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.
“This is an emotional tale of overcoming the fear of loss to love again and God's love, made manifest through people, healing all wounds. The heroine's doubts, fears and eventual acceptance of the gift God has given her are told in a sympathetic and heartwarming way. The hero's steadfastness is poignantly presented as well.”
“Romance lovers will . . . fall for this gentleman who places his beloved's needs before his own as faith guides him.” Hunter’s well-developed characters and plot twists make for a delightful and inspirational journey.'