Lake Season - (Bluebell Inn Romance) by Denise Hunter (Paperback)

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Dimensions (Overall): 8.3 Inches (H) x 5.4 Inch (W) x 1 Inch (D)

Weight: .6 Pounds

Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up

Number of Pages: 352

Format: Paperback

Series Title: Bluebell Inn Romance

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: Christian

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Author: Denise Hunter

Book theme: Romance, General

Language: English

Street Date: November 12, 2019
TCIN: 76453470
UPC: 9780785222729
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-4281
Origin: Made in the USA


About the Book

From the bestselling author of The Convenient Groom and A December Bride (now beloved Hallmark Original movies) comes the first novel in a brand-new series!-

Book Synopsis

Romance and old secrets beckon in this small North Carolina lake town.

When her parents die in a tragic accident, Molly Bennett and her siblings pull together to fulfill their parents' dream of turning their historic Bluebell, North Carolina, home back into an inn. Staying in town would be temporary--three years at most--then they plan to sell the inn, and Molly can get back to chasing her own dreams.

Adam Bradford (aka 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 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 and Adam embark on a mission to find the star-crossed lovers and bring them the closure they deserve. But Adam has secrets he isn't ready to share. Past and present collide as truths surface, and Molly and Adam will have to decide if love is worth trusting.

"Nobody does summer romance better than Denise Hunter." --JULIE LESSMAN, award-winning author

  • Full-length romance novel
  • Includes Discussion Questions for Book Clubs
  • First book in the Bluebell Inn Romance series
    • Book One: Lake Season
    • Book Two: Carolina Breeze (available May 2020)
    • Book Three: Autumn Skies (available October 2020)
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4.6 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews
100% would recommend
6 recommendations

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3 out of 5 stars
ABookLoversThoughts - 3 years ago
Okay, my honest thoughts? This book was kinda mediocre. The only really unique and fun/exciting thing that stuck out to me was that the main characters spoke Italian, which didn’t even fit the story that well–two people in North Carolina both just so happen to speak Italian. It was explained why Molly spoke it–she was planning to do an internship in Italy–but Adam just casually waltzes onto the scene in the book fluent in French and Italian and is an author in English and his fluency in so many languages is never explained. Being someone who loves studying various languages myself, I know you don’t just *happen* to speak several languages (unless you are raised in a household that does, which is not stated for this character). Other than that, I don’t have any major complaints. The book was pleasant and forgettable, an easy summer read. That’s being released in November. Not sure about the marketing on that one. But yes, if you want a light, fun, summery read, read this. It’s a getaway from everyday life that is eerily similar to that “Falling Inn Love” Netflix movie. Thank you to Thomas Nelson and Net Galley for providing me with an electronic copy of this book to read and review. I received a copy of this book for free. I was not required to post a positive review and the views and opinions expressed are 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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Love, mystery, hope and humour

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Moonglotexas - 3 years ago
With any Denise Hunter, I expect a heartwarming, Christian story but in Lake Season she outdoes herself! I am so glad this is a start of a series and I’ll be able to return to this delightful small town and wonderful characters. The main story follows Molly opening her family’s B and B, with her two siblings, in the wake of their parents sudden death. Whilst grief is a part of her emotional journey, the focus of the novel is moving forward through the pain. Molly’s first guest, Adam, fast becomes a friend and when a old but romantic letter is found in the walls, the two set to finding the sender and intended recipient. Through flashbacks to the time the letter was written, Denise introduces two additional leading characters who are also struggling with their identity. Through each of these four characters, Denise wrestles with different elements of what it means to follow God’s path and trust in our innate worth as His child. It’s beautifully done. Love is at the centre of this novel: family love, romantic love and community love. The book highlights the way we connect and lean on one another, how we build and break trust and how hard it is to rebuild that trust when fear paralyse us. Amongst the serious threads of love, mystery, and hope is a healthy dose of humour and small town fun! It was so easy to read it straight through to see how it would all work out! I loved it from start to finish, it’s a five out of five on the en-JOY-ment scale and highly recommended!
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An exciting love story

4 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
TCJRogers - 3 years ago
In Lake Season, siblings Molly, Levi, and Grace Bennett decide to fulfill their parents dream of renovating their large, old home and turning it into an inn after their parents’ untimely deaths. During the renovation, Molly finds an old letter stuck in the wall where the mail slot used to be when the building was a post office. When she opens and reads it, she discovers a beautiful letter written by a woman who was sorry for a falling out she had with the man she loved, asking for his forgiveness and for him to return to her. Molly is instantly drawn in, and she enlists the aid of Adam Bradford, a man staying at the inn who she has begun a friendship with, to help her try to track down the woman who wrote the letter and the man who never received it. As they work together on this project, their friendship begins to develop into something deeper, but Adam has a secret that might destroy what he’s built with Molly. I really enjoyed reading Lake Season. Once I got into it, I couldn’t put it down. I had to know what was going to happen next. I appreciated that both Molly and Adam struggled with issues that a lot of people really do struggle with — trust issues due to being hurt by people’s lies in the past and feelings of inadequacy, feeling that your just not good enough due to not getting the acceptance you need from a parent. I could so easily identify with both characters. The story line was also exciting, jumping back in time to give us insight into the lives of the letter writer and intended recipient. And I loved the way Molly and Adam’s search ended. It was a twist that I didn’t see coming. Overall, I thought Lake Season was an interesting, exciting story full of hope and love. *I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
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A Great Surprise

