Honeysuckle Dreams Review


It’s no secret I’m a huge fan of Denise Hunter’s books. Her style of writing is relevant, engaging, and uplifting. But what impresses me most is that her novels get better and better. Seriously, after thirty stories, this author continues to pen unsurpassed work.

Okay, enough fangirling.

About the Book:

After Brady Collins’ ex-wife dies, he receives devastating news—his nine-month-old son Sam isn’t his son at all. And Sam’s wealthy maternal grandparents want custody of the child. Brady knows he’s in for the fight of his life. But regardless of what any blood test says, Sam is his son, and Brady will go to any lengths to keep him.

Brady’s attorney tips him off that one major life change would virtually assure him of winning guardianship of baby Sam at the final hearing: an impending marriage. And his friend Hope is willing to step in as the loving and devoted fiancé.

Local radio celebrity Hope Daniels has been driven by a solitary goal her entire life, and after a happy accident she’s finally offered her dream job. But if the truth comes out about her arrangement with Brady, she may miss the chance of a lifetime and stand in the way of a dear friend’s dreams.

As Brady and Hope make sacrifices to help each other in their times of need, they risk uncovering a truth neither of them expects to find.

My thoughts:

As much as I loved the vivid plot of the story, what sealed the deal for this being one of my favorite reads of 2018 was the romance! The romance, y’all! Branded with her signature writing flair, Denise Hunter brings to life one of my favorite love tropes—best friends to soul mates.

I sensed Brady and Hope’s chemistry in Blue Ridge Sunrise and couldn’t wait to discover how their relationship would evolve. When Brady’s custody of his son, Sam, is threatened, these two characters don’t just cautiously toe over the “friend zone” line but take an intense leap across it. The amazingly awkward moments, the witty banter coupled with bonding conversations, and the zing of attraction between these two dynamic characters kept me turning the pages.

I also love the way the author isn’t afraid to tackle real issues in the characters’ lives such as insecurity and fear. Rather than sidestepping these sensitive topics, the author approaches them with hope wrapped in grace, creating a story not to be forgotten.

Honeysuckle Dreams releases May 1st, BUT you can PRE-ORDER this fabulous story here!

*I received a copy from the author. All opinions are my own.

About the author:


Denise Hunter is the internationally published bestselling author of more than 30 novels, including “The Convenient Groom” and “A December Bride” which have been made into Hallmark movies. She has appeared on the The 700 club and won awards such as The Holt Medallion Award, The Carol Award, The Reader’s Choice Award, The Foreword Book of the Year Award, and is a RITA finalist.

Denise writes heartwarming, small-town love stories. Her readers enjoy the vicarious thrill of falling in love and the promise of a happily-ever-after sigh as they savor the final pages of her books.

In 1996, inspired by the death of her grandfather, Denise began her first book, writing while her children napped. Two years later it was published, and she’s been writing ever since. Her husband says he inspires all her romantic stories, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too!

When Denise isn’t orchestrating love lives on the written page, she enjoys traveling with her family, drinking good coffee, and playing drums. Denise makes her home in Indiana where she and her husband raised three boys and are currently enjoying an empty nest.

You can learn more about Denise through her website or by visiting her on FaceBook.