23 November 2019

Lake Season | Book Review + Excerpt


A lost letter, a new love, and old secrets beckon this summer at the Bluebell Inn.

When their parents die in a tragic accident, Molly Bennett and her siblings pull together to fulfill their parents’ dream: turning their historic Bluebell, North Carolina home back into an inn. The situation would just be temporary—three years at the most—then they would sell the inn and Molly could get back to chasing her own dreams.

Adam Bradford (aka bestselling author Nathanial Grey) 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 immediately 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 embarks on a mission with Adam to find the star-crossed lovers and bring them the closure they deserve. But Adam 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.

Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: November 12, 2019



The Bluebell Inn brings innkeeper Molly Bennett and writer Adam Bradford together for a summer that has the potential to change their lives—only, do they have enough courage to accept the changes?

Lake Season delivers a delightful start to Denise Hunter’s Bluebell Inn Romance series. Though they have plenty of growing to do, Molly and Adam move through their story with a likable chemistry, making them an easy pair to cheer on (especially with their love of reading!). They uncover secrets long hidden and confront truths hard to believe, and as they do so, everything begins to fit together in an immensely satisfying way.

Having loved almost everything I have read by Denise Hunter, it comes as no surprise that I loved Lake Season. I definitely recommend it to readers of contemporary romance and cannot wait to revisit the inn for Levi’s story.


I received a complimentary copy of this book and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.


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.


Read the first few chapters now.


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