Blue Ridge Sunrise (Blue Ridge Romance #1)

Blue Ridge Sunrise (Blue Ridge Romance #1)

Former free spirit Zoe Collins swore she?d never again set foot in Copper Creek or speak to the man who broke her heart. But return she must when her beloved Granny dies, leaving the family legacy to Zoe?a peach orchard nestled at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains. When Zoe returns home with her daughter and boyfriend Kyle, she finds that she?s the only person in town wh Former free spirit Zoe Collins swore she?d never again set foot in Copper Creek or speak to the man who broke...

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Title:Blue Ridge Sunrise (Blue Ridge Romance #1)
Author:Denise Hunter
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Genres:Romance
ISBN:0718090500
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:323 pages pages

Blue Ridge Sunrise (Blue Ridge Romance #1) Reviews

  • Sandy
    Jul 22, 2017

    Oh, no. How hard is it to admit, "Hey, I sinned, and I have consequences for what I did"?? Instead Zoe spends much of the book pitying herself for the raw deal she got in life. She has a live-in boyfriend who's abusive and doesn't "value her as a person"....well, girl, if you toss your...

    This book claims to be Christian fiction but it's not. With it's premarital sex and lack of faith elements it's just a contemporary fiction book. I simply could not warm up to or identify with the characters in this book especially delusional Kyle. I wanted to like it because I had bee...

    Always eager to dive into a new Denise Hunter novel, I'm sad to say this one missed the mark for me. Reunion romances are all well and good, and this one had all the usual sizzle and heat fans expect from Hunter, but I felt like Hunter already did this Safe Haven-esque plot -- and did ...

    I am Denise's biggest cheerleader. I own every book she has ever penned. And every one of them or fabulous and always leave me wanting more. The only problem that I have is she does not write fast enough for me. With that said... Blue Ridge did not disappoint it was a true Hunter bo...

    Blue Ridge Sunrise is the start to Denise Hunter's new series and I have such conflicting thoughts about it. Not the series, just this particular story. It started off so well and I thought I was going to love the book, but the redemption/forgiveness/repentance part of the story I ...

    So, I decided to throw my neatly ordered to-read list out the window and read Blue Ridge Sunrise way ahead of schedule. I simply couldn't resist the promise of a Denise Hunter romance or (let's face it) that cover. Returning to her hometown and confronting her past was never on Zoe ...

    I received a copy of this title via NetGalley. It does not impact my review. I can?t think of a book that I have gone back and forth so much on as I did this book. For awhile I was really loving it. Then I was really annoyed at a turn of events. Then I loved it again. Then I was a...

    Denise 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 st...

    I really enjoyed this book. I'm from Georgia, so I could picuture the scenes and smell the peaches in the orchard. Loved the characters and the little bit of Nashville thrown in. Thanks to Netgalley and the Publisher for the ARC. ...

  • Loraine
    Apr 14, 2018

    Oh, no. How hard is it to admit, "Hey, I sinned, and I have consequences for what I did"?? Instead Zoe spends much of the book pitying herself for the raw deal she got in life. She has a live-in boyfriend who's abusive and doesn't "value her as a person"....well, girl, if you toss your...

    This book claims to be Christian fiction but it's not. With it's premarital sex and lack of faith elements it's just a contemporary fiction book. I simply could not warm up to or identify with the characters in this book especially delusional Kyle. I wanted to like it because I had bee...

    Always eager to dive into a new Denise Hunter novel, I'm sad to say this one missed the mark for me. Reunion romances are all well and good, and this one had all the usual sizzle and heat fans expect from Hunter, but I felt like Hunter already did this Safe Haven-esque plot -- and did ...

    I am Denise's biggest cheerleader. I own every book she has ever penned. And every one of them or fabulous and always leave me wanting more. The only problem that I have is she does not write fast enough for me. With that said... Blue Ridge did not disappoint it was a true Hunter bo...

    Blue Ridge Sunrise is the start to Denise Hunter's new series and I have such conflicting thoughts about it. Not the series, just this particular story. It started off so well and I thought I was going to love the book, but the redemption/forgiveness/repentance part of the story I ...

    So, I decided to throw my neatly ordered to-read list out the window and read Blue Ridge Sunrise way ahead of schedule. I simply couldn't resist the promise of a Denise Hunter romance or (let's face it) that cover. Returning to her hometown and confronting her past was never on Zoe ...

    I received a copy of this title via NetGalley. It does not impact my review. I can?t think of a book that I have gone back and forth so much on as I did this book. For awhile I was really loving it. Then I was really annoyed at a turn of events. Then I loved it again. Then I was a...

    Denise 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 st...

    I really enjoyed this book. I'm from Georgia, so I could picuture the scenes and smell the peaches in the orchard. Loved the characters and the little bit of Nashville thrown in. Thanks to Netgalley and the Publisher for the ARC. ...

    I enjoyed this book and really liked Cruz and Zoe. I am looking forward to Brady and Hope's story next. ...

    One thing I love about Denise Hunter is she knows how to write books that get into the gritty parts of life that aren't so pretty. Her books bring out the not so pretty and the sometimes hopeless parts but she also shows how those not so pretty things can turn into beautiful things thr...

    The first in Denise Hunter's new Blue Ridge Romance series had me feeling a little off kilter as a reader. Somehow having what is usually a painful past that a character is looking to put behind them was more immediate than I've typically found in Christian fiction, resulting in a book...

    Blue Ridge Sunrise is the first book from Denise Hunter's whole new series, Blue Ridge Romance. I read this book in one sitting. I loved it so much, I did not want to put it down. I felt an instant connection to Zoe. I knew what she was going through - the heartache, past secrets and r...

    This was one of those reads that was just ?okay? for me, and I?ve had a little trouble putting my finger on the reasons why. Firstly, although I was generally sympathetic towards the heroine Zoe, I found it difficult to empathise with some of her decisions?or perhaps more to th...

    My rating system looks something like this: 5 stars: Holy cow. I can't breathe. That was amazing. 4 stars: I liked it. No complaints, but not heart-stopping. 3 stars: Good, but have some issues with it. 2 stars: Pretty bad. 1 star: Awful. I think Blue Ridge Sunrise falls at ...

    I'm a huge fan of Denise Hunter, but this one left me disappointed. Lots of non-Christian living taking place in this book by all the characters. God was there, but not really a major player. And the entire plot with the orchard and a barn and a fire... I feel like I've already read so...

    Oh my! What a beautiful story... I was drawn in from the moment I started and couldn't put it down. There was so much more to this than just a love story. It touched deep places in my heart. Highly recommended. ...

    I really enjoyed this book. It has just the right amount of romance and suspense! ...

    Rating 3.5 Stars The insecurities went core-deep and he wanted nothing more than to assure her of her value. A good old fashioned love story with misunderstanding as the driving force. Zoe Collins has restless heart. She loves to sing and she is in love with Cruz Huntley. At 19 ...

    Denise Hunter is one of my must-read authors. Her books routinely make my yearly "best books" lists, and I often stay up far too long while reading her books. That's why I was so disappointed when her last book, Sweetbriar Cottage, didn't land for me. Of course, I still had hope for...

    Blue Ridge Sunrise is the first of the Blue Ridge Romance series but we did meet some of the characters in Sweetbriar Cottage. The story takes place in Cooper Creek, Georgia in the northern part of the state in the mountains. Like all small towns, everyone knows each other and there is...

    According to the other reviews I feel differently, as I feel this is a story of a prodigal daughter who is trying to get her life on track after foolish mistakes and risks taken. Is it edgier...yes....is it true to life...yes. Not everyone lives a Christian life from birth and have to ...

    I checked this book out of the library to read because I have the second book, Honeysuckle Dreams, to review. I have previously read 2 of Hunter's books and enjoyed one and found the other okay. This book was definitely a disappointment, and it was a misnomer to label its genre as Chri...

  • Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
    Oct 26, 2017

    Oh, no. How hard is it to admit, "Hey, I sinned, and I have consequences for what I did"?? Instead Zoe spends much of the book pitying herself for the raw deal she got in life. She has a live-in boyfriend who's abusive and doesn't "value her as a person"....well, girl, if you toss your...

    This book claims to be Christian fiction but it's not. With it's premarital sex and lack of faith elements it's just a contemporary fiction book. I simply could not warm up to or identify with the characters in this book especially delusional Kyle. I wanted to like it because I had bee...

    Always eager to dive into a new Denise Hunter novel, I'm sad to say this one missed the mark for me. Reunion romances are all well and good, and this one had all the usual sizzle and heat fans expect from Hunter, but I felt like Hunter already did this Safe Haven-esque plot -- and did ...

    I am Denise's biggest cheerleader. I own every book she has ever penned. And every one of them or fabulous and always leave me wanting more. The only problem that I have is she does not write fast enough for me. With that said... Blue Ridge did not disappoint it was a true Hunter bo...

    Blue Ridge Sunrise is the start to Denise Hunter's new series and I have such conflicting thoughts about it. Not the series, just this particular story. It started off so well and I thought I was going to love the book, but the redemption/forgiveness/repentance part of the story I ...

    So, I decided to throw my neatly ordered to-read list out the window and read Blue Ridge Sunrise way ahead of schedule. I simply couldn't resist the promise of a Denise Hunter romance or (let's face it) that cover. Returning to her hometown and confronting her past was never on Zoe ...

    I received a copy of this title via NetGalley. It does not impact my review. I can?t think of a book that I have gone back and forth so much on as I did this book. For awhile I was really loving it. Then I was really annoyed at a turn of events. Then I loved it again. Then I was a...

    Denise 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 st...

    I really enjoyed this book. I'm from Georgia, so I could picuture the scenes and smell the peaches in the orchard. Loved the characters and the little bit of Nashville thrown in. Thanks to Netgalley and the Publisher for the ARC. ...

    I enjoyed this book and really liked Cruz and Zoe. I am looking forward to Brady and Hope's story next. ...

    One thing I love about Denise Hunter is she knows how to write books that get into the gritty parts of life that aren't so pretty. Her books bring out the not so pretty and the sometimes hopeless parts but she also shows how those not so pretty things can turn into beautiful things thr...

  • Laura
    Nov 17, 2017

    Oh, no. How hard is it to admit, "Hey, I sinned, and I have consequences for what I did"?? Instead Zoe spends much of the book pitying herself for the raw deal she got in life. She has a live-in boyfriend who's abusive and doesn't "value her as a person"....well, girl, if you toss your...

    This book claims to be Christian fiction but it's not. With it's premarital sex and lack of faith elements it's just a contemporary fiction book. I simply could not warm up to or identify with the characters in this book especially delusional Kyle. I wanted to like it because I had bee...

    Always eager to dive into a new Denise Hunter novel, I'm sad to say this one missed the mark for me. Reunion romances are all well and good, and this one had all the usual sizzle and heat fans expect from Hunter, but I felt like Hunter already did this Safe Haven-esque plot -- and did ...

    I am Denise's biggest cheerleader. I own every book she has ever penned. And every one of them or fabulous and always leave me wanting more. The only problem that I have is she does not write fast enough for me. With that said... Blue Ridge did not disappoint it was a true Hunter bo...

    Blue Ridge Sunrise is the start to Denise Hunter's new series and I have such conflicting thoughts about it. Not the series, just this particular story. It started off so well and I thought I was going to love the book, but the redemption/forgiveness/repentance part of the story I ...

    So, I decided to throw my neatly ordered to-read list out the window and read Blue Ridge Sunrise way ahead of schedule. I simply couldn't resist the promise of a Denise Hunter romance or (let's face it) that cover. Returning to her hometown and confronting her past was never on Zoe ...

    I received a copy of this title via NetGalley. It does not impact my review. I can?t think of a book that I have gone back and forth so much on as I did this book. For awhile I was really loving it. Then I was really annoyed at a turn of events. Then I loved it again. Then I was a...

    Denise 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 st...

  • Jeanie
    Feb 09, 2018

    Oh, no. How hard is it to admit, "Hey, I sinned, and I have consequences for what I did"?? Instead Zoe spends much of the book pitying herself for the raw deal she got in life. She has a live-in boyfriend who's abusive and doesn't "value her as a person"....well, girl, if you toss your...

    This book claims to be Christian fiction but it's not. With it's premarital sex and lack of faith elements it's just a contemporary fiction book. I simply could not warm up to or identify with the characters in this book especially delusional Kyle. I wanted to like it because I had bee...

    Always eager to dive into a new Denise Hunter novel, I'm sad to say this one missed the mark for me. Reunion romances are all well and good, and this one had all the usual sizzle and heat fans expect from Hunter, but I felt like Hunter already did this Safe Haven-esque plot -- and did ...

