forgiveness, too. Overall, I enjoyed On Magnolia Lane. It was a quick, easy read that I flew right through. I liked the characters and the message of forgiveness and grace. I believe this is the last book in the Blue Ridge Romance series and I thought it ended well. I recommend it to fans of Contemporary Christian Fiction. Overall Rating (out of 5): 4 Stars

  16. 4 out of 5

    Susan Snodgrass

    '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 '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 finds out that Daisy has joined an online dating service and secretly creates a profile for Jack, using his first name so he will remain anonymous. Daisy runs a small flower shop and is happy with her life. She does want to have a family one day, but feels unworthy of that because of a learning disability. But she finds a friend in 'TJ', the unknown friend on the dating site. She continues to be friends with her pastor, too. Then she is hit broadside with a long buried family secret and turns to Jack for help in his role as her pastor. She is also involved in a huge community project. Then, as they tend to do, secrets become unburied. Will these two allow God to plan their future instead of them knowing how it should go? I loved this story so much. Pastor Jack was one of the most humble men I've ever known and Daisy is just precious in her personality. The premise here was so much fun to read. I loved it from the first line. "Jack McReady had fallen in love with Daisy in one-hour increments." It only gets better from here. I read this in one day, couldn't stop reading! Denise Hunter at her best. Recommended. *I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson Publishers through Net Galley. All opinions expressed here are entirely my own.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Coffee&Books

    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...

  18. 5 out of 5

    Loraine

    I loved being back with the friendly people who populate of this small town. This book focuses on Pastor jack and Daisy. Jack has had feeling for Daisy for a couple of years but is so shy that he can't even ask her for a date. When his male friends encourage him to set up an account on a dating site and click on Daisy's page, this begins a deception that Pastor Jack feels is against his moral beliefs. Thus follows a "You've Got Mail" story that winds its way through a turmoil of troubles and a g I loved being back with the friendly people who populate of this small town. This book focuses on Pastor jack and Daisy. Jack has had feeling for Daisy for a couple of years but is so shy that he can't even ask her for a date. When his male friends encourage him to set up an account on a dating site and click on Daisy's page, this begins a deception that Pastor Jack feels is against his moral beliefs. Thus follows a "You've Got Mail" story that winds its way through a turmoil of troubles and a gamut of emotions. Hunter once again pens an enjoyable contemporary romance full of sweetness, realistic characters dealing with everyday life, and clean romance. If this is the end of the Blue Ridge series, I am going to miss these delightful characters and the small town flavor. ** received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson Publishing through NetGalley. Opinions are mine alone. I was not compensated for this review.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Patti Whitson Stephenson

    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 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 loved this series, but I think this is my favorite story of them all. This would make a perfect Hallmark movie and I have hopes that maybe they’ll discover this book someday. So if you love reading about true love that’s on a little bit of bumpy path until the way becomes smooth, this is the book for you. This one goes on my favorites shelf. I received a copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

  20. 4 out of 5

    JoAnn

    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.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

    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 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 likes and respect Pastor Jack and turns to him for guidance and sees him as just her pastor. She wants to find the one so she’s resorted to a dating app and had many first dates. Jack sees her dating other men and it is beginning to grate on him. He reluctantly takes matters in his own hands and does a little subterfuge to see if she could see him as just Jack and not just her pastor. Once I read more of the story and saw that it was an updated version of You’ve Got Mail, I was all in. How could I not like it? Daisy has met someone knew on the Flutter app and is slowly getting to know TJ before taking it to the next step and is enjoying the progress of this online relationship. Jack hates hiding behind the profile he reluctantly accepted and hopes Daisy will understand when he has to reveal himself to her. When Daisy’s world gets rocked by a new revelation in her parents’ marriage, she leans on Pastor Jack to get her through it. Daisy’s foundation was shaken and sees things as black and white without the gray in between. Not once but twice she has placed people on a pedestal and has seen them fall from grace and she doesn’t know if what they’ve done can be forgiven. Daisy had a skewed perception of a person being perfect and left no room for them to have faults and make bad or difficult decisions. Daisy had to do a little soul searching in order to reconcile things with people in her life and learn acceptance and forgiveness as the way to grow and move forward. On Magnolia Lane is a heartwarming story of forgiveness and learning to accept a person’s imperfections. I absolutely loved the unhurried pace of the change in their friendship for Daisy and Jack because it needed to go slow for both these tentative characters. Both are a little insecure about themselves and how they are perceived and it took time for them to see past all that and really get to know one another for the first time. What Jack did might not have been the right way to go about courting a girl, but he learned that not being upfront and honest could have cost him the love of his life. Daisy’s grandmother made a valid point that if one expects forgiveness one should also be willing to forgive. Denise Hunter is one of my favorite inspirational romance writers because she can tackle some thought-provoking topics and surround it with a romance for a very enjoyable read.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Irene S

