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Denise Hunter, romance author Denise Hunter, romance author


The Wishing Season

The Wishing Season“A beautiful story – poignant and heartwarming, filled with delightful characters and intense emotion. Chapel Springs is a place anyone would love to call home.” -- RaeAnne Thayne New York Times bestselling author

"...a sparkling contemporary tale of competing ambitions, wounded personalities, and powerful attraction." -- Publisher's Weekly

"...a warm, inspirational tale of ambition, confidence, family, and love." -- Booklist

"In this fun tale that is the third installment of the series, RITA finalist Hunter skillfully combines elements of romance, family stories, and kitchen disasters. Fans of Colleen Coble and Robin Lee Hatcher will enjoy this winter-themed novel." -- Library Journal


Barefoot Summer

Barefoot Summer"Denise Hunter is a force to be reckoned with in the contemporary romance genre, and Barefoot Summer proves her delightful talent is far from waning." -- Rel Mollet, Relz Reviews

“A tender story of faith cast adrift and lives brought together by currents that can only be God-sent, Barefoot Summer is a satisfying tale of hope, healing, and a love that’s meant to be. Sail away with Denise Hunter's well-drawn characters on a journey that is at once romantic and compelling.” –- Lisa Wingate, National Bestselling and Award-winning author of Blue Moon Bay and Firefly Island


The Accidental Bride

The Accidental Bride“An expert in the inspirational-romance genre and western culture, Hunter once again crafts characters who will please readers who admire the resilient women and men of the ranching industry.” -- Booklist






Smitten". . . a crafty success." -- Publisher's Weekly

“I laughed aloud, related with the heroine, loved the hero, and delighted in the twists of this reunion romance.” -- Net's Book Notes






A Cowboy's Touch 

A Cowboy's Touch“The romance was dazzling. . .enchanting kissing scenes that make your toes curl. The spiritual tone was uplifting and encouraging!”

“I love Denise and her writing style. I am on pins and needles waiting for the next release.” -- K. Lucas

“What a wonderful book! Denise Hunter has quickly become one of my favorite authors. She knows what women like to read, but it is all clean and God inspired.” -- Tonya

“I have been a fan of Denise Hunter's books for a very long time. I have read each one of them, and can say I have never been disappointed. ‘A Cowboy's Touch’ is no different. I loved this book!”-- A. Rogers

“Whenever Denise Hunter releases a new book, I don't even have to read the description to know that it needs to be an addition to my personal collection-she is that great. Her stories have a way of invading your heart to leave a lasting imprint. This is not your typical cowboy inspired romance. Yes, there are swoon worthy cowboys, smooth drawls, and stables, but below the surface lies intriguing conflict that captivates the reader.” -- Lydia

“Wow! The word for this one is fantastic. This is one of those stories that I just couldn't put down. The author weaves romance, a bit of mystery, and a nice Christian message together to produce a story that begs to be read.” -- Brenda

“If the rest of her books are as good as this one, I will have a new author to add to my favorites list.” -- Bluerose Heart

“Denise is known for romances that will tug at your heart strings while keeping your thoughts pure. Kudos to Denise for another attention-grabbing book that won't let you go.” -- Rare's Reviews

“Denise Hunter knows how to write romance! No cheesy or sickeningly sweet prose here--just a great story. I highly recommend this book!” -- R. Ritta

“If only every author could write like Denise! In my 23 years of life, I had only ever read four books from beginning to end...that was until I read ‘Surrender Bay’. Since then I have read the entire Nantucket series; I have also finished ‘A Cowboys Touch’, which was amazing might I add! I cannot say enough about these books. Each one of them has made me think about life, love, and God in a new light. Thank you, Lord, for blessing Denise Hunter with this beautiful gift!” -- Brittany


Driftwood Lane

Driftwood Lane“I got hooked on your books by reading ‘Driftwood Lane’. The next day I bought 5 more books, and I can’t stop reading them.” -- Annie

“I am only sixteen years old. I have a passion for reading, especially great love stories. Needless to say, after reading ‘Seaside Letters’ and ‘Driftwood Lane’, you are one of my new favorite authors, and I anticipate reading more!!” -- Kira

“I have read over one hundred inspirational novels over the past eight months, and without a doubt, you are my favorite author. This morning, I finished ‘Driftwood Lane’. It is my new favorite!” -- Leslie

“Although this is not the first time I have heard of Denise, this is the first opportunity I have had to read one of her novels, and the first thing that I can say is that I'm sorry I have waited so long.” -- Margaret

“It's rare to find a romance which doesn't bow to all the confines of formula. I feel Denise makes the most of them. The path she takes is intricate and enjoyable. Her scenarios aren't cliché. And this couple's first kiss? Goosebumps. And I'm not talking about the characters.” -- A. Irby


Seaside Letters

Seaside Letters“You definitely have got me hooked! I am getting my hands on as many books of yours as possible. Keep writing!” -- Emma

“Keep up the amazing work. You have certainly gained a loyal reader here.” -- Micha

“The story is entertaining in its own right, but the beautiful picture the reader gets of God's astounding love elevates the tale to new heights.” -- Romantic Times

"‘Seaside Letters’ was everything I want in a romance. It grabbed me from the first chapter . . . and kept me glued to my seat. I did not get up to get a drink, I did not get a snack. I did not answer my cell phone. This is the kind of book that makes me LOVE romance...” -- Edgy Inspirational Romance