    I am Denise's biggest cheerleader. I own every book she has ever penned. And every one of them or fabulous and always leave me wanting more. The only problem that I have is she does not write fast enough for me. With that said... Blue Ridge did not disappoint it was a true Hunter bo...

    Blue Ridge Sunrise is the start to Denise Hunter's new series and I have such conflicting thoughts about it. Not the series, just this particular story. It started off so well and I thought I was going to love the book, but the redemption/forgiveness/repentance part of the story I ...

    So, I decided to throw my neatly ordered to-read list out the window and read Blue Ridge Sunrise way ahead of schedule. I simply couldn't resist the promise of a Denise Hunter romance or (let's face it) that cover. Returning to her hometown and confronting her past was never on Zoe ...

    I received a copy of this title via NetGalley. It does not impact my review. I can?t think of a book that I have gone back and forth so much on as I did this book. For awhile I was really loving it. Then I was really annoyed at a turn of events. Then I loved it again. Then I was a...

    Denise 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 st...

    I really enjoyed this book. I'm from Georgia, so I could picuture the scenes and smell the peaches in the orchard. Loved the characters and the little bit of Nashville thrown in. Thanks to Netgalley and the Publisher for the ARC. ...

    I enjoyed this book and really liked Cruz and Zoe. I am looking forward to Brady and Hope's story next. ...

    One thing I love about Denise Hunter is she knows how to write books that get into the gritty parts of life that aren't so pretty. Her books bring out the not so pretty and the sometimes hopeless parts but she also shows how those not so pretty things can turn into beautiful things thr...

    The first in Denise Hunter's new Blue Ridge Romance series had me feeling a little off kilter as a reader. Somehow having what is usually a painful past that a character is looking to put behind them was more immediate than I've typically found in Christian fiction, resulting in a book...

    Blue Ridge Sunrise is the first book from Denise Hunter's whole new series, Blue Ridge Romance. I read this book in one sitting. I loved it so much, I did not want to put it down. I felt an instant connection to Zoe. I knew what she was going through - the heartache, past secrets and r...

    This was one of those reads that was just ?okay? for me, and I?ve had a little trouble putting my finger on the reasons why. Firstly, although I was generally sympathetic towards the heroine Zoe, I found it difficult to empathise with some of her decisions?or perhaps more to th...

    My rating system looks something like this: 5 stars: Holy cow. I can't breathe. That was amazing. 4 stars: I liked it. No complaints, but not heart-stopping. 3 stars: Good, but have some issues with it. 2 stars: Pretty bad. 1 star: Awful. I think Blue Ridge Sunrise falls at ...

    I'm a huge fan of Denise Hunter, but this one left me disappointed. Lots of non-Christian living taking place in this book by all the characters. God was there, but not really a major player. And the entire plot with the orchard and a barn and a fire... I feel like I've already read so...

    Oh my! What a beautiful story... I was drawn in from the moment I started and couldn't put it down. There was so much more to this than just a love story. It touched deep places in my heart. Highly recommended. ...

    I really enjoyed this book. It has just the right amount of romance and suspense! ...

    Rating 3.5 Stars The insecurities went core-deep and he wanted nothing more than to assure her of her value. A good old fashioned love story with misunderstanding as the driving force. Zoe Collins has restless heart. She loves to sing and she is in love with Cruz Huntley. At 19 ...

  • Denise
    Jul 18, 2017

    Oh, no. How hard is it to admit, "Hey, I sinned, and I have consequences for what I did"?? Instead Zoe spends much of the book pitying herself for the raw deal she got in life. She has a live-in boyfriend who's abusive and doesn't "value her as a person"....well, girl, if you toss your...

    This book claims to be Christian fiction but it's not. With it's premarital sex and lack of faith elements it's just a contemporary fiction book. I simply could not warm up to or identify with the characters in this book especially delusional Kyle. I wanted to like it because I had bee...

    Always eager to dive into a new Denise Hunter novel, I'm sad to say this one missed the mark for me. Reunion romances are all well and good, and this one had all the usual sizzle and heat fans expect from Hunter, but I felt like Hunter already did this Safe Haven-esque plot -- and did ...

    I am Denise's biggest cheerleader. I own every book she has ever penned. And every one of them or fabulous and always leave me wanting more. The only problem that I have is she does not write fast enough for me. With that said... Blue Ridge did not disappoint it was a true Hunter bo...

    Blue Ridge Sunrise is the start to Denise Hunter's new series and I have such conflicting thoughts about it. Not the series, just this particular story. It started off so well and I thought I was going to love the book, but the redemption/forgiveness/repentance part of the story I ...

    So, I decided to throw my neatly ordered to-read list out the window and read Blue Ridge Sunrise way ahead of schedule. I simply couldn't resist the promise of a Denise Hunter romance or (let's face it) that cover. Returning to her hometown and confronting her past was never on Zoe ...

    I received a copy of this title via NetGalley. It does not impact my review. I can?t think of a book that I have gone back and forth so much on as I did this book. For awhile I was really loving it. Then I was really annoyed at a turn of events. Then I loved it again. Then I was a...

    Denise 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 st...

    I really enjoyed this book. I'm from Georgia, so I could picuture the scenes and smell the peaches in the orchard. Loved the characters and the little bit of Nashville thrown in. Thanks to Netgalley and the Publisher for the ARC. ...

    I enjoyed this book and really liked Cruz and Zoe. I am looking forward to Brady and Hope's story next. ...

    One thing I love about Denise Hunter is she knows how to write books that get into the gritty parts of life that aren't so pretty. Her books bring out the not so pretty and the sometimes hopeless parts but she also shows how those not so pretty things can turn into beautiful things thr...

    The first in Denise Hunter's new Blue Ridge Romance series had me feeling a little off kilter as a reader. Somehow having what is usually a painful past that a character is looking to put behind them was more immediate than I've typically found in Christian fiction, resulting in a book...

    Blue Ridge Sunrise is the first book from Denise Hunter's whole new series, Blue Ridge Romance. I read this book in one sitting. I loved it so much, I did not want to put it down. I felt an instant connection to Zoe. I knew what she was going through - the heartache, past secrets and r...

    This was one of those reads that was just ?okay? for me, and I?ve had a little trouble putting my finger on the reasons why. Firstly, although I was generally sympathetic towards the heroine Zoe, I found it difficult to empathise with some of her decisions?or perhaps more to th...

    My rating system looks something like this: 5 stars: Holy cow. I can't breathe. That was amazing. 4 stars: I liked it. No complaints, but not heart-stopping. 3 stars: Good, but have some issues with it. 2 stars: Pretty bad. 1 star: Awful. I think Blue Ridge Sunrise falls at ...

    I'm a huge fan of Denise Hunter, but this one left me disappointed. Lots of non-Christian living taking place in this book by all the characters. God was there, but not really a major player. And the entire plot with the orchard and a barn and a fire... I feel like I've already read so...

    Oh my! What a beautiful story... I was drawn in from the moment I started and couldn't put it down. There was so much more to this than just a love story. It touched deep places in my heart. Highly recommended. ...

  • Melanie
    Apr 28, 2018

    Oh, no. How hard is it to admit, "Hey, I sinned, and I have consequences for what I did"?? Instead Zoe spends much of the book pitying herself for the raw deal she got in life. She has a live-in boyfriend who's abusive and doesn't "value her as a person"....well, girl, if you toss your...

    This book claims to be Christian fiction but it's not. With it's premarital sex and lack of faith elements it's just a contemporary fiction book. I simply could not warm up to or identify with the characters in this book especially delusional Kyle. I wanted to like it because I had bee...

    Always eager to dive into a new Denise Hunter novel, I'm sad to say this one missed the mark for me. Reunion romances are all well and good, and this one had all the usual sizzle and heat fans expect from Hunter, but I felt like Hunter already did this Safe Haven-esque plot -- and did ...

    I am Denise's biggest cheerleader. I own every book she has ever penned. And every one of them or fabulous and always leave me wanting more. The only problem that I have is she does not write fast enough for me. With that said... Blue Ridge did not disappoint it was a true Hunter bo...

    Blue Ridge Sunrise is the start to Denise Hunter's new series and I have such conflicting thoughts about it. Not the series, just this particular story. It started off so well and I thought I was going to love the book, but the redemption/forgiveness/repentance part of the story I ...

  • Madison
    Aug 07, 2017

    Oh, no. How hard is it to admit, "Hey, I sinned, and I have consequences for what I did"?? Instead Zoe spends much of the book pitying herself for the raw deal she got in life. She has a live-in boyfriend who's abusive and doesn't "value her as a person"....well, girl, if you toss your...

    This book claims to be Christian fiction but it's not. With it's premarital sex and lack of faith elements it's just a contemporary fiction book. I simply could not warm up to or identify with the characters in this book especially delusional Kyle. I wanted to like it because I had bee...

    Always eager to dive into a new Denise Hunter novel, I'm sad to say this one missed the mark for me. Reunion romances are all well and good, and this one had all the usual sizzle and heat fans expect from Hunter, but I felt like Hunter already did this Safe Haven-esque plot -- and did ...

    I am Denise's biggest cheerleader. I own every book she has ever penned. And every one of them or fabulous and always leave me wanting more. The only problem that I have is she does not write fast enough for me. With that said... Blue Ridge did not disappoint it was a true Hunter bo...

    Blue Ridge Sunrise is the start to Denise Hunter's new series and I have such conflicting thoughts about it. Not the series, just this particular story. It started off so well and I thought I was going to love the book, but the redemption/forgiveness/repentance part of the story I ...

    So, I decided to throw my neatly ordered to-read list out the window and read Blue Ridge Sunrise way ahead of schedule. I simply couldn't resist the promise of a Denise Hunter romance or (let's face it) that cover. Returning to her hometown and confronting her past was never on Zoe ...

  • Suzie
    Oct 06, 2017

    Oh, no. How hard is it to admit, "Hey, I sinned, and I have consequences for what I did"?? Instead Zoe spends much of the book pitying herself for the raw deal she got in life. She has a live-in boyfriend who's abusive and doesn't "value her as a person"....well, girl, if you toss your...

    This book claims to be Christian fiction but it's not. With it's premarital sex and lack of faith elements it's just a contemporary fiction book. I simply could not warm up to or identify with the characters in this book especially delusional Kyle. I wanted to like it because I had bee...

    Always eager to dive into a new Denise Hunter novel, I'm sad to say this one missed the mark for me. Reunion romances are all well and good, and this one had all the usual sizzle and heat fans expect from Hunter, but I felt like Hunter already did this Safe Haven-esque plot -- and did ...

    I am Denise's biggest cheerleader. I own every book she has ever penned. And every one of them or fabulous and always leave me wanting more. The only problem that I have is she does not write fast enough for me. With that said... Blue Ridge did not disappoint it was a true Hunter bo...

    Blue Ridge Sunrise is the start to Denise Hunter's new series and I have such conflicting thoughts about it. Not the series, just this particular story. It started off so well and I thought I was going to love the book, but the redemption/forgiveness/repentance part of the story I ...

    So, I decided to throw my neatly ordered to-read list out the window and read Blue Ridge Sunrise way ahead of schedule. I simply couldn't resist the promise of a Denise Hunter romance or (let's face it) that cover. Returning to her hometown and confronting her past was never on Zoe ...

    I received a copy of this title via NetGalley. It does not impact my review. I can?t think of a book that I have gone back and forth so much on as I did this book. For awhile I was really loving it. Then I was really annoyed at a turn of events. Then I loved it again. Then I was a...

    Denise 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 st...

    I really enjoyed this book. I'm from Georgia, so I could picuture the scenes and smell the peaches in the orchard. Loved the characters and the little bit of Nashville thrown in. Thanks to Netgalley and the Publisher for the ARC. ...

    I enjoyed this book and really liked Cruz and Zoe. I am looking forward to Brady and Hope's story next. ...

    One thing I love about Denise Hunter is she knows how to write books that get into the gritty parts of life that aren't so pretty. Her books bring out the not so pretty and the sometimes hopeless parts but she also shows how those not so pretty things can turn into beautiful things thr...

    The first in Denise Hunter's new Blue Ridge Romance series had me feeling a little off kilter as a reader. Somehow having what is usually a painful past that a character is looking to put behind them was more immediate than I've typically found in Christian fiction, resulting in a book...

    Blue Ridge Sunrise is the first book from Denise Hunter's whole new series, Blue Ridge Romance. I read this book in one sitting. I loved it so much, I did not want to put it down. I felt an instant connection to Zoe. I knew what she was going through - the heartache, past secrets and r...

    This was one of those reads that was just ?okay? for me, and I?ve had a little trouble putting my finger on the reasons why. Firstly, although I was generally sympathetic towards the heroine Zoe, I found it difficult to empathise with some of her decisions?or perhaps more to th...

