Friday, July 9, 2010

This Week's Feature: Denise Hunter and her new novel, Driftwood Lane

Denise Hunter is the nationally published author of bestsellers Sweetwater Gap and Surrender Bay. She has won The Holt Medallion Award, The Reader's Choice Award, The Foreword Book of the Year Award, and was a RITA finalist. Wow! That's quite a list.

In 1996, inspired by the death of her grandfather, Denise began her first book, writing while her children napped. Two years later it was published, and she's been writing ever since.

Denise writes Christian romance novels for Thomas Nelson. Her husband says he inspires all her romantic stories, but she insists a good imagination helps too! When she isn't writing, she's busy raising three heroes-in-the making with her husband.

Her newest novel, Driftwood Lane, sounds like another winner. On it's back cover we read:

"Meridith can handle anything: guardianship of three distant siblings, a dilapidated Bed-and-Breakfast, even an ever-present handyman who's dismantling more than her fireplace--or can she?

When the death of Meridith's estranged father leaves her with custody of three siblings she's never met, she reluctantly goes to Nantucket to care for them--but only until their uncle returns from his trip. Little does she know, the uncle is already there under the guise of her friendly handyman, with plans of his own.

Will the love that grows between them be strong enough to overcome the secrets that brought them both to Driftwood Lane?"

Hmm... Sounds mysterious, doesn't it? Three siblings Meredith has never met ... an uncle with plans of his own posing as her handyman ... and secrets? I love secrets! This one has just become a must for my summer reading list.

To learn more about this talented author, check out Denise's website at or join her FaceBook group at