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Carolina Breeze - (Bluebell Inn Romance) by Denise Hunter (Paperback)

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About the Book

From the bestselling author of The Convenient Groom and A December Bride (now beloved Hallmark Original movies) comes the second novel in the Bluebell Inn series!

Book Synopsis

A jilted bride. A struggling innkeeper. And a romantic mountain getaway that changes everything

Rising Hollywood star Mia Emerson is looking for a safe place to land in the wake of a public breakup and celebrity scandal, and she finds it in the lake town of Bluebell, North Carolina--the location of her canceled honeymoon. She wants nothing more than to hide and wait for the tabloids to die down.

Soon after her arrival at the Bluebell Inn, Mia meets Levi Bennett, who runs the inn along with his two younger sisters. Drawn to one another from the start, Mia trusts Levi to keep her location from the press, and Levi confides in Mia about the precarious financial state of the inn--a secret he's been keeping from his sisters.

When Mia and Levi discover an old journal that hints at a rare diamond necklace hidden in the inn, they set off on a treasure hunt to find the long-lost heirloom. What they don't expect to surface are feelings they thought were safely locked away. Mia and Levi must decide if falling in love again is too big a risk--or if it will uncover a treasure of its own instead.

"A breeze of brilliance! Denise Hunter's Carolina Breeze will blow you away with a masterful merge of mystery, chemistry, and memories restored in this lakeside love story of faith, family, and fortune." --JULIE LESSMAN, award-winning author

  • The second novel in the Bluebell Inn Romance series
    • Book one: Lake Season
    • Book two: Carolina Breeze
    • Book three: Autumn Skies - Available October 2020
  • Full-length romance (c. 87,000 words)
  • Includes Discussion Questions for Book Clubs
Dimensions (Overall): 8.1 Inches (H) x 5.4 Inch (W) x .9 Inch (D)
Weight: .6 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 320
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Christian
Series Title: Bluebell Inn Romance
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Format: Paperback
Author: Denise Hunter
Book theme: Romance, General
Language: English
Street Date: May 19, 2020
TCIN: 79328272
UPC: 9780785222774
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-4729
Origin: Made in the USA
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4.2 out of 5 stars with 6 reviews
100% would recommend
4 recommendations

Great story, clean romance

4 out of 5 stars
TCJRogers - 4 years ago
When actress Mia Emerson becomes involved in a Hollywood scandal, she needs a safe place where she can get away. Wanting to explore the inn that her grandparents once owned, Mia decides to escape to Bluebell, North Carolina. Levi Bennett, along with his two sisters now run the Bluebell Inn. When Mia Emerson arrives, the three agree to keep her presence in town a secret for her protection. As Levi acts as Mia’s chauffeur and guide while she’s in town, the two become close. And when Mia finds a clue in her grandmother’s journal to a hidden blue diamond, Carolina Breeze, the search for the diamond gives Levi and Mia a reason to spend even more time together. The two continue to grow closer as Mia repeatedly extends her stay, but could the two from two different worlds realistically have a relationship that lasts? I enjoyed reading Carolina Breeze. I like how Denise Hunter uses Levi’s and Mia’s struggles to highlight how parent-child relationships can have an effect on future relationships. I thought that Levi and Mia were both very likable characters, and I enjoyed the reappearance of Molly and Adam from Lake Season, the first book in the series. And as in all of Denise Hunter’s books, I appreciate the role that faith plays in the story. Overall, Carolina Breeze was an enjoyable read, and I’m looking forward to the third book in the series. *I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
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4 out of 5 stars
ABookLoversThoughts - 4 years ago
The latest summer romance by Denise Hunter has officially hit the shelves! Carolina Breeze, the second book in the Bluebell Inn Romance series, follows the story of elder brother Levi Bennett at Bluebell Inn in North Carolina. Rising Hollywood star Mia Emerson is looking to run away from a scandal and runs straight to Bluebell Inn, where her ex-fiancé had booked their honeymoon before jilting her. Levi Bennett is just trying to keep the inn afloat and manage the responsibility of his sisters since his parents died. He doesn’t have time to fall in love with the new guest at the inn, to get caught up in her life and story…or would it be just what he needs? Carolina Breeze met every expectation I had for it: summery, light, sweet, and romantic. It’s a great read for when you just want to enjoy summer, or even escape from the winter blues. Thank you to Thomas Nelson and Netgalley; I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. *Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention/review it on my blog. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion – which I’ve done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.*
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Fun sequel to Bluebell Inn series

