Blue Ridge Sunrise (Blue Ridge Romance #1) by Denise Hunter

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 who doesn’t expect her to give up the life she’s established far awa...


Details Blue Ridge Sunrise (Blue Ridge Romance #1)

TitleBlue Ridge Sunrise (Blue Ridge Romance #1)
ISBN9780718090500
Author
Release DateNov 7th, 2017
PublisherThomas Nelson
GenreChristian Fiction, Contemporary, Romance, Fiction, Christian
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Reviews Blue Ridge Sunrise (Blue Ridge Romance #1)

  • Amy
    1970-01-01
    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 it better -- in Falling Like Snowflakes. I just never really connected with or cared about Zoe or Cruz, never felt like I was really in their heads, experiencing th...
  • Madison
    1970-01-01
    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 Collins' to-do list. But the death of her beloved grandmother has finally brought Zoe home, bringing along her young daughter and boyfriend Kyle. When Zoe discovers tha...
  • Stephanie
    1970-01-01
    This was just a little uneven for me. While I did really enjoy Zoe and Cruz's relationship, some romance tropes that I don't really like were employed and kind of dampened my experience. I know that some people really love those type of storylines though, so I can see many readers eating the whole thing up with a smile. I also thought that for being Christian Fiction it was really light on the Christian. Again, not something that will bother ever...
  • Sandy
    1970-01-01
    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.
  • Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
    1970-01-01
    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 through love and faith. Hunter's books always feel like a journey that end in the best sort of satisfaction for me.Cruz and Zoe have quite the history. It unfolds slow...
  • Amy
    1970-01-01
    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 regrets. This is a wonderful story of forgiveness, letting go, and moving on, while in a beautiful setting. I most definitely believe this is a must read and highly ...
  • Becky
    1970-01-01
    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 the books to come, and, thankfully, my hope wasn't misplaced, as Blue Ridge Sunrise is wonderful!One of my favorite aspects of Hunter's novels is the chemistry between...
  • Denise Hershberger (100 Pages per Hour)
    1970-01-01
    3.5 stars. full review to come release week.
  • Karen
    1970-01-01
    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 something extremely similar. I didn't dislike it enough to turn me away from Hunter, but definitely disappointed. *I received a complimentary copy of this book*
  • Denise
    1970-01-01
    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.
  • Diana
    1970-01-01
    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 being gone, Zoe Collins returns for her grandmother's funeral with her jerk of a boyfriend, Kyle, and I emphasize the word JERK! Cruz Huntley, Zoe's first love, notic...
  • Jess
    1970-01-01
    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 surprises that will keep you wondering what's going to happen next. I enjoyed getting to know Zoe and Cruz and could almost taste the peaches.
  • Tonya Peterson
    1970-01-01
    This book was fantastic it's about Zoe going back home with regrets and secrets and finding out everything she knew about herself was being tested. was there a way for her to find her way back to the person she use to be or was she going to hurt herself even more by not believing in herself?
  • Amy
    1970-01-01
    3.5 stars for the first book in Denise Hunter's new Blue Ridge Sunrise series, set in Georgia. If you read her short story, Sweetbriar Cottage, you will already have a glimpse into how this series is going to go. I felt there's been a slight shift from what we usually see from Denise, and while I don't dislike it, there is a different feel to the story. This could be location, or the plotline, I'm not certain. As I was sharing my thoughts about t...
  • Rachael
    1970-01-01
    During the story we get a fairly long flashback sequence of Zoe and Cruz's relationship, including the answer to the fairly big question of how Zoe ended up with Kyle instead. I definitely liked Zoe's adult self better than her irresponsible teenage self, though I didn't ever really connect with her--maybe it was too many personality changes (between the beginning, the flashback, and the end). Who I really liked was her best friend Hope--I'm glad...
  • Diane
    1970-01-01
    Denise Hunter delivers another must-read inspirational novel. Blue Ridge Sunrise is a well written and fast-paced story of second chances, mistakes redeemed and lost love found. Zoe and Cruz's love story begins on a fragile foundation of secrets and insecurities. Hurt feelings, miscommunication, and people feeding them lies all contribute to their break up. This story is their journey back to each other. The author weaves a believable story with ...