“I highly recommend Denise Hunter's ‘Seaside Letters’; the characters will help you examine yourself and make discoveries. Prepare for deepened prayer encounters. Prepare to be captivated. Prepare to relate with her hero and heroine; you'll sympathize with each. And you may wonder what keeps you from opening to God 100%.” -- Annette


Sweetwater Gap

Sweetwater Gap“What an awesome book . . . I want to buy all of your ‘Sweetwater Gap’ books up and give them to the women I sense are hiding shame and rejection from their past.” -- Mary

“A great story, and I love these characters. You develop them so well - plus the romance is quality. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK. The Lord is working through you! NO PRESSURE BUT: WRITE FASTER!!!” -- Ruth

“I look forward to curling up and reading your books each night. Thanks for sharing your God given talents...He is shining through in your books!” -- Marion

“I love Christian fiction, and I just finished ‘Sweetwater Gap’. This is the first of your books I have read and I am hooked.” -- Tina

“The struggles of the main character are stirring, and hearts will be warmed as Josie battles for her life and the love she deserves.” -- Romantic Times

“I just finished reading ‘Sweetwater Gap’, and I must say I loved it! What a page-turning novel! I also love and enjoy your Christian beliefs tied into the novel, especially seeing how well it paralleled the story line.” -- Meegan

TThe Convenient Groomhe Convenient Groom

“Denise Hunter's books are blowing me away one book at a time.” -- Dawn

“I happened upon ‘The Convenient Groom’ at my Christian bookstore. I loved it so much I found copies of all your other books and devoured them too. Thanks for writing the deeper story.” -- Jennifer

“You have given me a whole new perspective about my Savior Jesus Christ, of his unconditional love.” -- Chelsey

“I am from Philippines. Your book is incredible. It made me cry at the same time made me reflect on what is happening around me. I read a lot of novels but only this one put me in tears. Cannot wait to collect all your books.” -- Gail

“Each of your stories has been like a Piñata to me. When I break open the pages, numerous, unexpected treasures fall out. I have learned so much about God’s love, grace and power through your beautifully crafted stories.” -- Ayrian

“Absolutely loved it!!! I just could not put it down, and I finished in it in three days! You are a VERY talented author and I plan on reading all of your books.” -- Acacia

“I never really thought I could find a Christian Fiction book that would hold my attention....then I found your books!” -- Cyndi

“This has to be one of my favorite books, a ‘top ten’ hit! What girl doesn't like the idea of a handsome groom swooping in to the rescue?” -- Casey

“Denise Hunter has become a beloved author in my home. This is the second book I've read and reviewed by her and have quickly fallen in love with her writing style. A piece of advice, go get this book. You'll not be sorry.” -- D. Auton


Surrender Bay

Surrender Bay“I stumbled across your books at my local Books-a-Million. It was the luckiest find ever! I started with ‘Surrender Bay’ and could not stop reading. I made my way through every one of your books in a matter of weeks.” -- Heather

“A romantic adventure about unconditional love and forgiveness.” -- Library Journal

“This is perhaps one of the most beautiful stories I have ever read.” -- Judy

“Denise Hunter has quickly wormed her way into my list of Favorite authors! I picked up ‘Sweetwater Gap’ on a whim and LOVED it. I couldn't see how she could top that book, but I was wrong! ‘Surrender Bay’ is AMAZING. A must read...you will not be disappointed!” -- K. Lucas

“To call ‘Surrender Bay’ just a romance novel, though it is that, is to sell it short. It is a beautiful love story that I literally could not put down.” -- RelzReviewz

“This is the first Denise Hunter book I have read and I couldn't stop reading. After reading all the books of some of my favorite authors like Karen Kingsbury, I searched for a good book to read. I thought ‘Surrender Bay’ sounded like a good book, but I was blown away at how much I enjoyed this book.” -- Sam

“This book moved me more than any I've read in a long time. Sam has to come to the realization that Landon's love can't be earned. She doesn't have to do anything to gain his love...just accept it. When you see the love between the characters and can feel the correlation between how God loves each of us...it was simply beautiful.” -- Sabrina




Seaside LettersSeaside Letters

Book of the Year Finalist


Inspy Award Finalist




Sweetwater GapSweetwater Gap

HOLT Medallion Finalist






The Convenient GroomThe Convenient Groom

RITA Finalist


Bookseller's Best Finalist


ACFW Book of the Year Finalist



Surrender BaySurrender Bay

Holt Medallion Winner


Reader's Choice Award Winner


Golden Quill Finalist


Gayle Wilson Award Finalist


Finding Faith

Finding FaithForeword Magazine Book of the Year Finalist


Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence Winner


Colorado Award of Excellence Winner


Holt Medallion Winner


Inspirational Reader's Choice Winner


Saving Grace

Saving GraceForeword Magazine Book of the Year Winner


The Beacon 2nd Place

Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence Finalist


Mending Places

Who doesn't like getting awards? I was thrilled that Mending Places (Book One in the New Heights Series) won or finaled in several contests!

Mending PlacesForeword Book of the Year Finalist by Foreword Magazine for Mending Places


National Readers Choice Finalist by Oklahoma Romance Writers of America for Mending Places


Award of Excellence Winner by Colorado Romance Writers of America for Mending Places


Desert Rose Golden Quill Finalist by Desert Rose Romance Writers of America for Mending Places 


Beacon Award Finalist by First Coast Romance Writers for Mending Places


More than Magic – second - by Romance Writer’s Ink for Mending Places


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