January 14, 2009

Book Review- Sweetwater Gap by Denise Hunter


This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Sweetwater Gap

Thomas Nelson (December 16, 2008)

by

Denise Hunter




ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Denise lives in Indiana with her husband Kevin and their three sons. In 1996, Denise began her first book, a Christian romance novel, writing while her children napped. Two years later it was published, and she's been writing ever since. Her books often contain a strong romantic element, and her husband Kevin says he provides all her romantic material, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too!



ABOUT THE BOOK

A story of new beginnings from best-selling Romance for Good™ author Denise Hunter.
When Josephine's family insists she come home to help with the harvest, the timing works. But her return isn't simple benevolence-she plans to persuade the family to sell the failing orchard.

The new manager's presence is making it difficult. Grady MacKenzie takes an immediate disliking to Josephine and becomes outright cantankerous when she tries talking her family into selling. As she and Grady work side by side in the orchard, she begins to appreciate his devotion and quiet faith. She senses a vulnerability in him that makes her want to delve deeper, but there's no point letting her heart have its way-he's tied to the orchard, and she could never stay there.

A brush with death tears down Josephine's defenses and for the first time in her life, she feels freedom-freedom from the heavy burden of guilt, freedom to live her life the way it was intended, with a heart full of love.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Sweetwater Gap, go HERE.

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My Thoughts:

This is a wonderful demonstration of the unique and amazing story-telling abilities Denise Hunter possesses. Overwrought with guilt and intent on self-destruction, Josie's only life line comes in the form of a surly farm manager she is forced to work beside. The scope of love covered in this story spans from the simple yet powerful love story of two lonely souls to the unquestionable love and mercy found only in a faithful God. The rich array of characters only adds to the magic that is found in Sweetwater Gap. This would be a great addition to any one's library.

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ENJOY!!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a good book. Thank you for sharing!

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for sharing your thoughts!!