    My rating system looks something like this: 5 stars: Holy cow. I can't breathe. That was amazing. 4 stars: I liked it. No complaints, but not heart-stopping. 3 stars: Good, but have some issues with it. 2 stars: Pretty bad. 1 star: Awful. I think Blue Ridge Sunrise falls at ...

    I'm a huge fan of Denise Hunter, but this one left me disappointed. Lots of non-Christian living taking place in this book by all the characters. God was there, but not really a major player. And the entire plot with the orchard and a barn and a fire... I feel like I've already read so...

    Oh my! What a beautiful story... I was drawn in from the moment I started and couldn't put it down. There was so much more to this than just a love story. It touched deep places in my heart. Highly recommended. ...

    I really enjoyed this book. It has just the right amount of romance and suspense! ...

    Rating 3.5 Stars The insecurities went core-deep and he wanted nothing more than to assure her of her value. A good old fashioned love story with misunderstanding as the driving force. Zoe Collins has restless heart. She loves to sing and she is in love with Cruz Huntley. At 19 ...

    Denise Hunter is one of my must-read authors. Her books routinely make my yearly "best books" lists, and I often stay up far too long while reading her books. That's why I was so disappointed when her last book, Sweetbriar Cottage, didn't land for me. Of course, I still had hope for...

    Blue Ridge Sunrise is the first of the Blue Ridge Romance series but we did meet some of the characters in Sweetbriar Cottage. The story takes place in Cooper Creek, Georgia in the northern part of the state in the mountains. Like all small towns, everyone knows each other and there is...

    According to the other reviews I feel differently, as I feel this is a story of a prodigal daughter who is trying to get her life on track after foolish mistakes and risks taken. Is it edgier...yes....is it true to life...yes. Not everyone lives a Christian life from birth and have to ...

    I checked this book out of the library to read because I have the second book, Honeysuckle Dreams, to review. I have previously read 2 of Hunter's books and enjoyed one and found the other okay. This book was definitely a disappointment, and it was a misnomer to label its genre as Chri...

    3.5 stars. full review to come release week. ...

    Denise Hunter is one talented author whose wonderfully descriptive prose immediately assaults the readers' senses as we journey to the foothills of Copper Creek, Georgia?with its fresh air, pine forests, the glorious aroma of hyacinths, and small hometown feel. After five years of be...

    I absolutely LOVE Denise Hunter's books and her latest, Blue Ridge Sunrise, was no exception. It had everything I've come to expect from Denise Hunter...real life characters, an element of faith expertly woven into the story and character's lives, swoon worthy romance, and some surpris...

    I love the setting, a peach orchard family farm, which gets a star all to itself. Yet much more could have been made of this setting. We see during the book, the work of picking the peach harvest. That's all. We don't know about wages for migrant pickers, pesticide use, pests, blemishe...

    Denise Hunter writes stories that I have a hard time setting down. They capture me! That was definitely the case with Blue Ridge Sunrise. The story centered around two people who loved each other, but were seperated years ago because of misunderstandings and lies. I enjoyed reading abo...

    Denise Hunter has long been one of my favorite authors. The way she is able to draw me into a story?and a group?is a gift. Blue Ridge Sunrise, the first book in the Blue Ridge Romance series, is no exception. When Zoe returns to town and learns she has inherited her grandmother?...

  • Amanda
    Nov 27, 2017

    Oh, no. How hard is it to admit, "Hey, I sinned, and I have consequences for what I did"?? Instead Zoe spends much of the book pitying herself for the raw deal she got in life. She has a live-in boyfriend who's abusive and doesn't "value her as a person"....well, girl, if you toss your...

    This book claims to be Christian fiction but it's not. With it's premarital sex and lack of faith elements it's just a contemporary fiction book. I simply could not warm up to or identify with the characters in this book especially delusional Kyle. I wanted to like it because I had bee...

    Always eager to dive into a new Denise Hunter novel, I'm sad to say this one missed the mark for me. Reunion romances are all well and good, and this one had all the usual sizzle and heat fans expect from Hunter, but I felt like Hunter already did this Safe Haven-esque plot -- and did ...

    I am Denise's biggest cheerleader. I own every book she has ever penned. And every one of them or fabulous and always leave me wanting more. The only problem that I have is she does not write fast enough for me. With that said... Blue Ridge did not disappoint it was a true Hunter bo...

    Blue Ridge Sunrise is the start to Denise Hunter's new series and I have such conflicting thoughts about it. Not the series, just this particular story. It started off so well and I thought I was going to love the book, but the redemption/forgiveness/repentance part of the story I ...

    So, I decided to throw my neatly ordered to-read list out the window and read Blue Ridge Sunrise way ahead of schedule. I simply couldn't resist the promise of a Denise Hunter romance or (let's face it) that cover. Returning to her hometown and confronting her past was never on Zoe ...

    I received a copy of this title via NetGalley. It does not impact my review. I can?t think of a book that I have gone back and forth so much on as I did this book. For awhile I was really loving it. Then I was really annoyed at a turn of events. Then I loved it again. Then I was a...

    Denise 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 st...

    I really enjoyed this book. I'm from Georgia, so I could picuture the scenes and smell the peaches in the orchard. Loved the characters and the little bit of Nashville thrown in. Thanks to Netgalley and the Publisher for the ARC. ...

    I enjoyed this book and really liked Cruz and Zoe. I am looking forward to Brady and Hope's story next. ...

  • Denise Hershberger
    Oct 11, 2017

    Oh, no. How hard is it to admit, "Hey, I sinned, and I have consequences for what I did"?? Instead Zoe spends much of the book pitying herself for the raw deal she got in life. She has a live-in boyfriend who's abusive and doesn't "value her as a person"....well, girl, if you toss your...

    This book claims to be Christian fiction but it's not. With it's premarital sex and lack of faith elements it's just a contemporary fiction book. I simply could not warm up to or identify with the characters in this book especially delusional Kyle. I wanted to like it because I had bee...

    Always eager to dive into a new Denise Hunter novel, I'm sad to say this one missed the mark for me. Reunion romances are all well and good, and this one had all the usual sizzle and heat fans expect from Hunter, but I felt like Hunter already did this Safe Haven-esque plot -- and did ...

    I am Denise's biggest cheerleader. I own every book she has ever penned. And every one of them or fabulous and always leave me wanting more. The only problem that I have is she does not write fast enough for me. With that said... Blue Ridge did not disappoint it was a true Hunter bo...

    Blue Ridge Sunrise is the start to Denise Hunter's new series and I have such conflicting thoughts about it. Not the series, just this particular story. It started off so well and I thought I was going to love the book, but the redemption/forgiveness/repentance part of the story I ...

    So, I decided to throw my neatly ordered to-read list out the window and read Blue Ridge Sunrise way ahead of schedule. I simply couldn't resist the promise of a Denise Hunter romance or (let's face it) that cover. Returning to her hometown and confronting her past was never on Zoe ...

    I received a copy of this title via NetGalley. It does not impact my review. I can?t think of a book that I have gone back and forth so much on as I did this book. For awhile I was really loving it. Then I was really annoyed at a turn of events. Then I loved it again. Then I was a...

    Denise 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 st...

    I really enjoyed this book. I'm from Georgia, so I could picuture the scenes and smell the peaches in the orchard. Loved the characters and the little bit of Nashville thrown in. Thanks to Netgalley and the Publisher for the ARC. ...

    I enjoyed this book and really liked Cruz and Zoe. I am looking forward to Brady and Hope's story next. ...

    One thing I love about Denise Hunter is she knows how to write books that get into the gritty parts of life that aren't so pretty. Her books bring out the not so pretty and the sometimes hopeless parts but she also shows how those not so pretty things can turn into beautiful things thr...

    The first in Denise Hunter's new Blue Ridge Romance series had me feeling a little off kilter as a reader. Somehow having what is usually a painful past that a character is looking to put behind them was more immediate than I've typically found in Christian fiction, resulting in a book...

    Blue Ridge Sunrise is the first book from Denise Hunter's whole new series, Blue Ridge Romance. I read this book in one sitting. I loved it so much, I did not want to put it down. I felt an instant connection to Zoe. I knew what she was going through - the heartache, past secrets and r...

    This was one of those reads that was just ?okay? for me, and I?ve had a little trouble putting my finger on the reasons why. Firstly, although I was generally sympathetic towards the heroine Zoe, I found it difficult to empathise with some of her decisions?or perhaps more to th...

    My rating system looks something like this: 5 stars: Holy cow. I can't breathe. That was amazing. 4 stars: I liked it. No complaints, but not heart-stopping. 3 stars: Good, but have some issues with it. 2 stars: Pretty bad. 1 star: Awful. I think Blue Ridge Sunrise falls at ...

    I'm a huge fan of Denise Hunter, but this one left me disappointed. Lots of non-Christian living taking place in this book by all the characters. God was there, but not really a major player. And the entire plot with the orchard and a barn and a fire... I feel like I've already read so...

    Oh my! What a beautiful story... I was drawn in from the moment I started and couldn't put it down. There was so much more to this than just a love story. It touched deep places in my heart. Highly recommended. ...

    I really enjoyed this book. It has just the right amount of romance and suspense! ...

    Rating 3.5 Stars The insecurities went core-deep and he wanted nothing more than to assure her of her value. A good old fashioned love story with misunderstanding as the driving force. Zoe Collins has restless heart. She loves to sing and she is in love with Cruz Huntley. At 19 ...

    Denise Hunter is one of my must-read authors. Her books routinely make my yearly "best books" lists, and I often stay up far too long while reading her books. That's why I was so disappointed when her last book, Sweetbriar Cottage, didn't land for me. Of course, I still had hope for...

    Blue Ridge Sunrise is the first of the Blue Ridge Romance series but we did meet some of the characters in Sweetbriar Cottage. The story takes place in Cooper Creek, Georgia in the northern part of the state in the mountains. Like all small towns, everyone knows each other and there is...

    According to the other reviews I feel differently, as I feel this is a story of a prodigal daughter who is trying to get her life on track after foolish mistakes and risks taken. Is it edgier...yes....is it true to life...yes. Not everyone lives a Christian life from birth and have to ...

    I checked this book out of the library to read because I have the second book, Honeysuckle Dreams, to review. I have previously read 2 of Hunter's books and enjoyed one and found the other okay. This book was definitely a disappointment, and it was a misnomer to label its genre as Chri...

    3.5 stars. full review to come release week. ...

  • Becky
    Aug 09, 2017

    Oh, no. How hard is it to admit, "Hey, I sinned, and I have consequences for what I did"?? Instead Zoe spends much of the book pitying herself for the raw deal she got in life. She has a live-in boyfriend who's abusive and doesn't "value her as a person"....well, girl, if you toss your...

    This book claims to be Christian fiction but it's not. With it's premarital sex and lack of faith elements it's just a contemporary fiction book. I simply could not warm up to or identify with the characters in this book especially delusional Kyle. I wanted to like it because I had bee...

    Always eager to dive into a new Denise Hunter novel, I'm sad to say this one missed the mark for me. Reunion romances are all well and good, and this one had all the usual sizzle and heat fans expect from Hunter, but I felt like Hunter already did this Safe Haven-esque plot -- and did ...

    I am Denise's biggest cheerleader. I own every book she has ever penned. And every one of them or fabulous and always leave me wanting more. The only problem that I have is she does not write fast enough for me. With that said... Blue Ridge did not disappoint it was a true Hunter bo...

    Blue Ridge Sunrise is the start to Denise Hunter's new series and I have such conflicting thoughts about it. Not the series, just this particular story. It started off so well and I thought I was going to love the book, but the redemption/forgiveness/repentance part of the story I ...

    So, I decided to throw my neatly ordered to-read list out the window and read Blue Ridge Sunrise way ahead of schedule. I simply couldn't resist the promise of a Denise Hunter romance or (let's face it) that cover. Returning to her hometown and confronting her past was never on Zoe ...

    I received a copy of this title via NetGalley. It does not impact my review. I can?t think of a book that I have gone back and forth so much on as I did this book. For awhile I was really loving it. Then I was really annoyed at a turn of events. Then I loved it again. Then I was a...

    Denise 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 st...

    I really enjoyed this book. I'm from Georgia, so I could picuture the scenes and smell the peaches in the orchard. Loved the characters and the little bit of Nashville thrown in. Thanks to Netgalley and the Publisher for the ARC. ...

    I enjoyed this book and really liked Cruz and Zoe. I am looking forward to Brady and Hope's story next. ...

    One thing I love about Denise Hunter is she knows how to write books that get into the gritty parts of life that aren't so pretty. Her books bring out the not so pretty and the sometimes hopeless parts but she also shows how those not so pretty things can turn into beautiful things thr...

    The first in Denise Hunter's new Blue Ridge Romance series had me feeling a little off kilter as a reader. Somehow having what is usually a painful past that a character is looking to put behind them was more immediate than I've typically found in Christian fiction, resulting in a book...

