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joyful334209FLAge: 45-54Gender: Female4 Stars Out Of 5GOD made the Blue RidgesNovember 18, 2017joyful334209FLAge: 45-54Gender: FemaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Blue Ridge Sunrise is a fantastic story about Star-Crossed love. You have two true love's who were together when they were younger - Zoe and Cruz - but when she hurt him so bad in a way you just can't believe. She then leaves town until her grandmother dies and she has to take care of the peach farm - she goes back to the farm - she shows back with her child and Kyle the man she cheated with on Cruz with - will she be able to handle seeing Cruz again? Do the Sparks reignite? Will she keep the farm? Can she handle being on the farm again? I received a copy of this book from the Publisher and Netgalley; all the opinions expressed are all my own.
Laura HiltonHorseshoe Bend, ARAge: 45-54Gender: female2 Stars Out Of 5Blue Ridge SunriseNovember 17, 2017Laura HiltonHorseshoe Bend, ARAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 3Value: 1Meets Expectations: 1Denise Hunter used to be one of my favorite authors, I've read every single one of her romances she's written over the years. I've heard that Thomas Nelson is becoming more edgy and that is apparent with the last few romances Ms. Hunter has put out.
Zoe is a wild child. The book starts when she's fifteen and she's got the stuff and is hot to trot. She has Cruz lusting after her, but he's her brother's best friend. When Brady goes off to college, Cruz promises to keep his eye on her... and he does. That, and other things.
Then Zoe runs off to join a country band and sing backup. When granny dies, she comes back home with her four year old daughter in tow...
Okay, you can see where this is going. Zoe is not a character I like or identify with. With the exception of Granny and her brother and one girlfriend she's pretty much burned all her bridges behind her, too. Even her own dad is reluctant to help. Even Cruz hates her, but she's still hot... And of course they are forced together because...
The ending was rather rushed and unsettled. Telling. Not a satisfactory end.
Faith message was weak. She sings in church, says a prayer or two , and it's called good. Lives like the devil the rest of the time.
I wanted to like this book. But I didn't. And I hate to say this, but it might be the last Denise Hunter book I ever read. That kind of breaks my heart.
I was given a copy free. All opinions are my own.
Heidi MainCary, NCAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Fast-paced, deep character backstory, amazing premise ~ awesome read!November 16, 2017Heidi MainCary, NCAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Blue Ridge Sunrise by Denise Hunter is fabulous. The novel starts with the amazing premise of Zoe returning home for a funeral and reading of the will, only to discover that maybe she isn't ready to leave Copper Creek for good.
The backstory is deep and wide, allowing the author to explore deep feelings and hurts. The plot is fast-paced and the characters three-dimensional. Blue Ridge Sunrise was a quick and fun read!
Sharon Phillips2 Stars Out Of 5ok bookNovember 16, 2017Sharon PhillipsQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Not really what I was expecting. Yes, as someone else says, a bit too much bouncing back into her previous life. I also am a bit concerned that this book is published by a Christian publisher, yet, I'm more than halfway through this book, and see no redeeming qualities in the characters. Sure wish there was more wisdom in this.
Kara LynnWVAge: 18-24Gender: Female4 Stars Out Of 5Not as good as her last one but still good nonetheless!November 14, 2017Kara LynnWVAge: 18-24Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 3The previous book, Sweetbriar Cottage was one I raved about - I loved it so much. This one is just as good and Denise Hunter continues to just get better and better with not only her romance but her plot, character deepening, humor and just her downright storytelling overall. It's just so good!
Cruz is one of my favorite male leads from any of her books and I just had to laugh since Zoe has red hair and Cruz is Spanish - an I Love Lucy thing going on perhaps? I also just felt very well connected with the characters and their stories, and after all her books, Denise Hunter can continue making each character so unique? That's awesome!
It was also a breath of fresh air, 'traveling' to Georgia, walking through the peach orchards and experiencing life in little Copper Creek. I also love the little gritty elements Denise Hunter has started adding into her books, such as abuse, adultery (in her previous book), etc. It creates realism, and her Christian inspiration - as always - is spot on without coming across as preachy. You will definitely get the warm-fuzzies with this read, and it'll be one you won't want to put down. I completely and utterly enjoyed it.
Thank you BookLook for this free book in exchange for my honest review