On Magnolia Lane (A Blue Ridge Romance #3)
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 opportunity to encourage his lovesick friend, but when Noah catches wind that Daisy has joined an online dating site, he takes matters into his own hands and orchestrates a meet-cute of the most unconventional kind.Owner of the local flower shop, Daisy Pendleton is content with her small-town life, but she’d sure like someone to share it with. After several disastrous first dates, she’s about to give up—and then she finds a seemingly wonderful man online. Daisy gets to know TJ through a series of messages but finds herself spending more time with Pastor Jack outside of the church at the same time. What she doesn’t know is that her online prospect and Jack are one and the same. Just as Daisy’s love life starts to look promising, a mysterious woman appears in town. Daisy is faced with a revelation about her family that turns her world upside down, and she looks to both TJ and Jack for help.Jack must find a way to reveal himself as her online suitor without breaking her heart and losing her trust. As Daisy faces Jack’s betrayal, she’ll have to learn to extend grace to herself, her family, and the man she’s grown to love.

On Magnolia Lane (A Blue Ridge Romance #3) Details

TitleOn Magnolia Lane (A Blue Ridge Romance #3)
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ReleaseNov 6th, 2018
PublisherThomas Nelson
ISBN-139780718090548
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GenreChristian Fiction

On Magnolia Lane (A Blue Ridge Romance #3) Review

  • Cara Putman
    January 1, 1970
    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.
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  • Amy
    January 1, 1970
    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.
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  • Coffee&Books
    January 1, 1970
    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...
  • Misty Wilson
    January 1, 1970
    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.
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  • Lucinda
    January 1, 1970
    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.
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  • Velma
    January 1, 1970
    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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  • Diane
    January 1, 1970
    Author Denise Hunter gives us Daisy and Jack’s love story in this addition to the A Blue Ridge Romance series. For me this was the best book in the series, and I hesitate to say that because all the books are 5 star wonderful. I connected with the main character Daisy on many levels and enjoyed her journey of forgiveness and grace. This author is so very talented in presenting four dimensional characters. I love the depth of Jack she reveals in this story. Great take away quotes: “Sometimes you Author Denise Hunter gives us Daisy and Jack’s love story in this addition to the A Blue Ridge Romance series. For me this was the best book in the series, and I hesitate to say that because all the books are 5 star wonderful. I connected with the main character Daisy on many levels and enjoyed her journey of forgiveness and grace. This author is so very talented in presenting four dimensional characters. I love the depth of Jack she reveals in this story. Great take away quotes: “Sometimes you have to extend a little grace to people. Not because they deserve it-but because we don’t either.” “She would find the grace to forgive her father because grace brought healing and peace.”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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  • Samantha
    January 1, 1970
    Every time a new book in this series comes out, it immediately flies to the top of my TBR pile. Christian romances are not my typical genre but the last few books I've read have been suspense thrillers so I wanted something fluffy.This installment focuses on Pastor Jack and his years long crush on Daisy. He's interested in her and she's interested in being in love so both find themselves on a dating site. Unbeknownst to her though (he used photos that don't look like him and a nickname) they're Every time a new book in this series comes out, it immediately flies to the top of my TBR pile. Christian romances are not my typical genre but the last few books I've read have been suspense thrillers so I wanted something fluffy.This installment focuses on Pastor Jack and his years long crush on Daisy. He's interested in her and she's interested in being in love so both find themselves on a dating site. Unbeknownst to her though (he used photos that don't look like him and a nickname) they're matched and she finds herself falling for "TJ"Another sweet and wholesome book from an author who has a way of reaching straight to the heart of her readers.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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  • Samantha
    January 1, 1970
    Every time a new book in this series comes out, it immediately flies to the top of my TBR pile. Christian romances are not my typical genre but the last few books I've read have been suspense thrillers so I wanted something fluffy.This installment focuses on Pastor Jack and his years long crush on Daisy. He's interested in her and she's interested in being in love so both find themselves on a dating site. Unbeknownst to her though (he used photos that don't look like him and a nickname) they're Every time a new book in this series comes out, it immediately flies to the top of my TBR pile. Christian romances are not my typical genre but the last few books I've read have been suspense thrillers so I wanted something fluffy.This installment focuses on Pastor Jack and his years long crush on Daisy. He's interested in her and she's interested in being in love so both find themselves on a dating site. Unbeknownst to her though (he used photos that don't look like him and a nickname) they're matched and she finds herself falling for "TJ"Another sweet and wholesome book from an author who has a way of reaching straight to the heart of her readers.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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  • Ollie
