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Lake Season

(Bluebell Inn Romance #1)

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4.51  ·  Rating details ·  344 ratings  ·  207 reviews
From the bestselling author of The Convenient Groom and A December Bride (now beloved Hallmark Original movies) comes the first novel in a brand-new series!

When their parents die in a tragic accident, Molly Bennett and her siblings pull together to fulfill their parents’ dream: turning their historic home back into an inn.

Adam Bradford (a.k.a. bestselling author
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Paperback, 352 pages
Published November 12th 2019 by Thomas Nelson
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Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
Nov 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love a North Carolina setting in a book and how fun that this will be a series!

Molly and her siblings lose their parents in a tragic accident. They follow their parents’ wishes by transforming their home into a quaint inn.

Adam Bradford is a bestselling author looking for inspiration. He travels to a North Carolina town, the setting for his next book, and Molly becomes his muse.

Molly finds an old love letter in the inn, and she and Adam embark on finding its owners. Will Molly and Adam find
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Nursebookie
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When their parents die in a tragic car accident, Molly Bennett and her siblings Grace and Levi work together to finish what their parents started, converting their home in the historic Bluebell, North Carolina into an inn. Molly puts on hold up her coveted internship in Italy for her hospitality degree, Levi moves back home to help, along with their youngest Grace as she finishes high school.

Adam Bradford (aka bestselling author Nathanial Quinn) has a bad case of writer’s block and decide to
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Susan
Nov 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
LAKE SEASON is the first book in the Bluebell Inn Romance series by Denise Hunter. It is all about family and faith and totally heart tugging. It had me flipping through the pages like a woman on a mission. I had to know what was going to happen to Adam and Molly and all the secondary characters. All of Denise’s characters feel genuine and relatable and put your emotions on one heck of a roller coaster ride. As you are reading, you will find yourself cheering for all of them, praying they can ...more
Tressa (Wishful Endings)
LAKE SEASON is one of those stories that is a delight to read! It has wonderful characters who will pull on readers' emotions, and a small-town setting full of family and friendships. Fans of inspirational romance and the genre should definitely not miss this one!

I pretty much could not stop smiling through most of this story. I just loved every minute! I loved getting to know these characters and seeing the romance blossom. I literally laughed out loud at moments and wanted to cry at others.
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Amy
Aug 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
New series, new family, new location! These are all the things I love about one of my favourite authors releasing a new collection.

A totally different approach - one that at first I wasn’t too sure about but comes together so perfectly!

Tragedy has hit the Bennett siblings, and I was rooting for them from the start for happiness and recovery. This story begins with Molly, middle child, but oldest daughter & she definitely has taken on that role of matriarch. Adam is their first guest at the
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Asheley
Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5/5

Lake Season by Denise Hunter is so good! When I found out that Ms. Hunter would be setting her newest series in North Carolina, I knew I needed to read it. I connected with the story right away and, honestly, it got better and better the further I read. I loved the ending.

Adam has come to Bluebell, NC to find the perfect setting for his newest novel. He writes under a pseudonym (Nathanial Grey) and has been wildly successful in his writing career. Nobody knows his true identity, including
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Maggie Carr
Nov 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
As an author I've met more than once, I devour every new book and Hallmark movie released from Denise Hunter. I recommend and gift her titles often. As an avid reader, I prefer to wait for a series to be complete so I can read the titles in tandum. I broke my pact and read her newest book, the first in a new series and now have to endure a wait until the next title is released. It's hard to pick favorites from authors you enjoy so much but this book is definitely my favorite by Denise to date. ...more
Courtney LaShea
Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: blog-reviews
I've read many of Denise Hunter's books, but this one has quickly become one of my favorites! I couldn't put it down. Hunter ventured into split-time territory with this novel, but she handled it beautifully. I was invested in both storylines and found myself desperate to find out what happened next. Fans of emotional, tender romances will find a lovely home for their hearts in this book.

I received a complimentary copy of this novel via NetGalley and courtesy of Thomas Nelson. All expressed
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Susan Snodgrass
Oct 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
'You've been so busy trying to protect yourself, you won't let anybody in.'