4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
MJSH - 4 years ago
Denise Hunter always creates beautifully flawed characters whom the readers can immediately bond with in an enchanting small-town setting in her stories. In Carolina Breeze, we return to the small tourist town of Bluebell, NC to a struggling inn run by three siblings. Though this is book 2 in the series, it can be read as a stand-alone (though reading Adam and Molly's story first will give more insight into the relationships that unfold in this book). The plot is well-paced and the laid-back romantic days in Bluebell are perfectly paired with the frenzied chaotic Hollywood gossip; some gentle turns in the plot bring about surprises and an element of intrigue hums through the story as Levi and Mia search for an heirloom necklace. Levi, the eldest of the Bennett siblings, is loyal, bound by honor, dependable, and trustworthy. He's sacrificed much to keep the inn afloat and to watch out for his younger sisters. What he doesn't realize, until he meets Mia, is that he's worked so hard at being in control that he has forgotten about teamwork and allowing others to share his burdens. Mia, a rising Hollywood star, flees from unjustified scandal to Bluebell for peace and anonymity. She's sweet and tender but hurting from past abandonment issues and doesn't realize how much healing she needs until she meets Levi. Anyone who loves contemporary romance will love this book and the series. I can't wait to read the third book in the series and get to know Grace, the baby of the Bennett family, better.
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Sweet Romance!

3 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Rebecca Maney - 4 years ago
"How had she gotten attached to him in only a week?" Film star Mia Emerson fled Los Angeles in disgrace after a photographer catches her in an awkward moment with her very married, and very drunk, co-star. Ironically, the only place where she can hurriedly escape the scandal is the Bluebell Inn in North Carolina, where her ex-fiance had booked their now non-existent, non-refundable honeymoon. And it's there that she meets Levi Bennett. Levi Bennett and his two sisters are struggling to keep the historic Bluebell Inn afloat, except that Levi is the only of the three who actually knows the seriousness of their financial status. When a gorgeous national celebrity arrives at their front desk . . . . alone . . . Levi is determined to ensure that their hospitality and Mia's privacy are maintained at the highest level of excellence. It never occurred to him that an inexplicable attraction and a mutual desire to locate a family heirloom, would bring their two very different worlds together. "Carolina Breeze" is a sweet return to the lovely Bluebell Inn, where the story uncharacteristically meanders for awhile before coasting into a wonderful "only-Denise-Hunter-can-write" ending.
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A pure delight to read!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
R Millet - 4 years ago
I was so happy to return to the charming Bluebell Inn! While reading the first book in this series (Lake Season) I started anticipating Levi’s story and was thrilled to see he was up next. The setting of North Carolina was beautiful and the relationships crafted between the characters were just as amazing. This was the perfect novel to escape into for a few days.
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I loved every minute reading it

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Moonglotexas - 4 years ago
“Before she even opened her eyes Mia Emerson knew it was going to be the worst day of her life.” - Opening line of “Carolina Breeze” by Denise Hunter Having thoroughly enjoyed “Lake Season”, the first book in the Bluebell Inn Romance series, I tucked into “Carolina Breeze”, book two, with glee! Denise Hunter delivers a cozy romance mystery like none other! I love spending time with these characters in this town, each carefully created, warm and sincere. Mia arrives traumatized by her life and finds a soft landing at the Bluebell Inn. Levi offers a listening ear and finds he can trust her in return with his financial concerns. Whilst working on the inn, the two find an old journal referring to a valuable piece of jewellery hidden in the house. Curious, they investigate further and this adds a historical element to the book which I found interesting. Molly and her beau from book one are included in this story and it is lovely to see how their relationship has developed. Grace adds her wit and I’m so looking forward to her journey in book three. Whilst reading “Lake Season” will add to your enjoyment of this one, it isn’t required, this one is awesome in and of itself! As in life, it’s never straight forward and through their time together, Levi and Mia tackle tough topics like forgiveness, self-worth and trust. In sharing their wrestling, Denise shines a light on the hope and healing to be found in Jesus and the Christian Faith. She handles it honestly but beautifully. Without a doubt this one is a favourite for me, I loved every minute reading it and highly recommend it! It’s a five out of five on the enJOYment scale!
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