    January 1, 1970
    This book was the perfect christian chick-lit read! Being easy to read, I immediately got drawn into the story line and loveable characters. Daisy who is such a endearing girl, has a stranger come into her flower shop one day and purchase flowers "for an old friend". Later, these flowers are found by her fathers grave and the story line follows Daisy finding out what this womens relationship with her father was. Her friend Jack is a great support to her throughout all of this and the other main This book was the perfect christian chick-lit read! Being easy to read, I immediately got drawn into the story line and loveable characters. Daisy who is such a endearing girl, has a stranger come into her flower shop one day and purchase flowers "for an old friend". Later, these flowers are found by her fathers grave and the story line follows Daisy finding out what this womens relationship with her father was. Her friend Jack is a great support to her throughout all of this and the other main story line is his love for Daisy and how he tries to express it. Really enjoyed this clean romance story, if you are a lover of christian romance fiction then I highly recommend this book.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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  • Amy
    January 1, 1970
    This is third book in the Blue Ridge series. On Magnolia Lane provides the reader with another glimpse of characters from this community. This book focuses on Daisy and Pastor Jack. The book begins with Daisy discovering a revelation of something that occurred in her family that she didn’t know. Pastor Jack has liked Daisy for the longest, but is extremely shy. Will they be able to work through their feelings? Ms. Hunter’s books are refreshing and seem real. She addresses several different situa This is third book in the Blue Ridge series. On Magnolia Lane provides the reader with another glimpse of characters from this community. This book focuses on Daisy and Pastor Jack. The book begins with Daisy discovering a revelation of something that occurred in her family that she didn’t know. Pastor Jack has liked Daisy for the longest, but is extremely shy. Will they be able to work through their feelings? Ms. Hunter’s books are refreshing and seem real. She addresses several different situations. I really enjoyed reading this book and had been looking forward to it! Ms. Hunter writes extremely believable, romantic tales! This book also provides glimpses of the characters from the previous books. I highly recommend this book and the other books in the series! You will not be disappointed in the book!***I was given a free electronic copy of this book from the publisher for an honest review. This is my honest opinion. Even though I received this copy free, I have purchased her books before.
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  • Katie(babs)
    January 1, 1970
    Cute and very sweet romance with a uber-beta hero and a clueless heroine who can't see what's right in front of her face. There isn't a lot of drama here so the conflict s very minimal. A simple romance that should hit your sweet spot.
  • Janet
    January 1, 1970
    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher --- 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 eve I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher --- 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 opportunity to encourage his lovesick friend, but when Noah catches wind that Daisy has joined an online dating site, he takes matters into his own hands and orchestrates a meet-cute of the most unconventional kind.Owner of the local flower shop, Daisy Pendleton is content with her small-town life, but she’d sure like someone to share it with. After several disastrous first dates, she’s about to give up—and then she finds a seemingly wonderful man online. Daisy gets to know TJ through a series of messages but finds herself spending more time with Pastor Jack outside of the church at the same time. What she doesn’t know is that her online prospect and Jack are one and the same. Just as Daisy’s love life starts to look promising, a mysterious woman appears in town. Daisy is faced with a revelation about her family that turns her world upside down, and she looks to both TJ and Jack for help.Jack must find a way to reveal himself as her online suitor without breaking her heart and losing her trust. As Daisy faces Jack’s betrayal, she’ll have to learn to extend grace to herself, her family, and the man she’s grown to love.Poppy here … yes, MORE FLOWERS 😊. I asked my sister to get this book to read and review as I love the series and was waiting eagerly for this book. I love a good, clean romance novel: I don’t want billionaire bad boys, safe words or red rooms. I want a well-written story, lovable characters and God on the page. If this is what you are looking for, this is the perfect book for you and me. I also loved the cover: it is stunning and it makes one happy just by looking at it: it may, in fact, sell the book to people who have not read the series!!
