Saturday, November 23, 2019
A lost letter, a new love, and old secrets beckon this summer at the Bluebell Inn.
When their parents die in a tragic accident, Molly Bennett and her siblings pull together to fulfill their parents’ dream: turning their historic Bluebell, North Carolina home back into an inn. The situation would just be temporary—three years at the most—then they would sell the inn and Molly could get back to chasing her own dreams.
Adam Bradford (a.k.a. bestselling author Nathaniel Quinn) is a reclusive novelist with a bad case of writer’s block. Desperate for inspiration as his deadline approaches, he travels to the setting of his next book, a North Carolina lake town. There he immediately meets his muse, a young innkeeper who fancies herself in love with his alter ego.
Molly and Adam strike up an instant friendship. When Molly finds a long-lost letter in the walls of her inn she embarks on a mission with Adam to find the star-crossed lovers and bring them the closure they deserve. But Adam has secrets of his own. Past and present collide as truths are revealed, and Molly and Adam will have to decide if love is worth trusting.
My thoughts: To say I enjoyed this story is a gross understatement! I quickly fell in love with the setting, Molly and her siblings trying to salvage the dream of her parents to open their childhood home into a Bed and Breakfast in the wake of their unexpected deaths. I could relate to the grief that they felt as they finished the projects on the old home, as well as the soothing balm to band together as a family. When Molly stumbles across a misplaced letter from the 1960's, she fixates on finding the writer and the recipient, even when she meets road blocks, little realizing how God is working in her life through the letter. I loved the misunderstandings and how things played out for Molly! I also appreciated that this book throws in some surprises and doesn't wrap everything up in a tidy bow. I highly recommend this one!
I received this book from Celebrate Lit. This is my honest review and is in no way influenced by receiving a complimentary copy.
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Denise Hunter is the internationally published bestselling author of more than 25 books, including A December Bride and The Convenient Groom, which have been adapted into original Hallmark Channel movies. She has won The Holt Medallion Award, The Reader’s Choice Award, The Carol Award, The Foreword Book of the Year Award, and is a RITA finalist. When Denise isn’t orchestrating love lives on the written page, she enjoys traveling with her family, drinking green tea, and playing drums. Denise makes her home in Indiana where she and her husband are rapidly approaching an empty nest. To learn more about Denise, visit her website DeniseHunterBooks.com; Facebook: AuthorDeniseHunter; Twitter: @DeniseAHunter; Instagram: deniseahunter.
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