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Hunter, Denise 1968-

Overview
Works: 131 works in 483 publications in 6 languages and 23,329 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Romance fiction  Christian fiction  Domestic fiction  Religious fiction  Christmas stories  Suspense fiction  History  Western stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3608.U5925, 813.6
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Publications about Denise Hunter
Publications by Denise Hunter
Most widely held works by Denise Hunter
Surrender bay by Denise Hunter( Book )
22 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,536 libraries worldwide
When Samantha Owen's estranged stepfather dies, she inherits his cottage in Nantucket--a place she left years before, never planning to return. As a single mom, Sam can't afford to pass up a financial windfall like ocean-front property. So she travels home to fix up the house and sell it ... never expecting that Landon Reed still lives two doors down. As their long-dormant romance begins to bud again, Sam must face the fact that Landon still doesn't know why she 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?
Sweetwater gap by Denise Hunter( Book )
16 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Dutch and held by 1,187 libraries worldwide
She wished she could go back and change things ... but life doesn't give do-overs. Could anything but good-byes be waiting on the other side of Sweetwater Gap?
A cowboy's touch by Denise Hunter( Book )
17 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,166 libraries worldwide
Abigail Jones intends to spend just one summer in middle-of-nowhere Montana with her Aunt Lucy. Time away from her job is just what Abigail needs to reassess her life. The slow pace has her breathing deeply for the first time in years. And the majestic scenery encourages her to get reacquainted with herself and God. What she didn't count on was the handsome widowed cowboy who owns the ranch where her aunt lives. When the rancher loses his daughter's nanny, Abigail decides to lend a hand for the summer. Wade Ryan can't help being attracted to Abigail. But he's given up everything to protect his daughter, and he's not about to risk it all on a pretty face. Under Abigail's care, Wade's home and daughter thrive. And with Wade's touch, Abigail's heart feels at home at last. But Abigail knows this elusive rancher is hiding something. Will her own secrets separate her from the cowboy who finally captured her heart?
The convenient groom by Denise Hunter( Book )
15 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,113 libraries worldwide
Dr. Kate has it all--a radio talk show, a nationally-syndicated column, and her first book, "Finding Mr. Right-For-You." But when her fiance jilts her the morning of their wedding, her life begins to crash around her
The accidental bride by Denise Hunter( Book )
16 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,024 libraries worldwide
"Two high-school sweethearts, a wedding reenactment, and one absent-minded preacher. Is it a recipe for disaster or a chance for a new beginning? Shay Brandenberger is a survivor. She's lived through a crazy childhood, a failed marriage, and single parenthood-with her confidence intact. But not for long. Because when Shay participates in her town's Founder's Day wedding reenactment, she finds herself face-to-face with the one man who takes her breath away and leaves her weak in the knees: Travis McCoy. Travis is back in town after years way on the rodeo circuit. His one regret in life is breaking Shay's heart when they were high-school sweethearts. He's determined to get it right this time. So when their Founder's Day "marriage" is accidentally made official, Travis seizes the day. Can Shay put aside her pride to let Travis help her, or will their accidental marriage be dissolved before it can begin?"--
Driftwood lane : a Nantucket love story by Denise Hunter( Book )
13 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 998 libraries worldwide
After her estranged father dies and leaves her in custody of three siblings she's never met, Meridith travels to Nantucket to care for them and becomes attracted to the handyman of her father's bed-and-breakfast. Can she trust God with the details and relish the adventure?
Falling like snowflakes : a Summer Harbor novel by Denise Hunter( Book )
16 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 972 libraries worldwide
"When the Christmas season finds Eden in Summer Harbor, Maine, she's on the run from trouble. Romance is the last thing on her mind. Riding in a bus in the thickly falling snow, Eden Davis wonders how it ever came to this -- fleeing under cover of night with young Micah sleeping fitfully in the seat beside her. When a winter storm strands them in Summer Harbor, Maine, Eden wonders if what might have been the end could be a new beginning. Beau Callahan is a habitual problem-solver. He's recently left his job with the sheriff's department to take over the family Christmas tree farm to save it from insolvency. But he's flummoxed. During the busiest season of the year, he's shorthanded. Then Eden shows up looking for work, and Beau believes he's been rescued. Competent, smart, and beautiful, Eden's also guarded and quiet. He soon figures out she comes with a boatload of secrets. But Beau can't seem to help himself from falling for her. As Christmas Eve approaches, Beau discovers he'll do anything to keep Eden safe. But who's going to protect his heart from a woman who can't seem to trust again?"--
Seaside letters by Denise Hunter( Book )
12 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Russian and held by 947 libraries worldwide
Sabrina never intended to fall in love with Tucker, the man she serves coffee to every morning at a Nantucket cafe. He asks her to help locate an elusive woman he's fallen for online ... and that's one secret she doesn't want him to discover!
