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Denise Hunter is an award-winning American author that writes inspirational fiction. Her stories are heartwarming, littered with complicated characters in small towns that have to navigate real-life issues.
Order of Big Sky Romance Series
|1||A Cowboy's Touch||2011||Description / Buy|
|2||The Accidental Bride||2012||Description / Buy|
|3||The Trouble with Cowboys||2012||Description / Buy|
Order of Bluebell Inn Romance Series
|1||Lake Season||2019||Description / Buy|
|2||Carolina Breeze||2020||Description / Buy|
|3||Autumn Skies||2020||Description / Buy|
Order of Blue Ridge Series
|1||Blue Ridge Sunrise||2017||Description / Buy|
|2||Sweetbriar Cottage||2017||Description / Buy|
|3||Honeysuckle Dreams||2018||Description / Buy|
|4||On Magnolia Lane||2018||Description / Buy|
Order of Chapel Springs Series
|1||Barefoot Summer||2013||Description / Buy|
|2||Dancing with Fireflies||2014||Description / Buy|
|3||The Wishing Season||2014||Description / Buy|
|4||Married 'til Monday||2015||Description / Buy|
Order of Kansas Brides Series
|1||Stranger's Bride||1999||Description / Buy|
|2||Never a Bride||2000||Description / Buy|
|3||Bittersweet Bride||2002||Description / Buy|
|4||His Brother's Bride||2003||Description / Buy|
Order of Nantucket Love Story Series
|1||Surrender Bay||2007||Description / Buy|
|2||The Convenient Groom||2008||Description / Buy|
|3||Seaside Letters||2009||Description / Buy|
|4||Driftwood Lane||2010||Description / Buy|
Order of New Heights Series
|1||Mending Places||2004||Description / Buy|
|2||Saving Grace||2005||Description / Buy|
|3||Finding Faith||2006||Description / Buy|
Order of Riverbend Series
|1||Riverbend Gap||2021||Description / Buy|
|2||Mulberry Hollow||2022||Description / Buy|
|3||Harvest Moon||2022||Description / Buy|
Order of Smitten Series
|1||Smitten||2011||Description / Buy|
|2||Natalie - Birthday Wishes (Short Story)||2012||Description / Buy|
|3||Secretly Smitten||2013||Description / Buy|
|4||Love Between the Lines (Short Story)||2013||Description / Buy|
|5||Love Blooms (Short Story)||2013||Description / Buy|
|6||Smitten Book Club||2014||Description / Buy|
|7||Love by the Book (Short Story)||2014||Description / Buy|
|8||Happily Ever After (Short Story)||2014||Description / Buy|
|9||Smitten Ever After||2014||Description / Buy|
Order of Summer Harbor Series
|1||Falling Like Snowflakes||2015||Description / Buy|
|2||The Goodbye Bride||2016||Description / Buy|
|3||Just a Kiss||2016||Description / Buy|
Order of Year Of Weddings Series
|1||June||1999||Description / Buy|
|2||A January Bride (Short Story)||2013||Description / Buy|
|3||A February Bride (Short Story)||2014||Description / Buy|
|4||A March Bride (Short Story)||2014||Description / Buy|
|5||An April Bride||2014||Description / Buy|
|6||A May Bride||2014||Description / Buy|
|7||A June Bride (Short Story)||2014||Description / Buy|
|8||A July Bride||2014||Description / Buy|
|9||An August Bride (Short Story)||2014||Description / Buy|
|10||A September Bride (Short Story)||2014||Description / Buy|
|11||An October Bride (Short Story)||2014||Description / Buy|
|12||A November Bride (Short Story)||2014||Description / Buy|
|13||Winter Brides||2014||Description / Buy|
|14||Spring Brides||2015||Description / Buy|
|15||Autumn Brides||2015||Description / Buy|
|16||A December Bride (Short Story)||2015||Description / Buy|
Order of Denise Hunter Standalone Novels
|1||Sweetwater Gap||2008||Description / Buy|
|2||Summer by the Tides||2019||Description / Buy|
|3||Bookshop by the Sea||2021||Description / Buy|
|4||A Novel Proposal||2023||Description / Buy|
Order of Denise Hunter Short Stories/Novellas with Kathleen Fuller, Melissa Ferguson
|1||Reese (Short Story)||2012||Description / Buy|
|2||Truth or Dare (Short Story)||2012||Description / Buy|
|3||Game of Love (Short Story)||2013||Description / Buy|
|4||The Perfect Match (Short Story)||2013||Description / Buy|
|5||This Time Around||2021||Description / Buy|
Denise Hunter Anthologies
|1||Reunions||2000||Description / Buy|
|2||Blind Dates||2003||Description / Buy|
When she was a child, Denise read a lot. She loved the romance genre because of the way it would tug at her heartstrings. While other children played and passed notes in study hall, Denise would lose herself in a novel.
