Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Blue Ridge Sunrise
by Denise Hunter

Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Pages: 323
Format: book
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  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 who doesn’t expect her to give up the life she’s established far away from Copper Creek. Everyone believes she was born to run the orchard, but how can she make it her home after so many years?

Cruz Huntley never quite got over his first love, Zoe Collins, the little sister of his best friend Brady. Not when she cheated on him during their “break,” not when she took off to parts unknown with good-for-nothing Kyle Jenkins, and not even now—five years later.

As life-changing decisions and a history with Cruz hang over Zoe’s head, tensions rise between her and Kyle. Even as she comes to terms with the shifting relationships in her life, Zoe still isn’t sure if she can remain in Copper Creek with her new responsibilities . . . and her first love.


Kritters Thoughts:  Zoe Collins left her small hometown of Georgia and didn't imagine returning.  She has a daughter and a boyfriend and when her grandmother passes away she takes them back to this small town to say goodbye, little does she know that this trip home will change her life completely.

I recently wrote on this blog that I love a story where the character has to go back home and in doing so her life makes a huge change.  This one was among the top with the others I have read recently.  There are great secrets that will come out and worlds will be turned upside down, I love when a secret a character keeps comes out and affects more than just them.  

Just to give a little warning, this is a Christian fiction novel and there are some definite moments when religion takes center stage in this book.  It isn't too heavy handed, but I always like to put a warning out there in case that could concern you.  

I am excited to review the next book in this series tomorrow and that it will center around Zoe's brother.  I hope that in that book, the reader still gets to see Zoe's story move forward.


Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Ebook 2018 Challenge: 56 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Netgalley.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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