    Blue Ridge Sunrise is the first book from Denise Hunter's whole new series, Blue Ridge Romance. I read this book in one sitting. I loved it so much, I did not want to put it down. I felt an instant connection to Zoe. I knew what she was going through - the heartache, past secrets and r...

    This was one of those reads that was just ?okay? for me, and I?ve had a little trouble putting my finger on the reasons why. Firstly, although I was generally sympathetic towards the heroine Zoe, I found it difficult to empathise with some of her decisions?or perhaps more to th...

    My rating system looks something like this: 5 stars: Holy cow. I can't breathe. That was amazing. 4 stars: I liked it. No complaints, but not heart-stopping. 3 stars: Good, but have some issues with it. 2 stars: Pretty bad. 1 star: Awful. I think Blue Ridge Sunrise falls at ...

    I'm a huge fan of Denise Hunter, but this one left me disappointed. Lots of non-Christian living taking place in this book by all the characters. God was there, but not really a major player. And the entire plot with the orchard and a barn and a fire... I feel like I've already read so...

    Oh my! What a beautiful story... I was drawn in from the moment I started and couldn't put it down. There was so much more to this than just a love story. It touched deep places in my heart. Highly recommended. ...

    I really enjoyed this book. It has just the right amount of romance and suspense! ...

    Rating 3.5 Stars The insecurities went core-deep and he wanted nothing more than to assure her of her value. A good old fashioned love story with misunderstanding as the driving force. Zoe Collins has restless heart. She loves to sing and she is in love with Cruz Huntley. At 19 ...

    Denise Hunter is one of my must-read authors. Her books routinely make my yearly "best books" lists, and I often stay up far too long while reading her books. That's why I was so disappointed when her last book, Sweetbriar Cottage, didn't land for me. Of course, I still had hope for...

  • Karen
    Aug 17, 2017

    Oh, no. How hard is it to admit, "Hey, I sinned, and I have consequences for what I did"?? Instead Zoe spends much of the book pitying herself for the raw deal she got in life. She has a live-in boyfriend who's abusive and doesn't "value her as a person"....well, girl, if you toss your...

    This book claims to be Christian fiction but it's not. With it's premarital sex and lack of faith elements it's just a contemporary fiction book. I simply could not warm up to or identify with the characters in this book especially delusional Kyle. I wanted to like it because I had bee...

    Always eager to dive into a new Denise Hunter novel, I'm sad to say this one missed the mark for me. Reunion romances are all well and good, and this one had all the usual sizzle and heat fans expect from Hunter, but I felt like Hunter already did this Safe Haven-esque plot -- and did ...

    I am Denise's biggest cheerleader. I own every book she has ever penned. And every one of them or fabulous and always leave me wanting more. The only problem that I have is she does not write fast enough for me. With that said... Blue Ridge did not disappoint it was a true Hunter bo...

    Blue Ridge Sunrise is the start to Denise Hunter's new series and I have such conflicting thoughts about it. Not the series, just this particular story. It started off so well and I thought I was going to love the book, but the redemption/forgiveness/repentance part of the story I ...

    So, I decided to throw my neatly ordered to-read list out the window and read Blue Ridge Sunrise way ahead of schedule. I simply couldn't resist the promise of a Denise Hunter romance or (let's face it) that cover. Returning to her hometown and confronting her past was never on Zoe ...

    I received a copy of this title via NetGalley. It does not impact my review. I can?t think of a book that I have gone back and forth so much on as I did this book. For awhile I was really loving it. Then I was really annoyed at a turn of events. Then I loved it again. Then I was a...

    Denise 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 st...

    I really enjoyed this book. I'm from Georgia, so I could picuture the scenes and smell the peaches in the orchard. Loved the characters and the little bit of Nashville thrown in. Thanks to Netgalley and the Publisher for the ARC. ...

    I enjoyed this book and really liked Cruz and Zoe. I am looking forward to Brady and Hope's story next. ...

    One thing I love about Denise Hunter is she knows how to write books that get into the gritty parts of life that aren't so pretty. Her books bring out the not so pretty and the sometimes hopeless parts but she also shows how those not so pretty things can turn into beautiful things thr...

    The first in Denise Hunter's new Blue Ridge Romance series had me feeling a little off kilter as a reader. Somehow having what is usually a painful past that a character is looking to put behind them was more immediate than I've typically found in Christian fiction, resulting in a book...

    Blue Ridge Sunrise is the first book from Denise Hunter's whole new series, Blue Ridge Romance. I read this book in one sitting. I loved it so much, I did not want to put it down. I felt an instant connection to Zoe. I knew what she was going through - the heartache, past secrets and r...

    This was one of those reads that was just ?okay? for me, and I?ve had a little trouble putting my finger on the reasons why. Firstly, although I was generally sympathetic towards the heroine Zoe, I found it difficult to empathise with some of her decisions?or perhaps more to th...

    My rating system looks something like this: 5 stars: Holy cow. I can't breathe. That was amazing. 4 stars: I liked it. No complaints, but not heart-stopping. 3 stars: Good, but have some issues with it. 2 stars: Pretty bad. 1 star: Awful. I think Blue Ridge Sunrise falls at ...

    I'm a huge fan of Denise Hunter, but this one left me disappointed. Lots of non-Christian living taking place in this book by all the characters. God was there, but not really a major player. And the entire plot with the orchard and a barn and a fire... I feel like I've already read so...

  • Amy
    Aug 07, 2017

    Oh, no. How hard is it to admit, "Hey, I sinned, and I have consequences for what I did"?? Instead Zoe spends much of the book pitying herself for the raw deal she got in life. She has a live-in boyfriend who's abusive and doesn't "value her as a person"....well, girl, if you toss your...

    This book claims to be Christian fiction but it's not. With it's premarital sex and lack of faith elements it's just a contemporary fiction book. I simply could not warm up to or identify with the characters in this book especially delusional Kyle. I wanted to like it because I had bee...

    Always eager to dive into a new Denise Hunter novel, I'm sad to say this one missed the mark for me. Reunion romances are all well and good, and this one had all the usual sizzle and heat fans expect from Hunter, but I felt like Hunter already did this Safe Haven-esque plot -- and did ...

    I am Denise's biggest cheerleader. I own every book she has ever penned. And every one of them or fabulous and always leave me wanting more. The only problem that I have is she does not write fast enough for me. With that said... Blue Ridge did not disappoint it was a true Hunter bo...

    Blue Ridge Sunrise is the start to Denise Hunter's new series and I have such conflicting thoughts about it. Not the series, just this particular story. It started off so well and I thought I was going to love the book, but the redemption/forgiveness/repentance part of the story I ...

    So, I decided to throw my neatly ordered to-read list out the window and read Blue Ridge Sunrise way ahead of schedule. I simply couldn't resist the promise of a Denise Hunter romance or (let's face it) that cover. Returning to her hometown and confronting her past was never on Zoe ...

    I received a copy of this title via NetGalley. It does not impact my review. I can?t think of a book that I have gone back and forth so much on as I did this book. For awhile I was really loving it. Then I was really annoyed at a turn of events. Then I loved it again. Then I was a...

    Denise 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 st...

    I really enjoyed this book. I'm from Georgia, so I could picuture the scenes and smell the peaches in the orchard. Loved the characters and the little bit of Nashville thrown in. Thanks to Netgalley and the Publisher for the ARC. ...

    I enjoyed this book and really liked Cruz and Zoe. I am looking forward to Brady and Hope's story next. ...

    One thing I love about Denise Hunter is she knows how to write books that get into the gritty parts of life that aren't so pretty. Her books bring out the not so pretty and the sometimes hopeless parts but she also shows how those not so pretty things can turn into beautiful things thr...

    The first in Denise Hunter's new Blue Ridge Romance series had me feeling a little off kilter as a reader. Somehow having what is usually a painful past that a character is looking to put behind them was more immediate than I've typically found in Christian fiction, resulting in a book...

    Blue Ridge Sunrise is the first book from Denise Hunter's whole new series, Blue Ridge Romance. I read this book in one sitting. I loved it so much, I did not want to put it down. I felt an instant connection to Zoe. I knew what she was going through - the heartache, past secrets and r...

  • Stephanie
    Aug 15, 2017

    Oh, no. How hard is it to admit, "Hey, I sinned, and I have consequences for what I did"?? Instead Zoe spends much of the book pitying herself for the raw deal she got in life. She has a live-in boyfriend who's abusive and doesn't "value her as a person"....well, girl, if you toss your...

    This book claims to be Christian fiction but it's not. With it's premarital sex and lack of faith elements it's just a contemporary fiction book. I simply could not warm up to or identify with the characters in this book especially delusional Kyle. I wanted to like it because I had bee...

    Always eager to dive into a new Denise Hunter novel, I'm sad to say this one missed the mark for me. Reunion romances are all well and good, and this one had all the usual sizzle and heat fans expect from Hunter, but I felt like Hunter already did this Safe Haven-esque plot -- and did ...

    I am Denise's biggest cheerleader. I own every book she has ever penned. And every one of them or fabulous and always leave me wanting more. The only problem that I have is she does not write fast enough for me. With that said... Blue Ridge did not disappoint it was a true Hunter bo...

    Blue Ridge Sunrise is the start to Denise Hunter's new series and I have such conflicting thoughts about it. Not the series, just this particular story. It started off so well and I thought I was going to love the book, but the redemption/forgiveness/repentance part of the story I ...

    So, I decided to throw my neatly ordered to-read list out the window and read Blue Ridge Sunrise way ahead of schedule. I simply couldn't resist the promise of a Denise Hunter romance or (let's face it) that cover. Returning to her hometown and confronting her past was never on Zoe ...

    I received a copy of this title via NetGalley. It does not impact my review. I can?t think of a book that I have gone back and forth so much on as I did this book. For awhile I was really loving it. Then I was really annoyed at a turn of events. Then I loved it again. Then I was a...

  • Laura
    Nov 27, 2017

    Oh, no. How hard is it to admit, "Hey, I sinned, and I have consequences for what I did"?? Instead Zoe spends much of the book pitying herself for the raw deal she got in life. She has a live-in boyfriend who's abusive and doesn't "value her as a person"....well, girl, if you toss your...

    This book claims to be Christian fiction but it's not. With it's premarital sex and lack of faith elements it's just a contemporary fiction book. I simply could not warm up to or identify with the characters in this book especially delusional Kyle. I wanted to like it because I had bee...

    Always eager to dive into a new Denise Hunter novel, I'm sad to say this one missed the mark for me. Reunion romances are all well and good, and this one had all the usual sizzle and heat fans expect from Hunter, but I felt like Hunter already did this Safe Haven-esque plot -- and did ...

    I am Denise's biggest cheerleader. I own every book she has ever penned. And every one of them or fabulous and always leave me wanting more. The only problem that I have is she does not write fast enough for me. With that said... Blue Ridge did not disappoint it was a true Hunter bo...

    Blue Ridge Sunrise is the start to Denise Hunter's new series and I have such conflicting thoughts about it. Not the series, just this particular story. It started off so well and I thought I was going to love the book, but the redemption/forgiveness/repentance part of the story I ...

    So, I decided to throw my neatly ordered to-read list out the window and read Blue Ridge Sunrise way ahead of schedule. I simply couldn't resist the promise of a Denise Hunter romance or (let's face it) that cover. Returning to her hometown and confronting her past was never on Zoe ...

    I received a copy of this title via NetGalley. It does not impact my review. I can?t think of a book that I have gone back and forth so much on as I did this book. For awhile I was really loving it. Then I was really annoyed at a turn of events. Then I loved it again. Then I was a...

    Denise 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 st...

    I really enjoyed this book. I'm from Georgia, so I could picuture the scenes and smell the peaches in the orchard. Loved the characters and the little bit of Nashville thrown in. Thanks to Netgalley and the Publisher for the ARC. ...

    I enjoyed this book and really liked Cruz and Zoe. I am looking forward to Brady and Hope's story next. ...

    One thing I love about Denise Hunter is she knows how to write books that get into the gritty parts of life that aren't so pretty. Her books bring out the not so pretty and the sometimes hopeless parts but she also shows how those not so pretty things can turn into beautiful things thr...

    The first in Denise Hunter's new Blue Ridge Romance series had me feeling a little off kilter as a reader. Somehow having what is usually a painful past that a character is looking to put behind them was more immediate than I've typically found in Christian fiction, resulting in a book...

    Blue Ridge Sunrise is the first book from Denise Hunter's whole new series, Blue Ridge Romance. I read this book in one sitting. I loved it so much, I did not want to put it down. I felt an instant connection to Zoe. I knew what she was going through - the heartache, past secrets and r...