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  • Linda Wilson
    January 1, 1970
    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 opportunity to encourage his lovesick friend, but when Noah catches wind that Daisy has joined an online dating site, he takes matters into his own hands and orchestrates a meet-cute of the most unconventional kind.Owner of the local flower shop, Daisy Pendleton is content w 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 opportunity to encourage his lovesick friend, but when Noah catches wind that Daisy has joined an online dating site, he takes matters into his own hands and orchestrates a meet-cute of the most unconventional kind.Owner of the local flower shop, Daisy Pendleton is content with her small-town life, but she’d sure like someone to share it with. After several disastrous first dates, she’s about to give up—and then she finds a seemingly wonderful man online. Daisy gets to know TJ through a series of messages but finds herself spending more time with Pastor Jack outside of the church at the same time. What she doesn’t know is that her online prospect and Jack are one and the same.Just as Daisy’s love life starts to look promising, a mysterious woman appears in town. Daisy is faced with a revelation about her family that turns her world upside down, and she looks to both TJ and Jack for help.Jack must find a way to reveal himself as her online suitor without breaking her heart and losing her trust. As Daisy faces Jack’s betrayal, she’ll have to learn to extend grace to herself, her family, and the man she’s grown to love.Jack and Daisy are both looking for love. Jack knows who he loves Daisy. But doesn't know how to express himself. He thinks he's too old for her and besides he's her pastor. What would people think? Daisy wants to find love. But where to look? An interesting read about Jack and Daisy as they come to find love.On a side note. I am a pastor's wife and I could relate to how Jack felt about living in a fish bowl. Pastor's are human beings and have feelings just like everyone else. I was given this book by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated in any way.
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  • Tracey
    January 1, 1970
    I'm a big fan of Denise Hunter's books and the Blue Ridge Romance series has been very good! Denise is one of my favorite authors for a well told story full of dynamic in-depth romantic relationships. I give On Magnolia Lane 4.5 swoony-worthy stars!I have been looking forward to Jack and Daisy's story. I love both their characters, Jack with his strong faith and devotion to God while secretly pining away for Daisy, and Daisy with her sweet caring helpful ways while clueless to Jack's adoration. I'm a big fan of Denise Hunter's books and the Blue Ridge Romance series has been very good! Denise is one of my favorite authors for a well told story full of dynamic in-depth romantic relationships. I give On Magnolia Lane 4.5 swoony-worthy stars!I have been looking forward to Jack and Daisy's story. I love both their characters, Jack with his strong faith and devotion to God while secretly pining away for Daisy, and Daisy with her sweet caring helpful ways while clueless to Jack's adoration. I loved watching their attraction play out. I was on pins and needles watching them dance around each other, literally and figuratively, and at one point was talking to them both, giving advice and telling them what they should or should not do, even, "oh boy, you're going to regret that". Talking to characters is a sure sign Hunter has grabbed my full attention and drawn me into her world!I was taken by surprise by the secondary story as a stranger appears in small town Copper Creek, bringing long held secrets to light. What twists and a turns this brought to the story!I must admit I had a difference of opinion with Daisy's point of view that parents have an obligation and responsibility to reveal all their marital problems to their children. It bothered me that she felt this way. It seemed too simplistic, judgmental and one sided to me, and marriage with all it's potential struggles is never that easy, or black and white. Couples have to make their own personal decisions about the dilemma of how much they should reveal, often choosing to protect their children from unnecessary pain. It's heartbreaking when you've observed this firsthand, so that has affected me and given me a different perspective I'm sure.On Magnolia Lane is a thought-provoking entertaining story that had me pondering what it means to truly love and truly forgive long after I read the last page. As always, I look forward to Denise Hunter's next book. I appreciate receiving a complimentary copy of On Magnolia Lane from Thomas Nelson through Netgalley.