In her early 20s, she was tempted to write stories that mirrored the novels she loved. But life kept getting in her way. At first, she had to focus on her studies in college. Then she fell pregnant and added two children to her family.
The author had plenty of good reasons to put her writing dreams off. But when her grandfather died, he forced her to rethink her priorities. Denise’s grandfather was a man of faith that, in the author’s eyes, had served Jesus diligently during his life.
His life had mattered. The author remembers driving home and thinking that she hadn’t accomplished anything in her life. She started seeing her publishing dream as a tool for glorifying God.
Denise was hesitant to embrace the dream because she knew that publishing was difficult, and she wasn’t even confident that she had any talent for writing fiction. But she was ready and willing to give it a serious shot.
Once she started writing seriously, it took Denise three years to publish her book. The process was slow and painstaking, but the author believes that God used the delays to teach her patience.
Denise often speaks about the anti-Jesus culture in the world. She has noticed that people have either dismissed God as a myth or embraced multiple Gods. She wants to use her books to spread her faith, providing insight into the mind of the average Christian and revealing the power of hope and faith to struggling readers.
As a child, Denise never imagined that she would grow up to write Christian fiction. At the time, she was obsessed with secular romance. That obsession grew as she matured.
Even when she felt like God was convicting her over her desire to read secular romance, she fought him on the issue because she was determined to feed her hunger for contemporary love stories.
Her attempts to read Christian novels ended poorly because most of them did not tell the kinds of stories she wanted. By the time she abandoned secular romance, Christian books had become more diverse. She started finding novels that could scratch her itch. She also decided to do her part to strengthen the genre by writing Christian stories that would appeal to readers like her.
Denise Hunter Awards
Denise has various accolades, including Reader’s Choice, Holt Medallion, and Foreword Book of the Year Awards.
Denise Hunter Books into Movies
Some of Denise’s books have received movie adaptations, including ‘The Convenient Groom’ and ‘December Bride.’
Best Denise Hunter Books
The author is married to a wonderful man with integrity and faith who claims to inspire the romantic content in her novels. Denise’s best books include:
Bookshop by the Sea: Sophie abandoned her dreams to care for her siblings. Her bedridden mother and absent father did not give her a choice in the matter. But things are changing. Seth has a job, and Jenna’s wedding is fast approaching.
Sophie wanted to turn her attention to the future. But Aiden Maddox is determined to keep her in the past. Aiden was Sophie’s high school sweetheart until he abandoned her.
She knows she can’t trust him. But the hurricane that stranded Aiden in town forces them to spend more time together than Sophie would like. She can’t stop old feelings from bubbling to the surface.
Barefoot Summer: Madison doesn’t share Michael’s faith. She rejected it the day Michael, her twin, drowned. Her only goal since that tragic day has been to make Michael’s dream a reality. She is determined to win Chapel Springs’ River Sail Regatta.
Beckett is doing what he can to help her. But their training sessions are sparking a connection neither party expected. This is a problem for Becket because he has a secret, and if it comes to the surface, their families will suffer.
When Does The Next Denise Hunter book come out?
Denise Hunter doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is A Novel Proposal and was released on March, 21st 2023.