Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Dancing With Fireflies

GIVEAWAY

HUNTER, DENISE
DANCING WITH FIREFLIES

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.

My Review:

Oh mercy, my heart has been pulverized. Seriously, I can still feel the deep ache on my left side every time I breathe :-) I lived every second with Jade and felt every single emotion. Talk about riveting, captivating and compulsive!

Hunter knows how to weave an angsty romance in a divine way. It hurt to watch Daniel so smitten while Jade is oblivious.  But then Jade can be forgiven because she has a lot on her plate and things get worse before they get better. I was in a love/hate relationship with her spunky stubbornness. Gotta admire a woman with grit...until you know she could really use some TLC from a besotted hero only she fights that kind of coddling tooth and nail. Then I just wanted to shake some sense into her. The author really put me through some serious emotional trauma and I wouldn't have it any other way!

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Dancing With Fireflies please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday October 12 2014. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

23 comments:

  1. I've been wanting to read this one. Thanks for your review and thanks for the giveaway! :)

    Writer_weaverATyahooDOTcom

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    1. You're welcome, Anna. I don't know how this one slipped past me. It released in the spring. Good luck!

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  2. Sometimes it is very hard for a woman who has had to take care of herself for a long time to accept the kind of love and caring a man wants to give! I look forward to Jade and Daniel's story.

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  3. YAY for riveting, captivating and compulsive!
    I am in.

    janka(dot)halcinova(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. LOL, I think we have the same taste in books, Janka. Good luck!

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  4. Oh Kav, I know from your wonderful review, that this is a must read. I want to know more of Jade's story. Thank you!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. Thanks, Melanie. I was kind of partial to it. :-) Good luck!

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  5. Beautiful cover! I'd better have some Kleenex handy when I read this. I know this is a book I really want to read.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. You know, rubynreba, a trick of the author trade is to do the worst to your hero or heroine and then see how they get themselves out of the situation. Denise Hunter packs a triple whammy on poor Jade. I just couldn't catch my breath sometimes. Good luck!

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  6. thanks for the chance to read this novel, kav

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Karen. Good luck!

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  7. I have been wanting this book. Thanks, Kav!
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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  8. " Talk about riveting, captivating and compulsive! " Ok there you go again, great review, would love to read this one too. rrwalter34ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. LOL -- I can't help it if the book really is. I have to call 'em as I see 'em. Good luck, Becky.

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  9. I've loved Denise Hunter's books! this one is on my wishlist :) Thanks for sharing your review!!!

    colorvibrant at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Heidi. Good luck!

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  10. Wow! Riveting and captivating. Sounds like a truly wonderful book. Denise is a new author to me. She sounds like a very talented author.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. Awesome author. Really engages the reader's emotions. Love that. Good luck, Maryann.

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  11. I am a big fan of Denise Hunter so I would love to win this

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    1. I've become a fan too, Karen. Good luck!

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  12. Hello Kave. Good review. This is another one I've been wanting. Please put my name in the jackpot. Thanks!
    Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

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