Author: Denise Hunter
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Genre: Christian Fiction
Goodreads: 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.
Ope’s Opinion: This story was very well written and would be a five chair for me, except a character in the book tried to solve a crime when the local police couldn’t. It just didn’t fit in with the rest of the book. It was only two chapters – the rest of the story was amazing. I would still recommend reading it.
This is part of a series. I have the second one on my shelf ( will read it soon ) and my daughter received the third one for review, so I will read that too. Denise Hunter is one of the best Christian fiction writers I have read.