Denise Hunter begins a new series with this novel, set in a small Bluebell, NC. The Bennett siblings, Molly, Levi, and Grace lost their parents unexpectedly in a car accident and decide to finish turning their home into an inn as their parents were doing at the time of their death. When a reclusive author comes to stay, trying to cure his writer's block, he finds a muse in Molly Bennett. She loves his books but doesn't
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Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
I'm always happy to pick up a new book by author Denise Hunter. I've been reading her books for a long time and always enjoy the stories she creates. This is the first book in a new series and it's off to a good start!

If you love sweet, gentle romances, this is your book. It's predictable like a Hallmark movie but I LOVE Hallmark movies! It kind of has a story within a story with some flashbacks to the past as Molly and Adam are trying to find the people associated with a long, lost letter. In
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Sarah Grace Grzy
Nov 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Aww, i loved this so much! RTC!
Brittany
Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh, I loved this story so much! I loved the way Molly and Adam were drawn to each other from their first meeting. They just clicked and connected, yet there was so much more to it. Secrets and issues with self-worth made it hard for Adam to be open about who he was. Molly had her own issues that she was dealing with, as well. These things were holding her back from really embracing life.

I enjoyed the dual timeline aspects of this story. There were flashbacks every once in a while so that the
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Diana
Oct 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've heard readers say they will give a book one or two chapters and if not interested it will get put aside. However, one can't do that with a Denise Hunter novel! A few chapters in I simply thought this book was about a shallow, immature, fangirling heroine obsessing over her favorite male author. But loving Hunter's books as I do, I kept on reading and found out just how very wrong I was.

Lake Season is an absolutely delightful read—one that will scatter your battered emotions all over the
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Kay Defreese
Aug 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lake Season is the first in the Bluebell Inn Romance series. I usually don't enjoy a first book in a series a lot because I am getting to know the characters and am not connected to them very much. In this book I got connected to the characters from the get go. I enjoyed this story and hated for it to end but with a series I will get to see the characters again in subsequent books. I enjoyed the friendship of Molly and Adam that grew into love. Molly with her family are running an inn that was ...more
Connie Saunders
Nov 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28 NIV

There are so many things to like about a book that often mentions this Bible verse. Three siblings determined to fulfill the dream of their recently deceased parents. A highly successful author who keeps his identity a secret because he has never been able to live up to his father's expectations. A love affair that occurred over fifty years ago and recently
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Amanda
Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Denise Hunter is one of my favorite authors. With that being said, Lake Season is my absolute favorite book by her.

First of all, a novel set in my home state? Yes, please! The first of a new series by Hunter (Bluebell Inn -Romance), and I already can’t wait for the other two books in the series where we will get to know Molly’s siblings even better.

When Molly discovers a letter in the wall of the inn she and her siblings are renovation, she’s off on an adventure with ‘researcher’ Adam. I wasn’
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Madison
Sep 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Lake Season is the latest romantic novel by Denise Hunter. It is the first book in a new series, and this one starts the series off with a good helping of romance, history, and family. It’s a sweet story and well worth enjoying.

When Molly’s parents die in a car crash, she and her two siblings commit to finishing their parents’ dream — the refurbishment of their home as an inn. In the midst of final preparations, an unexpected guest arrives and Molly doesn’t have the heart to turn him away.
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Rachael (bluestockings_and_books)
This book and the last one I read were both about inns. Genoa Bay received two stars while this one received five. You might be wondering why. Genoa Bay was your typical inn novel including all of the elements: inherited inn, moving, but planning to sell, bad guy trying to build a development, and handsome hunk of a handyman. Half was completely unrealistic. Sure, the guy trying to get you to leave poisoned your dog and burned your apartment. This one involved so many amazing elements that I can ...more
Toni Shiloh
Nov 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book gripped me from the prologue. I can’t imagine that type of loss the Bennett siblings went through and I desperately wanted to know they would be okay.
This series starts with Molly Bennett and she seems like an awesome person and one I’d be friends (if only she were real). But as much as I liked Molly, Adam is what made this a 5-star read for me.

