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September 30, 2021

Riverbend Gap by Denise Hunter ~ a Review

by Susan Roberts

She came in search of the family she’d always wanted—and found the kind of love she’d never dared to imagine.

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Riverbend Gap
October 2021; Thomas Nelson; 978-0785240501
audio, ebook, print (336 pages); Christian romance

I've read several books by Denise Hunter and her books are usually about conflict in a family with happily ever after endings.  They are more than just a fluffy romance story and her new book had a lot of tension that kept ramping up until near the end.

Katelyn was driving to her new home in the Appalachian Mountains when a deer ran across the road.  She overcorrected and ended up with her car partway over a deep ravine. There was no cell service and she knew that she'd never be able to survive if the car went into the ravine. Cooper, a local sheriff's deputy was out riding his motorcycle when he noticed the skid marks o the road and was surprised when he saw Katelyn in her car.  He knew he needed help from the fire department so to keep her calm while they were waiting for help,   they shared events from their lives. There was a spark between them and he wanted to get to know her better when she got settled.  He was amazed when she showed up for dinner at his parents' home and that she was his brother's girlfriend.  They keep denying their feelings for each other but it was very difficult as they got thrown together at family meals.  When the family finds out about their feelings, they have to make decisions that could totally change their lives.

The two main characters and the secondary characters were well written. I also enjoyed the descriptions and information about the Appalachian Trail that went through their town. This was a great book that wasn't just a romance but also a family story with a few tidbits of inspiration sprinkled in.

If you are ready for a break from the deep books that you've been reading, this is the perfect book to pick up.

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Susan Roberts lives in North Carolina with her husband of over 50 years.  She grew up in Michigan but now calls North Carolina home. Since her travel plans had to be canceled for this year, she is starting to make plans for travel in 2021. She reads almost anything (and the piles of books in her house prove that) but her favorite genres are Southern fiction, women's fiction, and historical fiction. Susan is a top 1% Goodreads Reviewer. You can connect with Susan on Facebook.


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