BLUE RIDGE SUNRISE

Denise Hunter

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?

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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.

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  • Thomas Nelson
  • Paperback
  • November 2017
  • 336 Pages
  • 9780718090500

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About Denise Hunter

Bestselling novelist Denise Hunter has received the Holt Medallion Award, Reader’s Choice Award, Foreword Book of the Year Award, and is a RITA finalist. She lives in Indiana with her husband and their three sons.

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Praise

“Hunter’s latest is sure to please her fans, as well as readers seeking an immersive romance, well-drawn characters, and a satisfying ending.”―Library Journal

“Diverse characters, a Southern setting and electric chemistry will keep readers emotionally invested.”RT Book Reviews, 4-star review

Discussion Questions

1. Who was your favorite character in Blue Ridge Sunrise? Why? Whom did you most relate to?

2. Coming back home to Copper Creek was difficult for Zoe. Explain some of the reasons why. Have you ever “gone home” again? What feelings did that inspire in you?

3. Being with Kyle made Zoe forget the spirited young woman she used to be. Only after getting away from him was she able to remember who she was. Have you ever experienced this or known someone who has?

4. What are some of the things we can learn about “control” from Zoe’s experiences and decisions? Have you ever relinquished control to someone else? What happened?

5. Do you like to bake? For Granny Nel’s Peach Crisp recipe, visit DeniseHunterBooks.com.