A nerdy her and a bestselling author?! I loved reading his pov as he navigated the waters and tried to come out of his shell when it came to
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Jody Pulcheon
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another amazing book by Denise Hunter! 5. This book will make you feel all the emotions. I loved it. The plot, the story, the writing, all of it!
*"I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own."
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Ruth Hill
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

First of all, this is a clean, Christian romance. There is nothing inappropriate, and I would feel comfortable in recommending this book whole-heartedly to all my readers. And when I say Christian, it is not a book that "preaches" at you or anything like that. Instead, God is at the core of everything that happens with the story, and whether the character
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Maria
I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own
A quote (from ARC):
“Adam Bradford was nobody’s idea of a hero.”

What a marvelous sweet, clean romance, with two interwoven stories of deep love and a super fabulous shy, Beta hero! There are no slow spots in this endearing tale about two ordinary young people meeting and falling in love, I was completely engaged until the end.
The hero in “Lake Season”, by Denise Hunter (Thomas Nelson - FICTION)
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MJSH
Nov 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2019, book-tours
"That's where it had all begun. Where he'd found Molly. Where he'd mistaken her for his muse, only to find she was actually the keeper of his heart."

I love Denise Hunter's books. They're gut-wrenching, soul-stirring, heart-breaking, redemptive and utterly romantic. This first book in the new series is no exception. The author does throw in a bit of split-time twist to the plot, which is something new in her writing style and surprised me (in a most pleasant way) when I stepped back in time to
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Ashley
Nov 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs-to-read
Another lovely story from Denise Hunter! It was such a sweet romance and gave me all the small town vibes that I love.

I adored the main characters in this book, On one hand we have Molly, who owns an inn along with her siblings, Grace and Levi. After their parents sudden passing ten months prior, they decide to go ahead and follow their parents dream to open the inn. Adam, a popular author whose pen name is Nathaniel Grey, arrives at the inn after hearing all about the charms of Bluebell from
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Sandra
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
Yeah, what can be better than a new series by one of my favorite authors. I love this authors voice. She has a way of evoking all of your emotions. Denise Hunter's newest release Lake Season is the first book to her new series. Bluebell Inn Romance. This book had me at the heartstrings right from the start. In the first few pages we learn that three siblings have tragically lost both of their parents in a car accident. Their parents had started changing their family home into an Inn. Molly and ...more
Lori
Aug 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
All things work together for the good of those who love God. Friends and readers this is so true!! Everyone wants to try and do things on their own but sometimes it backfires so to speak. That's when I break down and have to ask for divine intervention from the Lord.
I love when I can read a good Christian fiction book and put it down long after you finish it. I've read two of these books like this one this last week and they all filled my heart.
I was in love the moment I picked up this book
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Lucinda
Oct 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a great introduction to a new series about the Bennett siblings.

After their parents sudden death, they decide to take over the project of finishing up the remodel to their historic home and opening it as an inn, which will require sacrifices from them.

Molly is the second sibling and I liked the way she took charge of some things and still tried to keep the peace with her brother and sister. Understandably, the death of her parents has left a mark on her and this affects the way she
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Diane
Aug 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lake Season by author Denise Hunter is a precious and heart-touching inspirational romance. Molly and Levi are siblings who make the choice to give up their personal plans to accommodate Grace, their youngest sister during a time of their greatest grief. Their parents had been renovating the one-hundred-year-old home for an inn before they were killed in a horrible accident. A week before the scheduled opening of the inn, Adam Bradford, an anonymous author is in Bluebell seeking a place to stay ...more
Debb Hackett
Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Denise Hunter is a fairly new to me author. I listened to one of her books on audio and now I’m hooked. I was excited to read Lake Season and begin a new series with a new author I was confident I would like. And I was right.

The Bluebell Inn is run by three siblings, pulling together and reeling after a devastating family loss. Molly had dreamed of using her degree to run glorious hotels across the globe but instead chooses to put her family first and return home to help.

Novelist in hiding Adam
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Lisa
Sep 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I don’t know how she does it, but Denise Hunter has written another truly delightful book. This is the beginning of a new series, which may cause some readers to worry about having to read more books to get a resolution. Worry no more, everything important gets resolved. Lake Season is a story about Molly Bennet and Adam Bradford. I loved and could identify with both of the characters. Molly’s humiliation at being duped by a former boyfriend was very real for me. I could completely understand ...more
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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
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