    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 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 have read in this series and it can be enjoyed as a standalone. I definitely plan to go back and read the rest of the series. Both Daisy and Jack are well rounded characters that you will enjoy knowing. Daisy starts to see Jack as more that a pastor while being drawn to her new online friend. Jack is very sweet, but shy around Daisy. I recommend this book.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Amanda

    I always look forward to a Denise Hunter book. This was even better than I anticipated. I love all the characters in this series especially Daisy and Jack. I was absorbed in their story and loved every minute of it. I confess I was examining all the extra characters wondering if one would get their own story in the future. I would like to see Julia get her own happily ever after.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Melissa

    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 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 a dating website they make Jack a profile, using his initials (TJ) and a photo that hides his true identity. Although Jack struggles with this idea at first, he ends up giving in to the idea when another man shows interest in Daisy. Daisy is looking for a partner in life, so when TJ nudges her, she shows interest and they begin a friendship. Little does she know that this new man in her life is actually her dear friend and pastor! Throughout the story Daisy opens up about her life in different ways to each man, growing close to both...which is actually one and the same. When a woman she's never met shows up at her flower shop, she discovers that, before she was born, her deceased father was unfaithful to her mother and a sister she knew nothing about was the result. Daisy confides in Pastor Jack about her dad and thus she begins to see Jack in a new light. At the same time, the local girls shelter is hit by a storm that causes series damage to their home. They have no insurance, so they seek help from Pastor Jack. Daisy has a reputation of being able to organize fundraisers, so Jack asks her to take over and plan one, which she gladly does. This gives the two of them ample time to work together and begin a new relationship. As Daisy grows closer to Jack and TJ at the same time, her feelings are confusing, but the thought of being a pastor's wife is too daunting to her, so she decides to meet TJ in person. When they make plans to meet, Jack knows that he must tell her the truth, but the night of the fundraiser she accidentally discovers that they are the same person. She is crushed that Jack would deceive her and she runs away. During this time, she realizes that she must forgive her mom and dad for not telling her about her sister. She must show grace to others in the same way that Christ has shown it to her. But will she be able to extend that same grace and forgiveness to Jack? My favorite part of this story was Jack's love and devotion to his God. I loved how all throughout the story he prays for those in need and when he believes that he's lost Daisy, his main concern is for her and to pray for her. It's a beautiful thing when a man prays for the woman that he loves...even if he can't have her. Well done Ms. Hunter...well done! This is a wonderful read that will grab your attention from the very beginning and hold it until the very end! I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Nicole

    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 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 this book early! This book follows Jack and Daisy, which we have met in the previous two books. In the past two books we have already been able to feel their love connection and it was a great book to see them grow and blossom. Jack has been unsure of pursuing Daisy because of their age difference and him being a pastor. So of course his friends step in and sign him up for a dating app that they know Daisy is on. I loved reading all of their little interactions because it reminded me of my relationship with my husband. We met online too. I actually screen shot one of their interactions to show my husband and his response was “that was totally us.” I also liked that the relationship wasn’t an overnight romance. They knew they had a connection, but it had to develop over time because they were both a little nervous about the other. Both Jack and Daisy look to God in their moments of need, which they both had to do throughout the book. Daisy had a lot of other things going on in her life that she had to overcome first before she could really prioritize her romantic relationship. She was really put to the test in this book. She had a lot to learn about forgiveness, which is a nice reminder to us all. I always appreciate the small town connections in Denise Hunter’s books. The community came out in full force this book. The concert was a really fun scene. It showed that a little effort can go a long way. I have a feeling who the next couple will be for the next book and I’m so excited!!!! On Magnolia Lane made me feel like my heart was full by the end. It’s got love, friendship, community, forgiveness, sisterhood, and so much more. If you haven’t given Denise Hunter a chance yet, please what are you waiting for?

  26. 4 out of 5

    Misty Wilson

    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 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 to herself which I think we all fall short of. Jack reminds us that pastors are humans too. We often place them in a glass house high above others when they are just like us with flaws and desires. Jack gives us a glimpse of the struggle he faces to not only be a pastor but a man chasing after the woman he loves. A beautiful love story that is a must read! We can all learn from Jack & Daisy’s story. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Kimmy45

    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 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 like everyone else. His story with Daisy is sweet and cute. The side story with Daisy's family is not something I saw coming but was written well in that not everything is worked out overnight. I really enjoyed reading this clean, contemporary fiction. It's part three of a series so make sure you start at the beginning with Blue Ridge Sunrise.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Joan Arning

    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 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 complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Lucinda

    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 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 expressed in this review are completely my own.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Velma

    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.

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