    This was one of those reads that was just ?okay? for me, and I?ve had a little trouble putting my finger on the reasons why. Firstly, although I was generally sympathetic towards the heroine Zoe, I found it difficult to empathise with some of her decisions?or perhaps more to th...

    My rating system looks something like this: 5 stars: Holy cow. I can't breathe. That was amazing. 4 stars: I liked it. No complaints, but not heart-stopping. 3 stars: Good, but have some issues with it. 2 stars: Pretty bad. 1 star: Awful. I think Blue Ridge Sunrise falls at ...

    I'm a huge fan of Denise Hunter, but this one left me disappointed. Lots of non-Christian living taking place in this book by all the characters. God was there, but not really a major player. And the entire plot with the orchard and a barn and a fire... I feel like I've already read so...

    Oh my! What a beautiful story... I was drawn in from the moment I started and couldn't put it down. There was so much more to this than just a love story. It touched deep places in my heart. Highly recommended. ...

    I really enjoyed this book. It has just the right amount of romance and suspense! ...

    Rating 3.5 Stars The insecurities went core-deep and he wanted nothing more than to assure her of her value. A good old fashioned love story with misunderstanding as the driving force. Zoe Collins has restless heart. She loves to sing and she is in love with Cruz Huntley. At 19 ...

    Denise Hunter is one of my must-read authors. Her books routinely make my yearly "best books" lists, and I often stay up far too long while reading her books. That's why I was so disappointed when her last book, Sweetbriar Cottage, didn't land for me. Of course, I still had hope for...

    Blue Ridge Sunrise is the first of the Blue Ridge Romance series but we did meet some of the characters in Sweetbriar Cottage. The story takes place in Cooper Creek, Georgia in the northern part of the state in the mountains. Like all small towns, everyone knows each other and there is...

    According to the other reviews I feel differently, as I feel this is a story of a prodigal daughter who is trying to get her life on track after foolish mistakes and risks taken. Is it edgier...yes....is it true to life...yes. Not everyone lives a Christian life from birth and have to ...

    I checked this book out of the library to read because I have the second book, Honeysuckle Dreams, to review. I have previously read 2 of Hunter's books and enjoyed one and found the other okay. This book was definitely a disappointment, and it was a misnomer to label its genre as Chri...

    3.5 stars. full review to come release week. ...

    Denise Hunter is one talented author whose wonderfully descriptive prose immediately assaults the readers' senses as we journey to the foothills of Copper Creek, Georgia?with its fresh air, pine forests, the glorious aroma of hyacinths, and small hometown feel. After five years of be...

    I absolutely LOVE Denise Hunter's books and her latest, Blue Ridge Sunrise, was no exception. It had everything I've come to expect from Denise Hunter...real life characters, an element of faith expertly woven into the story and character's lives, swoon worthy romance, and some surpris...

    I love the setting, a peach orchard family farm, which gets a star all to itself. Yet much more could have been made of this setting. We see during the book, the work of picking the peach harvest. That's all. We don't know about wages for migrant pickers, pesticide use, pests, blemishe...

    Denise Hunter writes stories that I have a hard time setting down. They capture me! That was definitely the case with Blue Ridge Sunrise. The story centered around two people who loved each other, but were seperated years ago because of misunderstandings and lies. I enjoyed reading abo...

    Denise Hunter has long been one of my favorite authors. The way she is able to draw me into a story?and a group?is a gift. Blue Ridge Sunrise, the first book in the Blue Ridge Romance series, is no exception. When Zoe returns to town and learns she has inherited her grandmother?...

    I really like Denise Hunter books generally, but I didn't really care for this one. Set in a small town in Northern Georgia, Zoe Collins is a former wild child that has become almost timid. Having left her home town, family, and sweetheart and moving to Nashville with the town's bad bo...

  • Hannah
    Apr 11, 2018

    Oh, no. How hard is it to admit, "Hey, I sinned, and I have consequences for what I did"?? Instead Zoe spends much of the book pitying herself for the raw deal she got in life. She has a live-in boyfriend who's abusive and doesn't "value her as a person"....well, girl, if you toss your...

  • Yvette
    Dec 20, 2017

    Oh, no. How hard is it to admit, "Hey, I sinned, and I have consequences for what I did"?? Instead Zoe spends much of the book pitying herself for the raw deal she got in life. She has a live-in boyfriend who's abusive and doesn't "value her as a person"....well, girl, if you toss your...

    This book claims to be Christian fiction but it's not. With it's premarital sex and lack of faith elements it's just a contemporary fiction book. I simply could not warm up to or identify with the characters in this book especially delusional Kyle. I wanted to like it because I had bee...

    Always eager to dive into a new Denise Hunter novel, I'm sad to say this one missed the mark for me. Reunion romances are all well and good, and this one had all the usual sizzle and heat fans expect from Hunter, but I felt like Hunter already did this Safe Haven-esque plot -- and did ...

    I am Denise's biggest cheerleader. I own every book she has ever penned. And every one of them or fabulous and always leave me wanting more. The only problem that I have is she does not write fast enough for me. With that said... Blue Ridge did not disappoint it was a true Hunter bo...

    Blue Ridge Sunrise is the start to Denise Hunter's new series and I have such conflicting thoughts about it. Not the series, just this particular story. It started off so well and I thought I was going to love the book, but the redemption/forgiveness/repentance part of the story I ...

    So, I decided to throw my neatly ordered to-read list out the window and read Blue Ridge Sunrise way ahead of schedule. I simply couldn't resist the promise of a Denise Hunter romance or (let's face it) that cover. Returning to her hometown and confronting her past was never on Zoe ...

    I received a copy of this title via NetGalley. It does not impact my review. I can?t think of a book that I have gone back and forth so much on as I did this book. For awhile I was really loving it. Then I was really annoyed at a turn of events. Then I loved it again. Then I was a...

    Denise 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 st...

    I really enjoyed this book. I'm from Georgia, so I could picuture the scenes and smell the peaches in the orchard. Loved the characters and the little bit of Nashville thrown in. Thanks to Netgalley and the Publisher for the ARC. ...

    I enjoyed this book and really liked Cruz and Zoe. I am looking forward to Brady and Hope's story next. ...

    One thing I love about Denise Hunter is she knows how to write books that get into the gritty parts of life that aren't so pretty. Her books bring out the not so pretty and the sometimes hopeless parts but she also shows how those not so pretty things can turn into beautiful things thr...

    The first in Denise Hunter's new Blue Ridge Romance series had me feeling a little off kilter as a reader. Somehow having what is usually a painful past that a character is looking to put behind them was more immediate than I've typically found in Christian fiction, resulting in a book...

  • Brittany
    Nov 20, 2017

    Oh, no. How hard is it to admit, "Hey, I sinned, and I have consequences for what I did"?? Instead Zoe spends much of the book pitying herself for the raw deal she got in life. She has a live-in boyfriend who's abusive and doesn't "value her as a person"....well, girl, if you toss your...

    This book claims to be Christian fiction but it's not. With it's premarital sex and lack of faith elements it's just a contemporary fiction book. I simply could not warm up to or identify with the characters in this book especially delusional Kyle. I wanted to like it because I had bee...

    Always eager to dive into a new Denise Hunter novel, I'm sad to say this one missed the mark for me. Reunion romances are all well and good, and this one had all the usual sizzle and heat fans expect from Hunter, but I felt like Hunter already did this Safe Haven-esque plot -- and did ...

    I am Denise's biggest cheerleader. I own every book she has ever penned. And every one of them or fabulous and always leave me wanting more. The only problem that I have is she does not write fast enough for me. With that said... Blue Ridge did not disappoint it was a true Hunter bo...

    Blue Ridge Sunrise is the start to Denise Hunter's new series and I have such conflicting thoughts about it. Not the series, just this particular story. It started off so well and I thought I was going to love the book, but the redemption/forgiveness/repentance part of the story I ...

    So, I decided to throw my neatly ordered to-read list out the window and read Blue Ridge Sunrise way ahead of schedule. I simply couldn't resist the promise of a Denise Hunter romance or (let's face it) that cover. Returning to her hometown and confronting her past was never on Zoe ...

    I received a copy of this title via NetGalley. It does not impact my review. I can?t think of a book that I have gone back and forth so much on as I did this book. For awhile I was really loving it. Then I was really annoyed at a turn of events. Then I loved it again. Then I was a...

    Denise 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 st...

    I really enjoyed this book. I'm from Georgia, so I could picuture the scenes and smell the peaches in the orchard. Loved the characters and the little bit of Nashville thrown in. Thanks to Netgalley and the Publisher for the ARC. ...

    I enjoyed this book and really liked Cruz and Zoe. I am looking forward to Brady and Hope's story next. ...

    One thing I love about Denise Hunter is she knows how to write books that get into the gritty parts of life that aren't so pretty. Her books bring out the not so pretty and the sometimes hopeless parts but she also shows how those not so pretty things can turn into beautiful things thr...

    The first in Denise Hunter's new Blue Ridge Romance series had me feeling a little off kilter as a reader. Somehow having what is usually a painful past that a character is looking to put behind them was more immediate than I've typically found in Christian fiction, resulting in a book...

    Blue Ridge Sunrise is the first book from Denise Hunter's whole new series, Blue Ridge Romance. I read this book in one sitting. I loved it so much, I did not want to put it down. I felt an instant connection to Zoe. I knew what she was going through - the heartache, past secrets and r...

    This was one of those reads that was just ?okay? for me, and I?ve had a little trouble putting my finger on the reasons why. Firstly, although I was generally sympathetic towards the heroine Zoe, I found it difficult to empathise with some of her decisions?or perhaps more to th...

    My rating system looks something like this: 5 stars: Holy cow. I can't breathe. That was amazing. 4 stars: I liked it. No complaints, but not heart-stopping. 3 stars: Good, but have some issues with it. 2 stars: Pretty bad. 1 star: Awful. I think Blue Ridge Sunrise falls at ...

    I'm a huge fan of Denise Hunter, but this one left me disappointed. Lots of non-Christian living taking place in this book by all the characters. God was there, but not really a major player. And the entire plot with the orchard and a barn and a fire... I feel like I've already read so...

    Oh my! What a beautiful story... I was drawn in from the moment I started and couldn't put it down. There was so much more to this than just a love story. It touched deep places in my heart. Highly recommended. ...

    I really enjoyed this book. It has just the right amount of romance and suspense! ...

    Rating 3.5 Stars The insecurities went core-deep and he wanted nothing more than to assure her of her value. A good old fashioned love story with misunderstanding as the driving force. Zoe Collins has restless heart. She loves to sing and she is in love with Cruz Huntley. At 19 ...

    Denise Hunter is one of my must-read authors. Her books routinely make my yearly "best books" lists, and I often stay up far too long while reading her books. That's why I was so disappointed when her last book, Sweetbriar Cottage, didn't land for me. Of course, I still had hope for...

    Blue Ridge Sunrise is the first of the Blue Ridge Romance series but we did meet some of the characters in Sweetbriar Cottage. The story takes place in Cooper Creek, Georgia in the northern part of the state in the mountains. Like all small towns, everyone knows each other and there is...

    According to the other reviews I feel differently, as I feel this is a story of a prodigal daughter who is trying to get her life on track after foolish mistakes and risks taken. Is it edgier...yes....is it true to life...yes. Not everyone lives a Christian life from birth and have to ...

    I checked this book out of the library to read because I have the second book, Honeysuckle Dreams, to review. I have previously read 2 of Hunter's books and enjoyed one and found the other okay. This book was definitely a disappointment, and it was a misnomer to label its genre as Chri...

    3.5 stars. full review to come release week. ...

    Denise Hunter is one talented author whose wonderfully descriptive prose immediately assaults the readers' senses as we journey to the foothills of Copper Creek, Georgia?with its fresh air, pine forests, the glorious aroma of hyacinths, and small hometown feel. After five years of be...

    I absolutely LOVE Denise Hunter's books and her latest, Blue Ridge Sunrise, was no exception. It had everything I've come to expect from Denise Hunter...real life characters, an element of faith expertly woven into the story and character's lives, swoon worthy romance, and some surpris...

    I love the setting, a peach orchard family farm, which gets a star all to itself. Yet much more could have been made of this setting. We see during the book, the work of picking the peach harvest. That's all. We don't know about wages for migrant pickers, pesticide use, pests, blemishe...

    Denise Hunter writes stories that I have a hard time setting down. They capture me! That was definitely the case with Blue Ridge Sunrise. The story centered around two people who loved each other, but were seperated years ago because of misunderstandings and lies. I enjoyed reading abo...

  • Diana
    Sep 07, 2017

    Oh, no. How hard is it to admit, "Hey, I sinned, and I have consequences for what I did"?? Instead Zoe spends much of the book pitying herself for the raw deal she got in life. She has a live-in boyfriend who's abusive and doesn't "value her as a person"....well, girl, if you toss your...

