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October 31, 2007
posted by David Meigs at 10/31/2007 12:01:00 AM

Coming November 6, to a bookstore near you, is the much awaited Surrender Bay (Thomas Nelson), by Denise Hunter. I have to admit that I was dubious about reading it, after all, it is a romance novel and I am such a manly man. Nevertheless, I was hooked on page one and couldn’t put it down.

It’s been a long time since a book has so captivated me. Surrender Bay is definitely one of the best books I’ve read all year.

Well done, Denise Hunter!


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?

Pick up a copy at Amazon ...... Visit Denise’s website ...... Read an excerpt

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.


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At Wednesday, October 31, 2007, Blogger Denise Hunter

Thanks for the review, David! And btw, you're the second Manly Man to give Surrender Bay a great review. :-) I'll take that as a high compliment.