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  • Ellen White
    January 1, 1970
    ON MAGNOLIA LANE. by Denise Hunter. Blue Ridge Rmance 3. Nov 6Plaster Jack she still calls him after two years of appointments.For him.love happened during those time. Was an on line dating service the answer for her, she meets a TJ, looks forward to their talks. A dance with her, when out with friends, could that finally bring them together. Interesting story, of her, wanting to find the Mr.Right and for Jack how to take that first step. They both ministered to others, always ready to help. An ON MAGNOLIA LANE. by Denise Hunter. Blue Ridge Rmance 3. Nov 6Plaster Jack she still calls him after two years of appointments.For him.love happened during those time. Was an on line dating service the answer for her, she meets a TJ, looks forward to their talks. A dance with her, when out with friends, could that finally bring them together. Interesting story, of her, wanting to find the Mr.Right and for Jack how to take that first step. They both ministered to others, always ready to help. An unexpected visitor, taught her, to be forgiving. All of the authors books have an insite of Christian values, and enjoyable to read.Given ARC for my voluntary review and my honest opinion.
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  • Denise
    January 1, 1970
    A story of betrayal, grace, and sweet love… Denise Hunter weaves it all together beautifully. The setting is a town I could happily put down roots in and get to know all the wonderful people. Not exactly fast-paced, but just right for a summer beach read and the characters will tuck themselves nicely into your heart. Definitely recommended.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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  • Martha Owen
    January 1, 1970
    Review to come! This book is out November 2018
  • Kay Defreese
    January 1, 1970
    I haven't read it yet but I already know I am going to love it!
  • Becky
    January 1, 1970
    Daisy owns the florist shop in town and Jack McReady is the pastor of Daisy's church. He's attracted to her to the point of falling in love. Daisy doesn't quite know he's there yet. Well, she knows he's there, but she's not in the same place he is emotionally. Daisy's life is not easy by any stretch of the imagination. She's upset that she doesn't have a romantic life, a storm rips through town and damages the shelter she supports, and then a sister she didn't know she had shows up in town. To s Daisy owns the florist shop in town and Jack McReady is the pastor of Daisy's church. He's attracted to her to the point of falling in love. Daisy doesn't quite know he's there yet. Well, she knows he's there, but she's not in the same place he is emotionally. Daisy's life is not easy by any stretch of the imagination. She's upset that she doesn't have a romantic life, a storm rips through town and damages the shelter she supports, and then a sister she didn't know she had shows up in town. To solve her first problem she signs up on an online dating app. The second problem is a bit more involved. She needs to help raise $20,000 to repair the shelter, but this is where the new sister proves helpful--she's got a connection to a country band that will donate their part of the take to the shelter and the committee donated their part of the take too. Denise Hunter has written a fast-paced novel that could make a reader believe it took her only two weeks to write. A sentient reader would know that writing a novel takes much longer than that. There is a lot of fun in the book and it is an entertaining read. Four solid stars.My thanks to Thomas Nelson Publishing for allowing me to read and review this book.
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  • Emma Louise
    January 1, 1970
    I thought On Magnolia Lane was a sweet and easy read. I appreciated the characters and the way the story unfolded. The story highlights that things in life, especially where family and love are involved are rarely simple or black and white. Daisy in particular has to learn this lesson throughout as she comes to grips with the complexities of life. While her struggles were frustrating to read at times I think they were also somewhat realistic and it was interesting to see how things played out an I thought On Magnolia Lane was a sweet and easy read. I appreciated the characters and the way the story unfolded. The story highlights that things in life, especially where family and love are involved are rarely simple or black and white. Daisy in particular has to learn this lesson throughout as she comes to grips with the complexities of life. While her struggles were frustrating to read at times I think they were also somewhat realistic and it was interesting to see how things played out and also how she matures as a person.I thought Jack was quite adorable and was rooting for him the whole time. Mr Francis too, he and Karen were a cute side story. 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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