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Kim Potter - 3 years ago
Lake Season by Denise Hunter is the first book in her A Bluebell Inn Romance series. When Molly Bennett’s parents are killed in an accident the three kids put their lives on hold, to fulfill their parents’ dream of opening an inn in Bluebell, North Carolina. Adam Bradford is their first guest. He and Molly strike up a friendship, and together they embark on a summer filled with love, heart-ache, old and new secrets and a journey to finding lasting peace, contentment, joy and love. Molly was such a delightful character. Nothing kept her down for long except her fear of losing those close to her. Adam’s ability to overcome his father’s rejection showed an inner strength and courage not many people find. I loved the plot twist at the end! Didn’t quite see that one coming. I can’t wait for the next installment. I received this book from Celebrate-Lit for my honest review.
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Fantastic split time novel

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
MJSH - 3 years ago
"That's where it had all begun. Where he'd found Molly. Where he'd mistaken her for his muse, only to find she was actually the keeper of his heart." I love Denise Hunter's books. They're gut-wrenching, soul-stirring, heart-breaking, redemptive and utterly romantic. This first book in the new series is no exception. The author does throw in a bit of split-time twist to the plot, which is something new in her writing style and surprised me (in a most pleasant way) when I stepped back in time to 1962. Her attention to detail in the plot and characterization is incredible and her writing is easy to follow and the plot moves at a good pace. Her characters are so lovable - Molly, our heroine, is the bubbly sunshine of an innkeeper who subconsciously builds a wall around her heart for fear of sudden loss and betrayal, and Adam, our beautifully flawed hero, is a best-selling romance author hiding under a pseudonym for fear of disappointing others. Their present day relationship as innkeeper and guest converges with the past when Molly finds an old unsent/unreceived letter from 1962 in the wall of the inn and both Molly and Adam are driven to find the two people who were involved. Their romance is incredibly sweet and their path to finding freedom from their fears is satisfying and rewarding. I can't wait for the second book in the series where we'll get to know Molly's older brother Levi better. And it promises another split-time plot! I received a copy of the book from Thomas Nelson via Celebrate Lit Tours and was under no obligation to post a positive review. All comments and opinions are solely my own.
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An inspirational romance not to be missed!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Tressa - 3 years ago
LAKE SEASON is one of those stories that is a delight to read! It has wonderful characters who will pull on readers' emotions, and a small-town setting full of family and friendships. Fans of inspirational romance and the genre should definitely not miss this one! I pretty much could not stop smiling through most of this story. I just loved every minute! I loved getting to know these characters and seeing the romance blossom. I literally laughed out loud at moments and wanted to cry at others. It's a story with all the feels about a place and family that I can't wait to come back to next year with the next book! I also liked that the inspirational element wasn't preachy or overly strong, but felt naturally part of these characters' lives. This makes a good read for general romance and women's fiction readers as well. In the end, was it what I wished for? I thoroughly enjoyed this story! Delightful characters, a charming setting, some heartbreak, a bit of a mystery, and a sweet romance made for the perfect read. I'm looking forward to the next book in this series! Content: References to a unwed pregnancy, but clean. Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher through Celebrate Lit, which did not require a positive review. All opinions are my own.
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Great Contemporary Romance

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Connie Saunders - 3 years ago
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28 NIV There are so many things to like about a book that often mentions this Bible verse. Three siblings determined to fulfill the dream of their recently deceased parents. A highly successful author who keeps his identity a secret because he has never been able to live up to his father's expectations. A love affair that occurred over fifty years ago and recently discovered when a letter is found in a wall of an inn that is being renovated. As Molly Bennett and Adam Bradford try to find how Ben and Lizzie's lives turned out, they themselves begin to see each other as more than an innkeeper and her guest. But there are so many obstacles! Can Molly escape her grief and get over the hurt caused by her boyfriend? Would her trust be further damaged if she knew that Adam is the author that she adores? Will Adam ever feel worthy? Did Ben and Lizzie find happiness? Denise Hunter has written a wonderful story filled with romance, faith, mystery, and a reminder that God orchestrates every part of our lives.These two romances, past and following Molly and her siblings Levi and Grace as they continue managing the Bluebell Inn. I highly recommend Lake Season to all who enjoy contemporary romantic fiction. I received a copy of this book through Celebrate Lit and NetGalley. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.
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