1. Honeysuckle Dreams
    Honeysuckle Dreams
    Denise Hunter
    Thomas Nelson / 2018 / Trade Paperback
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    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 42 Reviews
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  1. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    Honeysuckle Dreams
    August 12, 2018
    Jennybug52
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    4 stars- This is another heartfelt story by Denise Hunter. Brady Collins would do anything to keep custody of his son Sammy, including marrying his best friend Hope. Hope has been hurt by love before & doesn't want to risk that hurt again, so a marriage of convenience to help her best friend seems like a no brainer. She'll get the ready made family she's always wanted without having to worry about the love part.

    At first the idea of their engagement and marriage seemed far fetched. But then I thought about how many marriages are still arranged to this day for a variety of reasons & figured it might not be as far fetched as I thought. Although I did struggle a bit with the idea of purposely deceiving some of their friends and family.

    Brady and Hope have a lot of baggage that they each bring into their marriage. Brady has a heart of gold & my heart hurt for him as the hits kept coming for him. But I admired him for continuing to persevere through it all. I also sympathized with Hope through her struggles. I could relate to many of her anxieties. Overall this was a sweet story that would make a great summer read. My favorite book of the series so far. I look forward to reading the third book and learning more about Pastor Jack.

    I received a copy of this book for free. I was not required to post a positive review and the views and opinions expressed are my own.
  2. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    Heartwarming Story
    August 9, 2018
    Nicole Cook
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    In Denise Hunter's latest novel "Honeysuckle Dreams," she tells the heartwarming story of single father Brady Collins (who is raising his baby son after the death of his ex-wife) and local radio host Hope Daniels. Hope agrees to play the part of Brady's loving fiancee in order to help him fight for custody of his son after it is determined that Brady is not the biological father. Sparks soon fly between the two longtime friends as they navigate the difficulties in their new life together.

    Another wonderful book by Denise Hunter. A well written contemporary story filled with romance, emotion, and very relatable characters. I definitely would recommend this book!
  3. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    Great stand-alone sequel
    July 25, 2018
    Susan Barrett
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    honeysuckle dreams by Denise Hunter is the second book in the Blue Ridge Romance series, following Blue Ridge Sunrise, which you can read my review of here.

    This book had somewhat of an unusual plotits a modern-day marriage of convenience between two best friends. While I didnt care for the fact that initially their engagement was based off a falsehood, it did develop quickly into truly caring for and liking each other as more than friends. This was a sweet story of friendship and family.

    I really liked how one of the characters struggled with anxiety and fear, because I do think thats a common thing in society today. The author did lead the character through counseling and talking with friends to conquer the fear and anxiety, but I personally wish there would have been a little more emphasis on God and how He calms our fears (in addition to medication and counseling, if not in place of).

    Overall, I would recommend this book. I read it over a weekend and it was a pleasant, summery read.

    Thank you to the Thomas Nelson and Zondervan Fiction Guild for providing me with a copy of this book. I received a copy of this book for free. I was not required to post a positive review and the views and opinions expressed are my own.

    *Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention/review it on my blog. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion which Ive done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.*
  4. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Beautiful Love Story
    July 13, 2018
    Deana
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    There is nothing better than a book that sweeps you up and puts you smack dab in the center of the story. The author knows how to capture characters with real problems and let them unfold with emotions. I loved the characters so much that I was hoping someone would turn the book into a movie.

    It's not everyday you hear about a single father but Brady is an example of not running away but stepping up to his responsibilities. He is so kind and loves his son Sam with all his heart. I loved reading about the interaction between father and son. Brady knows what it is like to be abandoned by parents and will do everything he can to make Sam feel loved and wanted.

    His best friend Hope is smart, pretty and smitten with Sam. I liked how she helped Brady out by watching Sam when needed. She has a great career on the radio with hopes of one day getting the job of her dreams. Hope has carried around a fear of losing people she loves since the loss of someone special some years back. I think that holds her back from being in a serious relationship.

    When there is a chance that Brady could lose custody of Sam he asks Hope for help. I was quite surprised at what he wanted them to do, but I admired him for wanting to keep Sam. The story is filled with surprises and keeps readers glued to their seats. It's a love story like none I've ever read. How far would you go to help a friend? Fear plays a big part in the story and I liked how the author used faith examples to help the character work through fear. Both Brady and Hope deal with abandonment issues and it causes distance between them. Can they work through their problems and give Sam a safe and loving home? Don't miss the discussion questions at the back of the book. They are good questions that make you examine your life and increase your faith.

    I received a copy of this book from The Fiction Guild. The review is my own opinion.
  5. East Texas
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Great Read
    July 2, 2018
    Tammy G.
    East Texas
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    Brady is such an honorable, go to the end of the world type of guy. So, when "his" baby, Sam, is to be taken from him because his ex-wife's sudden death has the maternal grandparents wanting the baby.

    But Sam doesn't want the baby to go live with such evil people. What to do?

    Then his long time friend, Hope Daniels, agrees to an "arrangement" otherwise known as a marriage of convince so that Sam can live with his dad, Brady.

    The story of how to people are the best of friends and then fall in love all because of a baby.

    A modern day romance with a few twists and turns in the game of love and honor.

    *This book was provided for review by The Fiction Guild*
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