Denise Hunter

more photos (1)

Grace B...
1,021 books | 1,503 friends

1,991 books | 3,836 friends

6,645 books | 842 friends

507 books | 26 friends

869 books | 96 friends

425 books | 7 friends

Carrie ...
764 books | 356 friends

Stormi ...
6,452 books | 1,510 friends

More friends…

Denise Hunter

Goodreads Author



Member Since
December 2008

Denise Hunter is the award-winning author of more than 30 novels, three of which have been made into Hallmark movies.

Denise writes heartwarming, small-town romances. Her readers enjoy the vicarious thrill of falling in love and the promise of a happily-ever-after sigh as they savor the final pages of her books.

Denise and her husband live in Indiana, where they raised three sons, and are currently enjoying an empty nest. In 1996, Denise began her first novel, writing while her children napped. Two years later it was published, and she's been writing ever since. Her books contain a strong romantic element, and her husband says he provides all her romantic material, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too!

To ask Denise Hunter questions, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

Denise Hunter Hi Cintia. Have you considered indie publishing? Many new writers are now publishing directly to Amazon etc. If you made plans for this perhaps you wo…moreHi Cintia. Have you considered indie publishing? Many new writers are now publishing directly to Amazon etc. If you made plans for this perhaps you wouldn't be so discouraged. (less)
Average rating: 4.07 · 55,714 ratings · 7,579 reviews · 61 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Convenient Groom (Nantu...

4.10 avg rating — 3,351 ratings — published 2008 — 14 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Accidental Bride (A Big...

4.06 avg rating — 3,013 ratings — published 2011 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Barefoot Summer (Chapel Rid...

4.11 avg rating — 3,242 ratings — published 2013 — 10 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
A Cowboy's Touch (A Big Sky...

4.12 avg rating — 2,539 ratings — published 2011 — 9 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Surrender Bay (Nantucket, #1)

3.89 avg rating — 2,633 ratings — published 2007 — 12 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Dancing with Fireflies (Cha...

4.32 avg rating — 2,360 ratings — published 2014 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Trouble with Cowboys (A...

4.16 avg rating — 2,129 ratings — published 2012 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Falling Like Snowflakes (Su...

4.16 avg rating — 2,478 ratings — published 2015 — 10 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Goodbye Bride (Summer H...

4.12 avg rating — 2,335 ratings — published 2016 — 10 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Wishing Season (Chapel ...

4.22 avg rating — 1,878 ratings — published 2014 — 11 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Denise Hunter…

Conference Time!

ACFW Girls STanding 2010

My beloved ACFW conference is right around the corner. You might be planning to attend or you may be gearing up for another kind of conference this fall so I thought I’d give you a few tips about writers conferences.

1. The main benefit of a writers conference is not necessarily learning more about writing, although that’s VERY important. But the main thing you will come away with is a sense of

Read more of this blog post »
1 like ·   •  0 comments  •  flag
Share on Twitter
Published on September 12, 2015 06:05
Barefoot Summer Dancing with Fireflies The Wishing Season Married 'til Monday
(4 books)
4.17 avg rating — 11,322 ratings

Surrender Bay The Convenient Groom Seaside Letters Driftwood Lane
(4 books)
4.01 avg rating — 9,533 ratings

A Cowboy's Touch The Accidental Bride The Trouble with Cowboys
(3 books)
4.11 avg rating — 7,794 ratings

Falling Like Snowflakes The Goodbye Bride Just a Kiss
(3 books)
4.15 avg rating — 6,707 ratings

Blue Ridge Sunrise Honeysuckle Dreams On Magnolia Lane
(3 books)
4.04 avg rating — 6,204 ratings

More series by Denise Hunter…

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Seaside Letters--Chapter One (Romance)
1 chapters   —   updated Sep 21, 2009 07:25AM
Description: A Nantucket Love Story
Do More Better: A...
Rate this book
Clear rating

Finding Kansas: L...
Rate this book
Clear rating


Denise’s Recent Updates

Carolina Breeze by Denise Hunter
"It's a Denise Hunter book, what can I say? Nothing except the usual...I started reading and couldn't put it down until I finished the story. Man I love her writing, it's always done in such a classy way. Now to wait till October for her next book. 😧"
Carolina Breeze by Denise Hunter
"I was sent a copy of this book for review purposes. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

First of all, I don't think there has ever been a book written by Denise Hunter that I have rated less than five stars. Unfor" Read more of this review »
Carolina Breeze by Denise Hunter
"Denise Hunter is a new to me Author. Her cover drew me in and the book blew me away. This was a beautiful and emotional story with a few twists and turns along the way. The characters are loveable!
I cant wait to read another book by Ms. Hunter. I wou" Read more of this review »
Carolina Breeze by Denise Hunter
"Carolina Breeze by Denise Hunter

