Lake Season {A Book Review}

**I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley for consideration. All thoughts are 100% my own. 






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 (a.k.a. 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 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.


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. To learn more about Denise, visit her website DeniseHunterBooks.com; Facebook: AuthorDeniseHunter; Twitter: @DeniseAHunter; Instagram: deniseahunter.



The more I read from Denise Hunter, the more I love her... and Lake Season most certainly shot her up even higher to take her rightful place in my top five favorite authors list! While I have absolutely loved all of the books I've read from her so far, this one might just be my favorite yet!

Lake Season is not just one love story, but two stories past and present so beautifully intertwined. When Molly and Adam find a long lost letter lost in the wall of the inn Molly and her siblings are bringing back to life, it sets them on a beautiful adventure to find the woman who had written it and it's recipient. Through this journey, we see the love in the past, and how their story works to bring our present day characters closer together. There are many twists and turns and unexpected surprises throughout, but I must admit it's hard to adequately describe just how beautiful this story truly was without giving away all the details. This is one that you will just have to read to truly understand!

I can say though that one thing that I really enjoyed about this story was the unlikely romantic hero. Now, I read a lot of romance stories and so often the male leads tend to be the typical strong male- military or law enforcement, athlete or the like--- physically strong and incredibly handsome. Adam notes throughout the story that he is far from that- a little nerdy and nervous. And I absolutely loved that. It made me enjoy this couple all that much more, making them more real and relate-able. I was definitely rooting for them in the end, and wasn't quite ready to say goodbye just yet.

There were a few elements in the story that seemed a little familiar perhaps-early on I did find myself thinking that I had read another story (or seen a movie) in which the female lead doesn't realize the man she's falling for was her favorite author, for instance, but there are so many unique elements in this story that by the end, I didn't care too much about that. It truly was it's own story that had me wanting to see how it all played out.

Overall, this was a fantastic story and I cannot wait to read more in this series! If you love a good, clean romance, you will definitely want to check this one out!


Lake Season will be available to purchase on November 12. You can preorder your copy today.

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