    This book claims to be Christian fiction but it's not. With it's premarital sex and lack of faith elements it's just a contemporary fiction book. I simply could not warm up to or identify with the characters in this book especially delusional Kyle. I wanted to like it because I had bee...

    Always eager to dive into a new Denise Hunter novel, I'm sad to say this one missed the mark for me. Reunion romances are all well and good, and this one had all the usual sizzle and heat fans expect from Hunter, but I felt like Hunter already did this Safe Haven-esque plot -- and did ...

    I am Denise's biggest cheerleader. I own every book she has ever penned. And every one of them or fabulous and always leave me wanting more. The only problem that I have is she does not write fast enough for me. With that said... Blue Ridge did not disappoint it was a true Hunter bo...

    Blue Ridge Sunrise is the start to Denise Hunter's new series and I have such conflicting thoughts about it. Not the series, just this particular story. It started off so well and I thought I was going to love the book, but the redemption/forgiveness/repentance part of the story I ...

    So, I decided to throw my neatly ordered to-read list out the window and read Blue Ridge Sunrise way ahead of schedule. I simply couldn't resist the promise of a Denise Hunter romance or (let's face it) that cover. Returning to her hometown and confronting her past was never on Zoe ...

    I received a copy of this title via NetGalley. It does not impact my review. I can?t think of a book that I have gone back and forth so much on as I did this book. For awhile I was really loving it. Then I was really annoyed at a turn of events. Then I loved it again. Then I was a...

    Denise 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 st...

    I really enjoyed this book. I'm from Georgia, so I could picuture the scenes and smell the peaches in the orchard. Loved the characters and the little bit of Nashville thrown in. Thanks to Netgalley and the Publisher for the ARC. ...

    I enjoyed this book and really liked Cruz and Zoe. I am looking forward to Brady and Hope's story next. ...

    One thing I love about Denise Hunter is she knows how to write books that get into the gritty parts of life that aren't so pretty. Her books bring out the not so pretty and the sometimes hopeless parts but she also shows how those not so pretty things can turn into beautiful things thr...

    The first in Denise Hunter's new Blue Ridge Romance series had me feeling a little off kilter as a reader. Somehow having what is usually a painful past that a character is looking to put behind them was more immediate than I've typically found in Christian fiction, resulting in a book...

    Blue Ridge Sunrise is the first book from Denise Hunter's whole new series, Blue Ridge Romance. I read this book in one sitting. I loved it so much, I did not want to put it down. I felt an instant connection to Zoe. I knew what she was going through - the heartache, past secrets and r...

    This was one of those reads that was just ?okay? for me, and I?ve had a little trouble putting my finger on the reasons why. Firstly, although I was generally sympathetic towards the heroine Zoe, I found it difficult to empathise with some of her decisions?or perhaps more to th...

    My rating system looks something like this: 5 stars: Holy cow. I can't breathe. That was amazing. 4 stars: I liked it. No complaints, but not heart-stopping. 3 stars: Good, but have some issues with it. 2 stars: Pretty bad. 1 star: Awful. I think Blue Ridge Sunrise falls at ...

    I'm a huge fan of Denise Hunter, but this one left me disappointed. Lots of non-Christian living taking place in this book by all the characters. God was there, but not really a major player. And the entire plot with the orchard and a barn and a fire... I feel like I've already read so...

    Oh my! What a beautiful story... I was drawn in from the moment I started and couldn't put it down. There was so much more to this than just a love story. It touched deep places in my heart. Highly recommended. ...

    I really enjoyed this book. It has just the right amount of romance and suspense! ...

    Rating 3.5 Stars The insecurities went core-deep and he wanted nothing more than to assure her of her value. A good old fashioned love story with misunderstanding as the driving force. Zoe Collins has restless heart. She loves to sing and she is in love with Cruz Huntley. At 19 ...

    Denise Hunter is one of my must-read authors. Her books routinely make my yearly "best books" lists, and I often stay up far too long while reading her books. That's why I was so disappointed when her last book, Sweetbriar Cottage, didn't land for me. Of course, I still had hope for...

    Blue Ridge Sunrise is the first of the Blue Ridge Romance series but we did meet some of the characters in Sweetbriar Cottage. The story takes place in Cooper Creek, Georgia in the northern part of the state in the mountains. Like all small towns, everyone knows each other and there is...

    According to the other reviews I feel differently, as I feel this is a story of a prodigal daughter who is trying to get her life on track after foolish mistakes and risks taken. Is it edgier...yes....is it true to life...yes. Not everyone lives a Christian life from birth and have to ...

    I checked this book out of the library to read because I have the second book, Honeysuckle Dreams, to review. I have previously read 2 of Hunter's books and enjoyed one and found the other okay. This book was definitely a disappointment, and it was a misnomer to label its genre as Chri...

    3.5 stars. full review to come release week. ...

    Denise Hunter is one talented author whose wonderfully descriptive prose immediately assaults the readers' senses as we journey to the foothills of Copper Creek, Georgia?with its fresh air, pine forests, the glorious aroma of hyacinths, and small hometown feel. After five years of be...

  • Lucy
    Apr 19, 2018

    Oh, no. How hard is it to admit, "Hey, I sinned, and I have consequences for what I did"?? Instead Zoe spends much of the book pitying herself for the raw deal she got in life. She has a live-in boyfriend who's abusive and doesn't "value her as a person"....well, girl, if you toss your...

    This book claims to be Christian fiction but it's not. With it's premarital sex and lack of faith elements it's just a contemporary fiction book. I simply could not warm up to or identify with the characters in this book especially delusional Kyle. I wanted to like it because I had bee...

    Always eager to dive into a new Denise Hunter novel, I'm sad to say this one missed the mark for me. Reunion romances are all well and good, and this one had all the usual sizzle and heat fans expect from Hunter, but I felt like Hunter already did this Safe Haven-esque plot -- and did ...

    I am Denise's biggest cheerleader. I own every book she has ever penned. And every one of them or fabulous and always leave me wanting more. The only problem that I have is she does not write fast enough for me. With that said... Blue Ridge did not disappoint it was a true Hunter bo...

    Blue Ridge Sunrise is the start to Denise Hunter's new series and I have such conflicting thoughts about it. Not the series, just this particular story. It started off so well and I thought I was going to love the book, but the redemption/forgiveness/repentance part of the story I ...

    So, I decided to throw my neatly ordered to-read list out the window and read Blue Ridge Sunrise way ahead of schedule. I simply couldn't resist the promise of a Denise Hunter romance or (let's face it) that cover. Returning to her hometown and confronting her past was never on Zoe ...

    I received a copy of this title via NetGalley. It does not impact my review. I can?t think of a book that I have gone back and forth so much on as I did this book. For awhile I was really loving it. Then I was really annoyed at a turn of events. Then I loved it again. Then I was a...

    Denise 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 st...

    I really enjoyed this book. I'm from Georgia, so I could picuture the scenes and smell the peaches in the orchard. Loved the characters and the little bit of Nashville thrown in. Thanks to Netgalley and the Publisher for the ARC. ...

    I enjoyed this book and really liked Cruz and Zoe. I am looking forward to Brady and Hope's story next. ...

    One thing I love about Denise Hunter is she knows how to write books that get into the gritty parts of life that aren't so pretty. Her books bring out the not so pretty and the sometimes hopeless parts but she also shows how those not so pretty things can turn into beautiful things thr...

    The first in Denise Hunter's new Blue Ridge Romance series had me feeling a little off kilter as a reader. Somehow having what is usually a painful past that a character is looking to put behind them was more immediate than I've typically found in Christian fiction, resulting in a book...

    Blue Ridge Sunrise is the first book from Denise Hunter's whole new series, Blue Ridge Romance. I read this book in one sitting. I loved it so much, I did not want to put it down. I felt an instant connection to Zoe. I knew what she was going through - the heartache, past secrets and r...

    This was one of those reads that was just ?okay? for me, and I?ve had a little trouble putting my finger on the reasons why. Firstly, although I was generally sympathetic towards the heroine Zoe, I found it difficult to empathise with some of her decisions?or perhaps more to th...

    My rating system looks something like this: 5 stars: Holy cow. I can't breathe. That was amazing. 4 stars: I liked it. No complaints, but not heart-stopping. 3 stars: Good, but have some issues with it. 2 stars: Pretty bad. 1 star: Awful. I think Blue Ridge Sunrise falls at ...

    I'm a huge fan of Denise Hunter, but this one left me disappointed. Lots of non-Christian living taking place in this book by all the characters. God was there, but not really a major player. And the entire plot with the orchard and a barn and a fire... I feel like I've already read so...

    Oh my! What a beautiful story... I was drawn in from the moment I started and couldn't put it down. There was so much more to this than just a love story. It touched deep places in my heart. Highly recommended. ...

    I really enjoyed this book. It has just the right amount of romance and suspense! ...

    Rating 3.5 Stars The insecurities went core-deep and he wanted nothing more than to assure her of her value. A good old fashioned love story with misunderstanding as the driving force. Zoe Collins has restless heart. She loves to sing and she is in love with Cruz Huntley. At 19 ...

    Denise Hunter is one of my must-read authors. Her books routinely make my yearly "best books" lists, and I often stay up far too long while reading her books. That's why I was so disappointed when her last book, Sweetbriar Cottage, didn't land for me. Of course, I still had hope for...

    Blue Ridge Sunrise is the first of the Blue Ridge Romance series but we did meet some of the characters in Sweetbriar Cottage. The story takes place in Cooper Creek, Georgia in the northern part of the state in the mountains. Like all small towns, everyone knows each other and there is...

    According to the other reviews I feel differently, as I feel this is a story of a prodigal daughter who is trying to get her life on track after foolish mistakes and risks taken. Is it edgier...yes....is it true to life...yes. Not everyone lives a Christian life from birth and have to ...

  • Clare O'Beara
    Feb 02, 2018

    Oh, no. How hard is it to admit, "Hey, I sinned, and I have consequences for what I did"?? Instead Zoe spends much of the book pitying herself for the raw deal she got in life. She has a live-in boyfriend who's abusive and doesn't "value her as a person"....well, girl, if you toss your...

    This book claims to be Christian fiction but it's not. With it's premarital sex and lack of faith elements it's just a contemporary fiction book. I simply could not warm up to or identify with the characters in this book especially delusional Kyle. I wanted to like it because I had bee...

    Always eager to dive into a new Denise Hunter novel, I'm sad to say this one missed the mark for me. Reunion romances are all well and good, and this one had all the usual sizzle and heat fans expect from Hunter, but I felt like Hunter already did this Safe Haven-esque plot -- and did ...

    I am Denise's biggest cheerleader. I own every book she has ever penned. And every one of them or fabulous and always leave me wanting more. The only problem that I have is she does not write fast enough for me. With that said... Blue Ridge did not disappoint it was a true Hunter bo...

    Blue Ridge Sunrise is the start to Denise Hunter's new series and I have such conflicting thoughts about it. Not the series, just this particular story. It started off so well and I thought I was going to love the book, but the redemption/forgiveness/repentance part of the story I ...

    So, I decided to throw my neatly ordered to-read list out the window and read Blue Ridge Sunrise way ahead of schedule. I simply couldn't resist the promise of a Denise Hunter romance or (let's face it) that cover. Returning to her hometown and confronting her past was never on Zoe ...

    I received a copy of this title via NetGalley. It does not impact my review. I can?t think of a book that I have gone back and forth so much on as I did this book. For awhile I was really loving it. Then I was really annoyed at a turn of events. Then I loved it again. Then I was a...

    Denise 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 st...

    I really enjoyed this book. I'm from Georgia, so I could picuture the scenes and smell the peaches in the orchard. Loved the characters and the little bit of Nashville thrown in. Thanks to Netgalley and the Publisher for the ARC. ...

    I enjoyed this book and really liked Cruz and Zoe. I am looking forward to Brady and Hope's story next. ...

    One thing I love about Denise Hunter is she knows how to write books that get into the gritty parts of life that aren't so pretty. Her books bring out the not so pretty and the sometimes hopeless parts but she also shows how those not so pretty things can turn into beautiful things thr...

    The first in Denise Hunter's new Blue Ridge Romance series had me feeling a little off kilter as a reader. Somehow having what is usually a painful past that a character is looking to put behind them was more immediate than I've typically found in Christian fiction, resulting in a book...

    Blue Ridge Sunrise is the first book from Denise Hunter's whole new series, Blue Ridge Romance. I read this book in one sitting. I loved it so much, I did not want to put it down. I felt an instant connection to Zoe. I knew what she was going through - the heartache, past secrets and r...

    This was one of those reads that was just ?okay? for me, and I?ve had a little trouble putting my finger on the reasons why. Firstly, although I was generally sympathetic towards the heroine Zoe, I found it difficult to empathise with some of her decisions?or perhaps more to th...

