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Dancing with Fireflies

Format: Paperback

Availability: In stock

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Jade returns home to Chapel Springs after years of protecting her fragile heart. Then along comes Daniel, making her long to dance again.

Jade returns home to Chapel Springs after years of protecting her fragile heart. Then along comes Daniel, making her long to dance again.

Growing up in the Midwestern river town of Chapel Springs, Indiana, Jade McKinley felt like a weed in a rose garden. When she left, she thought she’d never look back. 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 nonexistent, Daniel fit right in with the boisterous McKinley family. He’s loved Jade for years, but she always thought of 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.” Returning home may prove more difficult—and more wonderful—than she ever imagined.

Contributor(s) Denise Hunter
About the Contributor(s) Denise Hunter

Denise Hunter is the internationally published bestselling author of more than twenty-five books, including A December Bride and The Convenient Groom, which have been adapted into original Hallmark Channel movies. She has won The Holt Medallion Award, The Reader's Choice Award, The Carol Award, The Foreword Book of the Year Award, and is a RITA finalist. When Denise isn't orchestrating love lives on the written page, she enjoys traveling with her family, drinking green tea, and playing drums. Denise makes her home in Indiana where she and her husband are rapidly approaching an empty nest. You can learn more about Denise through her website or by visiting her Facebook page, AuthorDeniseHunter.





ISBN-10 1401687024
ISBN-13 9781401687021
Release Date Mar 11, 2014
Weight (lbs) 0.7000
Height 8.50
Width 5.50
Length 352
Length Unit Pages
Publisher Thomas Nelson
Price $15.99
Series A Chapel Springs Romance
Format Paperback
Language English

Customer Reviews

Review by Barbara
Overall Rating
I loved the book, "Dancing with Fireflies" by Denise Hunter. The story begins with Jade McKinley in Chicago, where she has been for a year trying to make a go of her music and trying to forget the death of her one true love. She shares an apartment with a friend, but her dreams have not come true. After a disastrous date she finds herself back home in Indiana desperately needing help. She goes to the one person she trusts who isn’t part of her actual family.

Daniel Dawson has loved Jade for years, but she thinks of him as a brother. When circumstances throw them together and change their relationship, they truly find how they really feel about each other.

I loved this story. It was a down home, sweet and tender. I had a feel-happy feeling after reading this novel and that always tells me that the book was really good.
I was sent a free print copy of this book from and a free kindle copy from in return for my honest review.
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(Posted on 1/29/2015)
Review by Karen
Overall Rating
I received a copy of this ebook from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

Yes, yes, and yes!

Jade has left her small hometown of Chapel Springs and moved to Chicago. After one horrible night she finds herself headed back home. Instead of going to her parents, she lands on the doorstep of her love-you-like-a-brother best friend, Daniel. She entrusts him with the truths of her life in Chicago, and the two fall back into their old lives as friends.

I fell in love with this story from the very first chapter. As the story unfolds you find Daniel falling deeply in love with Jade and you start begging Jade to feel the same way. My heart broke for Jade as you learn her back story and the heartache she has experienced in her life. I also found myself hurting for Daniel and the life he had as a child growing up.

This was one of those stories that made you keep reading into the late hours of the night. I had to find out what would happen with Jade and Daniel. The end of this story was so full of suspense, but in the end the most perfect ending of all.

I would definitely recommend this book. (Posted on 5/18/2014)
Review by Bekah M.
Overall Rating
Jade McKinley left her small hometown of Chapel Springs to pursue big dreams in the city. When something terrible happens, she packs everything and decides to return home. Meet Daniel Dawson, the guy who has been like a big brother to Jade since she can remember. As they grow closer and closer, he’s reminded of his strong feelings for Jade, but can she return them?

Let me just say, I don’t read a lot of contemporary romance books. I usually skip them over for suspense, action, dystopian, historical, etc. because sometimes they can be pretty boring. Dancing with Fireflies, however? Absolutely adorable! I loved the characters, the plot, the romance, the dialogue, and the CHARACTERS. Jade and Daniel were so cute and funny and I have to admit, I laughed out loud quite a few times. Jade’s family was adorable and I immediately fell in love with all of them! The story was so well balanced. It was serious and realistic, yet hopeful and romantic. Denise Hunter is a very talented author; she wove an inspirational tale of a woman learning to love again so well that it made me feel joy, sadness, and everything in between.

If you are looking for a book that makes you laugh, cry, or just plain happy, Dancing with Fireflies is it! It was inspirational, emotional, romantic, funny, and so very entertaining. I am very happy to add it to my bookshelf!

**I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. All thoughts are entirely my own. (Posted on 3/3/2014)

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