Reviewed by Rel Mollet
Driftwood Lane by Denise Hunter
"Denise Hunter’s love stories are replete with genuine characters, emotional connections and deep threads of faith."
Structure, discipline and order
are Meridith Ward’s sanity following
a childhood marked with disorder and pain. Her carefully ordered world
is disrupted with one phone call – the father who deserted her is
dead and his young children her responsibility. Heading to Nantucket, Meridith
determines to stay only until the children’s wandering Uncle returns
when he can take over the parenting.
Taking on three children who resent her interference and a dilapidated Bed & Breakfast, Summer House, Meridith employs local handyman Jake to prepare the B&B for sale, resolving to tell her young charges of her plans to sell at a later date. As Meridith struggles with parenting and the impatience of her fiancé wanting her to return home sans children, she is drawn to the kindness and understanding of her appealing handyman.
With her heart divided and her world in disarray, Meridith must choose whether to give in to fear or step courageously into a future she cannot foresee or control.
Denise Hunter’s love stories are replete with genuine characters, emotional connections and deep threads of faith. Driftwood Lane marks the end of her Nantucket series following on from Surrender Bay, The Convenient Groom and Seaside Letters, each providing a beautiful love story that reveals an aspect of God’s character. Meridith and Jake reflect authenticity with their good qualities tempered by weaknesses which makes them all the more appealing and raises the story above standard romantic fare. Readers hearts will flutter as vivid attraction and meaningful friendship combine to create a dilemma for Meridith which she struggles to resolve. Driftwood Lane confirms Denise Hunter as the premiere writer of contemporary romance in faith fiction today, and I recommend it with great enthusiasm!
Rel Mollet is a lawyer, wife and mother of three young daughters and lives in Melbourne, Australia. Reading has been her passion since childhood. She is a Book Club Co-ordinator and has her own website ~ relzreviewz ~ dedicated to reviews and author interviews with the sole aim to support authors writing from a Christian worldview. She believes Sir Francis Bacon's (1561 - 1626) creed, "Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body".