    My rating system looks something like this: 5 stars: Holy cow. I can't breathe. That was amazing. 4 stars: I liked it. No complaints, but not heart-stopping. 3 stars: Good, but have some issues with it. 2 stars: Pretty bad. 1 star: Awful. I think Blue Ridge Sunrise falls at ...

    I'm a huge fan of Denise Hunter, but this one left me disappointed. Lots of non-Christian living taking place in this book by all the characters. God was there, but not really a major player. And the entire plot with the orchard and a barn and a fire... I feel like I've already read so...

    Oh my! What a beautiful story... I was drawn in from the moment I started and couldn't put it down. There was so much more to this than just a love story. It touched deep places in my heart. Highly recommended. ...

    I really enjoyed this book. It has just the right amount of romance and suspense! ...

    Rating 3.5 Stars The insecurities went core-deep and he wanted nothing more than to assure her of her value. A good old fashioned love story with misunderstanding as the driving force. Zoe Collins has restless heart. She loves to sing and she is in love with Cruz Huntley. At 19 ...

    Denise Hunter is one of my must-read authors. Her books routinely make my yearly "best books" lists, and I often stay up far too long while reading her books. That's why I was so disappointed when her last book, Sweetbriar Cottage, didn't land for me. Of course, I still had hope for...

    Blue Ridge Sunrise is the first of the Blue Ridge Romance series but we did meet some of the characters in Sweetbriar Cottage. The story takes place in Cooper Creek, Georgia in the northern part of the state in the mountains. Like all small towns, everyone knows each other and there is...

    According to the other reviews I feel differently, as I feel this is a story of a prodigal daughter who is trying to get her life on track after foolish mistakes and risks taken. Is it edgier...yes....is it true to life...yes. Not everyone lives a Christian life from birth and have to ...

    I checked this book out of the library to read because I have the second book, Honeysuckle Dreams, to review. I have previously read 2 of Hunter's books and enjoyed one and found the other okay. This book was definitely a disappointment, and it was a misnomer to label its genre as Chri...

    3.5 stars. full review to come release week. ...

    Denise Hunter is one talented author whose wonderfully descriptive prose immediately assaults the readers' senses as we journey to the foothills of Copper Creek, Georgia?with its fresh air, pine forests, the glorious aroma of hyacinths, and small hometown feel. After five years of be...

    I absolutely LOVE Denise Hunter's books and her latest, Blue Ridge Sunrise, was no exception. It had everything I've come to expect from Denise Hunter...real life characters, an element of faith expertly woven into the story and character's lives, swoon worthy romance, and some surpris...

    I love the setting, a peach orchard family farm, which gets a star all to itself. Yet much more could have been made of this setting. We see during the book, the work of picking the peach harvest. That's all. We don't know about wages for migrant pickers, pesticide use, pests, blemishe...

  • Sadie VanderKodde
    Jan 04, 2018

    Oh, no. How hard is it to admit, "Hey, I sinned, and I have consequences for what I did"?? Instead Zoe spends much of the book pitying herself for the raw deal she got in life. She has a live-in boyfriend who's abusive and doesn't "value her as a person"....well, girl, if you toss your...

    This book claims to be Christian fiction but it's not. With it's premarital sex and lack of faith elements it's just a contemporary fiction book. I simply could not warm up to or identify with the characters in this book especially delusional Kyle. I wanted to like it because I had bee...

    Always eager to dive into a new Denise Hunter novel, I'm sad to say this one missed the mark for me. Reunion romances are all well and good, and this one had all the usual sizzle and heat fans expect from Hunter, but I felt like Hunter already did this Safe Haven-esque plot -- and did ...

    I am Denise's biggest cheerleader. I own every book she has ever penned. And every one of them or fabulous and always leave me wanting more. The only problem that I have is she does not write fast enough for me. With that said... Blue Ridge did not disappoint it was a true Hunter bo...

    Blue Ridge Sunrise is the start to Denise Hunter's new series and I have such conflicting thoughts about it. Not the series, just this particular story. It started off so well and I thought I was going to love the book, but the redemption/forgiveness/repentance part of the story I ...

    So, I decided to throw my neatly ordered to-read list out the window and read Blue Ridge Sunrise way ahead of schedule. I simply couldn't resist the promise of a Denise Hunter romance or (let's face it) that cover. Returning to her hometown and confronting her past was never on Zoe ...

    I received a copy of this title via NetGalley. It does not impact my review. I can?t think of a book that I have gone back and forth so much on as I did this book. For awhile I was really loving it. Then I was really annoyed at a turn of events. Then I loved it again. Then I was a...

    Denise 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 st...

    I really enjoyed this book. I'm from Georgia, so I could picuture the scenes and smell the peaches in the orchard. Loved the characters and the little bit of Nashville thrown in. Thanks to Netgalley and the Publisher for the ARC. ...

    I enjoyed this book and really liked Cruz and Zoe. I am looking forward to Brady and Hope's story next. ...

    One thing I love about Denise Hunter is she knows how to write books that get into the gritty parts of life that aren't so pretty. Her books bring out the not so pretty and the sometimes hopeless parts but she also shows how those not so pretty things can turn into beautiful things thr...

    The first in Denise Hunter's new Blue Ridge Romance series had me feeling a little off kilter as a reader. Somehow having what is usually a painful past that a character is looking to put behind them was more immediate than I've typically found in Christian fiction, resulting in a book...

    Blue Ridge Sunrise is the first book from Denise Hunter's whole new series, Blue Ridge Romance. I read this book in one sitting. I loved it so much, I did not want to put it down. I felt an instant connection to Zoe. I knew what she was going through - the heartache, past secrets and r...

    This was one of those reads that was just ?okay? for me, and I?ve had a little trouble putting my finger on the reasons why. Firstly, although I was generally sympathetic towards the heroine Zoe, I found it difficult to empathise with some of her decisions?or perhaps more to th...

    My rating system looks something like this: 5 stars: Holy cow. I can't breathe. That was amazing. 4 stars: I liked it. No complaints, but not heart-stopping. 3 stars: Good, but have some issues with it. 2 stars: Pretty bad. 1 star: Awful. I think Blue Ridge Sunrise falls at ...

  • Gloria
    Apr 02, 2018

    Oh, no. How hard is it to admit, "Hey, I sinned, and I have consequences for what I did"?? Instead Zoe spends much of the book pitying herself for the raw deal she got in life. She has a live-in boyfriend who's abusive and doesn't "value her as a person"....well, girl, if you toss your...

    This book claims to be Christian fiction but it's not. With it's premarital sex and lack of faith elements it's just a contemporary fiction book. I simply could not warm up to or identify with the characters in this book especially delusional Kyle. I wanted to like it because I had bee...

    Always eager to dive into a new Denise Hunter novel, I'm sad to say this one missed the mark for me. Reunion romances are all well and good, and this one had all the usual sizzle and heat fans expect from Hunter, but I felt like Hunter already did this Safe Haven-esque plot -- and did ...

    I am Denise's biggest cheerleader. I own every book she has ever penned. And every one of them or fabulous and always leave me wanting more. The only problem that I have is she does not write fast enough for me. With that said... Blue Ridge did not disappoint it was a true Hunter bo...

    Blue Ridge Sunrise is the start to Denise Hunter's new series and I have such conflicting thoughts about it. Not the series, just this particular story. It started off so well and I thought I was going to love the book, but the redemption/forgiveness/repentance part of the story I ...

    So, I decided to throw my neatly ordered to-read list out the window and read Blue Ridge Sunrise way ahead of schedule. I simply couldn't resist the promise of a Denise Hunter romance or (let's face it) that cover. Returning to her hometown and confronting her past was never on Zoe ...

    I received a copy of this title via NetGalley. It does not impact my review. I can?t think of a book that I have gone back and forth so much on as I did this book. For awhile I was really loving it. Then I was really annoyed at a turn of events. Then I loved it again. Then I was a...

    Denise 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 st...

    I really enjoyed this book. I'm from Georgia, so I could picuture the scenes and smell the peaches in the orchard. Loved the characters and the little bit of Nashville thrown in. Thanks to Netgalley and the Publisher for the ARC. ...

    I enjoyed this book and really liked Cruz and Zoe. I am looking forward to Brady and Hope's story next. ...

    One thing I love about Denise Hunter is she knows how to write books that get into the gritty parts of life that aren't so pretty. Her books bring out the not so pretty and the sometimes hopeless parts but she also shows how those not so pretty things can turn into beautiful things thr...

    The first in Denise Hunter's new Blue Ridge Romance series had me feeling a little off kilter as a reader. Somehow having what is usually a painful past that a character is looking to put behind them was more immediate than I've typically found in Christian fiction, resulting in a book...

    Blue Ridge Sunrise is the first book from Denise Hunter's whole new series, Blue Ridge Romance. I read this book in one sitting. I loved it so much, I did not want to put it down. I felt an instant connection to Zoe. I knew what she was going through - the heartache, past secrets and r...

    This was one of those reads that was just ?okay? for me, and I?ve had a little trouble putting my finger on the reasons why. Firstly, although I was generally sympathetic towards the heroine Zoe, I found it difficult to empathise with some of her decisions?or perhaps more to th...

    My rating system looks something like this: 5 stars: Holy cow. I can't breathe. That was amazing. 4 stars: I liked it. No complaints, but not heart-stopping. 3 stars: Good, but have some issues with it. 2 stars: Pretty bad. 1 star: Awful. I think Blue Ridge Sunrise falls at ...

    I'm a huge fan of Denise Hunter, but this one left me disappointed. Lots of non-Christian living taking place in this book by all the characters. God was there, but not really a major player. And the entire plot with the orchard and a barn and a fire... I feel like I've already read so...

    Oh my! What a beautiful story... I was drawn in from the moment I started and couldn't put it down. There was so much more to this than just a love story. It touched deep places in my heart. Highly recommended. ...

    I really enjoyed this book. It has just the right amount of romance and suspense! ...

    Rating 3.5 Stars The insecurities went core-deep and he wanted nothing more than to assure her of her value. A good old fashioned love story with misunderstanding as the driving force. Zoe Collins has restless heart. She loves to sing and she is in love with Cruz Huntley. At 19 ...

    Denise Hunter is one of my must-read authors. Her books routinely make my yearly "best books" lists, and I often stay up far too long while reading her books. That's why I was so disappointed when her last book, Sweetbriar Cottage, didn't land for me. Of course, I still had hope for...

    Blue Ridge Sunrise is the first of the Blue Ridge Romance series but we did meet some of the characters in Sweetbriar Cottage. The story takes place in Cooper Creek, Georgia in the northern part of the state in the mountains. Like all small towns, everyone knows each other and there is...

  • Amy
    Aug 27, 2017

    Oh, no. How hard is it to admit, "Hey, I sinned, and I have consequences for what I did"?? Instead Zoe spends much of the book pitying herself for the raw deal she got in life. She has a live-in boyfriend who's abusive and doesn't "value her as a person"....well, girl, if you toss your...

    This book claims to be Christian fiction but it's not. With it's premarital sex and lack of faith elements it's just a contemporary fiction book. I simply could not warm up to or identify with the characters in this book especially delusional Kyle. I wanted to like it because I had bee...

    Always eager to dive into a new Denise Hunter novel, I'm sad to say this one missed the mark for me. Reunion romances are all well and good, and this one had all the usual sizzle and heat fans expect from Hunter, but I felt like Hunter already did this Safe Haven-esque plot -- and did ...

  • Barb
    Aug 09, 2017

    Oh, no. How hard is it to admit, "Hey, I sinned, and I have consequences for what I did"?? Instead Zoe spends much of the book pitying herself for the raw deal she got in life. She has a live-in boyfriend who's abusive and doesn't "value her as a person"....well, girl, if you toss your...

    This book claims to be Christian fiction but it's not. With it's premarital sex and lack of faith elements it's just a contemporary fiction book. I simply could not warm up to or identify with the characters in this book especially delusional Kyle. I wanted to like it because I had bee...

    Always eager to dive into a new Denise Hunter novel, I'm sad to say this one missed the mark for me. Reunion romances are all well and good, and this one had all the usual sizzle and heat fans expect from Hunter, but I felt like Hunter already did this Safe Haven-esque plot -- and did ...

    I am Denise's biggest cheerleader. I own every book she has ever penned. And every one of them or fabulous and always leave me wanting more. The only problem that I have is she does not write fast enough for me. With that said... Blue Ridge did not disappoint it was a true Hunter bo...

    Blue Ridge Sunrise is the start to Denise Hunter's new series and I have such conflicting thoughts about it. Not the series, just this particular story. It started off so well and I thought I was going to love the book, but the redemption/forgiveness/repentance part of the story I ...