Another contended sigh worthy fantastic book from Denise Hunter. The characters are so well written they become your friends! Location descriptions so real you hear the waves, smell the pine and feel the sand between y" Read more of this review »
Denise Hunter rated a book it was amazing
This Wandering Heart by Janine Rosche
Rate this book
Clear rating
In this debut novel, high school sweethearts are reunited in a tender second-chance story that takes the reader on a journey of self-discovery. Up-and-coming author Janine Rosche deftly uses a dash of humor to balance out weightier issues in "This Wa ...more
Denise Hunter answered Caroline Dethmers's question: Denise Hunter
Hi Caroline! I'm so glad you're enjoying my books. I don't have any plans to include the Callahans in a future series, though I sure do miss them. However, you never know what ideas might pop up down the road. :) Happy reading!
Denise Hunter wants to read
Isaiah's Legacy by Mesu Andrews
Rate this book
Clear rating
" Could a librarian please remove "Conjunction" from this list as it is not a 2020 release? Thank you! ...more "
Denise Hunter wants to read
Love's Silver Bullet by Julie Lessman
Rate this book
Clear rating
Denise Hunter made a comment in the group Goodreads Librarians GroupDeleting books from list topic
" It's my understanding that the librarians can remove inappropriate books from lists? If so, can someone please remove The Noble Guardian, Beyond Justi ...more "
More of Denise's books…
“He had no idea what missing was. Missing was lying in the dampness of your tears night after night. Missing was a constant hollow spot in the center of your chest. Missing was a yawning ache that was never satisfied.”
Denise Hunter, The Accidental Bride

“It's fear that makes an act courageous.”
Denise Hunter, The Convenient Groom

“...sometimes we have to find the courage to take off our shoes and feel it all. Even the bad stuff.”
Denise Hunter, Barefoot Summer


This is the poll for August's Books of the Month - the two with the most votes will be our winners.

Barefoot Summer (Chapel Spring #1) by Denise Hunter Barefoot Summer by Denise Hunter
  12 votes 25.0%

At Every Turn by Anne Mateer At Every Turn by Anne Mateer
  7 votes 14.6%

To Whisper Her Name (Belle Meade Plantation, #1) by Tamera Alexander To Whisper Her Name by Tamera Alexander
  6 votes 12.5%

Full Steam Ahead by Karen Witemeyer Full Steam Ahead by Karen Witemeyer
  6 votes 12.5%

Beyond All Dreams by Elizabeth Camden Beyond All Dreams by Elizabeth Camden
  6 votes 12.5%

A Sensible Arrangement (Lone Star Brides, #1) by Tracie Peterson A Sensible Arrangement by Tracie Peterson
  3 votes 6.3%

The Day We Met by Dusti Bowling The Day We Met by Dusti Bowling
  3 votes 6.3%

The Brickmaker's Bride (Refined by Love, #1) by Judith McCoy Miller The Brickmaker's Bride by Judith McCoy Miller
  2 votes 4.2%

Deployed (Called to Serve, #1) by Mel Odom Deployed by Mel Odom
  2 votes 4.2%

Mary's Blessing (McKenna's Daughters, #2) by Lena Nelson Dooley Mary's Blessing by Lena Nelson Dooley
  1 vote 2.1%

48 total votes

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Chicks On Lit: Books under your tree? 64 111 Jan 05, 2010 03:19PM  
100+ Books in 2020: Christina's 2010 100+ Books 25 278 Mar 29, 2010 08:17PM  
Fans of Christian...: This topic has been closed to new comments. May Book Nominations! ***CLOSED*** 35 53 Apr 21, 2011 07:27PM  
Fans of Christian...: August Book Nomination: Contemporary ***CLOSED** 17 23 Jul 15, 2011 03:40PM  
The 104 Book Chal...: Aerykah's 2011 book list - Finished 104 And Moving On 12 28 Dec 01, 2011 02:46PM  
The 104 Book Chal...: 2011 books for Nanci 60 54 Dec 26, 2011 08:25PM  
742 Christian Fiction Devourers — 5875 members — last activity 2 hours, 4 min ago
Follow us on: Facebook Pinterest Keeping romance, history, humor, mystery, love, intrigue, and passion interesting, fun, and clean for all Christians ...more
220 Goodreads Librarians Group — 107866 members — last activity 1 minute ago
A place where all Goodreads members can work together to improve the Goodreads book catalog. Non-librarians are welcome to join the group as well, to ...more
26013 Barnes & Noble Nook — 2910 members — last activity 4 hours, 49 min ago
For those who are in love with the Barnes & Noble "Nook". A place to share & loan books, tips and just conversation.

Comments (showing 1-5)    post a comment »
dateUp arrow    newest »

message 5: by Jill

Jill Denise, Thank you very much for accepting my friend reuest! You made my day.

Abigail Mitchell Thanks for accepting me!

message 3: by David

David Housholder Denise, thanks so much for the add.

"Come on a treasure hunt through the landscape of your soul...."

May you remain and grow in your prolific-ness :-)

Denise Hunter Pamela wrote: "Hey Denise...Thanks for accepting my friend request."

You're welcome. :)

Pamela Hey Denise...Thanks for accepting my friend request.

back to top