Dancing with fireflies : a Chapel Springs romance by Denise Hunter( Book )
14 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Dutch and held by 931 libraries worldwide
"Jade returns home to Chapel Springs after years of; protecting her fragile heart. Then along comes Daniel, making her long to dance; again. Creative and complicated, ;Jade McKinley felt like a weed in a rose garden growing up in Chapel Springs. When she left, she thought she;d never look back. But now, pregnant, alone, and broke, she has no other choice but to return. The mayor of Chapel Springs, Daniel Dawson, has been an honorary member of the McKinley family for years. While his own home life was almost non-existent, Daniel fit right into the boisterous McKinley family. Hes loved Jade for years, but she always saw him as a big brother. Now that shes back, his feelings are stronger than ever. As Jade attempts to settle in, nothing feels right. God seems far away, shes hiding secrets from her family, and shes strangely attracted to the man whos always called her squirt."--
The trouble with cowboys : a big sky romance by Denise Hunter( Book )
18 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 903 libraries worldwide
"Only one pair of boots--and the cowboy wearing them--can get Annie out of the mess she's in. Annie Wilkerson is Moose Creek's premiere horse trainer and equine columnist for Montana Living. Money is tight as she tries to put her kid-sister through college and provide for her young nephew. When Annie's column is cancelled, she's given first shot at a new lovelorn column--and she can't afford to turn it down. Only problem is ... Annie's never been in love. Always resourceful, she reluctantly strikes a deal with the town's smooth-talking ladies' man Dylan Taylor: She'll work with his ailing horse, Braveheart, if he'll help her answer the reader letters. Working closely with Dylan is harder than Annie imagined, and she quickly realizes she may have misjudged him. But her unwavering conviction that cowboys are nothing but trouble has kept her heart safe for years. And she can't risk getting hurt now. The more Annie tries to control things, the more they fall apart. Her feelings are spinning out of control, and her sister's antics are making life increasingly more difficult. Annie knows she needs to turn the reins over to God, but surrender has never come easily. When Dylan reveals his feelings for her, Annie doesn't know what to trust--her head or her heart. The trouble with this cowboy is that he might just be exactly what she needs."--Page 4 of cover
Married 'til Monday by Denise Hunter( Book )
13 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 838 libraries worldwide
"With a big anniversary party in the works for her parents, Ryan will pretend to be Abby's husband for just one last weekend. Ryan McKinley has tried to move on from his ex-wife, Abby. He's sulked, he's gotten angry, and ultimately he bought her dream house. Big mistake. Living alone in the massive 2-story has only made him miss her more. When her parents call him out of the blue about their anniversary party in Summer Harbor, Maine, Ryan believes God has dropped a golden opportunity straight in his lap. Abby McKinley never exactly told her parents about the divorce. A strained relationship with her dad has culminated in a distant relationship with her parents, but she's finally succumbed to her mom's pressure to make the drive for their 35th-anniversary party. Then Ryan shows up on her doorstep, looking as devastatingly handsome as ever. When he insists he's going to Seabrook, with or without her, Abby knows she can't say no. Her parents still think they're married and now Ryan knows it too. Besides, he only wants to check in with his best friend from college -- her cousin Beau, who just lost his dad. It's just a one-week road-trip with the man who broke her heart. What could possibly go wrong?"--
Sweetbriar Cottage by Denise Hunter( Book )
8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 822 libraries worldwide
"When Noah and Josephine Mitchell discover their divorce was never actually finalized, their lives are turned upside down ... Following his divorce, Noah gave up his dream job, settling at a remote horse ranch in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northern Georgia, putting much-needed distance between himself and the former love of his life. But then Noah gets a letter from the IRS claiming he and Josephine are still married. Still angry over the demise of their marriage, he confronts her for the first time in months. They discover that Josephine neglected to file the final paperwork and they are, in fact, still married. Josephine is no happier about the news than Noah. Maybe the failed marriage--and okay, the botched divorce--was her fault, but her heart was shattered right alongside his, more than he would ever believe. The sooner they put this marriage behind them, the better for both of their sakes. But when Josephine delivers the final paperwork to his ranch, the two become stranded in his cottage during the worst spring snowstorm in a decade. For Noah, being trapped with Josephine is a test of endurance. He wrestles with resentment and his inability to forgive her, but underneath it all the embers of love still glow. Josephine's very survival depends on her ability to fight the feelings that never went away. And bearing up under the heavy burden of guilt is no picnic either. Old wounds surface and tempers flare as the storm brews outside. But when their situation worsens, they are forced to connect in a way they never have before. Josephine finally opens up about her tragic past, and Noah realizes she's never been loved unconditionally by anyone--including him. Will Noah accept the challenge to pursue Josephine's heart? And can she finally find the courage to trust Noah?"--
Barefoot Summer : a Chapel Springs Romance by Denise Hunter( Book )
12 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 793 libraries worldwide
In the years since her twin brother's drowning, Madison has struggled to put it behind her. Despite the support of her close-knit family and her gratifying job as a veterinarian in their riverside town, the loss still haunts her. To find closure, Madison sets out to fulfill his dream of winning the town's annual regatta. But first she has to learn to sail, and fast. She'll even work with the infamous Beckett to reach her goal. Can their romance survive summer's challenges? And will achieving her brother's dream give Madison the peace she desperately seeks?