  • Suzie
    1970-01-01
    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’s peach orchard, for the first time in a long time, she has options in her life. No longer will she have to rely on a man who has manipulated her for years. But worki...
  • Joy
    1970-01-01
    I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Wow. What a ride! That's all I can say.In this book, Denise Hunter weaves an enchanting tale with a heartbreaking beginning, a romantic middle, and a suspenseful ending. I really liked this book.Years ago, Zoe left her hometown scared, hurting, and pregnant. Now she's back to attend her grandmother's funeral. But what was supposed to be a day's trip before heading back out with ...
  • Darla Damron
    1970-01-01
    I never met a Denise Hunter book I didn't love! This book fell right in line. I loved the action, suspense and romance of the book. But truly loved how she brought it all back to God and we should depend on Him for all we need. And for him to guide our steps! I received a copy from Thomas Nelson, via Net Gallery. Thank you for allowing me to read this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
  • Terry Houchin
    1970-01-01
    nother great romance by Denise Hunter!Zoe and Cruz's story isn't a smooth path to their happily ever after. Zoe is her own worst enemy. She is full of doubts and fears. Cruz is the perfect hero for her. Someone to help her believe in herself again.The story is fantastic, but the characters are even better.Looking for a good clean romance? Give this one a try, you won't be sorry.
  • Martha Owen
    1970-01-01
    Such a good book! I read it in one night! I just couldn't put it down. Thanks netgalley for the advance copy read.
  • Melissa
    1970-01-01
    I am a huge fan of Denise Hunter's books. Her latest book, Blue Ridge Sunrise, does not disappoint. There is nothing that a little love, romance, friendship, and family can't do to brighten my day. Definitely a quick read and I am glad she will be adding more books to this series. Thank you NetGalley and Thomas Nelson Fiction Publications for my free ARC.
  • Cassandra
    1970-01-01
    Wow, what a wonderful ride this story has been! Both of the main characters Zoe and Cruz Were wonderful and realistic. The chemistry, love and faith they shared was lovely to see. The writing was greats as always. This book also sheds light on domestic violence a bit. Glad Kyle got what he deserved at the end. What a monster! Looking forward to read more of Zoe & Cruz's story along with the main focus of Brady & Hope's story in the book of the se...
  • Brendatn
    1970-01-01
    What a great book of young love, and second chances. Zoe came home because of Granny’s death and stayed to make a go at owning and operating Granny’s peach orchard. She had left her first love, Cruz, here years ago and had made a new life with Kyle. But Kyle explosive attitude and controlling ways soon turn her heart against him. She broke up with him but found it was extremely hard to work side by side with Cruz who worked for Granny. Can th...
  • Beth
    1970-01-01
    I got an advanced copy of this book to read and found it to be a comforting love story. Zoe heads home for her Grandmother's funeral, with a daughter & boyfriend in tow. She finds herself the new owner of the family peach farm, and makes some fast and hard decisions about her future. She faces her past but embraces new beginnings and new chances.
  • C bond
    1970-01-01
    netgalleyWell written good read.
  • Kirby
    1970-01-01
    Review originally posted on my blog The Preppy Book PrincessI received a complimentary copy of this novel from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Blue Ridge Sunrise is honestly one of the hardest books I've ever personally reviewed. I was highly anticipating it, partly because of how much I've loved the previous books by Denise Hunter I've read, and partly because the synopsis about a second chan...
  • Sherri Smith
    1970-01-01
    When I selected this book, I knew who Denise Hunter was as an author, having read her books previously. My gut said that in the past I enjoyed her writings, so I took a chance on this story.Zoe Collins left home, vowing never to return. The only reason she has returned now, with her daughter and boyfriend, is that her granny has died. Her granny has given her the orchard, so now Zoe must decide what to do with it. Stay and make a go at it, or con...
  • Meagan Myhren-bennett
    1970-01-01
    Blue Ridge SunriseBlue Ridge Romance #1By Denise HunterFive years ago Zoe Collins made a decision that she has had to live - one that took her away from her family and Copper Creek. But when Granny dies unexpectedly Zoe is left feeling the loss in ways she never expected. But Granny knew that Zoe needed to return to the place that she once called home and leaving the peach orchard that Zoe used to love working on to her just might be what is need...