Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Driftwood Lane by Denise Hunter

Driftwood Lane: A Nantucket Love StoryPublication Date: July 6, 2010
Pages: 325
Genre: Christian Romance
My Rating:

Book Summary: (GoodreadsMeridith can handle anything: guardianship of three distant siblings, a dilapidated Bed-and-Breakfast, even an ever-present handyman who's dismantling more than her fireplace--or can she?
When the death of Meridith's estranged father leaves her with custody of three siblings she's never met, she reluctantly goes to Nantucket to care for them--but only until their uncle returns from his trip. Little does she know, the uncle is already there under the guise of her friendly handyman, with plans of his own.
Will the love that grows between them be strong enough to overcome the secrets that brought them both to Driftwood Lane?

My Thoughts: When I first started this book, I thought "oh no, the classic woman left with kids after their parents die and  falls in love with man" book. However, you quickly learn that is not the case with this story. Meridith is a level headed 25 year old and sometimes she came across as much older then that. I often forgot  she was that young until it would be referenced. Meridith has never met her siblings, since her father left her and her mother years ago. In the beginning she wants to wait on the kids uncle, Uncle J to arrive so she can transfer guardianship of the children to him. However, Uncle J decides to pretend to be a handyman who Meridith has hired to fix up the house. The children are in on this. Meridith begins to have feelings for Jake. You spend the story waiting for her to figure out that this Jake is actually Uncle J. It leaves for an addictive story of wondering how she is going to find out. Are the kids going to slip up, will someone in town mention it, or will Jake come out and finally tell her?

This is a great romance and you will fall in love with the characters and Nantucket. I know I want to book a vacation there. It sounds like a special place. Being a christian romance, this is a very clean romance story.

***I received a copy of this book for review from Crazy Book Tours.***


Dev said...

I'm so glad you liked this one! I have it in my TBR pile and hope to get to it soon.

Sanna said...

Sounds good. I might give it a try.

BTW, I am having a giveaway on my new blog. Maybe you wanna check it out?


Love and hugs, Sanna