The goodbye bride : a Summer Harbor novel by Denise Hunter( Book )
16 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 773 libraries worldwide
"She only remembers loving him. But he can't forget the way she left. Following a concussion, Lucy Lovett can't remember the last seven months of her life. She doesn't remember leaving her fiance Zac Callahan weeks before their wedding or moving to Portland, Maine. And she sure doesn't remember getting engaged to another man. All she remembers is loving Zac more than life itself. It's taken Zac months to move on after Lucy left him with no explanation. He's thrown himself into his family's farm and his restaurant business in Summer Harbor. Now Lucy's back, vulnerable, homeless, and still in love with him. She needs his help putting the pieces together, but letting her back into his life is a risk--and the stakes are high. If he follows his heart he'll win back the love of his life. But if her memory returns he'll lose her all over again."
Blue ridge sunrise by Denise Hunter( Book )
5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 602 libraries worldwide
"Former free spirit Zoe Collins swore she'd never again set foot in Copper Creek or speak to the man who broke her heart. But return she must when her beloved Granny dies, leaving the family legacy to Zoe--a peach orchard nestled at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains"--
Kansas brides : the town of Cedar Springs is home to four marriage conflicts by Denise Hunter( Book )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 488 libraries worldwide
Four novels by Denise Hunter
Mending places : a novel by Denise Hunter( Book )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 434 libraries worldwide
Hanna can forgive anything, but can she forgive him?
Saving Grace : a novel by Denise Hunter( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 339 libraries worldwide
As if the jolt of becoming a single mom to her two sons wasn't enough, Natalie Coombs is facing new stresses as the director of the crisis pregnancy center. A teenager who comes in for testing brings back memories of another pregnant girl whose life tragically ended in suicide. Desperate to reach out to this client, Natalie crosses professional boundaries and incurs the wrath of a mysterious assailant. Even within her family, all is not well as her relationship with her sister becomes increasingly tense. Natalie is compelled to carefully count the cost of following her heart and her convictions amid betrayal, physical danger, and strained family relationships
The wishing season : a Chapel Springs romance by Denise Hunter( Book )
4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 299 libraries worldwide
Spirited PJ McKinley has the touch when it comes to food. Her dream of opening her own restaurant is just one building short of reality. So when a Chapel Springs resident offers her beloved ancestral home to the applicant with the best plan for the house, PJ believes it's a contest she was meant to win ... Contractor Cole Evans is confident, professional, and swoon-worthy -- but this former foster kid knows his life could have turned out very differently. When Cole discovers the contest, he believes his home for foster kids in transition has found its saving grace. All he has to do is convince the owner that an out-of-towner with a not-for-profit enterprise is good for the community. But when the eccentric philanthropist sees PJ and Cole's proposals, she makes an unexpected decision: the pair will share the house for a year to show what their ideas are made of. Now, with Cole and the foster kids upstairs and PJ and the restaurant below, day-to-day life has turned into out-and-out competition -- with some seriously flirtatious hallway encounters on the side. Turns out in this competition, it's not just the house on the line, it's their hearts
 
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English (216)
Dutch (10)
Polish (4)
German (1)
Danish (1)
Russian (1)
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