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!
In addition to Surrender Bay, the second Nantucket book releases in April 2008. The title is The Convenient Groom and features Kate Lawrence, a relationship advice columnist, whose groom dumps her on her wedding day. Denise is currently at work on the third Nantucket book (Oct 2008) which is untitled so far.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
When Sam's estranged step-father dies, she inherits his ocean-front cottage in Nantucket--not because he kindly bequeathed it to her, but because he neglected to ever create a will. Sam returns to the island she left 11 years ago with her daughter Caden to fix up the house and sell it, but she isn't counting on is the fact that Landon Reed still lives two doors down from her childhood home.
As their long-dormant romance begins to bud again, Sam must face the fact that Landon still doesn't know why she really left the island. Will the secrets she's hidden all these years tear them apart? Or is Landon's love really as unconditional as he claims?
"I've always thought Denise Hunter was an amazing writer but this wonderful story sets her firmly at the forefront of compelling love stories. How Landon breaks down Samantha's determination that she is unworthy of love kept me glued to the pages. An amazing story!"
--Colleen Coble, author of Fire Dancer (Smoke Jumper Series)
I absolutely loved this book! The story started out with a completely heart-breaking event that left me needing to know what was going to happen to the main character. Of course, I knew Sam was going to meet back up with Landon and that there was going to be a romance, but this turned out to be not your ordinary romance. That Landon...just let me say, he's a gem! lol!! Here are some of my favorite lines from early on in the story:
"Landon's eyes grazed past the neighbors' houses, and that's when his legs forgot how to work." page 15. He had just seen Sam...isn't that incredibly tender??? Here's another...
"But she was seared into his soul..." page 84. She was seared into his soul...awwww...again, incredibly tender! I can't even begin to tell you how much I've cheered for this guy to win over Sam's heart!
This was just a lovely romantic story chocked full of unconditional love and it has led me to think about how I love others...am I serving up unconditional love...probably not as much as I should be! If I had stars to use as graphics, I would give this book 4 and 1/2 stars! lol!
Thanks Denise, for such a wonderful book!! I look forward to reading the next Nantucket books!