1. Blue Ridge Sunrise
    Blue Ridge Sunrise
    Denise Hunter
    Thomas Nelson / 2017 / Trade Paperback
    $10.49 Retail: $15.99 Save 34% ($5.50)
    4 Stars Out Of 5 37 Reviews
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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Loved it!
    March 12, 2018
    Amanda B
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Each time Denise Hunter releases a book, I know I'll love it.

    With that being said, Hunter's book seem to be getting more and more edgy for the Christian Fiction genre.

    Zoe and Cruz have a long history, but since Zoe was Cruz's best friend's little sister, they never openly pursued a relationship. Their relationship was kept secret, and Zoe left town. Cruz never got over Zoe, so when she returns to take possession of the orchard she inherited, both are faced with big decisions.

    Hunter deals with sweet and precious second chances and unconditional love, while wrestling with the realistic consequences of past sin. While we all have to deal with consequences of sin, I feel like the character's faith was definitely watered down, and could have been handled in a more positive way.

    I felt the relationship between Zoe and her ex, Kyle, was a little over-the-top dramatic, but then again, there are crazy people in this world, so it could happen. The tension was also necessary from a literary standpoint, so I understand why it was handled the way it was.

    I can't wait for the next book in the series!

    I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review, which I have provided here.
  2. S D CA
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    March 9, 2018
    S D CA
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    BLUE RIDGE SUNRISE by Denise Hunter. Thomas Nelson Publisher

    Expectation of others believe Zoe was born to run the orchard, she had a life before returning to Copper Creek. Same with her love life, now she is having to deal with her first love Cruz and her boyfriend Kyle. Tension is on the rise, and fills the pages. You get to know the characters they are well described, you wonder about the outcome. Her books are filled with good details and plot, that dont disappoint readers. Given ARC by Thomas Nelson , for my voluntary review and my honest opinion
  3. 3 Stars Out Of 5
    Writing is really good but I didn't like the way the backstory was handled.
    March 7, 2018
    Quality: 0
    Value: 0
    Meets Expectations: 0
    This is the first book that I've read by this author so I went into the story with an open mind. I love Hallmark movies and the "high school sweethearts - breakup - find themselves back together again - throw in a struggling orchard" felt kind of like a Hallmark movie storyline. I was a little thrown by the flashback/backstory of Zoe and Cruz's relationship, which begins just after chapter six and is about ten chapters. Perhaps if the backstory was at the beginning of the book and then we caught up with them years later, I would have liked it better. This way felt disjointed to me and I think it kept me from being to invested in their story. Full review at my website. 2 1/2 out of 5 stars. I received this book in a giveaway. I was not required to give a review. All of the opinions I have expressed are my own.
  4. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    A Pleasant and Enjoyable Read
    January 26, 2018
    Quality: 3
    Value: 3
    Meets Expectations: 3
    I jumped at the chance to get an advanced copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review... and then it took me a long time to get into it. Some of the plot elements and settingsusedin this book are very similar to another novel I had just read, and I didn't like the feeling of unoriginality. Setting that aside, the characters in this book are likable and engaging and I found myself really rooting for them. This story is about longing for something just out of your reach. It's a story of heartache and loss...of redemption and transformation. It's a story of healing and self-discovery. It's a story of family, love, and home.
  5. Western Michigan
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    Sweet but predictable romance
    January 20, 2018
    Western Michigan
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 3
    Value: 3
    Meets Expectations: 3
    Blue Ridge Sunrise by Denise Hunter

    Zoe is living her dream of being a musician when she is called back home by her Grannys death. She has been gone for five years and plans to attend the funeral one day and return to Nashville the next. However, her Grannys will holds a surpriseshe is now the owner of the family peach orchard. In a surprising turn of events, she decides to stay and run the orchard in Grannys memory. She hopes to avoid the man who broke her heart five years ago, but as it turns out, he is now the orchards manager. Can the orchard survive and can Zoe remain there with the painful memories of her first love?

    This is not the type of book that I usually read, but how could I resist when I took part in a survey to determine the books cover? It was an easy read, not really a surprising one, but I did enjoy it. Although I didnt identify much with Zoe, the plot twists did make me want to find out what would happen to the characters. The author left room for another book, perhaps featuring some secondary characters.

    If you enjoy a pleasant story line with a not-too-surprising ending, I think you will enjoy this book. I received a free copy from the fiction guild and this is my honest review.
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