Friday, June 25, 2010

Driftwood Lane by Denise Hunter (A Nantucket Love Story)

Book description from the publisher: "Meridith 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?"

Yes, I am a sucker for sappy romances. And so of course I enjoyed this book! I really enjoyed the characters and had trouble putting the book down. The descriptions of Nantucket made me want to go there. I really appreciated how each of the characters sacrificed something and turned out the better for it.

That being said. . . the book was predictable. You can pretty much tell from the back cover what is going to happen. And the religion seemed like an afterthought. Yes, the characters went to church and Meredith realized the need to pray and lean on God for support but I didn't feel like it was genuine. There was no talk about what is necessary for salvation, even the demons acknowledge there is a God! Also, as Meredith reconciled her past it seemed rushed and didn't really add much to her character. All the sudden, the past was behind her and she was ready to move on??? That being said, it is one of the better romances I have read in a while and would probably recommend it to friends.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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