Lake Season by Denise Hunter – Book Review, Preview

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Lake Season by Denise Hunter - Book Review, Preview

Fascinated by information, I love learning about many things.

One of the ways this manifests itself is when I’m with my friends and we begin speculating about a topic. I usually grab my phone and look it up to understand it correctly. Or when my team at work is sitting around talking about a movie or a song or … anything … I will be the one turning to my computer to look up the random piece of information we were discussing to make sure we get it right.

Isn’t that just the normal thing to do? You have a question, so you look for the answer?

Lake Season by Denise Hunter – Book Review, Preview

Lake Season
by Denise Hunter


Published by Thomas Nelson
Publication Date November 12, 2019
Genres: Clean Romance, Christian Fiction
Setting: North Carolina Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 18-24, 25-34
Written for: Adults
Pages: 352

Synopsis:

When their parents die in a tragic accident, Molly Bennett and her siblings pull together to fulfill their parents’ dream: turning their historic home back into an inn.

Adam Bradford (a.k.a. bestselling author Nathanial Grey) is a reclusive author with a bad case of writer’s block. Desperate for inspiration as his deadline approaches, he travels to a North Carolina lake town, the setting of his next novel. There he immediately meets his muse, a young innkeeper who fancies herself in love with his alter ego.

When Molly finds an old 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 the guest she invites along 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.

I would like to thank Celebrate Lit, Netgalley for giving me this copy of the book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.

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Adam was adorably bookish. I loved that his nose was crooked from being broken – by a large book! He had a habit of spouting random facts when he was nervous. And with the research he did for his books, he had plenty of random facts to spout!

He was also very insecure as his father had always made him feel as if he was lacking because he was more cerebral than athletic. So he wrote under a pseudonym, fearing that his readers would reject him for not being more like the heroes he wrote about.

Paralyzed by grief, letting fear dictate her actions and color her perception of the world, Molly struggled with trust. Especially after being hurt and lied to in such a big way.

The mystery of the letter from the past was very cleverly woven into the story. I liked the excerpts from Ben and Lizzie’s summer romance. There was just enough to not distract from the main storyline and enough to make me want to find out what happened to them. And I will say that I was completely shocked by the truth Adam and Molly discovered!

This was a very enjoyable story, filled with romance and mystery. There are hints of spiritual elements that come through especially as Molly learns to overcome her fear and her grief and as Adam learns to be confident in the man he is.

If you enjoy sweet summer romances, Lake Season is a great story to add to your library.

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Denise's Lake Cottages Pinterest Board

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  • Built-in bunks can be placed in hallways in vacation homes with curtain in front for privacy. Extra sleeping without extra room.
  • Reclaimed old growth wood has tight rings, is dry, and is not likely to shrink or twist.
  • Summer Breeze
  • Brian Robinson WATERCOLOR
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  • DIY Barnwood Shutters with burlap wreath
  • black, tan and white: perfect color combination!
  • From Curb Side Door to First Impression Art Piece!
  • I like this color scheme
  • Accent choices for our Chelsea gray living room
  • Colors for the home. I like the room too.
  • This Design Seeds palette shows ice cream as the inspiration but these are beautiful coastal possibilities.
  • Caitlin Wilson: Paint Suggestions Dining Room & exposed brick wall? with gold room accents instead of the gold paint?
  • Shower shelves with tile inset.Traditional Bathroom Design, Pictures, Remodel, Decor and Ideas - page 55
  • Joss and Main
  • Master Bath Dilemma: Mirror & Lighting... New Challenges: <3 the single sink for two & just when I thought tile was the only answer for flooring check out the stunning floor here.
  • clean modern cabin decor - love the small painting + ticking fabric against all that white
  • Add a floral touch to the decor with this Madison Park Coverlet Set. This stylish piece has beautiful patterns that will add a touch of elegance to your home. Get up to 70% off on Wayfair!
  • Beach House with Casual Coastal Interiors

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About Denise Hunter

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.

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