Former free spirit Zoe Collins swore she’d never again set foot in Copper Creek or speak to the man who broke her heart. But return she must when her beloved Granny dies, leaving the family legacy to Zoe—a peach orchard nestled at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
When Zoe returns home with her daughter and boyfriend Kyle, she finds that she’s the only person in town who doesn’t expect her to give up the life she’s established far away from Copper Creek. Everyone believes she was born to run the orchard, but how can she make it her home after so many years?
Cruz Huntley never quite got over his first love, Zoe Collins, the little sister of his best friend Brady. Not when she cheated on him during their “break,” not when she took off to parts unknown with good-for-nothing Kyle Jenkins, and not even now—five years later.
As life-changing decisions and a history with Cruz hang over Zoe’s head, tensions rise between her and Kyle. Even as she comes to terms with the shifting relationships in her life, Zoe still isn’t sure if she can remain in Copper Creek with her new responsibilities . . . and her first love.
Denise Hunter has long been one of my favorite authors. The way she is able to draw me into a story—and a group—is a gift. Blue Ridge Sunrise, the first book in the Blue Ridge Romance series, is no exception.
When Zoe returns to town and learns she has inherited her grandmother’s peach orchard, for the first time in a long time, she has options in her life. No longer will she have to rely on a man who has manipulated her for years. But working in close proximity to Cruz Huntley is more than she bargained for, especially with the secret she’s kept from him.
Zoe is an interesting character. As a teenager, she’s fearless and carefree. As an adult, she’s stifled and unsure.
This is a book about second chances. About finding yourself again when you’ve lost your way. Second chances at love and friendship. Second chances with family. And while not all of those second chances work out exactly like Zoe would like them to, she lives a better, more fulfilling life by the final pages of Blue Ridge Sunrise.
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