    So, I decided to throw my neatly ordered to-read list out the window and read Blue Ridge Sunrise way ahead of schedule. I simply couldn't resist the promise of a Denise Hunter romance or (let's face it) that cover. Returning to her hometown and confronting her past was never on Zoe ...

    I received a copy of this title via NetGalley. It does not impact my review. I can?t think of a book that I have gone back and forth so much on as I did this book. For awhile I was really loving it. Then I was really annoyed at a turn of events. Then I loved it again. Then I was a...

    Denise 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 st...

    I really enjoyed this book. I'm from Georgia, so I could picuture the scenes and smell the peaches in the orchard. Loved the characters and the little bit of Nashville thrown in. Thanks to Netgalley and the Publisher for the ARC. ...

    I enjoyed this book and really liked Cruz and Zoe. I am looking forward to Brady and Hope's story next. ...

    One thing I love about Denise Hunter is she knows how to write books that get into the gritty parts of life that aren't so pretty. Her books bring out the not so pretty and the sometimes hopeless parts but she also shows how those not so pretty things can turn into beautiful things thr...

    The first in Denise Hunter's new Blue Ridge Romance series had me feeling a little off kilter as a reader. Somehow having what is usually a painful past that a character is looking to put behind them was more immediate than I've typically found in Christian fiction, resulting in a book...

    Blue Ridge Sunrise is the first book from Denise Hunter's whole new series, Blue Ridge Romance. I read this book in one sitting. I loved it so much, I did not want to put it down. I felt an instant connection to Zoe. I knew what she was going through - the heartache, past secrets and r...

    This was one of those reads that was just ?okay? for me, and I?ve had a little trouble putting my finger on the reasons why. Firstly, although I was generally sympathetic towards the heroine Zoe, I found it difficult to empathise with some of her decisions?or perhaps more to th...

    My rating system looks something like this: 5 stars: Holy cow. I can't breathe. That was amazing. 4 stars: I liked it. No complaints, but not heart-stopping. 3 stars: Good, but have some issues with it. 2 stars: Pretty bad. 1 star: Awful. I think Blue Ridge Sunrise falls at ...

    I'm a huge fan of Denise Hunter, but this one left me disappointed. Lots of non-Christian living taking place in this book by all the characters. God was there, but not really a major player. And the entire plot with the orchard and a barn and a fire... I feel like I've already read so...

    Oh my! What a beautiful story... I was drawn in from the moment I started and couldn't put it down. There was so much more to this than just a love story. It touched deep places in my heart. Highly recommended. ...

    I really enjoyed this book. It has just the right amount of romance and suspense! ...

  • Deanne Patterson
    Nov 19, 2017

    Oh, no. How hard is it to admit, "Hey, I sinned, and I have consequences for what I did"?? Instead Zoe spends much of the book pitying herself for the raw deal she got in life. She has a live-in boyfriend who's abusive and doesn't "value her as a person"....well, girl, if you toss your...

    This book claims to be Christian fiction but it's not. With it's premarital sex and lack of faith elements it's just a contemporary fiction book. I simply could not warm up to or identify with the characters in this book especially delusional Kyle. I wanted to like it because I had bee...

  • Fiction Aficionado
    Mar 03, 2018

    Oh, no. How hard is it to admit, "Hey, I sinned, and I have consequences for what I did"?? Instead Zoe spends much of the book pitying herself for the raw deal she got in life. She has a live-in boyfriend who's abusive and doesn't "value her as a person"....well, girl, if you toss your...

    This book claims to be Christian fiction but it's not. With it's premarital sex and lack of faith elements it's just a contemporary fiction book. I simply could not warm up to or identify with the characters in this book especially delusional Kyle. I wanted to like it because I had bee...

    Always eager to dive into a new Denise Hunter novel, I'm sad to say this one missed the mark for me. Reunion romances are all well and good, and this one had all the usual sizzle and heat fans expect from Hunter, but I felt like Hunter already did this Safe Haven-esque plot -- and did ...

    I am Denise's biggest cheerleader. I own every book she has ever penned. And every one of them or fabulous and always leave me wanting more. The only problem that I have is she does not write fast enough for me. With that said... Blue Ridge did not disappoint it was a true Hunter bo...

    Blue Ridge Sunrise is the start to Denise Hunter's new series and I have such conflicting thoughts about it. Not the series, just this particular story. It started off so well and I thought I was going to love the book, but the redemption/forgiveness/repentance part of the story I ...

    So, I decided to throw my neatly ordered to-read list out the window and read Blue Ridge Sunrise way ahead of schedule. I simply couldn't resist the promise of a Denise Hunter romance or (let's face it) that cover. Returning to her hometown and confronting her past was never on Zoe ...

    I received a copy of this title via NetGalley. It does not impact my review. I can?t think of a book that I have gone back and forth so much on as I did this book. For awhile I was really loving it. Then I was really annoyed at a turn of events. Then I loved it again. Then I was a...

    Denise 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 st...

    I really enjoyed this book. I'm from Georgia, so I could picuture the scenes and smell the peaches in the orchard. Loved the characters and the little bit of Nashville thrown in. Thanks to Netgalley and the Publisher for the ARC. ...

    I enjoyed this book and really liked Cruz and Zoe. I am looking forward to Brady and Hope's story next. ...

    One thing I love about Denise Hunter is she knows how to write books that get into the gritty parts of life that aren't so pretty. Her books bring out the not so pretty and the sometimes hopeless parts but she also shows how those not so pretty things can turn into beautiful things thr...

    The first in Denise Hunter's new Blue Ridge Romance series had me feeling a little off kilter as a reader. Somehow having what is usually a painful past that a character is looking to put behind them was more immediate than I've typically found in Christian fiction, resulting in a book...

    Blue Ridge Sunrise is the first book from Denise Hunter's whole new series, Blue Ridge Romance. I read this book in one sitting. I loved it so much, I did not want to put it down. I felt an instant connection to Zoe. I knew what she was going through - the heartache, past secrets and r...

    This was one of those reads that was just ?okay? for me, and I?ve had a little trouble putting my finger on the reasons why. Firstly, although I was generally sympathetic towards the heroine Zoe, I found it difficult to empathise with some of her decisions?or perhaps more to th...

  • Jess
    Aug 03, 2017

    Oh, no. How hard is it to admit, "Hey, I sinned, and I have consequences for what I did"?? Instead Zoe spends much of the book pitying herself for the raw deal she got in life. She has a live-in boyfriend who's abusive and doesn't "value her as a person"....well, girl, if you toss your...

    This book claims to be Christian fiction but it's not. With it's premarital sex and lack of faith elements it's just a contemporary fiction book. I simply could not warm up to or identify with the characters in this book especially delusional Kyle. I wanted to like it because I had bee...

    Always eager to dive into a new Denise Hunter novel, I'm sad to say this one missed the mark for me. Reunion romances are all well and good, and this one had all the usual sizzle and heat fans expect from Hunter, but I felt like Hunter already did this Safe Haven-esque plot -- and did ...

    I am Denise's biggest cheerleader. I own every book she has ever penned. And every one of them or fabulous and always leave me wanting more. The only problem that I have is she does not write fast enough for me. With that said... Blue Ridge did not disappoint it was a true Hunter bo...

    Blue Ridge Sunrise is the start to Denise Hunter's new series and I have such conflicting thoughts about it. Not the series, just this particular story. It started off so well and I thought I was going to love the book, but the redemption/forgiveness/repentance part of the story I ...

    So, I decided to throw my neatly ordered to-read list out the window and read Blue Ridge Sunrise way ahead of schedule. I simply couldn't resist the promise of a Denise Hunter romance or (let's face it) that cover. Returning to her hometown and confronting her past was never on Zoe ...

    I received a copy of this title via NetGalley. It does not impact my review. I can?t think of a book that I have gone back and forth so much on as I did this book. For awhile I was really loving it. Then I was really annoyed at a turn of events. Then I loved it again. Then I was a...

    Denise 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 st...

    I really enjoyed this book. I'm from Georgia, so I could picuture the scenes and smell the peaches in the orchard. Loved the characters and the little bit of Nashville thrown in. Thanks to Netgalley and the Publisher for the ARC. ...

    I enjoyed this book and really liked Cruz and Zoe. I am looking forward to Brady and Hope's story next. ...

    One thing I love about Denise Hunter is she knows how to write books that get into the gritty parts of life that aren't so pretty. Her books bring out the not so pretty and the sometimes hopeless parts but she also shows how those not so pretty things can turn into beautiful things thr...

    The first in Denise Hunter's new Blue Ridge Romance series had me feeling a little off kilter as a reader. Somehow having what is usually a painful past that a character is looking to put behind them was more immediate than I've typically found in Christian fiction, resulting in a book...

    Blue Ridge Sunrise is the first book from Denise Hunter's whole new series, Blue Ridge Romance. I read this book in one sitting. I loved it so much, I did not want to put it down. I felt an instant connection to Zoe. I knew what she was going through - the heartache, past secrets and r...

    This was one of those reads that was just ?okay? for me, and I?ve had a little trouble putting my finger on the reasons why. Firstly, although I was generally sympathetic towards the heroine Zoe, I found it difficult to empathise with some of her decisions?or perhaps more to th...

    My rating system looks something like this: 5 stars: Holy cow. I can't breathe. That was amazing. 4 stars: I liked it. No complaints, but not heart-stopping. 3 stars: Good, but have some issues with it. 2 stars: Pretty bad. 1 star: Awful. I think Blue Ridge Sunrise falls at ...

    I'm a huge fan of Denise Hunter, but this one left me disappointed. Lots of non-Christian living taking place in this book by all the characters. God was there, but not really a major player. And the entire plot with the orchard and a barn and a fire... I feel like I've already read so...

    Oh my! What a beautiful story... I was drawn in from the moment I started and couldn't put it down. There was so much more to this than just a love story. It touched deep places in my heart. Highly recommended. ...

    I really enjoyed this book. It has just the right amount of romance and suspense! ...

    Rating 3.5 Stars The insecurities went core-deep and he wanted nothing more than to assure her of her value. A good old fashioned love story with misunderstanding as the driving force. Zoe Collins has restless heart. She loves to sing and she is in love with Cruz Huntley. At 19 ...

    Denise Hunter is one of my must-read authors. Her books routinely make my yearly "best books" lists, and I often stay up far too long while reading her books. That's why I was so disappointed when her last book, Sweetbriar Cottage, didn't land for me. Of course, I still had hope for...

    Blue Ridge Sunrise is the first of the Blue Ridge Romance series but we did meet some of the characters in Sweetbriar Cottage. The story takes place in Cooper Creek, Georgia in the northern part of the state in the mountains. Like all small towns, everyone knows each other and there is...

    According to the other reviews I feel differently, as I feel this is a story of a prodigal daughter who is trying to get her life on track after foolish mistakes and risks taken. Is it edgier...yes....is it true to life...yes. Not everyone lives a Christian life from birth and have to ...

    I checked this book out of the library to read because I have the second book, Honeysuckle Dreams, to review. I have previously read 2 of Hunter's books and enjoyed one and found the other okay. This book was definitely a disappointment, and it was a misnomer to label its genre as Chri...

    3.5 stars. full review to come release week. ...

    Denise Hunter is one talented author whose wonderfully descriptive prose immediately assaults the readers' senses as we journey to the foothills of Copper Creek, Georgia?with its fresh air, pine forests, the glorious aroma of hyacinths, and small hometown feel. After five years of be...

    I absolutely LOVE Denise Hunter's books and her latest, Blue Ridge Sunrise, was no exception. It had everything I've come to expect from Denise Hunter...real life characters, an element of faith expertly woven into the story and character's lives, swoon worthy romance, and some surpris...

  • Mary Jackson _TheMaryReader
    Aug 03, 2017

    Oh, no. How hard is it to admit, "Hey, I sinned, and I have consequences for what I did"?? Instead Zoe spends much of the book pitying herself for the raw deal she got in life. She has a live-in boyfriend who's abusive and doesn't "value her as a person"....well, girl, if you toss your...

    This book claims to be Christian fiction but it's not. With it's premarital sex and lack of faith elements it's just a contemporary fiction book. I simply could not warm up to or identify with the characters in this book especially delusional Kyle. I wanted to like it because I had bee...

    Always eager to dive into a new Denise Hunter novel, I'm sad to say this one missed the mark for me. Reunion romances are all well and good, and this one had all the usual sizzle and heat fans expect from Hunter, but I felt like Hunter already did this Safe Haven-esque plot -- and did ...

    I am Denise's biggest cheerleader. I own every book she has ever penned. And every one of them or fabulous and always leave me wanting more. The only problem that I have is she does not write fast enough for me. With that said... Blue Ridge did not disappoint it was a true Hunter bo...